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#1 jensenx2991

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:14 AM

Hey everyone, Im relatively new to the sport and want to go deer hunting in 2011. As I am currently a student, i was looking at a low cost entry-level rifle. I had my eye on a Savage Axis .308 and was wwondering what everyone has to say about that idea.... Anyways thanks in advance for any help.

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#2 ArcheryAddiction

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:42 AM

I really think the 30-06 is a much better caliber then the 308, I think you would be much happier in the long run with a 30-06.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

Check the rifle forum.... Savage Axis and Edge are the most talked about rifle on there... For obvious reasons if you do some digging. There's even polls on what calibre hunters on this site prefer for NB.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

When it comes to caliber or rifle make and model, everyone has an opinion. Nothing wrong with your choice in either. Will drop any deer in N.B. with a well placed shot.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:08 PM

I think you have chosen a great caliber. ....... And if you are looking for deals (assuming you can find inventory) now is a better time than a couple weeks before hunting season to look.

A sporterized Enfield can be had quite easily for under $200 drilled and tapped for a scope ..... That would be a 303 though, still a great round for NB.

There are lots of on line sources for new and used firearms.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

When it comes to caliber or rifle make and model, everyone has an opinion. Nothing wrong with your choice in either. Will drop any deer in N.B. with a well placed shot.


What Sako said.... I bought a new Remington 30-06 last fall, but that was my choice/ preference.. The .308 is a good caliber for NB and also is lighter recoiling gun.. I know guys that hate to shoot the 30-06 due to the recoil but like to shoot the .308... but again what Sako said, everyone has an opinion, nothing wrong with a .308
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

270 win
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

270 win

my sentiments exactly.The perfect deer calibre imho.I have a .270,.30-06,.300 savage and .30-30 and the .270 is my fav.Lighter recoil than the .06 and flatter shooting.There's nothing wrong with choosing .308 either but stay away from the axis.Consider a weatherby vanguard,marlin xs7,savage 11 as a few examples.All priced decent and very capable deer rifles.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

I'm not a big fan of the Axis, model 11 is a much better firearm. But some other rifles worth looking at are listed above and should include the Stevens, and T/C's Venture. The Venture is a bit more money than the rest but a lot more rifle than any listed. It's really great that there are so many entry level rifles available and most are a great value.
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 07:40 AM

If its a deer hunting caliber your looking for IMO .243 and 25-06 would be ideal that being said there is nothing wrong with bigger caliber just don't sell the lighter ones short.

There are many web sites to go to for reviews take the time to surf the web and get a broad look at different brands.
FWIW check the date on the reviews because rifles change but names don't (example The first Mossberg ATR that came out were really poor quality but the last few years they have greatly improved and are a really good shooting gun)
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:24 AM

I think you have chosen a great caliber. ....... And if you are looking for deals (assuming you can find inventory) now is a better time than a couple weeks before hunting season to look.

A sporterized Enfield can be had quite easily for under $200 drilled and tapped for a scope ..... That would be a 303 though, still a great round for NB.

There are lots of on line sources for new and used firearms.

I agree 100%, they are cheap, tough and accurate, if you get a good one.I have one and it has became my #1 gun for big game.Its not pretty and doesn't have a scope, but it has never failed even at some good distances.When it hits, the hunt is over, and the prey generally don't move much farther then a step as well.Just my opinion but its a good starter without getting into a lot of money.
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#12 cory

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 05:34 PM

7mm mag
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