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Old 12-22-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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I'm looking into buying a hunting rifle. I grew up hunting with my grandfather but stopped when I got old enough to drive, and got a car, job, hang out buddies, girls, etc....Now, my 12 year old has told me he wants me to teach him about hunting. I learned with a 30/30 rifle. I'm shopping for rifles and I have found a pretty large assortment of prices for what seems to be the same rifle. As far as a 30/30 goes, what is a good price to pay new, and any manufacturers to stay away from? Thanks for the help.
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Not sure which ones to stay away from. I learned with a 32 Win. Special and still have it today. Can't go wrong with a Winchester. You might want to look at Henry rifles they're nice rifles too, I bought one for my son and it's a pretty sweet little rifle. Price wise shop around and find the best deal you could order one online and have it shipped to one of your local FFL dealers and do the paper work there.
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I've seen them priced from $300-$600. Just not sure why the wide variance in price for the same rifle. Could be number of rounds it will hold, or type of sites, or maybe just the finish on the wood. I don't remember the manufacturer of my old one. It was sold 20-25 years ago. The local sporting goods store here has a couple priced around $350. I just don't want to end up with something made with inferior parts and have something break that could injure the shooter.
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Yeah not sure about the difference in price, might be a walnut stock vs. a pre fab stock, different type of sights? Myself I would stay away from the questionable manufactures and get something a bit nicer for his first rifle. He's going to remember and cherish this for the rest of his life and possibly hand it down to his children.
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Youth model 243 they are not that expensive and make a good gun for someone starting out. That is what my son learned to hunt with.
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I'm looking into buying a hunting rifle. I grew up hunting with my grandfather but stopped when I got old enough to drive, and got a car, job, hang out buddies, girls, etc....Now, my 12 year old has told me he wants me to teach him about hunting. I learned with a 30/30 rifle. I'm shopping for rifles and I have found a pretty large assortment of prices for what seems to be the same rifle. As far as a 30/30 goes, what is a good price to pay new, and any manufacturers to stay away from? Thanks for the help.
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Try Bud's Gun Shop online they usually have some pretty good deals going on.
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You can find MUCH better values for bolt action rifles than for lever actions. You can get say a Ruger American for $325-ish new, andyou don't have to worry about someone having garage monkeyed it orit just being used up. In my experience, the .30-30 doesn't kill deer to the same level of efficiency as stuff like the .243, .270, and .30-06 anyway. My final point, begging you to change your ways LOL, is guns with external hammers have caused many kids to accidentally fire their weapons. A Ruger American Youth rifle in .243 would be an outstanding choice.

Now, as for .30-30 lever guns, there are different price ranges for different models. You may like Winchesters, but Marlin 336's are cheaper and just as effective. You can get a Marlin Glenfield model .30-30 for $350, I have seen quite a few forsalein that price range. Winchester are usually more expensive, but there are some models like the Ranger M94's that are affordable.

I can't complain too much about the .30-30 hammered lever guns, my dad started me out on the .30-30 7 years ago, I killed my first buck with it at age 10.... He taught me well and I never had a problem. He bought me a .243 the next year and I just killed the biggest PA buck in my families known history with the .243... Other stuff works. Good luck and keep safe while teaching your young'in.
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A Remington Model 710... Very accurate rifles with excellent triggers, sadly their achilles heel is they have a plastic bolt stop, sometimes causing the bolt of the rifle tobreak the bolt stop and come out of the gun completely if you apply too much force. It's a shame that they don't have metalbolt stops...
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Remington issued a recall on all its rifles recently, I believe.

I'm going to be in the market for a new rifle as well. I had taken a long hiatus from hunting and went out this past year with an old Winchester 94 manufactured close to 30 years ago. I didn't see a thing and the weather was miserable.

I have a crossbow as well for archery season. I saw tons of deer and some really nice bucks, but they were all too far out for me to feel comfortable taking a shot. They all went into hiding in rifle season when all the yahoos were out stomping around the woods drinking beer and shooting at anything that moved.
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