Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by steve erickson, Nov 8, 2014.
I am looking for an affordable bolt action rifle. My preferred cal would be 30-06. Please comment
You may want to start in the classifieds, I've seen a few up for sale. You can also post a WTB (want to buy) ad. Post what you want and price range.
People will probably ask what you consider affordable.
Check out the Ruger American. All I have read and seen about this rifle has been positive.
Sometimes a used gun you purchase may have issues? You cannot beat Ruger's warranty
and customer service.
I second the Ruger American you can buy one new for less than most used rifles on the market, and they have a great trigger, right out of the box
What's your price range, and does that include optics.
30-06 .... One of the most universal cartridges available. It shoots bullets from
110 gr, to 220 gr and anything in between. My favorite for years.
I recently purchased the new Ruger American Compact. It shoots 5/8" four round groups at 100 yds.
It is available in 3006. I paid $299.00 on sale. Added a LeupoldVX3 2.5 - 8. Also Weatherby Vanguard series is a good value. Accurate and well made (mine was made by Howa) game getter!
Good Luck - Barney
Don't cheap out on the scope. A cheap gun with quality optics will outshoot a quality gun with a cheap optics. You can usually get into a Leupold for around $200 and it will likely be the last scope you ever need to buy.
I predict that after 45 responses to the first timers posted question, we never hear what rifle he picked.
Hope I'm wrong.
Thanks so much everyone. My price range is $200-400 for a used 30-06. I looked at Rugen American and really liked what I saw. Savage Axis and Mossberg 100ATP were also on my list.
as far as an all around cartridge, you would be hard pressed to find anything better than an '06. excellent choice. personally I would suggest you look around for a Model 70 Winchester, or a commercial mauser (or one of the imports fron Zastava) . sure there are cheaper, but the features of a controlled feed rifle with an integral recoil lug are hard to beat.
Uhhh....Fred.... You okay man?
it might be a little high on your price range but the weatherby vangaurd's have been great in my experience as of late
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