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Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723512
11/21/22 04:52 PM
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Dont need need to learn to shoot with a 2 buck a cartridge rifle. You learn to shoot with a 22. Shooting is shooting. Then when you shoot the big stuff only need to shoot enough to be familiar with the rifle. Hunting rabbts and squirrels will teach you bout everything you need to know about hunting and shooting


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Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723515
11/21/22 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Pofarmer10
Originally Posted by waggler
When I was 11 I was teaching my self how to trap and hunt,, no one in my family was an outdoors person. Just because you weren't capable of doing something at a young age doesn't mean that others aren't capable.
Perhaps this guys folks aren't outdoors folks, makes perfect sense that he would be asking for advice on this forum. It's not like the kid is going to go out and buy a rifle without his parents involvement.

I am kinda. My brothers are all "warm-weather hunters". lol

And yes my parents are involved.
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Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723530
11/21/22 05:25 PM
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I like old Remington 700's, model 7s, ruger m 77s, and old winchester model 70s. They're are so many more great rifles out there. These are just some I have had great luck with. But buying a used old gun it will be hard to find with a short stock. So you will want to have it cut down or order a shorter one frome somewhere like stockie stocks or Boyd's.

I have heard positive things about the rugar American and savage has always made an accurate budget rifle. My inlaws have a savage axis and I can't recommend that. Their's doesn't have the accutrigger and the trigger In it is horrible. It was not as accurate as I normally expected out of a savage. I think the newer model has the accutrigger.

Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723571
11/21/22 06:11 PM
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Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723596
11/21/22 06:35 PM
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Since I take it you don't reload here's what I fell you should do bud.
Go to everywhere you'd regularly to buy ammo if you don't buy online. If you have your folks buy online for you it's about different.
Take not of everything on the shelves and get back with us. As far as caliber.
If you can't reload or ammo for this or that is too expensive or hard to get locally or otherwise that should be a key factor.

As far as the rifle it's self, honestly for under $700 I don't feel like you can go wrong with an AR-15. You 11 so your probably not a great fit or most off the self rifles. An AR is amazing because you can easily adjust and mod every thing from the stock to the grip to the barrel ect to fit you perfectly without a lot of fuss. And a good fitting rifle means A LOT if you wanna be good. Trust me I'm 5'1" and 80% of rifles just plain don't fit me even though I'm 24yr. Was 2x as bad when I was your age. Developed a lot of bad tendencies due to this. It's 2022 no need for anyone to have to go through all the bull crap of having to use some crappy ill fitting gun and developing a bunt of poor marksmanship tendencies.

Another great thing about an AR platform is you only need to go to the gun store and buy 1 lower ( we'll have your parents buy 1 lower. And you can a TON of different uppers in various calibers and configuration buy just sapping the upper . And you can just order an upper right though the mail no paper work needed. So say you get a 18" 350 legend upper and decided 4moths down the road that due to this or that you don't like it. Cool pop it off ( just two pins) give it to your brother or parents and have them sell it at the local gun store and buy something else. Instead of being out $700 something bunch for a while rifle and getting half of that if your lucky I'm most places your only out like $350 in alot of cases and you still have your lower. So while you selling that upper and you see their selling a 258 wizbang or something you can just buy that upper and BCG and try that for a while. If your making $700 at 11 within a year you could have one lower and uppers covering everything from .22lr to a .50 Beowulf and have all your bases covered for the most part.

I mean I have a few uppers and two lowers and I'm swapping them out constantly all the time. Honestly best bang for your buck modern gun I think you can get .

Word of advice though. Take a second to study the anatomy of every critter you wanna shoot and you be able to do ALOT more with less gun


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Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723614
11/21/22 06:48 PM
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https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/savage-110-apex-storm-xp-bolt-action-rifle-with-scope As mention above the new Savages are accurate and price is good. 243 is a very good deer round.

https://www.snipercountry.com/6-5-creedmoor-vs-243/

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Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: Pofarmer10] #7723706
11/21/22 07:56 PM
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Savage axis vortex combo. Cheap ugly fairly tough and will shoot.

Re: Whats your favorite "modern" gun? [Re: jbyrd63] #7723770
11/21/22 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Stop throwing crazy calibers out there that the kid can't find ammo for !! Get you a savage axis with a vortex scope in 270 caliber. Kill anything you want to hunt. Buy them all day long on sale for 379 bucks. Take therest and buy more traps or another rifle.

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