Jst bought first rifle...

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by NKYhunter, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. NKYhunter

    NKYhunter Member

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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.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. NKYhunter

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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.
     
  4. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Hog Father

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    Nothing wrong at all with a 270, plenty of deer and elk have been killed with it.
     
  6. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    how many deer can you shoot in kentucky? i heard there is quite a few there.
     
  7. NKYhunter

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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.​