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    7.62x39

    is the 7.62x39 in bolt action any good as a bush hunting rifel?

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    Yes.

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    Ruger and CZ have some pretty awesome little bolt actions in that caliber (but they're like $1,500). Tiny, short, light barreled fast handling little guns.
    There's also the Norinco as Tussock said, but I'm not too keen on them (the reviews speak for themselves, and I wasn't impressed with the JW15 I had). If it's just a learning tool though, a Norinco might not be a bad idea.

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    7.62x39 is probably one of the best bush calibres in new zealand and its piss cheap to shoot, If your a reloader you can get it changed to 6.5 and then you have a truly awsome cheap calibre.... 6.5x39 just check it out there was a review done recently on it in one of the mags down here check it out!

    If you want a pure bush rifle then grab yourself a 16" SKS and grab some aftermarket sights for it and your all set for easily under $400.... their accurate enough out to 150 and will put holes in a beer box at 200... thats all you need
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    Also zaravsta (spelling on that one) make a 7.62 version - think they are around 800

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    Yep zastava's are nice rifles, mauser actions and come in stainless,wood combos..... i think they come with a non branded scope for 800.... theres a few on tardme so just keep an eye out for them as they have very nice handling characteristics

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    there is one on trademe at the mo thats the mane reson for the post as i am prity keen on it as my curent rifle gets a bit heavy after a wile

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    Quote Originally Posted by midge View Post
    there is one on trademe at the mo thats the mane reson for the post as i am prity keen on it as my curent rifle gets a bit heavy after a wile
    Well, someone has to ask...what is this 'heavy' rifle you are having trouble carrying?
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Well, someone has to ask...what is this 'heavy' rifle you are having trouble carrying?
    im carring a howa 1500 in 243 i never said i was having trouble but since smashing my sholder up im starting to notes it a bit more

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    bit off topic but i have heard that you get some junk jw15's and then you can get some great ones, i must have got a good one as i use it over my 10/22 any day.
    so carrying the rifle hurts or shoulder but shooting it doesn't ?
    Last edited by turner nz; 08-04-2012 at 10:56 AM.

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    i got rid of my 30.06 as that did a bit but no the 243 doesn"t at all. and i would like a bigger cal for reds i have shot reds with the 243 but it takes a wile for them to go down

 

 

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