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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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New Rifle...

I'm looking for a new rifle, reasonably priced, to hunt bear/deer with. I currently have a .30-30, but want something with a little more knock down power.
I like my brother .30-06 pump-action he has, Remington I believe, but was just curious as to what you guys thought.
I'm currently in college, and paying for it, so I was possibly thinking of selling the Marlin .30-30 although I'd hate to sell a gun...
Any input will help guys. Thanks in advance.
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whats your price limit?
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I would say around $550-600...

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Re: New Rifle...

you'd be hard pressed to beat a remington 760 pump. the 30/06's are plentiful for around $400. personally, i like the carbines, but they are a bit more but you can still find a nice one in '06 for $500 give or take. the 308's are more in carbine. i just sold a nice 760 308 rifle for $400. look on pennswoods.net classifieds.

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Re: New Rifle...

the remington 7600 pump actions are right around that price, you might even be able to find a deal on a used one with a good scope on it somewere. there are lots of options and lots of good shooting rifles in the 350$ to 600$ range.

if you find that you want to save some $ I recommend the marlin XL7 bolt action.
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Re: New Rifle...

should be able to find a large variety of used guns in that range in various calibers

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Re: New Rifle...

G.C, first don't sell that 30.30 Marlin you'll always be sorry. This is what I'ed do if I wanted a Rem.pump (agood choice) I'ed check out Cabela's Gun Library. Call store and tell the guy what you want, he can tell you in like 2min. if one is there and the condition and if scoped. Call all the stores across US if need be. Most all the head guys are very very good on guns they will help you good. I talked to the guy in Texas and it was like he was a friend and knew guns big time. A good used Rem. pump is a fine Pa. deer gun many guys use them and wouldn't use anything else. Any Mod. is fine and if it were me I'ed faver the older ones, Good Luck...later
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Re: New Rifle...

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you'd be hard pressed to beat a remington 760 pump. the 30/06's are plentiful for around $400. personally, i like the carbines, but they are a bit more but you can still find a nice one in '06 for $500 give or take. the 308's are more in carbine. i just sold a nice 760 308 rifle for $400. look on pennswoods.net classifieds.
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I'm a remingtom guy, and while the looks and action of the 760/7600 pumps are nice. In 06 and 35 remington i think they kick like mules. I'd take one in 308, but not a carbine. my .02
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Some will disagree of course but my opinion is the 06 pump, although more powerful than needed for deer, is about as good as it gets for PA hunting. However there are many good choices, E.G. 308, 7-08, 280, 7 mag, in what ever action-type you like. Being that bears are on the menu, personally I would want a caliber of 270 or larger.
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