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    Entry level rifle.

    Hi looking at getting my first hunting rifle soon, and would like to know your thoughts if what i am planning on getting is suitable or if there are betting options.

    Will be going for deer (but if I see a goat it will be getting shot) in public land around Wellington
    After looking around and reading reviews etc, I am looking at getting a Howa 1500 (prefer stainless not the best at maintaining things..) .308 for cal
    scope was thinking 4x don't think i'll be doing any long range shots on Wellington public land?

    Haven't had much experience with .308 but seams to be the safe bet, ex army so mainly shot with 5.56

    Thanks
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    Sounds like you have it sorted for what you plan to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Sounds like you have it sorted for what you plan to do
    +1 I agree, ive got the same rifle but in 7mm08, go for it mate you cant lose, can always buy a Sako or a Blaser next!!!!!!!
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    Sounds perfect. Buy 2nd hand, not much point in getting a brand new one. That will leave a bit more cash for a better scope.
    Maybe consider a 3-9x40 scope? You can leave it on low power if that's what you prefer to use but if you need magnification it's there. Again, look out for 2nd hand ones - ask on this forum and search Trademe and you'll find a good deal
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    Yeah a 3x9 Leupold VX1 would be the bizo mate.

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    Also regarding gun choice, if you're set on a Howa that's fine but Savage and Marlin make good guns around the same price range (I have 2 Savages and my mates have Howas which are pretty much on par).
    Might be able to get a 2nd hand Tikka for a similar price and they are accuracy guaranteed

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    I have a stainless 6.5x55 Howa that I'm thinking of selling if you aren't set on .308... It's brand new, bought it a couple of months back and haven't taken it out of the safe yet.

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    What model Savage ? am I correct to keep away from the Axis, not to sure of there other models available that are comparable to the howa ? not dead set on Howa

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansus View Post
    What model Savage ? am I correct to keep away from the Axis, not to sure of there other models available that are comparable to the howa ? not dead set on Howa
    Pretty much anything but the Axis or Edge.
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    Never owned one but the one I've seen was shit compared to the other models. I have a Weather Warrior and Trophy Hunter. The Weather warrior is stainless with metal magazine and bottom metal. The Trophy Hunter I have is blued (available in stainless) and comes as a package with a Weaver scope. Both come with the awesome trigger but the Axis doesn't.

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    Look at you guys corupting the poor bugger

    Savages are yuck, they have wheel nuts on their bolts and are made with recycled coke bottels
    Last edited by Toby; 12-08-2015 at 02:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    You at you guys corupting the poor bugger

    Savages are yuck, they have wheel nuts on their bolts and are made with recycled coke bottels
    I agree mate, he had it sorted now is going to get bombarded with opinions that don't have any substance Howas are shit to btw hahahahahahahahahahahhahahaaaaacough ha
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    This would be a better first rifle? might as well start off with a cheap one Sako Finnlight 308 Rifle - Last One! | Trade Me
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    Quote Originally Posted by logesearle View Post
    This would be a better first rifle? might as well start off with a cheap one Sako Finnlight 308 Rifle - Last One! | Trade Me
    well i could sell the house not sure if the misses would be happy tho
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