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in your opinion whats the best deer hunting rifle for under $500 dollars that is also redily available

Question by phconk. Uploaded on December 14, 2010

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from jay wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

First Choice: Tikka T3
Second Choice: Weatherby Vanguard

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

a Savage 110 or 111 will likely outshoot all the other guns in that pricerange.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Boy, are you gonna get a bunch of answers!
H&R Handi-rifle.
Marlin XL(?) 7.

Bubba

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from GunNut wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I agree with Bubba, I've always wanted a Marlin XL7. I wish I could test one to see how they shoot, but I haven't gotten around to it.

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from CHKILCHII wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

A Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870, either of those purchases would leave you enough money to purchase a good rifled barrel for either and you can use one for all other types of game also.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

weatherby vanguard .30 - 06, tikka t3 in .30 - 06 , marlin xl7 and my favorite savge 110 or 111 with an accu trigger

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You can find deals on Remington 700 SPS's for around that at places like Dick's Sporting Goods.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Savage with accutrigger abd accustock is hard to beat.

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from cmikles1 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Definitely Savage. Their barrel nut system allows for great headspace at a low price. Put a Leupold or Redfield scope on it and take to the woods.

Also look for used guns. If you want something other than a bolt action, you can get An old Winchester lever or a Remington pump.

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from firehawk532 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Remington 7600--would finish should be $500 or just over and the synthetic should be $400 or a little more than that.

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from Bassmasterking wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Easy! The weatherby vanguard. I guarantee that wherever you are shopping they will have it. I know Dick's and Walmart has it but all the other local firearm shops in my area carry several of them. They are accurate, reliable, and have a nice finish in my opinion. I really like the smooth bolt on them and the black and silver is the way I like my guns. Next time you go to look at guns you should check it out.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

the above answers are good, but for you best value you might want to check out the used guns at a pawn shop or gun shop

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

This time of year all the big box sporting goods stores are having big sales. With their buying power they can bring some pretty good firearms in at decent prices. I agree with the Savage suggestions. The first two shots out of my new one gave connecting holes at 100 yds.

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from guamfrank wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I have a Weatherby Vanguard and a Marlin XL-7, both shoot very well. I have also heard good things about the Savage rifles. All three will be the job and do it well.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Savage 10/110, 11/111 and especially the Savage 16/116 which is the best deal on a stainless all weather rifle in America.

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from bjohnston wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Remington 7600. Consider a used rifle, there are alot of rifles that maybe 5-10 years old but don't have a whole box of shells down the barrel. You could save a
bunch of money that way, and they mostly have a scope already.

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from upnorthmn wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Marlin 336 or glenfield 30a lots avaliable in the pawn shops with scope, saw one yestersay $175

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from ARhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Although I don't have one. Theres been alot of people who've killed a deer with an iron-sighted 30-30. So yea Marlin 30-30

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

remington

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from Eric Kruger wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

i would go with a marlin in 3030 win or 35 rem

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from The Shot wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Have a good look at the much expanded and refined Mossberg line of firearms. Lots of good choices there, enough to satisfy most anyone.

I particularly like that Mossberg have 24 inch barrels on their standard calibres, good clip magazines that fit well, solid actions, triggers that fine tune in let-off for target shooters, and much more. Before you buy Pilgrim, check em' out..!

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from lamson yankee wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

If you want stat numbers it's a 30-30 after that it's what ever floats your boat.

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from jay wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

First Choice: Tikka T3
Second Choice: Weatherby Vanguard

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

a Savage 110 or 111 will likely outshoot all the other guns in that pricerange.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Boy, are you gonna get a bunch of answers!
H&R Handi-rifle.
Marlin XL(?) 7.

Bubba

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from cmikles1 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Definitely Savage. Their barrel nut system allows for great headspace at a low price. Put a Leupold or Redfield scope on it and take to the woods.

Also look for used guns. If you want something other than a bolt action, you can get An old Winchester lever or a Remington pump.

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from GunNut wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I agree with Bubba, I've always wanted a Marlin XL7. I wish I could test one to see how they shoot, but I haven't gotten around to it.

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from CHKILCHII wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

A Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870, either of those purchases would leave you enough money to purchase a good rifled barrel for either and you can use one for all other types of game also.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

weatherby vanguard .30 - 06, tikka t3 in .30 - 06 , marlin xl7 and my favorite savge 110 or 111 with an accu trigger

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Savage with accutrigger abd accustock is hard to beat.

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from The Shot wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

Have a good look at the much expanded and refined Mossberg line of firearms. Lots of good choices there, enough to satisfy most anyone.

I particularly like that Mossberg have 24 inch barrels on their standard calibres, good clip magazines that fit well, solid actions, triggers that fine tune in let-off for target shooters, and much more. Before you buy Pilgrim, check em' out..!

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from pbshooter1217 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You can find deals on Remington 700 SPS's for around that at places like Dick's Sporting Goods.

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from firehawk532 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Remington 7600--would finish should be $500 or just over and the synthetic should be $400 or a little more than that.

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from Bassmasterking wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Easy! The weatherby vanguard. I guarantee that wherever you are shopping they will have it. I know Dick's and Walmart has it but all the other local firearm shops in my area carry several of them. They are accurate, reliable, and have a nice finish in my opinion. I really like the smooth bolt on them and the black and silver is the way I like my guns. Next time you go to look at guns you should check it out.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

the above answers are good, but for you best value you might want to check out the used guns at a pawn shop or gun shop

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

This time of year all the big box sporting goods stores are having big sales. With their buying power they can bring some pretty good firearms in at decent prices. I agree with the Savage suggestions. The first two shots out of my new one gave connecting holes at 100 yds.

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from guamfrank wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I have a Weatherby Vanguard and a Marlin XL-7, both shoot very well. I have also heard good things about the Savage rifles. All three will be the job and do it well.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Savage 10/110, 11/111 and especially the Savage 16/116 which is the best deal on a stainless all weather rifle in America.

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from bjohnston wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Remington 7600. Consider a used rifle, there are alot of rifles that maybe 5-10 years old but don't have a whole box of shells down the barrel. You could save a
bunch of money that way, and they mostly have a scope already.

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from upnorthmn wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Marlin 336 or glenfield 30a lots avaliable in the pawn shops with scope, saw one yestersay $175

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from ARhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Although I don't have one. Theres been alot of people who've killed a deer with an iron-sighted 30-30. So yea Marlin 30-30

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

remington

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from Eric Kruger wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

i would go with a marlin in 3030 win or 35 rem

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from lamson yankee wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

If you want stat numbers it's a 30-30 after that it's what ever floats your boat.

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