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Hi im 22 years old i want to get into hunting. I live in Cambridge Ontario, I do have to get gun ownership license and hunting permit anyone know how much these cost for the program? Also i need your advice on what kind of rifle i should be looking at for a decent price approximatly 500-700.


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Welcome to the site Husika and greetings from WNY. I don't know how much it costs for a license/permit but you could probably get any rifle caliber for the price range you mentioned. Some are much less than that too.
 
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hook up with seasoned hunters or a club in your area. read everything. and listen carefully when other hunters speak. some good stuff there learned the hard way. oh and welcome
 

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thx for the info but when i do look for a gun what is the most versitile rifle like if i want to hunt deer or Moose or beer it all depends on the bullet right? I want to make sure it is compatible. It havent been able to find any hunting clubs or rifle selling stores in the yellow pages. ill keep trying though but first I gotta figure out the license to own a gun and other to hunt deer.
 
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to me the 3006 is the lightest caliber i would use on moose and its great for deer bear as well. 300 win mag, win short mag are great choices.
 

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I would suggest you choose a caliber of at LEAST a .270 or higher.
I think the most common Caliber for deer, moose even Black Bear is the .30-06.
The 30-06 has a Large range of Bullets to choose from,
Most all of the rifle manufacturers produce good quality Weapons with great accuracy,
You should be able to easily find a .270 or a .30-06 in your price range.
Good Luck and let us know what you got when you get it.
 

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contact the local fish and wildlife deptment they will point you in the right direction.you may have to take a hunter education/safety class first:yes:
 

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Can anyone give me a few gun options with the 30'06 ? so i can read about them it would be a plus if it had scope that came with it but either is fine. mostly im looking for a good accuracy gun.
 
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ruger 77, remington 700, winchester 70, savage 110, tons out there stick with a name brand. the combos tend to have a less than stellar scope on them so i would pick that out separate.
 

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YOU are the reason the gun will be accurate,practice often .All the big names are fine you need to go to a gun store and try them.hold them see how they feel imagine lugging it around the position of the safety what type of hunting you do are all things to consider its a very personal choice.most gun owners have more than 1 gun
 

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YOU are the reason the gun will be accurate,practice often .All the big names are fine you need to go to a gun store and try them.hold them see how they feel imagine lugging it around the position of the safety what type of hunting you do are all things to consider its a very personal choice.most gun owners have more than 1 gun
very true


also, try to stay away from the Rem 770, i heard they are accurate but they are junk.. most i found agree with this opinion.

One of the most accurate rifles i have seen is a savage mod 11 in 308 win. a buddy of mine has it and he is getting on average .6 moa with it a 100 yards. He also shot a group roughly 1.6 moa at 200 yards, but that was a rough extimate, and with handloads.

like the saying goes, buy good once or cheap twice.

As mentioned, a 30-06 will do nicely for what you said. A .270 win would work too, but you are somewhat limited on bullet weight, as the max ive seen in a factory load is 150 grain. You wont notice a difference in bullet drop probably till 350-400 yards and even then its slight. Good bullets for deer are in the 150 to 165 grain range. Good bullets for elk are 165-180 grain, and possibly premium. And i daresay since you are a new hunter you dont have any business shooting over 250 yards unless you put in the range time.

Best of luck and always be safe,

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You could come under budget with the following combo:

Marlin XL7 - 30-06 ($280-300)
Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 ($129-159)
Total - ($409-459)

I would suggest using a Federal Sierra Game King 165gr- 30-06.
Your rifle will tell you what ammo it likes but this ammo seems to work
well in alot of rifles. I just bought a XL7-25-06 and this rig is remarkably accurate for its price.
 

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I just bought a Tikka T3 Lite in stainless 270WSM and I put a leopold VariX 2 4x12x50. The whole outfit set me back a little over $800. Very, very accurate rifle right out of the box. If you look around for a used gun with todays market I bet you could get the same thing for around $500 or so. Onehorse turned me on to this set up and it is everything he said it would be. Very Pleased.:thumbup:
 

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There are many great deer calibers out there, take your time and consider all aspects ie what you are hunting where you are hunting multible species game weight ect. The 270 and 30-06 are just two of the the many available that cover quite a few hunting situations. There is nothing wrong in picking something different! To me half the fun is in the shopping and gathering of information and knowing I did my homework.
 

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very true

also, try to stay away from the Rem 770, i heard they are accurate but they are junk.. most i found agree with this opinion.

blackbird

Mean face!! Ive got no complaints with mine.
 
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