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Can't go wrong with many of the suggestions.

For a classic all-around rifle, I'd go with:

Winchester Model 70 Supergrade - ~$1400

Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm  - ~$1000

Talley Rings and bases - ~$150

Great looking package.

BTW - Great choice of caliber!

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2 hours ago, Swamprat said:

I bought a Ruger American for less than $500. In 7mm-08.  I put a good quality scope on it and good to go.  Used it to drop my PA cow elk.   

Not a rifle hunter so it was my first experience with a bolt gun.  Shooting with a backpack(hunting scenario) as a rest I easily got 2" groups at 150 yards.  I'm sure it does better if locked into a gun vise on a bench. It's a no frills gun that does the job well.  I'd recommend it.  

How long did it take for you to draw a cow elk tag?

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24 minutes ago, flat9999 said:

That's a Supergrade and MSRP. Could prolly get it for a bit less.

From what I've been reading, it's been a very long time (if ever) since the Model 70s were made as well as they are now.


I have a pre 64, made great,  by craftsman 

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Lots of great suggestions guys, thanks!

So I’m not “dead set” on a .270, but I’m looking for something that doesn’t have too much recoil so I can shoot it “for fun” as well as take deer/bear.  
I have been looking at the Christensen Arms rifles, very nice. 

So while I have you guys, someone mentioned the controlled feed vs. push feed actions. 
I’m  not too familiar with the difference, and is it something I should consider? 

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