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Wolfman36
03-17-2011, 9:47 PM
I'm looking at purchasing a 30-06 rifle in the near future. I will be using it to hunt pig, deer and eventually upon retirement, elk and antelope in Oregon.

I have narrowed it down to two models, the Remington 700 SPS and the Ruger 77, both in stainless.

Any advise on whether I am heading in the right direction with these models or suggestions on another model would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time!

ICONIC
03-17-2011, 9:53 PM
Both of those are good rifles. Have you considered the weatherby vanguard series. I have one and it is an excellent deer gun. I have taken deer and boar with it and it has held up very well.

pyro3k2
03-17-2011, 9:59 PM
Take a serious look at the tikka t3 line, they are the best out of the box rifle. For the same price you get a hunting 3 round detachable magazine, they come with a set of matching 1" scope rings. The action cycle and trigger feel like a custom rifle. And they are built by Sako who makes some top tier rifles. The only upgrade you will NEED is a scope and ammo.

bootless
03-17-2011, 10:15 PM
Ruger for the win. Great gun. Plus the receiver has a built in scope mount and they come with nice scope rings. Or at least they used to.

Divernhunter
03-18-2011, 2:12 AM
I have the brands you said but after getting my Tikka I would get a Tikka. I also got a second tikka and have my eyes on a third.

Sam Adams
03-18-2011, 5:39 AM
Savage 110 GLXP. Accurate right out the box, scope included. Under $500.

Wolfman36
03-18-2011, 8:26 AM
Thanks everyone for the replies.... Looks like I have alot of research to do this weekend!

It would be easier just to buy them all!!!

Thanks again guys!!!!

Paradiddle
03-18-2011, 9:16 AM
Ruger for the win. Great gun. Plus the receiver has a built in scope mount and they come with nice scope rings. Or at least they used to.

They still do and they are bulletproof rifles. VERY tough with a proven control feed mauser-style bolt. The Hawkeyes are great rifles.

I would also look at the new Winchester M70 Extreme Weather as well.

bigchelis
03-18-2011, 9:19 AM
I vote Tikka 30-06 in Stainless

Here is mine with muzzle brake. Regarding the muzzle brake = its a must with a light riflle and it looks cool. The whole 40% less recoil is balony; its more like 70% less recoil or sure feels that way:eek:

Tikka 30-06 T3 Ultralight shoots 1in MOA with Wallmart Remington bullets, but the same whole a couple times when using reloads.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/bigchelis/b61c8746.jpg
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/bigchelis/4d4c7298.jpg

goodlookin1
03-18-2011, 9:28 AM
I vote Tikka 30-06 in Stainless

Here is mine with muzzle brake. Regarding the muzzle brake = its a must with a light riflle and it looks cool. The whole 40% less recoil is balony; its more like 70% less recoil or sure feels that way:eek:

Tikka 30-06 T3 Ultralight shoots 1in MOA with Wallmart Remington bullets, but the same whole a couple times when using reloads.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/bigchelis/b61c8746.jpg
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/bigchelis/4d4c7298.jpg

NICE! I have a Tikka T3 Lite as well and have always wanted the barrel turned for a muzzle brake. How much did that cost?

Tikka for the win EVERY TIME. Only bad thing is the Magazines are ridiculously expensive and hard to find. But how many of those do you really need in a hunting rifle?

tanda10506
03-18-2011, 10:23 AM
Remington all the way. There have been some Savage's and Tikka's mentioned which are great too, but I will choose a Remington bolt action over any other bolt action. I don't care for Ruger to much, not because of there weapons but because of there politics. That's my personal feeling on it so that might not apply to you but the way I see factory bolt actions:
Remington>Savage>all the rest.