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First Look: 11 Best Rifles for 2012

First Look: 11 Best Rifles for 2012

John B. Snow and Dave E. Petzal picked their favorite rifles at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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from husker415 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Where's the wood? Plastic is not walnut or laminate either. Cheaper cost is the reason for them. Don't fall for lighter weight and 'all-weather' crap.

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from MOOSE wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I hope that new T/C doesn't shoot anything like the two ProHunters my father and I purchased. We had nothing but bad luck with those two rifles but other guys still swear by them. His barrel was a 270 and mine 7mm rem mag. Couldn't get them to print. Took them back to the gun dealer and they fooled with them a few days switched scopes and all manner of ammo no dice. Very disappointed. Looking at the Browning X-Bolt for this coming season. Shot a couple of them and they are really accurate. Take care folks

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from montananative wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I have already ordered the Mossberg MVP, I can't wait to get it, its taking forever though. I don't think they are in full production yet.

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from Josey wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Andrej:
Just get her an SKS (7.62X39) in good condition. Should run you about $300. You could go to the Ruger Mini 30, but that will run you about $700.00.

Be sure to be extra careful with the SKS. Sometimes they discharge when releasing the bolt during loading. Make sure the safety is on before jacking one in the chamber. I've killed a few deer with mine. Ethical shots are limited out to about 150 yards.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I'm with Puffy-what are they trying to do, SCARE the critter to death?

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from Andrej Hurtak wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I am looking to get a rifle for my daughter this year to go deer hunting. I am set on 7.62x39 and only rifle I like is made by CZ 527. would be nice to see this caliber offered by more manufacturers.

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from Josey wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Liam needed the Montana .460 when that alpha bully challenged him at the end in the fray.

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from fisherus wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Well,
I'm not as impressed as I have been in recent years in seing what's new from the manufactures this year. I guess it's because they've done such an outstanding job bringing us new toys out in the years past that theyy don't seem to have any innovation left. Quite disappointing collection this time around

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from pbbrrgrr wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I noticed that Winchester is bringing back the Model 71. Will that be in .348 as the previous Model 71 and if so will there be .348 ammunition for sale by major manufacturers?

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Yep, nice stuff. I'll be interested to see a full review of that T/C rifle including how accurate it is.

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from BlueMNguy wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Too much gun for whitetail hunting here in MN in the woods.

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from puffy wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

My shoulder had a spasm just looking at the bore on that Montana DGR.

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Sweet looking new rifles can't wait to check them out.

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from puffy wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

My shoulder had a spasm just looking at the bore on that Montana DGR.

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from Josey wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Liam needed the Montana .460 when that alpha bully challenged him at the end in the fray.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I'm with Puffy-what are they trying to do, SCARE the critter to death?

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from montananative wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I have already ordered the Mossberg MVP, I can't wait to get it, its taking forever though. I don't think they are in full production yet.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Yep, nice stuff. I'll be interested to see a full review of that T/C rifle including how accurate it is.

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from fisherus wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Well,
I'm not as impressed as I have been in recent years in seing what's new from the manufactures this year. I guess it's because they've done such an outstanding job bringing us new toys out in the years past that theyy don't seem to have any innovation left. Quite disappointing collection this time around

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from Josey wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Andrej:
Just get her an SKS (7.62X39) in good condition. Should run you about $300. You could go to the Ruger Mini 30, but that will run you about $700.00.

Be sure to be extra careful with the SKS. Sometimes they discharge when releasing the bolt during loading. Make sure the safety is on before jacking one in the chamber. I've killed a few deer with mine. Ethical shots are limited out to about 150 yards.

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from BlueMNguy wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Too much gun for whitetail hunting here in MN in the woods.

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from pbbrrgrr wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I noticed that Winchester is bringing back the Model 71. Will that be in .348 as the previous Model 71 and if so will there be .348 ammunition for sale by major manufacturers?

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from Andrej Hurtak wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I am looking to get a rifle for my daughter this year to go deer hunting. I am set on 7.62x39 and only rifle I like is made by CZ 527. would be nice to see this caliber offered by more manufacturers.

-1 Good Comment? | | Report
from MOOSE wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I hope that new T/C doesn't shoot anything like the two ProHunters my father and I purchased. We had nothing but bad luck with those two rifles but other guys still swear by them. His barrel was a 270 and mine 7mm rem mag. Couldn't get them to print. Took them back to the gun dealer and they fooled with them a few days switched scopes and all manner of ammo no dice. Very disappointed. Looking at the Browning X-Bolt for this coming season. Shot a couple of them and they are really accurate. Take care folks

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Sweet looking new rifles can't wait to check them out.

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from husker415 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Where's the wood? Plastic is not walnut or laminate either. Cheaper cost is the reason for them. Don't fall for lighter weight and 'all-weather' crap.

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