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Brookelynngreen
06-27-2012, 10:22
So I am looking to buy a 30-06. I need you guys' opinions on what rifles are good to buy.

Reliability
Construction
Round Capacity
Price


Thanks in Advance

Rancher
06-27-2012, 10:27
Can't beat a Remington 700. I ordered mine from the WM special order book they keep.

It's a 700 BDL with detachable magazine, stainless, with a 24 inch barrel (may be 26?). It was around $600 a few years ago but will have it a lifetime.

You proably should say what you want the gun for. Hunting, target, tatcial, or whatever. Mine is for whitetail.

Rancher

Brookelynngreen
06-27-2012, 10:32
I just went to the Remington website, there are a tons of Remington 700's. I just want a good reliable, durable 30-06 plain and simple.

vafish
06-27-2012, 10:45
What's your budget?

How much do you plan on shooting it?

I've got 2 Mossberg atr100 rifles. A savage 110, and a REM 700 adl, all are no frills rifles that perform very well.

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byf43
06-27-2012, 10:51
Depending on your wallet:


Remington 700 BDL
Savage. (Not sure of model #. Might be 110 or 111.)
Savage "Axis" gets good reviews.

Still want an '06???????? Contact CMP. M1 Garand!!!!!!!!

Rancher
06-27-2012, 11:36
I just went to the Remington website, there are a tons of Remington 700's. I just want a good reliable, durable 30-06 plain and simple.

Hunting, target, or what? You then will need an optic with most of the models as they don't have iron sights.

I got my son a no frills Remington 700. It is a .243 but they also come in 30-06 from WM. Came with a scope already sighted in and he has taken his limit on whitetail every year for the last 4 with it. Think it was right at $400.

Yes the Remington website will show a bunch of different models. There is the ADL which loads from the top which my son has. Not a huge fan to unload. The BDL has an internal box magazine, not a fan as I have seen guys dump their rounds in the snow while unloading. Like my BDL with detachable magazine. Cost a bit more but worth it to me, maybe not to you. Can't miss with any of them.

Rancher

Rancher

G19freak
06-27-2012, 12:42
Stainless Ruger Hawkeye

Rancho_Nirvana
06-27-2012, 12:54
Recommendation: Get a .308 instead.

bmoore
06-27-2012, 12:55
Savage Axis. Drop an 89 dollar RifleBasix trigger it it. You would be amazed how much rifle that thing will be for 400 dollars. You could always buy an Accutrigger model Savage. My stevens 200 in 22-250 with a rifle basix trigger drives nails.

Decguns
06-27-2012, 14:12
The best economy bolt actions out there are both made by HOWA in Japan. You have the HOWA 1500 and the Weatherby Vanguard which are both available at Wal-mart. Come standard with crisp adjustable 2-stage triggers and are probably the most accurate factory hunting rifles available. For less than the price of a bone stock Remington 700, the HOWA scope package rifles include a fairly decent quality Japanese Nikko Sterling scope.

countrygun
06-27-2012, 14:16
A lot of value in the Savage 110, plus a whole lot of accuracy. Mag capacity is kind of a moot point in a hunting rifle. It's never been a dealbreaker to me if I like the rifle.

mj9mm
06-27-2012, 14:24
another option is a military surplus, sprinfield or enfield:wavey:

bwvan
06-27-2012, 14:29
I second the Howa and the Weatherby Vanguard.

faawrenchbndr
06-27-2012, 14:31
The July Guns & Ammo had a goog a comparison of the
Winchester model 70 & Browning X Bolt.
I recently bought a Browning A Bolt in 308 Win......very happy!

glock2740
06-27-2012, 15:10
So I am looking to buy a 30-06. I need you guys' opinions on what rifles are good to buy.

Reliability
Construction
Round Capacity
Price


Thanks in Advance

What's your budget?

There are literally tons of good/great .30-06's out there. Without a budget, it's hard to steer you in the right direction.

davsco
06-27-2012, 16:34
check out rem 700, also browning a-bolt, also tikka. my fav is the a-bolt but they're all very nice.

if you like lever actions, browning makes a very nice one that is available in 30-06. browning also makes a semi-auto in 30-06. i think remmy still makes a pump action.

