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New 30-06. Suggestions


#1

I'm in the market for a new bolt action rifle(30-06). It would be used for target and hunting. Right now i'm looking at the Remington 700BDL as I have heard this is one of the best for the money. I'm just wondering if anyone has an suggestions or personal experience with the 700BDL, or has any recommendations of a better gun for under $1000.

Thanks for the help.
Travis.


#2

http://www.savagearms.com/116fhsak.htm around 800-900 bucks and a fucking amazing gun. If you have never pulled one of the accutriggers I suggest you go to a gun shop and try one out, they are like fucking butter (lightest trigger pull I have ever had on ANY gun.) and amazing to shoot.


#3

Why are you sold on the 30-06?


#4

Don't hate on the .30-06. Sure it is a long action, but it is also a SUPER common cartridge and a large handloading knowlegde base. Not to mention that one of the greatest arms ever made is chambered in the .30-06, the M1 Garand Caliber .30. The OP is also in Canada where I am going to bet ammo availability is an issue.

During the early part of the year, .30-06, 7mm Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag were on the shelves at Wal-mart while all the .308 and .223 was out of stock.

Are you sold on Remington? I have personally been looking at the Stevens 200 in .30-06 and then bed and stiffen up the stock, free float the barrel, trigger job (basically a non-accutriger Savage 110), and save the rest of my budget for the optics. Do a search on groups people get out of Stevens 200, they are impressive for such a cheap gun and leaves more $$$ for optics.


#5

Thanks for the help guys.

The 30-06 because yes, it is extremely common, and because the 30-06 cartridge being produced in so many different size/weight bullets making it, from what I hear, the most versatile cartridge out there.


#6

are you sold on the bolt action? my brother had the 750 woodmaster and loved it. great firing gun. I'm no expert on this stuff I shoot skeet, just curious about the bolt action.


#7

Ya, I'm pretty sold on the bolt action just because of reliability, accuracy and simplicity


#8

Holy shit, that's what a new Savage goes for? Shows you how long it's been since I've bought a long gun...


#9

I have the 740 woodmaster and it is a nice shooting gun, but seems heavy as hell. I still find myself going back to my model 94 winchester whenever I find I have to walk any distance.