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Old 11-06-2018, 07:59 PM   #51
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When I picture a gifted rifle it has a few things absolutely necessary...

Walnut stock, jeweled bolt, blued steel.

Something like this https://www.gunbroker.com/item/790450727
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:24 PM   #52
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Remmy 700 bdl in .270- most accurate out of the box rifle there is. Put a 4x12 leupold on it. That set up will last a lifetime and kill anything on the North American continent.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:31 PM   #53
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Remmy 700 bdl in .270- most accurate out of the box rifle there is. Put a 4x12 leupold on it. That set up will last a lifetime and kill anything on the North American continent.


Good set up but I beg to differ on the accuracy part.


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Old 11-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #54
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weatherby vanguard wilderness or the vanguard sporter chambered in .257 wby mag. Scope of your choice, 110gr nosler accubonds (although i have been considering trying the hornady precision hunter 110gr eld-x bullet)
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #55
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Bought my 10 yr. old son a Ruger American in .243 with a Nikon Prostaff scope on it. I love this combination! When we are in the blind and it is actually my turn to shoot, I never even pick my gun up. I just use his. Deadly!
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:10 PM   #56
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Love my tikka t3 in 7mm-08. Also hearing great things about the Sauer 100 rifles.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:31 AM   #57
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Great info and my son is digesting this thread. He's 18, 210 pds and 6'3"...a grown man I guess. **** I'm getting old.lol

For the Remington 700 fans, my go to rifle is a Rem 700 30-06 BDL and an older model, 24 years old actually. I broke it out Sunday evening and heart shot this fella at 175 yards. Never had an issue with it but not sure if I could find an older model, maybe a .308 or .270.



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Old 11-07-2018, 04:03 AM   #58
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Savage model 11 trophy hunter 308 with 150 gr hornady interloks. Has nikon 3-9◊40 BDC scope on it. Can stack 5 rounds in a 1 in in circle at 100 yds. Has dropped everything I've shot in its tracks. Will not break the bank account. Lots,of good guns and calibers to choose from. My savage gets the job done and not any complaints.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:22 AM   #59
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Ruger american in 7mm08 topped with a Leupold 3x9 scope. Light recoil,easy to pack, and accurate. Plus itís a shooter.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:29 AM   #60
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for an all-around life time rig I would go with a simi-custom in either 280 or 280AI.


That is exactly what I did for both of my sons.



I love my 270, and I really like 7-08 but both are lacking on the upper end if he should get the chance to Elk hunt or something IMO.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #61
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Weatherby Vanguard Wilderness or the Vanguard Sporter chambered in .257 wby mag. Scope of your choice, 110gr Nosler Accubonds (although I have been considering trying the Hornady Precision Hunter 110gr eld-x bullet)

Been hearing a lot about this .256 Weatherby. A good friend of mine has a lot of good things to say about it.



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Let him shoot all your guns and whichever one he shoots best give to him.

Your welcome.
lol. I already gifted my old Parker Hale .243 to my oldest boy. I mainly bow hunt and only have one rifle I use for deer hunting.

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When I picture a gifted rifle it has a few things absolutely necessary...

Walnut stock, jeweled bolt, blued steel.

Something like this https://www.gunbroker.com/item/790450727
Not familiar with that caliber but a sweet looking rifle for sure...love that walnut.

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I will be more than willing to help find an older bdl or any other rig you & the boy choose...
Thanks my man. If we go this route, I will let you know and thanks!
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:15 PM   #62
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I like Weatherby Vanguard in .270
I've had good luck with mine.
Federal Premium Bullets = nickel size group @ 100 yards.

Put a custom stock on it. Love it!
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:30 PM   #63
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I’m surprised nobody has suggested a T/C Comapss. I have one in 270 and love it. I have a Burris 4x12 on it and shots out at 300 are nothing for this rifle. Can shoot a 4” plate all day long. I’m sure someone else can do better. I’m no sniper. At 100 you can cover 5 shots with a quarter.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #64
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I’ll start with- what a loaded question. First the caliber. Yes, there are many great calibers out there and this argument is like ford or Chevy. However for the people that really know and really spend a lot of time on a bench, have it narrowed down to a few. There is alway a new kid on the block and a new hype. Some times for retail purposes and sometimes because the bullet is just awesome. If you walked into a custom gun store and/or asked a F class or PRS guy you would most likely get more often than not 6.5 creedmore recommendation (if you don’t load). If you didn’t care to much about availability than the 6.5 PRC is a tad faster with better long range capabilities. The 6.5 PRC would be fine for anything in North America, minus brown and grizzly. The 300 PRC is brand new with crazy long range capabilities, and would allow for bigger animal room.

As for rifle manufacturers. Since you didn’t qualify it. Custom. GAP, Hill Country, and many other great ones out there for build in the $4,000 range. Box guns - mark v, sako, and ruger precision would my choices.

Optics- SHV is good glass for a good price, vortex is also good glass for a good price.

Economical choices - tikka and Remington 700
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:31 PM   #65
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Been hearing a lot about this .256 Weatherby. A good friend of mine has a lot of good things to say about it.


257 Roy is awesome but limits you on bullets weight if he gets a chance at bigger game
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:46 PM   #66
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Love the 6.5 Grendel, very low recoil and will take now pretty much anything.

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Old 11-07-2018, 10:46 PM   #67
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For quality and value check out a 243 Savage XP. IMHO a smoother, more solid action than others at that price point.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:55 PM   #68
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[QUOTE=sierracharlie338;13765347]Good set up but I beg to differ on the accuracy part.


Same. Savage or Ruger American.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:04 PM   #69
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Depends on budget. .270 is generally regarded as the perfect whitetail caliber. Tika T3 fits the bill nicely.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:08 PM   #70
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Good choices in calibers would be 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, 270 Win. 260 Rem. There are quite a few others, but those are some that come to mind, that should not be too hard to find. A 284 Win. would be really nice, or a 7X57mm Mauser, or a 6.5X55 Swede, but those are all harder to find and the ammo can be harder to find, except for the 7X57.

As for a rifle, a older Remington 700 would be my top choice, possibly a Remington Model 7. Other choices for rifles would be a Savage 110 or a Howa 1500.

If he is younger, I would look for a Howa 1500 mini in a 6.5 Grendel. That would be a good rifle for anyone, just a bit lower on power than the typical medium action calibers.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:18 PM   #71
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25-06 in any reputable maker. I'd look at a Tikka and top with the best glass you can.


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Old 11-07-2018, 11:51 PM   #72
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25-06 in any reputable maker. I'd look at a Tikka and top with the best glass you can.


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Old 11-09-2018, 12:03 AM   #73
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Colton has been looking over calibers relentlessly and made his mind up on a .308. This evening he walked out of Carter's Country with a Weatherby Vangaurd .308 with a Walnut stock. Son of a gun is a looker!

Hopefully he will be killing big game with it for the rest of his life.





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Old 11-09-2018, 12:18 AM   #74
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Good looking gun.

I thought 30 cals sucked for the longest as I wasnt a fan of my 30-06.

Nowadays, deer hunting, I have to make myself not grab my .308!

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #75
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Kimber Classic Select Grade in .25-06
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:21 PM   #76
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Can't go wrong with a .308. With the right bullet it'll kill anything in North America. Nice looking gun.
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