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Hey gents could url plz advise me wats a decent rifel to start hunting with im interested in the sport and new to it .im looking for a rifle thats not very expensive but decent.plz could someone guide me
 

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A few rifles that you may want to look at would be: Stevens 200, Savage 111, Weatherby Vanguard, Marlin X7, or a Thompson Center Venture. You can almost always find a used Marlin 336 30-30 for around $250-$300 if you want to go that route.
 

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Welcome to the sport, it is more fun then golf and you can still lie about how good you are at it. Head over to your local gunstore with a big selection and ask to look at a Marlin xl7 bolt action rifle. This rifle offers a lot for the money and it has all the main features you will need. A good barrel, tight action, and clean trigger is all you need. This rifle will have them. Ask to compare this Marlin to others in the same price point and you will find what feels best for you. Don't be in a hurry to buy that first day, this is part of the fun. I always recommend a new shooter to plan on spending around $300 for the rifle, and another $200 for the scope. Whatever rifle you will end up with will last more than your lifetime. They don't wear out, shooters just decide they need an upgrade or change of pace.

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Welcome to the sport, it is more fun then golf and you can still lie about how good you are at it. Head over to your local gunstore with a big selection and ask to look at a Marlin xl7 bolt action rifle. This rifle offers a lot for the money and it has all the main features you will need. A good barrel, tight action, and clean trigger is all you need. This rifle will have them. Ask to compare this Marlin to others in the same price point and you will find what feels best for you. Don't be in a hurry to buy that first day, this is part of the fun. I always recommend a new shooter to plan on spending around $300 for the rifle, and another $200 for the scope. Whatever rifle you will end up with will last more than your lifetime. They don't wear out, shooters just decide they need an upgrade or change of pace.

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Karl's recommendation is right on the $$, in my opinion. Find one in .308 or .270 and you'll have a great starter outfit, that also might fill your needs for many, many, many years!

For a scope, I'd say a 2-7x32/33 or 3-9x40 would be a great choice. Nikon Prostaff, Bushnell 3200, Burris FFII, or Leupold VXI would fit that bill and be a welcome companion for that new rifle.

Good Luck!! :thumbup:
 

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Hello and welcome to the site and to hunting as well. For your needs, I'd spend my money on a good condition used rifle already set up with a scope. As stated above Marlin lever actions in 30-30, 35 rem, 32 special, with a nice scope would serve your needs well. Don't over look good used Savage model 99 in 300 sav, 308. It's pretty hard to wear out a barrel these days so I would just make sure it's clean and shiney all the way down. I would think something between $275.00 and $375.00 would be available at most gun shows.
 

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New hunter rifle cartridge selections

A lot has been said about the various cartridges we all love for Deer hunting. You really can't go wrong with any of the standard ones. A Deer will be just as dead from any of the following .270 Win, .30-06, or .308 Win. In some rifle selections the .308 Win will be offered in a shorter action version taking into account the cartridge is about 3/4" shorter. This shorter bolt may feel a little smoother to cycle. If you need to buy ammunition on the way to the range, or to go hunting any place that sells ammo will stock these calibers. Some will say one cartridge is better than the others but for the vast majority of us it doesn't matter. Kind of a Chevy/Ford/Dodge thing, you love the one you have. This sounds like a song liric.....

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Hello and welcome to the site and to hunting as well. For your needs, I'd spend my money on a good condition used rifle already set up with a scope. As stated above Marlin lever actions in 30-30, 35 rem, 32 special, with a nice scope would serve your needs well. Don't over look good used Savage model 99 in 300 sav, 308. It's pretty hard to wear out a barrel these days so I would just make sure it's clean and shiney all the way down. I would think something between $275.00 and $375.00 would be available at most gun shows.
Good advice.
 
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