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New Guy from PDX, Interested in Hunting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Will_Power, May 28, 2010.

  1. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    Hey all,

    I've been ever so slowly getting more interested in hunting, thanks to some friends who do, and now I've just about hit the tipping point.

    I haven't fired a gun in a few years, but having done some reading and searching, I'm probably looking at picking up a used .308 bolt action and then buying a new set of optics. It seems that the three 7 numbered guns have a good reputation - Rem 700, Ruger M77, and the Winchester 70.

    However, I've never handled any of these firearms, and so would like to get a feel for what I'd like to eventually go with.

    I'm looking for some store recommendations around Portland that are likely to have not just these guns in stock, but are going to be knowledgeable and friendly towards a new hunter and gun owner. Been in a few stores out where I work around Hillsboro that have been anything but friendly - not a good way to earn any of my business.

    Looking forward to getting to know you guys.

  2. USMC1345

    USMC1345 Gresham, OR Member

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    Welcome to NWFA. I shop at Keith's over here in Gresham. A little bit of a drive from the westside, but my wife and I have purchased several handguns there and always have a good experience.

  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The guys at The Gun Broker are good. I have also had good luck with the guys at Fisherman's Marine Supply.

    Whatever you do, stay away from The Gun Room in Portland and The Security Store in Hillsboro.
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWFA!
  5. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome to NWFA--this is a great place to get aquainted with people,guns,and hunting