Recommend me inexpensive rifle to shoot...

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  1. jaxxx

    jaxxx

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    Hi I would like to add a rifle to my collection, something inexpensive that I can shoot up to 100- 200 yrds with a scope. I would like something no more than $300 ... Any recommendations?? What type of caliber should I get ????
     
  2. vafish

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    We'll need some more information.

    Is this just an informal target shooting gun?

    Do you have any rifle shooting experience?

    If you have no rifle shooting experience and want something for some fun paper punching I say get a .22LR bolt action rifle like a Savage Mark II with the Accutrigger. 200 yards will be pushing it, but once you learn to shoot a .22LR in the wind at 200 yards any center fire rifle will be a piece of cake.

    If you don't want a .22 LR the .17 HMR makes a dandy 200 yard rifle. Ammo is about $15 for a box of 50.

    If you have to have a centerfire about the only gun you will find brand new under $300 will be the singe shot H+R Handy Rifle or the Rossi single shot.
     

  3. mitchshrader

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    Get a .357 Marlin '94 carbine, and some leverevolution ammo for the long shots.

    It's the funnest gun I ever owned, bar none, a big boys .22.

    You can shoot .38 LRN and the extra foot of barrel increases the power to nearly .357 levels. You can shoot .357 180 grain GC hardcast and take any non-carnivorous game in North America, and the gun is as socially acceptable as they get.

    If utility is the ONLY criteria, get a savage with scope in .308, and a target .22 with a similar scope for training. Otherwise, the little lever actions are keepers.

    I bought a spare when I found out how good they were, and I wouldn't run from a 3rd one.
     
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  4. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Ancient Member Millennium Member

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    Unfortunately, finding a .357 Marlin in shootable condition will greatly exceed the OP's budget. I DO have one of these, the Cowboy Limited Edition, and it is the most fun you can have outside the bedroom!

    And with warmly loaded 180gr XTP ammo it is also suited for toothy critters as well.

    Ronaldo
     
  5. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    The Marlin bolt action(.30-06--.270 etc..) is usually $299----a few bucks less on sale.

    The "new" Redfield scopes (made by Leupold)---seem a pretty good deal right now----never handled or looked through one yet though.
     
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    A Mosin Nagant or a Mauser are other great options for less than $300, chambered in 7mm and 8mm and can be good for more than 500 yards. Ammo is cheap and very available everywhere.
    Classic bolt actions are very dependable and you can ad a scope to them later.
    Check Gun Broker .com
     
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    My advice is go get a Ruger 10\22 or something similar in .22lr. No ammo is cheapthese days, but you won't go broke with a .22. The 10\22 can be upgraded with just about any option or accessory you might want if you decide you want a match barrel or a better trigger.

     
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    +1 on the Mosin! Cheap gun, cheap to shoot, and as accurate as most rifles at 3 times the price.
     
  9. jaxxx

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    As gr as experience , I used to own a AR15, so I enjoyed the .223 alot, so I'm looking for something with a little more kick than a 22
     
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    Just looked at the marlin 30-06, looks like a nice really nice rifle... How muh and how easy is it to find 30-06 ammo?? And how does it compare to the kick of a .223??
     
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    .30-06 ammo is everywhere-----the kick is a LOT more than a .223.
     
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    What about a Henry .22 Lever action
     
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    another +1 on the Mosin Nagant91/30. lots of surplus ammo out there, great round (balistically similar to .308) and you can get the MN 91/30 for about $90. check out Aim Surplus. hard to beat.
     
  14. Steel Head

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    I'll assume deer to pop can usage-H&R single shot in 223/243/308 light EXTREMELY easy to pack around and good accuracy
    If your talkin a plinker I've seen a used H&R with decent 3x9 scope locally in 17hmr for 2 hunskies
    I would buy it but I don't like the 17
     
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    Get a used 30-30 and a new nikon prostaff 3x9 scope ...........:supergrin:
     
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    Mosin Nagant for less than 100. Great gun
     
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    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    A surplus Mosin (Great bolt action for $100) or an SKS (Great semi-auto for $200) would fit the bill, with money left over.
     
  18. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    You might be able to find a Stevens 200 Bolt rifle with a scope combo around that price.
    It's a good accurate sporter built on the Savage 110 barreled action, any of its chambering will work great.
     
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    You might be able to find a Stevens 200 Bolt rifle with a scope combo around that price.
    It's a good accurate sporter built on the Savage 110 barreled action, any of its chambering will work great.


    +1
     
  20. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    +1-----get you one of these in .223 Remington----add a Nikon Prostaff 3x9 and you will be in business.