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Old 03-10-2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: entry level rifles

Any you mention would be good.

I'd throw a Stevens 200 into the mix. Do a little research on them. Rougher than a cob but are plenty good and can grow with you as drive and cash increase......
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:53 PM
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Re: entry level rifles

While most of us would love to have the best of everything sometimes we have to progress into our gear. Sako trg-42 338 lapua $3400 + Nightforce $1700 ammo $5 per round ,swarowski range finder 900ish etc. etc. etc. My First rig= Tikka T3 300wsm $495 two extra mags $25 each on gunbroker, Harris bipod $85, Sling $15, ammo $1 per round, bushnell elite 1500 range finder and most relevant to this thread the lowly Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 BDC reticle $125 Knowing you can dump your buck at 650..... Priceless
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:40 PM
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Re: entry level rifles

Thanks guys,
Man don't ever take it for granted that you guys live in the states. Tikka, yeah I would love one but they start at 750 from Wholesale sports up here in Canada. The Weatherby is 529 though. I have heard that 770s are not well built but wanted to see with you guys. They have Savages with accu triggers for about 600 bucks.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:25 PM
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Thanks guys,
Man don't ever take it for granted that you guys live in the states. Tikka, yeah I would love one but they start at 750 from Wholesale sports up here in Canada. The Weatherby is 529 though. I have heard that 770s are not well built but wanted to see with you guys. They have Savages with accu triggers for about 600 bucks.
Alright then. the "Savages with accu triggers for about 600 bucks" sounds like the best value for you. There is always cheaper, but with a switch barrel Savage you can use this action forever. That means no wasted money.
And plenty of reasonably priced accessories available.
Just my 2 cents.

Good Shooting
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: entry level rifles

id go with a stevens 200. use the spare cash for good glass and once you want a new barrel and different caliber you can just swap out the barrel yourself with a little knowledge and the right tools.
and you can upgrade by yourself to new triggers and no blue printing
have fun...
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:31 PM
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Alright then. the "Savages with accu triggers for about 600 bucks" sounds like the best value for you. There is always cheaper, but with a switch barrel Savage you can use this action forever. That means no wasted money.
And plenty of reasonably priced accessories available.
Just my 2 cents.

Good Shooting
+1........
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:55 PM
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Re: entry level rifles

So, what is wrong with your Dads' Marlin XL7?
I just bought one and I am no entry level shooter.
Don't know what they sell for there but they sure seem like a solid rifle for the $$$.
They also have the switch barrel option.
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