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Dahitman44

A big winner -- do I keep it?

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Dahitman44

This is a lot off topic, but I respect your opinions. I also posted this in the hunter/shooting area.

Please give some feedback.

I won a gun last night at the NWTF dinner in Moorhead.

It is a Rem. 710 bolt action 300 mag with a 24" barrel and a 3 shot mag box.

It also can with a mounted package scope -- Bushnell.

I am not excited about the scope, but should I keep the gun?

I had my choice to pick up wither that one or a 7mm model. I chose the 300 mag. I am not sure if that was a good choice or not.

I may be able to trade it in toward another gun but I would guess i would only get $200ish in a trade.

I DO NOT have an elk/moose gun and always planned on tryuing for the big game. I have a 30-06 for everything else.

Is this a good gun? Better to upgrade?

Please give me your thoughts.

Thanks

Hit

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barek68

Well Hit. if you shoot like you ice fish I would say sell all your guns. Just razen ya a little, a 300 is a nice gun witha lot of power and range should be good.

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Code-Man

300 mag is a nice gun. I would keep it if I were you unless there is one you like better. If you ask whoever/whatever that put on the auction/raffle if they can tell you who donated or where they bought the gun then sometimes you can ask that place if they want to do any trading. My dad won a Ruger Stainless 30-06 he already has 3 30-06's from his years of acquiring guns but he found out who they bought the guns from and he wanted a 300 mag for elk out in Wyoming. The guy charged my dad 100 bucks for the same gun in 300 mag so shop around and ask some questions. See if they are more willing to make a better deal.

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bak2MN

HIT THE 300 is a real good gun for elk or moose. I used a 270 when i went out to wyoming and was a little weak. The 300 is the only gun my uncle uses out there, and hes lived there for 35 years and wont shoot anything else.

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pan man

the 300 is an awsome gun nice flat trajectory compared to the 7mm with just as much punch. you'll be able to tip anything you put the crosshairs on,real good long range gun seen a guy take an elk at 850yds with one. tipped it over right where it stood. pretty spendy gun

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eyehunter

You could give it to me grin.gif

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bobber2400

If they bought it from any Fargo/mhd stores like Scheels, Sportsman Warehouse, Gander Ect... they will give you trade for purchase price for anything in the store. I have done that a few times in the last few years. Just find out where they bought it and take it back to trade.

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Dahitman44

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Cute.

But ... I am afraid ... You might be right.

;\)

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Dahitman44

Thanks a lot guys.

I think i want to keep it for elk/moose.

Just don't know if that model Rem. is any good and if I should trade up to a "fancier" one?

The scope is not good, but I will fix that.

So -- you guys say stay with the 300 mag instead of the 7 mm?

thanks

Hit

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Dahitman44

Heard the 710 was NOT a good gun.

Think I might trade it in -- the sales guy was talking about a Tika T-3 by Berretta or Remington 700 SPS --

Any thoughts out there on that?

If I am going to take a $40000 elk hunt probably shouldn't take a $300 gun?

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Code-Man

T-3 is a great gun but see what fits your way of shooting. I like Ruger but it's all just a matter of preference and wether you want a clip or not.

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HOT SPOT

I have a t-3 in a 22-250 and I love it. If you are looking to get read of it I would be interested if its the right size

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Dahitman44

I have heard of good things in the T-3 might consider that.

Does that come with a clip?

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groundswatter

Comes with a 3 shot plastic clip,the only thing that I dont like about it but it hasnt given me no trouble.

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HOT SPOT

YOU CAN GET A CLIP FOR 5 SHELLS SO THE GUN CAN HOLD 6

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Dahitman44

Great info -- keep it comin'

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Ray1

Tikka all the way. I own a 22-250 and a 25-06 and love them both. The action is really smooth, and u can adjust the trigger pull down to 2 lbs.

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Dahitman44

T3 -- just got this weekend. stainless -- nice gun. Got the .300 mag short.

No scope yet -- gun was expensive enough!

Thanks to all.

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deer-n-eyes

hit., i also won a gun ., 30.06 but im going to keep it .,i have never had a rifle till i won that one., let me know what kind od scope you put on that bad boy ., im also looking for a scope for my gun!!

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Dahitman44

which 30.96 was it?

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deer-n-eyes

oh ,.it is the cheap one ., stevens bolt action.,

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Dahitman44

Well -- at least you won something. You could trade it in like I did -- Leon did a good job for me a Skeels.

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deer-n-eyes

yes i thought of that also .,but im goin to keep it ., i really dont hunt with rifle that much anyway!! bow or smokepole., rifle as a back up .,lol

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fishuhalik

The t3 is a heck of a gun, but i think I'm more of a remington man. I think it's mostly personal preference and having confidence in what you're shooting. I shoot a rem 700 25-06 w/ a leapold mark III, haven't had the time or $ to go for the truely big game yet. My uncle actually gave it to me as a high school graduation present. I went out to his place in Denver prairie dog hunting and loved it more than his varmint guns, so he figured it'd make a good present! I'm also a big leapold man, I've never had one fog up and it's spot on every time. Works a heck of a lot better than the 30/30 I was using before! It puts down deer right now and I've used it for yotes, prairie dogs, I even got a grouse a few years back

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Dahitman44

That's, fish -- I am excited to get the T3 going.

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