View Full Version : WTB: Deer Rifle

05-16-2011, 08:33 PM
Looking for a decent deer hunting rifle for my girlfriend. She's done plenty of shotgun shooting, so use to recoil, just want something thats not to heavy, and would prefer to already have a scope mounted but not a bid deal. Thanks.

05-17-2011, 05:38 AM
skatedcshoes, if you're looking at something NIB take a look at the Savage Package Series rifles. Start at:


Then choose 'centerfire'-->'package series'

These come with an inexpensive 3x9 scope with either a wood or fiberglass stock.

Hope this helps!


old Grump
05-17-2011, 01:32 PM
I second that recommendation, the Model: 11 FCXP3 in either .243 or .308 would be all the gun she would ever need.

05-21-2011, 06:08 AM
Thanks guys, we/she recently found a used bolt action Howa 1500 .243 win with scope. I told her she should wait and try looking for a new one but she seemed to like the Howa so put a down payment on it and should have it paid off in a short amount of time.

old Grump
05-21-2011, 07:45 AM
Howa 1500 has a good reputation, I think she will probably be very happy with it.

05-21-2011, 10:55 AM
Do not forget the lever action rifles. The Marlin .35 comes to mind.

05-21-2011, 11:55 PM
Just found out a friend of mine needs to get rid of all of his guns asap and has been trying to find someone to buy his Remington 750 woodsmaster semi-auto with a Nikon buckmaster 3-9X50 scope. After he bought it new, he zeroed the scope in and got his deer within first couple days and has been in a safe since. He said 500 firm, anyone know what they go for minor used in very good condition with the Nikon buckmaster scope?

05-22-2011, 07:01 AM
skatedcshoes, this seems like a fair price for the combination. The Remington 750 used would probably sell for $400-$450 normally and the Nikon would add $150-$175. Sounds like you friend is in need of some fast cash. For you it would make a good deal in my opinion.