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96xjclassic 11-17-2011 08:37 PM

Which rifle?
Hey guys, newbie here.
I'm in the market for a rifle. What do you guys think? Remmington 750, Remmington 700 or the Ruger m77? All 30.06. Thanks in advance.

Hunting Man 11-17-2011 09:07 PM

I would rule out the 750. Plenty of other rifles to look at.

96xjclassic 11-17-2011 09:10 PM

Such as? I'm trying to learn. So that soon I can make a very informed decision. Thanks

Karl.Luhr 11-17-2011 10:02 PM

Look at bolt actions for a new shooter/hunter
The most trouble free/idiot proof action that is really easy to master is the bolt action. A single shot is also tf/ip but it is limiting because a follow up shot is slow and the rifle is totally unloaded if the chamber is empty. I like to go into the woods with the rifle loaded but with a chamber empty. I have taught my Sons the same safety rules. After we get into position and closer to shooting time we quietly chamber a round. The bolt actions are so popular every manufacturer makes them and the choices are endless. There are new bolt actions available for around 300.xx that have good actions/barrels/triggers. Mounting a scope is easy on a bolt actions and you have an easy to operate safety. A semi-auto in my opinion should not be considered for a new shooter/hunter. They have some real advantages but several disadvantages cancel out the plusses for a new shooter/hunter. A lot of hunters swear buy their lever actions but again I think the bolt actions are easier to master at the range while learning to shoot. The better you get at the range the safer and more confident you will be in the woods. There is no subsitute for range time.


96xjclassic 11-18-2011 10:43 PM

Very true, I have been hitting the range almost weekly. I love it. I have been going with a friend of mine who has close to 40 years of hunting/shooting under his belt. He's a great teacher. I have been shooting his guns. I don't know, call me crazy, but I want one.

hunt NH 11-19-2011 02:36 AM

im with the rest. bolt is the way to go. im a ruger guy so im for the ruger.

turner 11-19-2011 03:49 AM

I happen to own all three. I have 5 Ruger M77s, one Rem 750 (.35 Whelen) and one M700/.270. The numbers should already tell you which of the three is my favorite. Rugers are sturdy, well made rifles and one of my favorite features is their integral rings, which do not need a base. This is the best system out there for easily securing a scope and it also saves $$ by not forcing you to spend ~ $50. on quality rings and bases. This additional $$ can then be used to perhaps upgrade your scope choice a bit.

The 30/06 is a great all-around cartridge (one of my M77s is an '06). I would suggest, however, that you perhaps also handle a M77 in .308 to compare it's feel with the '06 in your hands. The differences are slight (slightly shorter OAL & lighter weight), but you might find the S/A .308 vs the L/A 30/06 feels slightly better in hand to you and the cartridges are very close ballistically.

Good luck with whichever rifle you choose! :thumbup:

Hunting Man 11-19-2011 05:54 AM

I'm more of a Remington man than any others. I thing dollar for dollar you just get more especially the model 700's. Don't overlook a pump rifle in 270-30-06 they are accurate. I grew up with rem shot guns so my first rifle a model 760 rem pump. I still have it and will shoot where I aim. Take a look at the Rem classic models as well as the Rem mountain rifle line they are great rifles!

96xjclassic 11-19-2011 10:57 AM

Thanks for all the help guys. This is exactly what I was looking for. Pros and cons of each by people that own them. Please take a second to vote too.:biggrin:

96xjclassic 11-20-2011 08:44 PM

I'm definitely looking for a 30-06. So far the Remmington 700 & the Ruger M77 are tied. Can I please have some more info please. Vote please!

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