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Affordable hunting rifle in 30-06, 30-30 or 7mm mag

Discussion in 'Rifles Wanted' started by whatzhizname, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. whatzhizname

    whatzhizname Southern Oregon and occasionally PDX Member

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    I'm planning to go hunting this year for the first time in probably a decade and would like to get a relatively inexpensive scoped rifle in 30-06, 30-30 or 7mm magnum (since I have some past experience with those calibers). For 30-06 or 7mm magnum I'm looking for something dependable like a Savage 110, Rem 700, or similar. If a 30-30, I'd prefer the Marlin line. It just has to work for hunting in Oregon. I'm in the central Oregon Coast area, but will probably be hunting in Southern Oregon, so I need something that works for that region.
    Thanks.
     
  2. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    I have a Weatherby Vanguard .270 win for sale if you are interested. .270win is pretty similar to 7mm ballistics wise.
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    I have a Savage 300 Win mag with cherry stock and accutrigger with Leupold rings and bases plus ammo to go with it all. Let me know if you are interested.

    Scott
     
  4. lucky guy

    lucky guy Sisters Active Member

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    I'd look at the new marlin xl7 in 30-06. Brand new for $300, and I think they have a scope package but I don't know the price. I'm looking at moving to a 30-06 and have looked at alot of used rifles but just can't justify it with the new marlin at that price point.

    Also, don't put much value on most scopes you see on used rifles, old Simmons, Weavers, low end Bushnells, Tascos, etc. You can buy 'em all day long at $40 - 50.

    Sometimes you're willing to pay more just because you like a particular rifle like a used 700, model 70, m77, etc. If so go for it, cause you like it is plenty good enough reason. But for value, don't know of anything better than the marlin at $300. :twocents:
     
  5. whatzhizname

    whatzhizname Southern Oregon and occasionally PDX Member

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    Thanks for the insight on the Marlin. I have a couple of offers from people in the forum on rifles in .308, but the prices are a bit above $300 even for used. I'm still considering options from emails I've received, but maybe I'll take a look at the Marlins also. I hadn't thought of them for a bolt action.
    Thanks everyone. ;)
     
  6. lucky guy

    lucky guy Sisters Active Member

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    Marlin makes it in 308 too if that's what you're looking for, called the xs7308. Shorter action but otherwise same idea.
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have a Savage Model 110 package with scope for $359
    30-06 or 7mm mag, your choice

    Both are new in box.
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad price on the Savage. What kind of scope is on it?
     
  9. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    They come with either Simmons or Bushnell usually. 3X9
     
  10. orchemo

    orchemo Portland Active Member

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    I have a Savage 30-06. Blued with Synthetic stock + AccuTrigger.

    If you know Savage's , you know the shoot. The Accutrigger is great.

    $300

    Orchemo@yahoo.com

    Eric
     
  11. whatzhizname

    whatzhizname Southern Oregon and occasionally PDX Member

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    Thanks for the posts and offers. I've found what I'm looking for, although I might keep a couple of things in mind if I can scare up some extra loose change. ;)