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I am a new person to rifles and was hoping that you may recommend a decent rifle for shooting long distance (deer hunting) using a .243 caliber. I like the rifle to be in black with a stainless barrell.


I was told that remington, Ruger and Winchester make good rifles. Any thoughts? Any model suggestions or concerns I should be aware of?


Thanks,


Joe

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Joe, with you having just joined today, folks around here may be apprehensive about making many suggestions, especially in light of recent shootings across the nation. Let's face it, we don't know you and you don't know us. That being said, here's my thought:  My recommendation would be to check with your local Arms Dealer. This is for a variety of reasons:


* you can tell them what you want, and they can steer you in the right direction


* you can physically look at the rifle and get a feel for it


* you can compare prices for your needs


* you can check with the Dealer for any accessories you may need


* they are making a sale and won't give you sarcastic comments (that you're liable to get here - be prepared for those)


* they can do the appropriate background check


 


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Buy a quality rifle the first time. If you buy cheap you will sell it in a short period and lose money on it. My personal choice is Remington 700.

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 Bump 36TR...


No offense, but giving gun advice to any new and/or LE unverified members is not what this site is about.  Advice today, officer shot and killed tomorrow...


Having the proper Attitude and Mental Preparation combined with proper Training gives you the tools needed to Think, Act, and Be Safe...

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 And I hope others on here agree w/ me and provide no advice...


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The only advice I will offer up is this...


Police link is not the place i would go to looking for advice on deer hunting.  There are plenty of other websites/forums for this try one of those.

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First of all I want to thank you for your candor. The reason I was asking on this forum is because I own mostly tactical firearms. I'm trying to consolidate on my firearms (too many guns). I wanted to purchase a dual purpose rifle that can provide home defense as well be able to hunt deer. What I was hoping for was personal experience from a Police officers perspective on dependablitly and quality.I already have the deer hunters perspective from my friends.


thanks,


Joe

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36TR says ...

Joe, with you having just joined today, folks around here may be apprehensive about making many suggestions, especially in light of recent shootings across the nation. Let's face it, we don't know you and you don't know us. That being said, here's my thought:  My recommendation would be to check with your local Arms Dealer. This is for a variety of reasons:


* you can tell them what you want, and they can steer you in the right direction


* you can physically look at the rifle and get a feel for it


* you can compare prices for your needs


* you can check with the Dealer for any accessories you may need


* they are making a sale and won't give you sarcastic comments (that you're liable to get here - be prepared for those)


* they can do the appropriate background check


 



You were right about the comments.

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joeandmich says ...



snip* I wanted to purchase a dual purpose rifle that can provide home defense as well be able to hunt deer.



Well Joe, now you're talking two entirely different weapons. Home defense with a long range rifle? Not a real good idea. A rifle designed for long range will go through multiple walls, to include your exterior wall and the neighbor's wall (assuming you have neighbors close to you). Personal defense weapons for use inside the home should consist of a weapon that would not penetrate walls, or at the most - one wall.


Again, I would suggest speaking with a Arms Dealer. They will tell you the same thing.


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