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Roadkill
November 28, 2004, 07:56 PM
My best buddy is turning 50 next month, his wfe called me and said she has $500 budgeted for a present. Wants to get him a hunting rifle. Would I do the honors? He has a scoped SKS and half a dozen or so revolvers, has also fired most of my forty something milsurps. He is no novice to guns. He wants to start coyote and deer huning with me. I am considering a Remington or Winchester bolt action in .270 with a $200 scope. Next choice would be a Marlin 336 in either .357 or 30-30 also scoped. Would the Marlin in .357 be up to deer hunting at ranges to 125 yds? Any suggestions are appreciated.

thanks

rk

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41mag
November 28, 2004, 08:17 PM
http://www.savagearms.com/10gxp3.htm

$518.00 suggested retail.Should be able to find one in a fav caliber for around $450+/-.

re.The .357 @ 125yds for deer?Traditionally,that distance would be at the outer rim for a .44mag.75yds is more the outside limit for a .357.
YMMV:)

Roadkill
November 28, 2004, 08:23 PM
Thanks, that's the type of info I need.

rk

DT Guy
November 28, 2004, 09:17 PM
The Savage would be a great choice. AFA the .357, I wouldn't really think of it as a 125 yard deer cartridge, although I'm sure it COULD do the job.


Larry

bratch
November 28, 2004, 09:59 PM
I'd also reccomend a rifle round unless he is wanting one for a matched set with one of his existing revolvers (always fun and on my list).

Savage makes nice shooting rifles as do many other companies.

Caliber is wide open. From a 243 up to a '06 would all do the job from yotes to deer. Each has its own merits.

Let us know what you pick.

ojibweindian
November 29, 2004, 10:58 AM
Roadkill

I think Larry's Pistol and Pawn has some used Savages, Winchesters, and Remingtons for about $350. Then you can get a Bushnell Elite 3200 for about $180. A wee bit over the allotted $500, but worth it.

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