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New to hunting looking for advise on Rifle selection

Man so many choices for different rifles and scopes. I have recently been looking at the Smith and Wesson I-bolt series 30-06 rifle. it is nice and relatively light plus right around my price range. I know that last years had something wrong with the safety mechanism but they have fixed it and recalled all the bad ones already. And for scope I am probably going to go with the Nikon monarch either the 3-12 or 4-16 power scope.

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Does anyone know what the difference is other than the way it looks when you look through the scope for the reticle on Nikon monarch. the BDC or Nikoplex. is one better than the other?

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New to hunting looking for advise on Rifle selection

I have a Nikon BDC scope only because that was all they had when I got mine. I like nothing in the scope other thaan crosshairs. That other stuff is simply clutter to me. It's a sales gimic designed to have you believe long range is possible if you use that particular scope. As I said, just to much useless clutter in the BDC reticule.

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NewbienCal wrote:
Ok thanks I am looking at getting a package deal in a Savage Model 110GXP3 – with AccuTrigger™. How much of a recoil difference is there between the 7 mag or 300 mag.

are you low n budget i know someone who has the same gun in 7mm its very light but i hear there awkward and flimsy.

get a better gun if you can i think you can handle a lot! with a 270. win or 30-06 maybe a 7mm to.. some of the lower line bushnell scopes like the one that is on the savage you are talking about are actually pritty good scopes for the price.
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New to hunting looking for advise on Rifle selection

Speaking of scopes. Bushnell is making the Tasco World Class again. If it's as good as the old Tasco built world class thats one heck of a scope. I have a 3-9 that was on my 6.5x06 about 10 yrs and it's been a good scope. There another on my ex's 6.5x55, no problems. Son also put a 2-7 W.C. on my old 308 and it's been great. Hard to believe they were under $100! Just don't know if the new ones are as good.

In Tasco, anything less than world class is a waste of money.

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New to hunting looking for advise on Rifle selection

I am sort of on a budget. I have recently been looking at the remington 700 buckmaster edition and at the tika t3 lite. as far as caliber I want something that I can use also If I go up to my mother-n-laws in saskatchewan, canada and do some hunting that is why i was thinking 30-06 but some have told me to go with a 300 wsm. as far as a scope i have seen on ebay for $356 nikon monarch 3-12 power scopes which i have heard are pretty good. What do you think of a 7mm. I have a good friend who has one that he has never shot that he might sell to me.

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Sorry

NewbienCal wrote:
I want something that I can use also If I go up to my mother-n-laws in saskatchewan, canada and do some hunting.

 

 I was reading through the older posts and came across this.

  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but without the services of a registered guide the only thing you can hunt here is birds. And if you choose to use a guide you will be hunting the forest fringe areas, not real close to moose jaw.

  Before bringing a firearm with you, check with canada customs to see what papers/forms you need to submit, or what the deal is; it will save you a lot of BS at the border for sure.

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You know after looking at the price of bullets with the new lead law in california which is taking effect this year i think ill stick with a 30-06 for now. I saw for a box of 20 non lead bullets it is a 16 dollar difference when going from a 30-06 to a 300 wsm. wow and to think that they passed this law with no one even knowing about it.

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Finally!!!

Well after so much time(waiting for the right moment and finances to buy) and looking around I ended up buying a Ruger M77 Hawkeye 30-06 with a Trijicon 3x9-40 Scope. Been shooting it and finally went and sighted it in. I really am happy with it and shot a real nice group at 100 yards. I am hoping to go pig hunting in a month or so and got my deer tag for D-7 also. The best part is I did some work for a friend at his gun range in town and traded it out for my rifle and scope plus some other things. It is well worth all the work I did.

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congrats!

Congrats on taking the plunge.  Looks like you're set up well.

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