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I'm looking for a cheap rifle, probably in .270. I was hoping I could get some opinions on the mossberg 100 ATR and the Stevens 200. I'm not looking for anything fancy I just want a reliable rifle that is pretty accurate without spending a lot.
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Both will serve you well, but don't over look the savages either. They are excellent rifles.

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Location: bay area, ca
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i'm fairly new to the shooting game, but i just bought a weatherby vanguard in .270 after doing a lot of research. it wasn't the cheapest route i could've gone, but i had it topped with a lower end leupold scope and i think i got a pretty good deal on it still.

some of the other rifles i looked at (and i was on a budget) were the savages, stevens, and the remington 710. i lost interest in the 710 though fairly quickly because i wasn't too interested in a package deal, plus i personally think the rifle looks kinda cheap.

i've never shot the savage or stevens (both from the same line i think), but i have heard great reviews. they were a little cheaper than the weatherby, which was in the mid $400's. think the others were more towards the $300 range.

good luck!

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Well you shouldn't have to spend a lot. Hunting is over for the year for most folks in your area I believe. Pick up a buy/sell. weekly or bi-weekly issue. There should be some fine firearms for sale this time of year. There is nothing the matter with a well cared for used rifle. Mine is 30 years old but you're not getting it.
You may get rifle/scope/sling/case and any ammunition if the seller is getting out of hunting totally. Thats the best person to be dealing with.
If you can post the make,model, calibre of rifle and make & model of scope if applicable, I think we can steer you in the right direction.

I'd suggest you do this tomorrow, no better time of year to buy privately.

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Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
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Thanks for the replies. I've been looking for a used one but I haven't had much luck finding one, and a lot of the prices I see seem too high. I've been looking in the paper and online classifieds. The mossberg is only $289CND so it looks pretty attractive. If anyone could point me in the direction of classifieds that have firearm listings that would be great.

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Remmington Model 710. Retails for under $500 and that includes a basic work-horse Bushnell 3-9X40 scope.

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banghead Rem 710 banghead Take a hammer out there with you if you get one of them clunkers.....Stick with a Savage if your onna budget....Best outta the box for the price Yes

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I would go with the Mossberg over the Stevens. It looks like it is put together a little bit better. Thumbs up

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cam69conv wrote:
banghead Rem 710 banghead Take a hammer out there with you if you get one of them clunkers.....Stick with a Savage if your onna budget....Best outta the box for the price Yes

It seems I like the 710 about as much as you. Think Laugh

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LOL.....If you would rather try to headbutt a Ram than buy a Rem. 710 then Yep you likeum about as much as me...They feel like your holding a dang Box or something...The action is about as smooth as 60 grit sandpaper....If you get a 1" group at 100 yer lucky.....if It extracts and feeds well your lucky too....Yep thems really worth lil less than 500 with a junk scope on it Laugh Laugh

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I'm not sure remington hit the mark on this one. I shot one though and the one I shot was accurate (1.5 MOA) area which is great for hunting. I am just not fond off the action they put on the rifle. The 700 ADL is fractions more expensive and five times the rifle.

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