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    Gonna buy a new rifle after the holidays, gonna get a bolt action so my dad can have his automatic back...Was wondering what kind of information I would get from everyone on here..I'm considering the Remington Model 700, Winchester Model 70, and possibly one the the Thompson Center guns, the Icon or Venture...What does everyone think? I've never shot anything but the 30-06 round, what does everyone else shoot? Any information would be greatly appreciated. What do you own? Ever had any problems with the gun? I'll be topping it off with a Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40. Thanks
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    Guns
    I have a Remington 700 in 308 and a 7mm and I also have the Thompson Center Icon in 270. But my favorite one is my 7mm, I have killed 14 deer with it in 4 years and they have all fell where they were hit. I can't say the same for the 308 or 270. I would stick with a Remington they have been around the longest. My Icon was a gift and its a nice gun but not for the price you can get a 700 and a nice scope for the same price.
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    guns
    I use a Winchester Model 70 in 300 WSM. This is a deer killing machine. I have a Leupold VX-II 3x9x40 on top. I have had only one deer not drop in its tracks and have killed ten deer with it. I think Winchester makes a better bolt action than Remington or Ruger, both of which I own as well. My favorite gun for woods hunting however is a Marlin 336 35Rem. The 300 WSM is exceptional at longer ranges.
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    Savage Sleepy Pill
    I use the Savage model F11 in a 270 short mag. I love love love....this gun. No hold over out to 350 yards...put the cross hairs on'em....breath deep and squeeze it off. I call it the cannon. HOWEVER.....you will spent $60.00 per box of ammo. That equates to $3.00 a shot....but it's fun! P.S. roll that scope up to a 3 x 9 x 50. That 50 lets you see in low low light!
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    Cant go wrong.
    I own a ruger m77 in 7mm rem mag she is my baby, I have a custom barrel, stock and trigger that I put together myself all toped off with a leupold vx-3 4.5-14x50. Also have a rem 700 in 7mm-08 thats really nice and my best friend has a model 70 in 30-06 thats nice except the trigger. I am a huge fan of savage as well I have one in 308 and 6.5x47 lapua, I think for the money you are not going to get a better shooting rifle, they are not the best looking though. I think you will be happy with any of the rifles you listed.
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    Rem. 300 ultra mag. 'Ole Bertha'
    Remington Model 700 BDL 300 Rem. Ultra Magnum topped with a Leupold VX-III is an awesome cannon. I realize Its a bit over kill (and it will rock your world!) for whitetail in most hunting situations, but I have never had to track a deer when hunting with 'ole Bertha'. The drawback is its expensive to shoot, about $3.25 a shot. My second choice is my trusty Ruger M77 7mm Rem. Mag. topped with a Nikon Monarch 2.5x10x50, I call her Ole Bessie. The main thing is that you buy a rifle/scope/ammo that you are comfortable with and can shoot a good group at a 100 yds. I have never owned a 30-06 but I have heard it is the best all around caliber for big game with a large selection of different loads.
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    New gun
    Nosler Model 48 custom 300WSM topped with Leupold VXL 56mm scope.
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    New Gun
    I could never part with my Browning A-bolt .270 it's claimed the lives of a few white tales over the years. Looks like most of these guys shoot some nice guns. I've had good experience with the Ruger and the Remington as well. I may up grade to a Leupold scope next year.
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    whats the difference??
    Whats the difference in the Browning A-bolt and X-bolt rifles??
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    Gun
    I'm not sure but I do know the X bolt is a newer version. I've had my A-bolt for 15 years. One of my buddies bought a X bolt in .308 last year he loves it. We compared mine to his I couldn't tell any difference except his is .308 and mine is .270. Both guns shoot good, 1 in group @ 100 yards not a problem.
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    Be comfortable
    You can kill a deer with a .22 if you can shoot. I shoot a Browning A-Bolt with a Leupold VX3 3.5-10-50 with hand loads. Point is get what you aren't afraid to shoot, nothing worse than dreading to squeeze the trigger, you have to look forward to the shot. And last of all practice!!!!!
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