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    Same old same old

    If you were asked by a newbie What rifle what caliber for owning one accurate rifle does all from say 30 to 140 mtr red deer and what scope . What would be your recipe for success ? Consider you do not wish to be chasing runners ?
    Keep in mind the range which is reasonably acheiveable as I believe personably I have not found the required combo yet
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    Get a Howa package off trademe, brand new .308 with scope that will get you going and is a great all rounder,

    Gunworks Howa 1500 Package Rifle Deal in... | Trade Me
    VIVA LA HOWA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Get a Howa package off trademe, brand new .308 with scope that will get you going and is a great all rounder,

    Gunworks Howa 1500 Package Rifle Deal in... | Trade Me

    Ok who will be first to rate this Thanks Tobes do you have one and if so how's it go ?
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    Nope but when I get a job I will be getting one in .223 since I allready have a .308 (not howa) But I hear great things from them
    VIVA LA HOWA

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    Re: Same old same old

    Howa good scope bad. Get the howa and a burris fullfeild vx1 bushy elite 3200 3-9 cheapest decent options. 308s a good choice for what you wanted

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    Howa is great, just up the calibre to .375 ruger, you won't have to chase any runners then!
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    bro use the search on that shit first....heaps of info floating about. gutshot a deer with a .50 cal and itll probably run. shot placement is key with any calibre gun... 270, 7mm08, 308

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    Happy the real point that you should be considering when you purchase a rifle is how you feel about it. Personal factors like whether it comes up well to your eye and the balance feels right are far more important in my opinion than the make, calibre and scope. Even if you found a no name rifle in a mid range calibre with a crap scope that fitted you really well, it would clean kill deer at the ranges you are talking about. None of us have exactly the same preferences and buying a rifle (much like buying a car) comes down to a lot more about budget and personal "wow" factors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Happy the real point that you should be considering when you purchase a rifle is how you feel about it. Personal factors like whether it comes up well to your eye and the balance feels right are far more important in my opinion than the make, calibre and scope. Even if you found a no name rifle in a mid range calibre with a crap scope that fitted you really well, it would clean kill deer at the ranges you are talking about. None of us have exactly the same preferences and buying a rifle (much like buying a car) comes down to a lot more about budget and personal "wow" factors
    Well said Rushy.

    Il add that a bottom power of no more than 3 is best for close ranges, and while pretty much any "deer" cal will do the job with proper placement the likes of a 308 gives that little bit more margin for error over say a 6mm.
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    Get that question a few times each week at the shop.
    308 7/08 270 are the three biggest selling cals in NZ in sporting deer rifles and any one of them will do the job just fine .

    The Howas are a great deal and any local gunshop can get them however the scope and rings are a bit on the average side and could do with upgrading sooner or later .The howas are also a bit on the weighty side.

    Best thing is to head to a few shops and get hands on with a few rifles .Tikka Remmington Marlin Ruger all make fine rifles but they are all a little different in fit and feel which is very important .

    Optic wise the bushnell 6500 3x9x40 at $500ish is a bloody good scope match that with a set of good rings and your done.

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    Im hoping to get my first gun in January. Looking at a Tikka .308. With a Bushnell scope.
    My father in-law said the same as Rushy. Pick it up and feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    My father in-law said the same as Rushy. Pick it up and feel it.
    Then he must be bloody good looking as well.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    [QUOTE=Rushy;56355]Then he must be bloody good looking as well.[/QUOTE

    Rightttt and hung like a donkey just follows right after that ?????????
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    [QUOTE=Happy;56358]
    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Then he must be bloody good looking as well.[/QUOTE

    Rightttt and hung like a donkey just follows right after that ?????????
    Of course it does.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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