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I am in the market for a 270 Win rifle. I'm looking because hunting season is here and I don't have any rifles besides my AR-15. I am familiar with them, as my dad has 270s, 30-30s, 30-06, I just don't want to borrow his guns to go hunting. It's time now to start my own collection.

I was at the local wally world today, and saw a Remington 770 black synthetic . It was a nice looking gun, had a scope on it. The price was $350 before an additional $50 rebate from Remington. I thought $300 for a new 270 is a pretty good price so called up pops and asked his opinion. He said that with hunting conditions in Fl it would be best to get a pump action rather than a bolt action because if I have to make a follow up shot it would be easier to re-acquisition the deer? I was hoping I would only need one shot...but I could be wrong I guess?

All input is appreciated, and let me know what 270's you suggest.

This is the gun I saw: Remington Model 770™
 

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I would look at the Marlin XL7C bolt rifle in 270. It is scope ready but does not include scope. Where I work we sell them for $339.

Realtree camo composite stock, ProFire fully adjustable trigger, fluted bolt, sling points, scope rail, button rifled barrel, blah blah.
 

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I've heard mixed reviews on that Remington, mainly because of a sticky action (regardless of the amount of oil/grease used) and the bolts appear to be die cast. I hunted in Florida for 20 years with a bolt action .30-06 and cycled the bolt easier than I could with a pump. I hunted in the Panhandle, Ocala, north of Tampa and by Sebring - from jungle-like conditions to semi-open flatlands. For similar cash outlay, I'd recommend either the Mossberg 4x4 or the ATR. See O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. - Firearms, Shotguns, Rifles, Accessories, and Precision Machining and Mossberg 100 ATR 30-06 22" New : Bolt Action at GunBroker.com (yeah, it's a .30-06, but the price.....). I think you'll be happier with a bolt action. Edit: Tally's point about the Marlin is good advice. Good reviews and great price!

Your best bet is to find a Mossberg or Savage COMBO (rifle and scope), or to spend an extra $100 or so and upgrade to a Remington 700 (look hard and you can find one). Don't settle on something unless $$ requires you to settle. If you can wait another month or so and get some extra $$, upgrade. You'll be happier in the long run.
 

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Savage makes great ugly guns. Shoots well. Handles well. Well priced. Not the prettiest.

Go for the bolt action. Shoot 'em right the first time and you won't need a follow up shot.
 

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Savage makes great ugly guns. Shoots well. Handles well. Well priced. Not the prettiest.

Go for the bolt action. Shoot 'em right the first time and you won't need a follow up shot.

+1. If price is an issue, bang for the buck, it's tough to beat the Savage bolts. Their trigger is outstanding. Consider a 270 WSM too. The shorter action is a real benefit and the ballistics are outstanding.
 

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shoot. get the bait shop special weatherby for 399. good gun for the $$$
 

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A son of a good friend bought a Rem 770. He had some problem, exchanged it also problems, and finally got his money back.

I like Rem rifles, but I would go for the M 700 or a lightweight model. I have a Pre 64 M 70s in .270, but something like that would be more expensive. I have a M 700 in 7MM Mag that I have used for about 45 years, and it has done well. For deer, antelope, and similar size game I prefer the .270.

I think the .270 is an excellent choice for the US.

I have never used a Savage, but they do have good reputations.

For me I like as light a rifle as I can get that shoots well. You carry a rifle more than you shoot it.

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Jerry
 

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do not get the 770 or the 710 remingtons the actions are dust collectors just to let you know
 

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Which is my favorite deer rifle.
+1 on the Winchester. I have a Classic Sporter LT with a Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40. It routinely makes me look like a world class sniper. My friends and family/in-laws just stand with their mouth gaped open as I easily cut bullet holes one on top of each other in the target at the range.
 

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I'd go with a SS Tikka T3 Lite or even Hunter or laminated (if you can find one). I'm keeping an eye out for a Tikka in 7mm-08/.308 myself right now. A good deal on a nice Savage w/Accutrigger, Winchester Featherweight (pre 64) or Remington Mountain LSS/Model 7 would quickly grab my attention also though.
 
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