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Please pick my 3rd rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by klover, May 15, 2006.

  1. klover

    klover Well-Known Member

    A .22 in bolt or semi.

    A .357 Marlin.

    And a ______________.

    Pick it as if you could have no other rifles to add to this collection.:)
  2. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    "And a ______________."

    270, 7-08, 308, 30-06 (your choice) in a Savage bolt action with the Accutrigger.

    And there are a bunch of other cartridges in the same league. 25-06, 7x57, 280 Rem. etc. I've got 6x45, 270, 7x57, 300 Savage, 308, 30-06 (x3), 300 Winnie, and 8x57 in modern medium bores and they all work fine. If I was only going to have one medium bore it would be the '06, it will do anything you want in North America, and ammo is available anywhere.

    And I hate to admit that I don't even own a Savage, but from the ones I've shot they give you the best chance of getting a great shooting rifle out of the box with a great trigger. You have a chance that a Remington etc. might be more accurate, but the Savages just seem darned consistant.
  3. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

  4. Mumbles_45

    Mumbles_45 Well-Known Member

    something with more range. Dont know what your personal preferences are so Im not going to try to be more specific.
  5. ArmandTanzarian

    ArmandTanzarian Well-Known Member

    In that case, easy one....

    and a Rossi "Triple Play" combo in .50 cal muzzleloader, .270 win, and .17 hmr! Or a triple combo in .50 cal, .270, and 12 guage. Or sub out .30-06 for .270 - either is good. Still under $300, and you're ready to hunt anything/everything next fall. Oh, been lurking awhile; decided to check in.

    Oops, nevermind, looks like Rossi may have discontinued the triple play deal (big bummer actually as it was an outstanding value) in all but the 20 ga/.22lr/.243 Youth gun. Still, I'd take a matched pair combo 12 ga & .270 (or .30-06).


  6. Headless Thompson Gunner

    Headless Thompson Gunner Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest a battle rifle. Something like a Garand or M1a or FAL will add two important capabilities to your collection: fighting/defense, and long distance reach.

    You levergun is a great close range rifle, and would be pretty mean in a fight if you know how to shoot it well. But it's kinda slow to reload, which limits its usefulness in a serious self-defense situation. A modern military rifle would be better. Even a milsurp bolt action rifle with stripper clip slots would be an improvement, however small.

    357 from a rifle barrel is plenty effective against man and beast out to about 200. Beyond that it's kinda useless. An honest-to-God rifle caliber (308/270/30-06 etc; NOT a pistol caliber like 357 and NOT a carbine caliber like 223 or 762x39) will let you deliver a decisive blow at 500 or 600 yards or more. :D Of course, you have to be good enough to make hits at that range, which isn't easy...
  7. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest a medium or large bore bolt action rifle. If price is an object, you could start out with a surplus rifle. Most of the new bolt action rifles start at around $500 and go up. I'd recommend anything from .243 to .308 for starters.

  8. Squidward

    Squidward Well-Known Member

    It looks like you are being frugal. So, I'd say a mil surp; perhaps a MN in 7.62X54.
  9. dmckean44

    dmckean44 Well-Known Member

    I'd go with a M1A, FAL or AR10.
  10. Cueball

    Cueball Well-Known Member

    As others suggested, Savage bolt action with the Accutrigger or a Nagant in 7.62X54.
  11. hoghunting

    hoghunting Well-Known Member

    I would pick a 30.06 or 308
  12. Hikingman

    Hikingman Well-Known Member

    To further confuse, I'm very happy with my Marlin 30-30, my three Swiss K31 rifles (all w/walnut stocks), and my newest, a WWII '43-built Enfield in .303 British caliber. Now, that's a battle rifle. None of these have the recoil of big game guns or 30-06. And, all under $150 to my door, except the Marlin. My 2ยข
  13. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    6mm remmy. or 308.
  14. TheDoc

    TheDoc Member

    Reminton 700 BDL in the .308

    Great all around rifle,and If your into Building a custom rifle it would be a Great action to start with.. Reliable afordable and you can find ones in good condition at almost any pawnshop.
  15. 30-06 lover

    30-06 lover Well-Known Member

    Remington 700 SPS 30-06 Springfield
  16. LAK

    LAK Well-Known Member


    KINGMAX Well-Known Member

    PICK YOUR 3rd Rifle:[/b]

    PICK YOUR 3rd Rifle: AK 47 :cool: Everybody loves to shoot an AK. I own three of them. Very reliable: will shoot through concrete blocks w/ no problem.
  18. John G

    John G Well-Known Member

    Ditto on the battle rifle. Go for a milsurp and save money. Enfield, Mauser, K31, etc. Lots of good choices.
  19. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

  20. doc tc

    doc tc Active Member

    Savage 10FP/.308/20" barrel/AccuTrigger/Good Glass.

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