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Old 09-18-2009, 02:43 PM
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We'll probably start out on deer to see how I like it. I've always enjoyed shooting but I've never been hunting before. Moose or Elk aren't out of the question but I don't know if there's any in Texas(probably not). I'm guessing the range will be anything between 100 out to maybe 400m.

I've been looking at a Remington SPS in either 7mm or .308. For optics, I really don't know what's good. I was looking at a Bushnell Legend 5-15x40. I could see myself eventually spending a couple thousand on a rifle and optics but right now my budget is kinda limited and this combination looks affordable and practical.
The Rem700 SPS is a good platform to start with. Given that your longest shot will be 400, I would encourage you to stick with the 'standard' cartridges (308, 7-08). 7mag is nice, but the recoil can be prohibitive if you haven't shot one.

In terms of optics, look at the Bushnell Elite, Leupold VXI and VXII, Nikon Buckmaster.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:27 AM
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Re: new guy questions

Thanks a lot. You've been really helpful. I always feel like I'm going to get laughed at when I tell people I'm in the Army then say I don't know anything about rifles, but a hunting rifle is way different than a M4.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:20 PM
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Always glad to help.

Being in the army, I would expect you to know the M16 and M4 inside out. But my expectation would just about stop there. The Army is not just a bunch of guys with guns. There's gotta' be some fellas that are pretty smart too in terms of strategy and technology.
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