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Question by rocketman121. Uploaded on May 20, 2009
AS far as the rifle goes I would check out the article on the winchester model 70. For a shotgun i would get a remmington 870 express, a friend of mine just bought one and it is his first. it shot great right out of the box and seems to be a great gun. it is fairly inexpense but is a great gun for the price
are you asking about caliber or model?
caliber-wise, the 30.06 has killed more things than smallpox, from grizzly to pronghorn and everything in between...
ok. Thanks. I have a 870, and love it! I was looking to get another gun for when I take other people hunting with me.
Tikka T3 or Remington 700 for a rifle, Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 for a shotgun.
Rifle- Winchester/Browning( in .30-06)
Shtgun- Mossberg 835
Hands down .30-06! Not my favorite but for selection of cartridges and diversity of game as well as ease of finding ammo it has to be the .30-06 I guess winchester model 7.
Sako 85 in .30-06.
My rifle is a Weatherby Vanguard .270 WSM. I was just curious what else was out there. Thanks!
30-06 or 300 Winchester.
If I could only have 2 guns:
Ruger M77 Hawkeye Left hand in 30/06
Remington 870 12ga shotgun with 26 inch barrel.
I would go with a 30-06
I’ve helped countless of shooters and I have found the Remington 700 is the most reliable and most accurate rifle out of the box. If you’re going for Elk, I would pick the 30-06 and if Monster Mule Deer is the largest on your ticket, the 25-06 is the bet for those extreme shots and easy to find at any Wal-Mart etc and a bet lighter on the wallet too!
Remington 870 12ga shotgun with 26 inch barrel
Ruger m77 in 7mm
Weatherby Mark V lightweight sporter in .30-06
Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun, 26 or 28" barrel.
All excellent choices posted above.
By the way, a 190 grain 30-06 is flatter shooting and harder hitting than a 175 7mm Rem Mag evan at 1000 yards!
Kimber in 30-06 and Benelli SBE will cover the most types of game with only 2 guns.
Clay my M700 350 rem mag right out of the box would not eject if you cycled the bolt with any speed. Though you probably are right about M700's overall.
If elk are not on the ticket but everything else in the lower 48 states is on the ticket, I go with the 25-06. It has exceptionally low recoil to get you started right and phenominal performance on everything from gophers to deer. A great varmint rifle and among fastest of them. I live for speed and it has served me well for over 45 years. The Rem 700 is a good choice.
Sorry... forgot the shotgun... Rem 870 for beginners and finishers.
How about a good old Savage Model 24 and have both a shotgun and a rifle in the same gun! I have a .22/410 but they came in all sorts of caliber/ gauge combinations. I saw one in .22 hornet over 20 gauge that looked like it would take nearly anything.
Ignore advice. The right rifle is a purely individual choice, dictated by where and what you'll hunt.
Start by finding (in the library, online, or at a gun show) "The Hunting Rifle" by Jack O'Connor.
With no disrespect to the current Field & Stream gun maven, O'Connor's advice is timeless because:
A. He clearly explains the whole question (caliber/action/ammunition)
B. He had a little common sense about price (My major beef with F&S is it too often acts as though a $1,500 rifle makes sense in most hunters' universes.
C.He's not long-winded. The book is an evening's read.
I know less about shotguns than I do about rifles, but I can vouch for the durability of a plastic-stock .870, which I've used for everything from sporting clays (I'm serious. I was on an all-pumps team) to Geese. Shotgun experts will have to tell you what book to read. If you must have engraving and wood and all that, a lot of local gunners bought and love their Huglu (spelling?) shotguns from Turkey. Very favorable price for fancy add-ons.
Idahoeditor, you are right. I already have a rifle I am happy with. I was just curious what other people liked. The 870 is a great gun, and has served me well. I wasn't asking for advice.
I have a Tikka T3 270. I would not trade it for anything. I would not hesitate for a second to shoot a moose with it. It's light enough to carry all day. I have a Leupold 4 x 33 scope on it. Best set up I've ever owned. I don't have a shot gun.
kimber montana.....i dont believe anyone when they tell me they dont care how heavy their rifle is..in my mind lighter is better
For a shotgun get a Maverick 88 from sports athurity that goes for about 250$.
i just got a remington spr 310 and its the best shotgun i have ever owned! inexpensive and great quality!as far as rifles i dont use one so im not sure on that
Give me my Tikka T 3 Lite in 300 WSM . I have a huge array of bullets to load in it from lite to heavy. It is a pleasure to shoot ,super accurate, and lite enough to carry all day. Topped with a Nikon Buckmaster scope it is a fine rig. I couldn't want for anything else.
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