Working man's 30-06?

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    Working man's 30-06?

    All,

    I've wanted a 30-06 since I was probably 15 years old.

    I don't want a safe queen. And I'm not gonna pay a lot for this rifle!

    What's a reliable, cheap, accurate option for me?
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    Savage.

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    i would say Savage also

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    Yep - Savage will be good value and if with acu-trigger, pretty nice to shoot too.

    You may also see if something used is around like a Rem 700 or even Ruger 77 - could get a good deal.
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    Thanks, Guys.

    I'll see what my local shop has a Savage (110 seems to be popular?)

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    Ruger is also a good one not as cheep as the savage though

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    The Savage 111 series are the best bargain out there. Specially with the accu-trigger. The MSRP runs in the $500s but they can be found for less than $400 if you look
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    You can't beat a remington 700. I've had one since I was 18. I'm now 50. It still looks and shoots like it just came out of the box

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    Savage 111.
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    Tikka. Competative price with Browning, Winchester, Ruger, Remington but GUARENTEES 1" group or the gun doesn't leave the factory and has the silkiest bolt action I have ever fondled. I had a Tikka 7mm-08 that shot any 140gr bullet into a 5 shot group of 5/8". Didn't matter brand or type of bullet. If it was 140gr, it went 5/8". I think I paid $530 for it brand new.
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    Have to go with Savage too, although the CZs are excellent also.
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    +1 on the Remington 700 used or Winchester Mdl 70 used....
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    I've got to say personal favorite is the Remington 700. However, as far as the best bargain out there..have to agree with the majority the Savage is a great package for a really fair price.
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    I still have one my Dad purchased in 1948 for $12.50. A Remington '03-A3

    Still shoots great. Tough to beat for the price.
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    Remington 700 ADL, (stay away from the BDL), or even the Remington semi-auto

    Savage 110

    Ruger MK77 (If you have the loot to drop a Timney Trigger into it. The factory trigger is far to heavy)

    Win. 70 (if made before 1964)


    Now you have to think about glass Leupold, Bushnell, Weaver, and Millit are some goodies. That I can think of, off hand.
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