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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Beaver County, PA
First deer rifle suggestions
I'm buying my son his own deer rifle for his upcoming 16th birthday. He's already over 6'1" and 160 lbs. and he's been comfortably using my Marlin Model 336 .35 cal for a couple of years so recoil isn't much of an issue. However, as always, cost and quality are.
He's decided on a .30-06 for the caliber and I agree, based on its versatility. He prefers a bolt action with a detachable mag (I think he just thinks it looks cool). I'd like to get a package with a pre-mounted scope as well.
Over the weekend, we looked at the Remington 770, Savage Axis, and the Mossberg Patriot models. Jake's preference was for the Model 770.
Does anyone here have any feedback, positive or negative, on the Model 770 or any of these other guns? Or does anyone have any other suggestions for starter rifles in this price category?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.