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Need Rifle Advice

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Encinoman80, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Encinoman80

    Encinoman80 Oregon New Member

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    So I'm in the market for a new hunting rifle.

    .30-06, or .308. preferably
    Key points:
    A) Under $700
    B) Wood (hopefully good wood) furniture
    C) 1-1.5" MOA at 100 yards
    D) Glass included (maybe)
    extra bonus points for iron sights

    I have looked at youtube videos and read other forums, my gripe is that all the best suggestions I've seen
    have synthetic or plastic stocks, usually terrible glass, and/or 2+ moa at 100.

    Any ideas? I would basically like a classic .30-06 with walnut stock and some half-decent glass. Now, I know
    that I could go for a Rem 700, but for what I want most retail in this are is charging over $700.

    I'm willing to go without glass if I get the right rifle, I can get a scope later if I have to.
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    If that is what you want I would hit up the classified and used gun shops. It's pretty easy to find that combo. New on the other hand I think you budget is a bit light. I don't know what you consider decent but a nice wood stocked 700 is going to eat the majority of your budget if your buying new.
     
  3. Encinoman80

    Encinoman80 Oregon New Member

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    Well I am hoping for new, I looked at a couple used ones at the last gun show but the barrels were pitted/marked, I'll take scratched wood, but not scratched steel.
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    In the rifle classified, sub heading Oregon Rifles on page 2 there is a 700 like you describe for 625 and a Winchester model 70 with a Leopold VX-II in 7mm rem mag for 700. I am not affiliated with either sellers but they seems to be what your looking for. The Winchester looks like a nice gun.
     
  5. Cryogaijin

    Cryogaijin Portland New Member

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    Wilamette valley arms has a rack of rifles that fit your requirements. One of the notable ones there is the r700 varminter in .308. Should be a tack driver.
     
  6. skywag

    skywag On the Columbia River Active Member

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    I'd be all over "Gunbroker" for a Model 70 or 77.
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    There Savage combo's at Bi-Mart rifle with optics which can be under that price range. In multiple calibers. They aren't bad starting hunting rifles.

    Though they will be synthetic stock, not wood.
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't overlook Ruger 77 MKIIs. I've owned a few and everyone would meet your accuracy criteria. I just bought one back for $650. Granted it was a stainless and in an aftermarket synthetic stock, but it had a Leupold 3-9x40 scope and a Timney trigger. A blued wood rifle like it shouldn't cost more.
     
  9. Encinoman80

    Encinoman80 Oregon New Member

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    I'll check out some of those suggestions thanks everyone

    The only thing keeping me off gunbroker is the extra fees to get shipped/transfers, hard to stay in budget AND afford to pay those extra fees. So I kinda wanna find it local.

    Ory,
    I've never been able to find a Ruger in my price range, maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. I live near Woodburn, so I've only really been to Salem and Albany.
     
  10. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Take a trip up to Clackamas there is a store there call the Gun Broker which has a great selection of used. Woodburn has one as well, but I don't know about there selection
     
  11. ArgyleAdams

    ArgyleAdams Portland, OR Active Member

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    I second that. There's one in Tigard too that usually has a pretty good selection of used bolt rifles (some with scopes).

    Sent from a phone; typos likely
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And don't forget the classifieds on this site. Face to face sales often save you money.
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    BiMart Savage 111 add a Boyds classic stock in Walnut.
     
  14. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Most shops I frequent have plenty of rifles that fit your requirement in their used racks. There are other new options as well, but might have to go with the dreaded synthetic stock. Maybe do that and add a walnut replacement stock later when you have more money...which might be fun as well.
     
  15. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  16. Encinoman80

    Encinoman80 Oregon New Member

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    So I went to the Woodburn Gun Broker location,

    I think I found what I was looking for. A Ruger M77 .308 (this one has the tang safety so it's old)
    After trading in a used shotgun of mine, I only paid $219

    Anyone know if these older models with the tang safety are close to MarkII quality, or did I just get a lemon, I have 30
    days. I also need to hit the range and sight it in.

    edit: Iron sights too! yay
     
  17. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have no hands on experience with a M77, but everything I've read about these guns is great with one exception. Some barrels were much better than others. Of course, some were worse...The tang safety 77 has an adjustable trigger that the MKII lacks.

    Get it out and shoot it. That's what's gonna tell you if you bought a lemon or not.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    While wood is wonderful plastic is fantastic. Plastic stocks are a good feature. Some kind of Rem 700????
     
  19. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Why would you go stainless and wood? A used Winchester model 70 classic Stainless in 30-06 with a plastic stock is my rainy elk gun. You are asking a lot for a stainless gun with decent optics for $700.
    Here are a couple to get you started.
    Winchester Model 70 Classic 270 win Stainless SS : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com
    WINCHESTER 70 CLASSIC STAINLESS BOSS 308 WIN : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com
     
  20. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Yes the gun broker is a good place. I have done several purchases and trade ins with him.

    As to the transfer fees, most places charge $50-$75 but there is a place in Milwaukie called 99 Pawn that does it for $20. I have used them twice this year.