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Question by cody141. Uploaded on January 02, 2013
You cant go wrong with RUGER " ALL-Weather" Rifles The M77MKII in the Caliber of your Choice...But don't go cheep on your Scope...just saying.
yeah i was looking at the ruger m77 hawkeye it seems to be very nice for the price and with the muaser style action.. im planning on putting a nikon monarch on it or should i go more?
Cody141: Take a look at Savage All New Weather Rifles Now come with a Nikon Scope it mite be cheaper in a package deal.
I think the Ruger and the Savage are both good rifles for the money. I have a Savage 116 stainless synthetic with Accustock and Accutrigger in 300Win Mag. I am very happy with it.
I have a Savage Weather Warrior in .308, and have hunted in some crummy weather with it. Just wipe it down with a little oil on the rag at the end of the day, and you're ready for the next day.
Look at the tikka's they are great rifles for the money great triggers and great accuracy out of the box.
Another vote for Ruger & Nikon.
If I were on a budget I would start with the Savage, Weatherby Vanguard or the Tikka 3.
I have a Tikka T3 in .300 Win Mag -- very good and very accurate.
how much do the tikkas run?
I second Steve, I would buy a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in .300 Win Mag. I guarentee you it will shoot. I use all Nikon Buckmaster scopes on my rifles and I haven't had a problem ever with one of them.
Remington 700 SPS Stainless, 300WM. Stainless with coated internal components.
If I were going cheep, it would be a Weatherby Vanguard S2. If I were going for broke and could afford it, I would get a Weatherby MK5 Accumark.
Lots of good guns out there. If you are looking at a midpriced mountain rifle I'd look at the tikka or browning. If your just hunting plains or from a deer stand the vanguard s2 or ruger would be great choices.
Kimber's all weather M84 is pretty sweet. Forget the name, Montana maybe? It will lighten your pocket a bit but it's purdy.
im just hunting in the mountains of pennsylvania for deer and black bear mostly from a stand.. just want a good rifle for close and long shots if needed. my tc icon 30-06 just wasnt gettin it for me
I have a Sako A7 stainless in 300WSM that would serve your purpose too. I like it better than any rifle that I have ever had and that has been many. I think that you would really be pleased with the Sako A7 and I am impressed with the 300WSM , I have been shooting it for about 7 years now.
All of the choices listed above from other users are great choices. You may want to consider a different caliber, though. A 30-06, or a .270 may be a better caliber because of their low recoil (Compared to the .300 WSM), accuracy, and capability to take any North American big game with the right bullet, and a carefully placed shot.
Cody, I am wondering why you felt your 30-06 wasn't performing well enough? That T/C Icon is a good rifle.
My Sako A7 300WSM will put 3 shots in a 3/4 inch or less group at 100 yards every day with Nosler 165 grain Accubonds. With a Simms Limb Saver recoil pad it kicks less that almost all 30-06's that I have ever shot and most 270's. The design of the stock has alot to do with the felt recoil of a rifle and the Sako stock fits me better than any other stock that I have ever had.
i love the gun but just not so much the 30-06 part. have killed many deer with it. the past two years i have not dropped a deer with it. i know its my bullets and i was not getting no blood trails and one bulley this year didnt even come out of the deer. in the 30-06 i was shooting the winchester powerpoint 180 grain both years. any suggestions on good bullets for the 06?
If your shots are reasonable range i can not believe you are not anchoring the deer right where they stand with the -06 if you are hitting the vitals. If anything, try something like a remington core-lok in 165gr. maybe some added velocity will do it for you.
Another is to check the grouping on a range with sandbags and see if you are hitting consistently with in reason (2-3") of where you are aiming.
If you keep the 30-06 load it up with Hornady 165 grain Interlocks. They been around forever but still do the job on a whitetail. I have been experiementing with 165 grain Hornady SST's but haven't shot any deer with them yet. Both bullets have been good to me in the accuracy department in my .308 and my 300WSM.
my farthest shots so far have been around 150 yards and as close as 15 yards. But a couple years ago i had no problems with these bullets so im not reall sure. but i do know i want the 300 for bear hunting.
also im putting in under one inch 3 shot groups at 100 yeards
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