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#7161983 - 05/06/18 03:27 PM Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle
Goodo Texas Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/22/17
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Loc: Houston Texas
Hello Everyone,

What type of bolt action rifle and scope you recommend I buy? This my first bolt action rifle I will be buying besides the AR 15 I have. I am not sure what caliber to get, 207,30-06, 308, etc.

My budget is $600 to $700 with scope preferably mounted

Questions:

1. Which rifle has less re-coil?
2. What are the rifle shooting distance?

I plan to hunt hog and deer in Texas up to 200 feet I believe.

Thank you


Edited by Goodo Texas Boy (05/06/18 08:15 PM)

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#7162018 - 05/06/18 04:22 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
Cleric Offline
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I would role a tikka. Caliber is going to cause a debate but I would get 308. Inside 200 yard they are all the same

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#7162022 - 05/06/18 04:30 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
Texas Dan Offline
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Why did I suspect the first suggestion would be a Tikka.
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#7162024 - 05/06/18 04:33 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor, Leupold VX-1 scope

No Tikka or Vortex
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#7162027 - 05/06/18 04:34 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
Cleric Offline
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Why did I suspect the first suggestion would be a Tikka.


I am usually a Remington guy... but there qc is going down. Savage are meh to me. The Henry long ranger is the sale section could be interesting.

Tikka has developed a steady product with good results

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#7162028 - 05/06/18 04:35 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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You could also get a Grendel upper for your ar or buy a Grendel ar

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#7162030 - 05/06/18 04:40 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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I'd recommend a Tikka, Savage, or Ruger. All will provide excellent accuracy and everything you need for a hunting rifle. Go look at them, see which one fits you better. Caliber debate could go for days but I'm a 6.5 creedmoor fan. Others I'd look at hard are 7-08 and 308.

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#7162033 - 05/06/18 04:43 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor, Leupold VX-1 scope

No Tikka or Vortex


Not bad. I like the Predator but make it a 308 and Weaver Fixed 4X.
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#7162035 - 05/06/18 04:48 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Tikka 7mm-08.

Ammo from:

dallasreloads.com/product-category/rifle-ammo/7mm-08/

If the day comes you want to go on a hunt where distances may increase, you're already set.
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#7162047 - 05/06/18 05:12 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Why not the 3006? Have a full range of selection from light recoil to 200 grn..

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#7162051 - 05/06/18 05:19 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Dalee7892]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Why not the 3006? Have a full range of selection from light recoil to 200 grn..


Some folks are afraid of recoil.

Savage makes a package with a Nikon prostaff. Good combo for the money. .270 will always be a good round.
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#7162053 - 05/06/18 05:20 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
Amarillo.Hunter Offline
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Registered: 01/24/16
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Loc: Amarillo, TX
I'd go Tikka, but Savage and Ruger both make a fine rifle in your price range.

Caliber....6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08. Both will serve you well for practically anything.

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#7162065 - 05/06/18 05:44 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Why not the 3006? Have a full range of selection from light recoil to 200 grn..


I wouldn't put a new hunter amd shooter behind a long action. If they get recoil shy, they might hang it all up forever and/ or develop the flinch that equates to misses or worse, wounded animals.

Yes the .30-06 has lots of bullet options, but so does an extremely long list of other cartridges.
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#7162074 - 05/06/18 05:56 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Why not the 3006? Have a full range of selection from light recoil to 200 grn..


I would avoid because itís losing popularity. Yes it covers a range. But I do not think there are many situations that you would need it. The 308 is available everywhere.

You could go with a 30-30 lever if you wanted to go old school

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#7162081 - 05/06/18 06:06 PM Re: Need Help Buying First Hunting Rifle [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Savage nikon pkg in either 6.5 cm or 270.

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