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Unread 07-10-2012, 10:15 PM
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Jst bought first rifle...

I've been a waterfowl hunter for years, (using a Remington 870), but I just purchased my first rifle about a month ago. I went with a Savage XP .270 with a Burris 3x9x40mm for optics. Been out to the range with some friends a few times and i'm having a blast!

Was this a good first rifle? I would like to take a deer this fall.
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    I've been a waterfowl hunter for years, (using a Remington 870), but I just purchased my first rifle about a month ago. I went with a Savage XP .270 with a Burris 3x9x40mm for optics. Been out to the range with some friends a few times and i'm having a blast!

    Was this a good first rifle? I would like to take a deer this fall.
    Welcome to the addiction. Is it a good rifle? Well will it shoot sub MOA? If it will it's an excellent rifle to start with.

    The scope is a decent entry level riflescope but if I were in your shoes it's the first thing I'd look to upgrade. Next time you are in a good sporting goods store compare it to the Leupold 3.5-10x50 and the 4.5-14x50's. The difference in clarity will astound you. It's almost like going from a 1960's black and white TV with poor antenna reception to HD cable TV.
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    Thanks for the response. I have the rifle dialed in pretty well and it does shoot a sub MOA. Really liking the accuracy and the Acu-trigger. I will look in to upgrading scopes before hunting season.
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    A .270 was my first one also. After45 yrs. I jumped up to the .338 WM (for ELK+), them two will do it all. Good luck on the deer. Use to hunt LBL TN when I was in MEM, TN.......some biggies in TN & KY LBL.
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    Unread 07-13-2012, 11:37 AM
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    Nothing wrong at all with a 270, plenty of deer and elk have been killed with it.
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    Unread 07-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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    Re: Jst bought first rifle...

    how many deer can you shoot in kentucky? i heard there is quite a few there.
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    Unread 07-16-2012, 03:23 PM
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    It varies by zone. I am in zone 1.
    ZONE 1
    A hunter may take an unlimited number of antlerless
    deer. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide
    permit and unlimited antlerless deer may be taken using
    bonus antlerless-only permits (good for two (2) antler
    less
    deer each).

    A hunter is limited to ONE (1) deer with visible antlers
    (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide, except
    additional antlered deer may be taken on federal areas.
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