New hunter needs some advice
Thanks for checking out my post. I am a relitively new hunter. I live and hunt in New Mexico. I was drawn last season for deer in Red River, NM and was able to take a decent buck with the Remington 700 in 270 I bought from walmart. I was just drawn again this season for the same area.
Ever since my first time out, I was hooked. Now I read a lot of hunting material and talk to people I meet about hunting and I have some questions. My walmart 270 came with a scope. It has the Remington "R" on it, so I'm thinking it is a private label scope, but can't find any info on it. It is a 3-9x 40. A lot of people I talk to say get a nicer scope, which I'm not against. But Is this really necessary. I took the buck @ 50 yards or so, so it wasn't much skill invovled in the shot, but I want to be really prepared this year. I have about $200 to invest in a new scope or should I just buy more ammo to practice? I only get to get out to the range a couple of times a year. If you think I should upgrade my scope, What should I get?