Glockdude1
06-27-2012, 16:39
http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/m1-garand.jpg

:cool:

bowtie454
06-27-2012, 16:43
Remington 700 BDL. I bought a used one 21 years ago and it's still one of the best rifles I have. You can't go wrong.

Hawker Man
06-27-2012, 16:43
Since no one else will say it, I will.
Save your cash and find you a real nice pre 64 Winchester model 70.

Glockdude1
06-27-2012, 16:48
Since no one else will say it, I will.
Save your cash and find you a real nice pre 64 Winchester model 70.

The post 64 Winchester Model 70's are not bad.
http://i27.tinypic.com/286u7gy.jpg
(on the right)

Mine shoots nice with 150 grain loads. It has a thin barrel (heats up fast), with a synthetic stock. Kicks like a mule!!

:cool:

K.Kiser
06-27-2012, 17:41
Rem 700, browning a-bolt, win 70, tikka, ruger 77 or american... All will do eveything a hunting rifle is intended to do... If you plan on doing some work later on for superb accuracy, I'd shorten that list down to the Rem 700...

dewidmt
06-27-2012, 19:57
If yer on a budget, I'd say search the pawn shops for a Savage 110 or an older Ruger M77. Should find either one around $300-$400. Both will last a lifetime of use!

Pepiot
06-27-2012, 20:14
Since no one else will say it, I will.
Save your cash and find you a real nice pre 64 Winchester model 70.

+1
Hawker Man beat me to it

Rinspeed
06-27-2012, 20:27
All great suggestions, if you want to stay around $400-450 a Savage or Vanguard is a good choice. If you want to spend a little more the 700 is tough to beat.

PEC-Memphis
06-27-2012, 20:59
I've got a Marlin XL7 in .270 with a Redfield 3-9 X 50 accurange.

My last sight in group @ 200 yds was ~1.25" off of a rest.

Good bang for the buck.

But there are lot of good/great rifles out there in .270/.308/30-06.

Ironbar
06-27-2012, 21:14
I tried out a lot of rifles when I went looking for mine. The best rifle (for me) that I found was the Tikka T3 in .06. The bolt is smooth as butter, and the trigger was the smoothest and most crisp of any other rifle I shot.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q314/IronBar66/Rifles008.jpg

I topped mine with Leupold VX-3, and it's dead nuts accurate.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q314/IronBar66/Rifles011.jpg

It comes with a single 3 round detachable magazine, but you can buy 5 round mags for it.

backcast88
06-27-2012, 21:22
My first choice would be a Browning X Bolt and then a close second would be a Tikka T3.

Not a fan of the newer Remington rife. They don't seem to be near the same quality they were a couple years ago. They might be a good rifle but I will spend my money else where for better quality control.

oldman11
06-27-2012, 21:38
Recommendation: Get a .308 instead.
Why a .308?

thebibby
06-27-2012, 21:59
I'm also interested in rifle chambered in either .308 Win or .30-06. Anyone shot, seen, or own the Ruger American? Retails around $450 to $500; thanks guys.

RJ's Guns
06-27-2012, 22:23
I like Steyr hunting rifles. A Steyr Mannlicher Pro Hunter is very nice.

http://www.steyrarms.com/products/hunting-rifles/pro-hunter/

It has a very smooth action and it is extremely accurate. The down side is that it is a little more expensive,

Arquebus12
06-28-2012, 10:22
Hit the pawn shops and look for a synthetic stocked Rem 700 ADL in aught six. Bet you can find one for $300... Simple, tough, with a blind mag that should hold four rounds. If where you live is like where I do, for that same $300, you'll probably get a cheap Tasco with rings already on it.

fnfalman
06-28-2012, 10:42
I like the new Ruger American Rifle series.

Cam83
06-28-2012, 13:02
+1 for also considering the .308 caliber in any of the rifles mentioned above.

whitebread
06-29-2012, 08:09
Before recommending a rifle you need to decide on what accuracy you need, what the rifle will be used for, and at what distances you will be shooting. That will also define your price point, but I wouldn't start with a budget in mind...buy a rifle that meets your intended use and save up more if needed. However, your standard safe answer is probably a 700 BDL for general hunting.