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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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THAT WAS NOT ME LEVER LOVER!!! i swear to you, my freind must have gotton on my acount or something, i would never write that

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 01:09 PM
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336A marling

Just a comment regarding the marlin. I had one for years, with no problems. I juust traded mine in for a 742 remington 308 carbine. I agree it is probably one of the lower end models, but who cares. if the gun is working fine, keep it clean and I don't think you will have any problems. I believe your Dad will out grow the bolt action very quickly. There is nothing like the rush you get when you have fired your shot at the deer and he keeps running (miss?maybe -maybe not).
Your Dad would appreciate a second shot!!!.
In either case enjoy the hunting with your Dad, time is precious
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 01:31 PM
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I beleive you deerhunter, from the things you have posted so far you seem like a respectable kid. And you edited the comment instead of posting a new one so thankyou for that as well... Justbe careful about what gets posted on here because these guys are experienced and respectable men!
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-27-2007, 11:30 PM
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I wouldnt use the simmons scope! A savage is a very accurate gun but lots of recoil.. . I have a savage 270 bolt action it came with a cheap simmons scope the cross hairs would move with every shot.. after i took the scope off i found out the cross hairs were broke.... SO PLEASE DONT USE A CHEAP SCOPE........ Buy a quality scope
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 05:44 AM
 
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You should have taken that Simmons scope off and sent it back to simmons for repair. I'd even bet they probably would have repaired or replaced it for free... Don't knock the lower priced (cheap) scopes,,,,, CHEAP doesn't always constitute poor quality...
I have a 3-9x40 Bushnell, Had it for years (about 25 years to be exact) that scope is so accurate and has such a crystal clear view, I can hit thumb tacks at 100 yards (Done that many times) and the funny thing is after I had that scope for about 8 months the horizontal crosshair busted ,, I sent it in to have it fixed and Bushnell fixed it for free.. And the COST,,, I paid $ 39.95 plus tax for it.
I STILL use and prefer that scope over every other scope I've ever used. Please don't go to thinking that the COST makes the better scopes. sometimes $ 39.95 is just as good as $ 539.95 but I think we all like keeping that extra $500.00 in our own pockets...

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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 08:05 AM
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You should have taken that Simmons scope off and sent it back to simmons for repair. I'd even bet they probably would have repaired or replaced it for free... Don't knock the lower priced (cheap) scopes,,,,, CHEAP doesn't always constitute poor quality...
I have a 3-9x40 Bushnell, Had it for years (about 25 years to be exact) that scope is so accurate and has such a crystal clear view, I can hit thumb tacks at 100 yards (Done that many times) and the funny thing is after I had that scope for about 8 months the horizontal crosshair busted ,, I sent it in to have it fixed and Bushnell fixed it for free.. And the COST,,, I paid $ 39.95 plus tax for it.
I STILL use and prefer that scope over every other scope I've ever used. Please don't go to thinking that the COST makes the better scopes. sometimes $ 39.95 is just as good as $ 539.95 but I think we all like keeping that extra $500.00 in our own pockets...
that scope come with the mount that you can flip the whole thing over and use the iron sights?cuz thats the 1 i got.I also agree that the most expensive isnt always the best.The bottom line is a lot of stuff is marketed to mens EGOS.Nothing you can buy will make up up for basic skills.I think more people should shoot iron sights.My grandfather said scopes was cheating....I see crossman bb/pellet guns with scopes."Put the front pin in the "V" and squeeze the trigger"words to live by.Then again if you dont master marksmenship ya wont be living to long

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Joel, You're so right... Everyone should start with the basic skills of hunting..
Iron sights never failed our fathers and grandfathers....

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"FEAR THE MAN WHO OWNS BUT ONE GUN"he's likely to know how to use it

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 07:17 PM
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In my opinion if you have the time to take both rifles out to sight in then do so. Get the feel for each and experiment with range and stick to one load (grain) so that you have consistent shots. For me I'll always stick with my 30-06. GOOD LUCK.
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 09:55 PM
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Ok well let me make a correction... Not saying that expensive is better just saying ya get what ya pay for.. and honestly i dont have an expensive scope.. think i paid 150 bucks for a cheaper leupold... and simmons makes a great scope... just dont trust the scope that come as a package deal with a savage.. savage guns have alot of recoil... and my opinion is it is to cheap.... I'd hate to be on a hunting trip and have to send my scope to get fixed... It'd be very miserable. And i've got three deer rifles and none of them came with iron sights... Really all I'm saying is make sure everything is still intact before ya trust a cheaper scope when the BUCK OF A LIFE TIME steps into view..
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