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nguyen831
04-08-2010, 6:58 AM
Any recommendations on a decently priced rifle for boar hunting? around 350? or is that too cheap?

professionalcoyotehunter
04-08-2010, 8:44 AM
Mossberg ATR100 .30-06, Savage 110 .30-06, Marlin 30-30 etc.

DirtyDave
04-08-2010, 9:47 AM
Check out the Big5 sale ads. the Savage 30-06 with scope and the Rem700 30-06 with scope both go on sale for around $400
Or if you want to go super cheap get a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 for $99

Big Jake
04-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Check out the Big5 sale ads. the Savage 30-06 with scope and the Rem700 30-06 with scope both go on sale for around $400
Or if you want to go super cheap get a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 for $99

The 91/30 can be adapted to take a scope. I have the rifle without a scope and that rifle has pleanty of power to take down anything in North America! Very accurate too.

Argonaut
04-08-2010, 11:09 AM
The 91/30 can be adapted to take a scope. I have the rifle without a scope and that rifle has plenty of power to take down anything in North America! Very accurate too.

Hmmmmm, M91, drill and tap for a decent scope mount, 100.00, Scope base and rings, maybe another 75-100, scope another 100.00 for an inexpensive one......a Remington with a scope for 400.00 sounds like a pretty good deal and you can buy lead free ammo for the 30-06.......

Bearclaw
04-08-2010, 11:57 AM
I got my Winchester 30-30 for $250 out the door. Thats my primary, but when I hunt in condor zone, I use my Rem 700 30-.06 ($750), since I have yet to see any 30-30 ammo that's lead free. Basically, knowing where most of your hunting will be might help you choose which gun/cal. to go with.

Hunt
04-08-2010, 12:06 PM
you can find truckloads of good rfiles at the pawn shops for a fair price.
any major manufacturer will be fine I saw a Savage in 7mm Rem mag w/ scope for $360.00 and a Magnum Research .22LR w/ scope for $400.00.
Visit a few pawn shops and take notes then check the reviews.

DirtyDave
04-08-2010, 12:07 PM
Hmmmmm, M91, drill and tap for a decent scope mount, 100.00, Scope base and rings, maybe another 75-100, scope another 100.00 for an inexpensive one......a Remington with a scope for 400.00 sounds like a pretty good deal and you can buy lead free ammo for the 30-06.......

Yeah I thought about sporterizing a Mosin, then thought about it and added up what it would cost when its all done and realized i could buy a brand new savage for the same price or cheaper.
Mosin-$100, stock and scope mount-$100, cut down barrel, scope $200+/-
Then there is the ammo issue. You cant beat a 30-06 for versatility and availability of ammo

Deluhathol
04-08-2010, 12:37 PM
i have a TC Venture 30-06 with a Nikon Monarch bdc and its a great rifle. it was a little more that the savage but shoots just as well, 3/*4" groups at 100 yards, 1.25"-1.5" groups at 200 yards.

nguyen831
04-08-2010, 2:01 PM
awesome thanks guys, ill check out some gun shops, pawn shops and see what they got. thanks.

nagorb
04-08-2010, 2:05 PM
Hmmmmm, M91, drill and tap for a decent scope mount, 100.00, Scope base and rings, maybe another 75-100, scope another 100.00 for an inexpensive one......a Remington with a scope for 400.00 sounds like a pretty good deal and you can buy lead free ammo for the 30-06.......

Wouldn't the steel core 54r be considered lead free?

professionalcoyotehunter
04-08-2010, 2:16 PM
It is only steel core. The material around the steel is lead and then jacketed in copper.

Argonaut
04-08-2010, 2:45 PM
Wouldn't the steel core 54r be considered lead free?

What PCH is trying to say is.....No......They are not lead free

Bearclaw
04-08-2010, 4:03 PM
What PCH is trying to say is.....No......They are not lead free

:laugh:

professionalcoyotehunter
04-08-2010, 4:25 PM
edited.:D

mwunsch
04-08-2010, 8:38 PM
sorry fellas, but i think thats too cheap, in my humble opinion, you should spend the extra dineros for a decent gun (optics, ammo, gear etc)

ive learned in life, you get what you pay for, and guns are not an exception.

I do declare weatherby has some brand new guns in just about any caliber for around 400.

professionalcoyotehunter
04-08-2010, 8:58 PM
.223's are not cheap? My .223 is definitely a nice set-up and I know I got what I paid for since my setup was over $1000. I think it will work fine with the right shot placement and right ammo but in the words of Ruark "Use enough gun"

echo1
04-08-2010, 9:41 PM
CDFGs' hand book "Guide to hunting wild pigs in California", table 3 has some recommendations for rifle and pistol calibers and bullet weights per animals size. If you're just starting out with rifles/hunting/pigs, some good data to consider when looking at pawn shop and gun store invetory. Can't have too much gun for pigs.

nguyen831
04-09-2010, 12:33 AM
Any recommendation of a pawn shop in OC? or any stores that have a sale for good hunting rifles?

clay32
04-09-2010, 7:06 AM
Field Time Sports and Guns in Westminster has a good selection, as do Fowlers and the Stockade. Those are the only two I know of, as I'm in the market for one right now also.

Dooner
04-09-2010, 9:20 AM
It costs a bit more, but I like my Tikka T3 in 30.06