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Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting #5330235 09/28/14 04:01 PM
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Should I buy a Browning or Remington 30-06 automatic and bolt action? I have not hunted in quite a few years and I use to use a 243 auto, but do not have that rifle anymore. I want a good all around hunting rifle and was torn between the auto and the bolt action.

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330249 09/28/14 04:17 PM
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Hard to beat a good str8 shooting bolt action. I had a auto 30.06 back in the late 70's early 80's, but don't see many guys using autos much anymore. (outside of black rifle hog setups).

Last couple of Remingtons I've bought sure lack the quality of yester-year too. I bought a remy 22-250 and the bolt handle just fell off on shot 5 zeroing the scope, wont buy another.


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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330260 09/28/14 04:21 PM
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I'd go bolt action. For hunting they are hard to beat. Depending on price range would be the deciding factor for which gun.

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330263 09/28/14 04:22 PM
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Thank you for the reply. I think I may go with a bolt action!

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330353 09/28/14 06:05 PM
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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330390 09/28/14 06:36 PM
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I have both and use the auto more than the bolt, simply because I like the way it shoots better. I have a newer model of the same auto that I will not take out of the case because it shoots inconsistent and haven't found a bullet it likes. Bolts are more accurate and consistent and hard to beat. Good luck and welcome


Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330403 09/28/14 06:46 PM
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I have a Browning A Bolt in 06' and it was my first deer gun. I love it and its never let me down


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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: mulie_mike] #5330723 09/28/14 11:06 PM
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I'm a bolt action guy but if I were you I'd go to your nearest retailer and hold,shoulder and aim both and see if a particular model fits and feels better to you. Good Luck with your choice. Baker


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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330739 09/28/14 11:22 PM
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I would go bolt action, and out of the two brands you mentioned I would get a Browning or an older Remington. I'm with Western on the Remingtons. I used to be a big Remington fan but I don't care for the new ones near as much. If you want a short action cartridge, a Remington 788 would be a good choice if you can find one. I also have a Browning A-Bolt and a Tikka T3 Lite and I can't say enough good things about either one of them.


Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330746 09/28/14 11:26 PM
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Only auto I would buy would be a BAR

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5330750 09/28/14 11:32 PM
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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Double Naught Spy] #5331003 09/29/14 01:42 AM
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I will be Deer & Hog hunting.

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5332103 09/29/14 05:05 PM
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Good luck getting back into it. I'll second (or third, or fourth, or whatever) the "Bolt" recommendation.

Either a Browning A or X bolt or a Rem 700 would do you just fine!

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5333163 09/30/14 01:58 AM
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get you a Tikka/Howa/ ruger /savage bolt 308 and kill stuff without worrying

Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: wetduck] #5333348 09/30/14 03:16 AM
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Rifles tend to be pretty poor in the lower price range and you kind of get what you pay for. The value is in the mid price range from about $500 to $800. After that you are buying a name or a fancy finish. Less then that and it's hit or miss on accuracy and reliability. I like Remington, but have to admit they disappointed me with this latest safety recall. They seem to be taking responsibility for it and handling it properly, so I'm still a fan.

For every story you will ever hear about a bolt action rifle failing, you will here dozens and dozens about the autos. Misfires and shells not ejecting being the most common. If you take your time and squeeze the shot, there isn't any reason for a quick follow up shot anyway. And if you missed the fist shot, what makes you think you will hit it when it's running away?

Keep it simple.

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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5334365 09/30/14 07:01 PM
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scratch nothing against Browning or Remington. hhave the .243 & 270 bolt action by Savage great rifles for the money p.s. welcome ta THF flag



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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5334373 09/30/14 07:08 PM
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i would for sure go with the bolt action. Do you have your mind set on the 30-06? I personally would go with a remington 270 very smooth gun. I love mine. But everyone has their own preference! Best of luck to you on your future hunting adventures!


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Re: Advice needed - Just getting back into hunting [Re: Noble] #5334420 09/30/14 07:29 PM
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