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2 years 23 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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So Ive been looking for a reliable hunting rifle, as apposed to using my black gun and looking like a man hunter out in the woods. lol. I always get crazy comments when I take it into the woods. Ive been looking at the savage 30-06 at sports authority, ive got one savage, so I trust their rifles, but at walmart they have a remm 770 I think it is. Supposedly its built off the 700 series but a lot cheaper. What do yall think, any other suggestions. Im not wanting to spend more than 300, so that limits me pretty good.

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 11:15 AM

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easy one on the 30.06

Go used.. any large ma and pa gun store will have a good selection, Lot cheaper..more than likely the gun will already have sling swivels, slings, scope mounts, or scope already on the gun.. You can buy a lot more for a lot less going used.. and remember first time you take yours out its used.. Besides that a hunting rifle gets pretty low use compared to a handgun.. ie number of rounds per year thru it.. and you can NOT wear one out..

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 11:20 AM

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 11:17 AM

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based on any facts I have on hand.

I'd trust a Remington. I'd trust a Savage

I'd trust any name brand rifle unless Hi-Point makes a rifle..

It all, for me, boils down to eye appeal, ergonomics and price.
Is it pretty, does it fit me and can I afford it.

For me, the Remington would prolly be my 1st choice just because I've had a few (still do) and like them.

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

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savage for the win

I would choose the savage over the 770, but you may be able to find a used 700 in your price range

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 11:24 AM

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30-06 BFT

BFT,
I read that you have used your "black gun" to hunt with and got dirty looks, I also read that you want a 30-06. Why not hybrid those together and get yourself an M-1 Garand?

+1 to what daisy wrote. Hi point all the way...er I mean friends don't let friends hunt with hi point

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 11:26 AM

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Rem 770

I bought one for my son. I like it. You get what you pay for, so it's there are some issues. The bolt isn't smooth, the mag is a bit clunky, and the scope is low-end. But it shoots good, and is well worth it. For a hunting rifle, all those cons don't really matter as long as it shoots straight when you got something in your sights. But a used rifle can be a better bet, as you can get more refinements for your buck.

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 1:23 PM

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On this 30.06 thing..

BFT.. I'm going to expand a bit on Clints thoughts re the Garand.. First off, why not.. Your comfortable with a semi-auto.. Absolute collect-ability, and of all of my brothers rifles the one i really hated to sell was the M1.. That being said, there are two other rounds that are almost identical to the 30.06 .. "red" lands 7.62X54.. and the brit .303..

To me a rifle is more than the sum of its parts.. sorta sad to walk thru a gun store and see these great older rifles that have been cast aside.. Handguns get traded a lot.. bit different with rifles, as a rule people will keep their rifles, and only after "passing" does the family wind up taking dads old hunting rifles down to sell..

One look at these older weather beaten rifles and you can tell if they have been used to hunt or for "bench duty".. All those scars, and dents on the stock tell a story.. I always wonder what stories this thing could tell if it could talk.. The big daddy that got away cause i could feel the "tremble" of excitement.. The time i had the bolt slammed forward and could feel fear all around me..(ok so i picked up a drama queen sheesh) . anyway it's impossible for them to be worn out, and more fun to take out a piece that already has a few scratches than trying to keep a new rifle from getting scratched..

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 2:18 PM

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Well put

Greg, Don't apologize for a beautiful sentiment. You made me empathize and I totally get it. You described exactly why getting an old rifle is worth it. Not to mention a lot of rifles had better craftsmanship in certain cosmetic areas. Maybe the performance wasn't as fine tuned to sub-moa accuracy, but if I can still keep it in the lethal zone, I'd rather have the nice walnut stock with hand-checkering and nice grip cap and two tone shimming in the buttpad and cap and tipped fore end. But the history too. And just imagining that history, or even better, having it passed on to you and having that history giving to you for you to keep and pass on. Good stuff.

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 2:39 PM

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Old is good

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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hell yea. greg and clint, yall pretty much hit the spot. I just remembered all those oldie rifles at the gun store I: saw the other day. so many rifles, so many stories those rifles might hold. I really do want an old war gun, ww2 or 1. Think I might head down to the store today or tomorrow..hehe...one thing about those rifles tho, they are long and heavy, as apposed to the newer shorter synthetic stocks, but what the hell. I prefer the wood stock over synthetic on certain guns, and oldie guns are one of them, and if its original its even better!!

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2 years 23 weeks ago, 3:02 PM

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BFT

Another thing to check out is the CMP:

http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/rifles.htm

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2 years 10 weeks ago, 1:35 PM

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If you're still looking for a used 30-06, I have a Remington model 74 solid black with scope,sling and hardshell case that I would like to sell for $300. This gun never jams and shoots flawlessly.

2 years 10 weeks ago, 3:08 PM

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Remmy 74

You got pics? Roughly how many rounds have been through the barell?

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