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Thread: Visiting American needs some advice

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    Visiting American needs some advice

    Hey all,
    as the header says I am an American visiting New Zealand to stud for a few months and while I am here I want to do some target shooting and possibly a hunt later (ideally for tahr so you know what im working with).
    Anyways I just got my license and visited a few shops in Christchurch today. Put one rifle on hold at each shop and am tring to decide quickly so I dont waste anybodys time. Basically im only looking at used guns because the prices here are killing me when it comes to new guns. So if yall would give me some input on either of these rifles and their prices, it would be greatly appreciated. I am really looking for something that wont be too expensive, but accurate and powerful enough for a large mammal out to 300 yards. I am also going to use m time in NZ to enjoy the availability of suppressors so will have the rifle threaded and fit for one.
    The first gun is a Parker Hale in 270. Safari model with a light blued barrel. No threading, somewhat worn finish, okay crown. Sling and scope included. Sling is nothing special. Scope has no markings, either brand or magnification. $250
    Second gun is a BSA in 270. Wood stock, bull stainless barrel (supposedly only 9 rounds through it), tasco 3-9x40 mounted, no sling. Marked around 600-650 (cant remember which exactly), salesman offered to thread it and sell it for 600.
    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewlyon View Post
    I am an American visiting New Zealand to stud for a few months
    Hmm, should we lock up or wives and daughters?

    Welcome ewlyon!
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    Easy.
    If your going after the hairy mountain goat you won't want to be carting a bull barrel around.

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    Ask for a test fire of the cheaper one.
    Just in case its a shotgun.

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    Go with the Parker Hale . My first ever centre fire was a second hand old shitter of a Parker Hale in .270 and that rifle is still a good'n.
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    I tend to agree with both of cams comments. Bull barrel...you won't want to bring it back with you after a day hunting tahr
    And there is no harm is asking to test fire it

    And if you have a few pingers left after buying it maybe pick up another scope second hand that is decent, that is if the one on it is crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Go with the Parker Hale . My first ever centre fire was a second hand old shitter of a Parker Hale in .270 and that rifle is still a good'n.
    I would go with the BSA for the same reason Rushy.
    My first center fire was a BSA lightweight 3006, very similar to the Majestic but controlled feed, which I aquired from my dad (pinched when he wasn't looking actually). Me and that gun shot stuff from Northland to Stewart Island. I don' get to use it much now, as my daughter moved to Gisbourne to go shepherding and "aquired" it when she left.
    So good BSA rifles always attract my atention.

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    First ever 270 I shot was a BSA and was a good rifle.

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    I'd leave the Parker hale in the shop at $250 I would think its probably worn out & flinging bullets all over the place.
    You wouldn't even get a reasonable scope for that money honestly.
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    ....when a deal is too good to be true.... Still that PH is worth checking out if they're agreeable. If it can do a group of 2" at 100y then it still might be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Hmm, should we lock up or wives and daughters?

    Welcome ewlyon!
    Or should we run them with him while we go hunting ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead is better View Post
    ....when a deal is too good to be true.... Still that PH is worth checking out if they're agreeable. If it can do a group of 2" at 100y then it still might be ok.
    2 inches You are joking at 100. Ready to chuck off a wharf if that's as good as gets Paddle for the kayak maybe sorry that's not worth buying for a 270 they way better than that..
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    I think you can do better than both of those choices, the BSA may be a good rifle, but with a bull barrel its now no longer a hunting rifle anymore, too heavy, so that one is out, and the Parker Hale for $250...at a gunshop that means the barrel is screwed.

    Somebody go through Trademe for our yank friend and locate a good deal for him. (I can't because I just went through all the trademe rifles already and I am at work...)

    Whats the budget? And where are you located Ewlyon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    I think you can do better than both of those choices, the BSA may be a good rifle, but with a bull barrel its now no longer a hunting rifle anymore, too heavy, so that one is out, and the Parker Hale for $250...at a gunshop that means the barrel is screwed.

    Somebody go through Trademe for our yank friend and locate a good deal for him. (I can't because I just went through all the trademe rifles already and I am at work...)

    Whats the budget? And where are you located Ewlyon?
    Indicated he went around Chch stores.

    I have a suppressed Savage 110 in 308 in the safe that is overdue for a walk. Shooting about 30mm groups at 100m if that is any use. Has an old Weaver 4x(32??) scope that is missing the rubber eyepiece. Not for sale but you could certainly borrow for a while.
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