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30-06 ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by steve erickson, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. steve erickson

    steve erickson Swisshome New Member

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    I am looking for an affordable bolt action rifle. My preferred cal would be 30-06. Please comment
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    People will probably ask what you consider affordable.
     
  4. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    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.
     
  5. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What's your price range, and does that include optics.
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    30-06 ....:D One of the most universal cartridges available. It shoots bullets from
    110 gr, to 220 gr and anything in between. My favorite for years.:cool:
     
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  8. Barney

    Barney Portland Member

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    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
     
  9. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I predict that after 45 responses to the first timers posted question, we never hear what rifle he picked.
    Hope I'm wrong.
     
  11. steve erickson

    steve erickson Swisshome New Member

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    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.
     
  12. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  13. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!!!:s0067:
     
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  14. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh....Fred.... You okay man?
     
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  15. JDAVIS

    JDAVIS washington co. Member

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    it might be a little high on your price range but the weatherby vangaurd's have been great in my experience as of late
     
  16. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    Welcome Aboard
     
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