Hey everyone, first post on this site. Im in somewhat of a dilema.
Im 17 years old and have been saving up for a hunting rifle for a while now. I'm only up to 550$ but should have around 700$ after my next paycheck. im wondering where i live in maine, what would be the best choice rifle?
I was looking to get a 3030 or 35 rem (probably a marlin although i like the classic looks of a winchester) I figure most of my hunting will be upclose stalking, as it has been thus far. The fist deer i shot was no more than 10 yards away. (seriously). But ive heard all this talk about bigger and better calibers. are these newer calibers needed for what i do? i do own a 3006 but i hate the cheap plastic rifles that are available in my pricerange.
is there a decent bolt action i can get for under 700 or should i just go with the ol' 3030?
sorry the post is so long =P