Help choose - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 159
Back To Top
Help choose

I was going to buy a 338 marlin express but after reading about poor quality control since remington takeover I decided against it. My next choice was going to be a Tikka 25-06 but after reading the Made in USA post in the field gear forum I have decided against this. So my question is what American made 25-06 do I buy? The rifle will be used just for deer. I am looking at lower cost options like Savage or T/C venture. Some help please.
Blitzkrieg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 02:51 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In the Woods Pa
Posts: 3,815
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

the two good low cost 25-06s are the savage 110 line-up and the Remington 700 SP. IMO the Remington is a little lower priced, but a better rifle with lots of after-market stuff.

Also, Savage has a new line of very low cost rifles Steven 200, etc. I have bought a couple of these for kids in the family, all 243, they were not well finished, but shoot very decently. If they come with a scope package. Throw away the scope and mount immediately.

For quality and value for the $$ you can't beat the 700 SP. Check Grice's flyer.
Harrysigafoo is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:09 PM
The Man
 
Buckshot1822's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Clearfield County (2G)
Posts: 5,780
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

Get a Ruger.....they shoot good, and they are built like a tank....

"Most people miss opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls, and looks like hard work"
Buckshot1822 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:20 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: perry county
Posts: 850
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

tc you wont be dissapointed
jim stemler is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:21 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: hearts in New England
Posts: 13,401
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

I have yet to be convinced that there is poor quality control since Remington took over Marlin. Remington does know a little something about gunmaking, it's not like GE took over Marlin.
*Moose is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:42 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Posts: 3,770
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

Don't know if you want new or used, but this guy had a Savage 25-06 w/scope last week for $250. 570-655-9121

"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)
Joe the Logger is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:48 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 2,327
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

ruger makes a good 25 06
Stroupy is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:53 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: perry county
Posts: 850
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

i agree with moosehunter
jim stemler is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 159
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

I dont know if the quality of remingtons has gone down but go to marlinowners forum and read about marlins. They call it barrel droop. People claim you cant even bore sight when a scope is mounted. Dont know if its true just looking to avoid trouble.
Blitzkrieg is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 11:15 PM
The Man
 
hunt/fish365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Turbotville
Posts: 6,212
Back To Top
Re: Help choose

First off there is a big difference between the two cartriges you mention. Also different action types.

I would evaluate what you want and need then just buy what you want. I agree with moose. Remington has been making guns for a very very long time.

Venison - The other fast food
hunt/fish365 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome