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    Bolt action 30-06

    Well the time has come to retire my old Mauser 98 30-06. Since owning it I have become a huge fan of the 30-06 cartridge and am keen to get another. Ideally I am after a bolt action rifle in good usable condition, not fussed if it is blued/wood or stainless/plastic.

    So whats out there? No lemons please, I have enough projects as it is.

    Thanks,

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    Theres been a couple of cheap ones pop up on trademe, Iíve been looking at getting one too , these might be a reference for prices for you

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...1896816233.htm

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...1896370905.htm

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    There's a pretty nice tang safety Ruger for $610 on trademe

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    There's a pretty nice tang safety Ruger for $610 on trademe
    Yeah I saw that, also a Savage 110 for about the same price.

    Question for all...

    What is the better rifle, a Ruger M77 mark1 or a Savage model 110?

    I have no experience with either of these.

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    That Ruger looks like a good buy. One thing with the tang safety Ruger is it has a decent half cock and adjustable trigger. Don’t know much about the Savage.

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    The Ruger has pretty much same action as your m98 and has a drop floorplate, whereas the savage is push feed and has a blind mag.

    Savages are farken good shooters though the tang safety Ruger has a little more 'class' in my opinion.

    The savage will usually shoot smaller groups if your looking to hold 1/2 moa out to 600m

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    The Ruger has pretty much same action as your m98 and has a drop floorplate, whereas the savage is push feed and has a blind mag.

    Savages are farken good shooters though the tang safety Ruger has a little more 'class' in my opinion.

    The savage will usually shoot smaller groups if your looking to hold 1/2 moa out to 600m
    What he said.

    The ruger is a lovely rifle, which will be more likely to hold its value. However, the savage will be likely a tac driver. Of course you have no guarantees with a 2nd hand rifle....I'd get the ruger my self.
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    Love the tang safety but...there a sod to get bedded
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    The Ruger is probably quite heavy too , if its anything like my 25-06
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    I had a burn on a Kimber Sub-Alpine in 30/06 last week, seriously impressed. I would buy one, very light and accuracy was damn good too. Recoil was noticible but OK

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    That would be a nice option...

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    Does it have to be a Bolt action......I have a lever in 30/06 I am looking at finding a new home. https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....pressed-46532/

    Not worried if it is not what you want. I was at the point where I will probably look after it for a while yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojaz View Post
    That would be a nice option...
    if you're thinking aBout treating yourself to that league of rifle then why not go all the way and get someone to build a killer 3006 on a tikka action with c.f. Stock and mint barrel

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    Or just get the tikka and mod as it suits

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    if you're thinking aBout treating yourself to that league of rifle then why not go all the way and get someone to build a killer 3006 on a tikka action with c.f. Stock and mint barrel
    Because the Kimber would work out of the box at a killer price and you would be hunting tomorrow.
    To go the other way you would hav to buy a new Tikka rifle for the action @ $1400 approx then add Decent PR CF barrel @$1800 approx and replace the shitty stock@1000 approx and add the gunsmithing costs the cost will be more than the Kimber and you will have to wait while its done and it still might be a cock up
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