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  • Hi everyone! I'm new to the sport and I was wondering which rifle was going to be my first. Is there a good recomendation from

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the sport and I was wondering which rifle was going to be my first. Is there a good recomendation from any-of-you? My price range is $50-500 for now. (the only guns I have ever shot were bolt-actions) they were nice but I just wanted to know other opinions, thanks jay

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    jaysdragon

    Firt I nned to know what part of the country you live in and the biggest critter your going after, deer, elk, moose and perhaps the most dangerous?

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    • #3
      PS plan to spend at least $500

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      • #4
        well besides bolt guns you have semi autos, lever actions , pumps, single shots, all have their place at different times or conditions. as far as calibers go you need to as clay said answer some questions first .

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          If you want a bolt-action rifle, the Weatherby Vanguard is a great rifle. I got mine(new) for $399. It comes in 15 different calibers.

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          • #6
            Weatherby Vangard, Marlin XL7 and XS7, Savage 111.

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            • #7
              Get one of the rifles Beekeeper mentioned above in .30-06 or 7mm Remington Magnum. You'll have everything but varmints covered.

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              • #8
                Beekeeper and WA Mtnhunter gave you very good advice. Don't forget a good scope and good quality rings to hold it in place rock solid!

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                  Marlin XS7, .308 or XL7 in .30-06, .270. or .25-06 - about 300.

                  Nikon Buckmasters scope - about 200.

                  After rings and mounts it will likely go over 500, but this is about as well as you can do, and it will be worth every penny.

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                  • #10
                    Bight the bullet and get the Remington 700 in .308 or 30-06.

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                      Ruger M77

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                      • #12
                        You might want to try your local gun shops and find a clean good used gun in the caliber you want it should save you some money. Any thing in 7.08 up to 30.06 should do you just fine.

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                        • #13
                          I know you can get a Remington 700 SPS for under $500 easy, thats where I would steer you. Its available in tons of calibers. Like others have said, the scope you put on a gun is just as important as the gun itself.

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                            marlin xl7 nikoin prosttaf scope all for about 500

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                            • #15
                              A Ruger M7 .270 has worked for me and with that caliber, you have a wide variety of animals that can be taken.

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