Caliber/Rifle Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by cicpup, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. cicpup

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    So I'll be the first to admit I know crap about rifles (although I have three shottys & two .22's). That being said, I would like to pick up something that I can do some long distance target practicing with and has enough punch to easily send Bambi's mother to the afterlife. Reliability and accuracy is a must. I would prefer to not have to shell out $2 per round and would like to keep the cost of the rifle reasonable (IMO $1K for a rifle is a waste of money although I wouldn't give a second thought to dropping that on a good 1911. Some priorities eh?). Last issue, recoil. I severely dislocated my shoulder a couple years ago and although I highly doubt it but there is the slim possibility that a very strong recoil could re-dislocate it. Or could that be resolved with a butt pad?

    Opinions please.

    And before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, this is being posted to multiple forums so I can get a general consensus.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Bolt Action...Pump...Semi Auto ?
     

  3. cicpup

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    Ended up putting a used 7mm magnum Savage 110 bolt action w/ high power scope on layaway at my LGS. I was pretty much open to any action. Came down to a Ruger #1 lever action chambered in .300, a 7mm magnum Ruger 77 bolt action, and a 7mm magnum Savage 110 bolt action. The Savage won out due to it being heavier (absorbs more recoil) and $100 cheaper than the Rugers.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

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    Well, alot of your original criteria went out the window...low recoil, cheap to shoot, etc...but nice choice !

    I own a Remington 700BDL in 7mm Rem Mag and it can be counted on to drop anything on this continent and is

    very flat shooting out to 300+ yards...but ammo is getting expensive. Good for hunting tho...
     
  5. cicpup

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    Shhh.... Don't tell anyone shooter but I addressed your post elsewhere. ;)
     
  6. SHOOTER13

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    No big deal...this forum and that one both belong to the same owners.

    Post pics of that Savage when you find the time...!!
     
  7. cicpup

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    As soon as I can get it out of layaway prison.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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