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    I'm looking for a hunting rifle. Mostly deer in upstate NY. I want a wood stock. For some reason I want a wood stock for my hunting rifle. I have this picture in my head of passing down a hunting rifle with a wood stock to my son. A composite stock doesn't do it for me. I'm thinking chambered in .308.

    I've been looking at the Remington 700, but there are many variations and I don't know which is best for my purpose.

    What other rifles should I be looking at with a wood stock, bolt action and chambered .308. I want to spend $1,000 max without a scope.

    #2
    I've hunted for 40 years, one thing I can attest to is hunting rifle stocks can take a beating in the northeast. There's lots of thickets and low brush you will be navigating through and dings happen.

    My 30-06 looks like its been through World War 2 but I wouldn't have it either way.
    "Except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall God governs in the affairs of men. I have lived, Sir, a long time..."
    Ben Franklin, arguably our least faith driven founding father

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      #3
      A Weatherby Vanguard Sporter is a great rifle.
      van_s2_sporter_dbm.jpg
      "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
      - Thomas Jefferson

      "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."
      - James Madison

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        #4
        I love my BLR (browning lever)

        Eta: not a bolt, but they claim to be just as accurate as a bolt with I think an easier action for hunting

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          #5
          Cant go wrong with a Tikka either
          "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
          - Thomas Jefferson

          "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."
          - James Madison

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            #6
            Winchester model 70 , ,good trigger and a three position safety , was shooting it last night

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              #7
              For $1,000 you have a fair number of options. I'd go with M-14's suggestion and look at a recent production model 70. You could also look at a Kimber. That will be right around $1,000. Personally, if you are hunting upstate I'd look at the Marlin 336. You could find a nice JM stamped 30-30 or 35 rem and have quite a bit of cash left over. They are perfect for hunting upstate.

              Eta: I just realized you are looking for a bolt action. Forget the Marlin and look at the Winchester Model 70.

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                #8
                You said you're looking for something in .308 and you're looking at the 700's. It's going to herd to argue with millions of 700's out there taking game every year.
                Most manufacturers are going to offer something close to what you're looking for and close to your price point.
                I own a 700 and have owned a couple and I must admit I like mine, but I have a soft spot for Finnish rifles. I'd have a look at this if I were in your shoes.
                Well within your dollar range and a damn fine action.

                http://www.eurooptic.com/tikka-t3-hu...ith-rings.aspx

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by M-14BULLETTS View Post
                  Winchester model 70 , ,good trigger and a three position safety , was shooting it last night
                  This. ^^^ I have the feather weight in 308. Great rifle and very accurate. The model 70s coming out of the new factory are a big improvement
                  Last edited by FastPhil; 05-05-2016, 08:17 PM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Hannco View Post
                    I've hunted for 40 years, one thing I can attest to is hunting rifle stocks can take a beating in the northeast. There's lots of thickets and low brush you will be navigating through and dings happen.

                    My 30-06 looks like its been through World War 2 but I wouldn't have it either way.
                    I've walked, climbed, ran and crawled through all sorts of brush.'I use removable camo tape to protect my rifle.
                    I'm also real careful with it.
                    me and everything else gets torn to shit. But not my rifle
                    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
                      I've walked, climbed, ran and crawled through all sorts of brush.'I use removable camo tape to protect my rifle.
                      I'm also real careful with it.
                      me and everything else gets torn to shit. But not my rifle
                      good protect your rifle......
                      i use a large handgun now , no worries stainless , if i can resize my excesivly large pictures i would post a pict

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                        #12
                        My hunting rifle is a lever action, wood furniture. It has marks and dings, but its the rifle I use and shoot the most, gives it character. Just remember, your hunting rifle is bound to get marked up, dont get upset over it.
                        "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
                        - Thomas Jefferson

                        "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."
                        - James Madison

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                          #13
                          Get a made in USA rifle. Foreign gun company workers don't have a vote in US elections, why give them the money.
                          Any American made bolt action in that price range will shoot as good as any other.
                          I'm partial to Kimber and Savage. I agree with you totally about the wood stocks, and for the same reason.
                          Ballistic: "Grif... You are my legal eagle spirit animal...."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hannco View Post
                            I've hunted for 40 years, one thing I can attest to is hunting rifle stocks can take a beating in the northeast. There's lots of thickets and low brush you will be navigating through and dings happen.

                            My 30-06 looks like its been through World War 2 but I wouldn't have it either way.
                            I can remember letting my son carry my then new Remington 7600 on his 1st deer hunt. An hour into the hunt he slips on a rock and gouges the finish, and I'm a little peeved. 20 years later, I look back on that ding fondly and remember that first hunt. Unless you are a gun flipper, you can't worry about dings.
                            Ballistic: "Grif... You are my legal eagle spirit animal...."

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
                              I've walked, climbed, ran and crawled through all sorts of brush.'I use removable camo tape to protect my rifle.
                              I'm also real careful with it.
                              me and everything else gets torn to shit. But not my rifle
                              When I hunt, I focus on movement and sound-both mine and game. My deer rifle is a tool, well worn but well cared for after its done its job. I respect it but value myself more than it.
                              "Except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall God governs in the affairs of men. I have lived, Sir, a long time..."
                              Ben Franklin, arguably our least faith driven founding father

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