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Question by butterbean1978. Uploaded on December 04, 2009
Savage but with any combo deal I think you'll be changing the scope sooner than later. My wifes cousin bought a Savage 270 and it shoots straight. The scope is a lower end Bushnell and I'm not sure how well it is going to hold up. He may be pleasantly surprised but with scopes you usually get what you pay for.
Even for a Rookie, save up the extra cash and do it right. Sightron 3x9x42 and 25-06 Remington 700 BDL. If the stock is still to long, order a Ramline Youth Model Stock. You will be glad you did!
I bought a Remington 700 BDL 22-250 when I was 18, 36 years ago and 3 barrels since then I'm still shooting it!
If your looking for the best value for your money, Savage and Weatherby are hard to beat.
Rem 700 in a 270. Great gun good price. Go for the scope upgrade as always!
My first gun was a new england single shot .243 with a bushnell 3-9 scope on it
I personnally have a Tikka T3 270 and I love it. A Tikka does cost a bit more but was well worth it to me.
I started with a 270 10 years ago and find it to be a fantastic deer gun. I would not hesitate to shoot a moose with it.
One way to save money on the scope and still get quality is to get a fixed power instead of a variable. That's what I did. I have a Leupold FXII 4 x 33 on my Tikka and it works great for me. The cross hairs haven't moved in over 100 shots.
Marlin XL7 or XS7, Nikon Buckmasters scope. Should be able to pull that off for not much over $500 if at all. That's mind-blowingly cheap. You can not do better. This rifle is F&S editor approved, as well as by other gun writers and most users here if you don't believe my word. Combo deals come with crap scopes. Savages are great, but don't go this cheap. If you have a little more cash the Tikka would be a great choice. If what I suggest is still too high, get an H&R single shot rifle.
Weatherby Vangard, Leupold or Sightron scope.
I keep looking at the Marlin bolt actions. They now have a long action (XL7) version with a wood stock (.270 Win or .30-06). Just an incredible rifle for the price. Not sure I could resist it if wood
was offered with the short action (XS7). A Bushnell 3200 3-9X with a Firefly reticle is a decent scope. Also consider a Cabela's Alaskan Guide scope. A 40-42mm objective will keep most folk happy.
A H&R youth rifle in .243 with a leupold rifleman series scope should be able to get the 2 for $500 or so. It wont hurt the wallet or the shoulder.
+1 on the H&R .243 Many come factory scoped good prices reliable accurate
I still use mine
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