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Unread 11-25-2008, 10:15 AM
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Unread 11-28-2008, 05:14 PM
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Re: Newbie Rifle Package Help

I guess my advice will be a little different
My advice is to keep them both and practice until you are confident not only in the rifles abilities but your own. at that time i would sell the rifle and upgrade.
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Unread 12-05-2008, 08:23 PM
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Re: Newbie Rifle Package Help

Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
A lot of good advice !!!!!

My vote would be to sell the ruger and keep the scope.

I hunt with everthing from a 17 HMR to a 416 and my favorite go to
deer rifle is a heavy barreled 7/08.

It seems to be perfict for deer. very accurate ( Best 100yrd group .053 ),
just the right amount of energy ( The bullet transfers 90% of it's energy to
the deer insted of blowing through with little or no expansion ),And recoil is
so mild that most of the time I see the hit through the scope. Plus it is my turkey
gun when they get to wary to come in close enough for a shot gun and a
200+ yard head shot is the norm.

I have made 500yrd + hits even with my 7/08 pistol and the deer fell where
they were shot.

Look for a 700 varmint (heavy barrel) in 7/08 and you should be very happy
with the performance of the rifle and if you should later decide to re'barrel
you already have a good action,trigger and a stock that will take a heavy

Also bullet selection is second to none .

J E CUSTOM- a remington 700 vs or vls in 7-08 is not easy to find. do you know of one for sale and the price??
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Unread 12-07-2008, 12:38 PM
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Re: Newbie Rifle Package Help

ANother for sell the rifle and keep the scope. Super scope for just about anything. I would then buy a Stevens or Savage, the only difference is the price and the Accu-trigger is mounted on the Savage. $300-$500. dollars that out of the box will do just fine for your needs. 7 X 08 would fit nicely as a starting rig. SInce its a Savage simply remove the barrel and replace yourself anytime you want a caliber change or change the bolt head and you can go to the short mags or belted mags if you so desire.

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Unread 12-09-2008, 08:32 AM
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Re: Newbie Rifle Package Help

Alot of good advice, that's the problem!
Cheapest way, Stevens actoin and build from there,next,buy Savage heavy bbl in 308 and learn to shoot it! Next, as one said 300 mag, recoil may be a
factor but a vg choice.
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