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I plan on retiring the family heirloom Winchester Model 70 30-06 from deer hunting shortly. My father in law bought this gun in the when he was a young man and it was passed on to my wife and I in 2001. I am more into archery, but I enjoy rifle also. I have been looking online @ Ruger American and Browning A Bolt Stalker in 30-06. I like price point and the tang safety. Recommendations and analysis of these modern inexpensive bolt actions would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:22 AM
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You can't go wrong with a Savage 110.
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 10:36 AM
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Savage Axis is what i use and i like it
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Ruger american is an awesome rifle!

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if i was looking for a value gun, the ruger american is what i would buy.

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Not sure if you get field and stream or not but theres a great review on rifles priced under $500. i think ruger american won the best purchase. but you can read those reviews and see which one you prefer. each has up sides and down sides. just pick the one that has down sides that you dont mind.
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Re: New rifle value shopping

I'm partial to the A-bolt, but you're really comparing apples to oranges when it comes to price at least. The Ruger($300) is far less expensive than an A-bolt($500).

That said, the Ruger looks like a fine rifle with features that are similar to the Browning. I've been a fan of the short bolt lift, the tang safety(where it's supposed to be) and the box mag. Browning has used for decades. The Ruger looks to be a very nicely priced option for those same features. The magazine is a little different, but the bolt lift and safety are comparable. The pillar bedding/free floated bbl is a nice feature...Brownings are glass bedded and free floated.

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I've beem looking at reviews for the Ruger American also. Sounds good enough to me. I just wish they came with a wood stock, even if its cheep wood. I know that adds to the price but I can't see to get over having a rifle with a plastic stock. If I ever get over plastic stocks it will probably be with the Ruger.

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I bought my son the Savage Axis XP Camo with matte finish and a Bushnell scope for $319.He dropped a turkey with it on Sat.at 200+yards.Then wacked a buck on the run on Monday.So far we luv it.
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Savage Axis


Ruger needs to bring out a left-handed version..so for now the Axis wins, since they offer alot of calibers for lefties
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