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Was thinking about a Mid range rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by txcookie, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. txcookie

    txcookie Well-Known Member

    :cool:But at a store today I handled a Tikka , Ruger , and Mossberg. I was pleased with them all but I saw a REM. 700 BDL AND ASKED TO SEE IT. i DIDNT EVEN HAVE THE RIFLE IN MY HANDS FULLY AND IT HIT ME" THIS IS WHAT i WANT"
    the 700 was so nice and the "MID RANGE RIFLES" felt cheap and weeak! I am just going to have to save and get the rifle I would be proud to give to my sone in 20 years VS what I can get right now. I figure a hundred a month gets me the rifle I want in jsut 9 months with Glass.
  2. splithoof

    splithoof Well-Known Member

    I got my first 700 in 1980, a BDL in .30-06. I have a Leupold 6x fixed glass, a ching sling, and a QD bipod. It has been used for deer, hogs, coyotes, etc., and never failed. After a couple thousand rounds later, it still shoots the same hole at 100, and is my primary go-to rifle for stocking the freezer.
    Save up as you plan to, get a decent scope, practice a good bit, and it will do just fine.
  3. txcookie

    txcookie Well-Known Member

    Well I own a TC encore So I have a fine Rifle for feeling the freezer but Its not the rifle I want to commit to forever. That sounds weird But I just dont connect with the rifle Like I do with a solid Bolt rifle. I was thinking I could just go with somthing cheap and plastic but after handling several of them and then picking up a Grade A rifle I just cant.

    So I guess Its me and my encore till I can get a Remington or a Ruger. Its going to be a 100% deer rifle so I am thinking 25.06 or Maybe 270. Figure If I need more punch I can just use the encore in somthing heavy.
  4. steveo452

    steveo452 Well-Known Member

    Do yourself a favor and check out CZ 550 bolt rifle's before you buy.
  5. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    there's no shortage of used rifles out there, if you want something less expensive sooner
  6. txcookie

    txcookie Well-Known Member

    Like I said I got a good rifle right now actually 2 I also have a real Clean M77 in 250. savage down in TX for when I go on leave. I'm gonna save and by a rifle I probably wont ever part with. Its almost certainly gonna be that BDL.
  7. olliver

    olliver Member

    I have a Tikka 7 RM that has been very very good for me over the years. Consider it.

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