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What should my first hunting rifle be? (not 22lr)
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I was thinking,
I'm reaching the age of 16 and my dad offered to buy me my first hunting rifle. Which one should I get or what do you guys recommend?
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>>29283019
Why are you asking a bunch of strangers on an Indonesian noodle-drawing forum instead of asking your old man?
If he's willing to buy you one he clearly has some inclination towards firearms.

Also, if you're implying pic-related, then no, Mosins are not a starter rifle.
Get a 30-30.

Also, never include the fact you're underage when posting.
I'm passed the age of giving a shit how old you are, so long as you aren't causing trouble, but some users are autistic.
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>>29283074
*past
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>>29283019
18 to post. Enjoy your ban genius.
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>>29283074
Mosins are a great babby's first rifle
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>>29283019
>16
4chan is 18+, friend.
why not just go with something basic like a winchester 70, remington 700, or ruger american?
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I surprised my 15yo brother with a Remington 11-87. Personally, I'd suggest asking for an AR-308 or a Savage 11 Lightweight Hunter.
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>>29283074
>Mosins are not a starter rifle.
for what reason?
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>>29283458
cuz le slavshit maymay
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>>29283458
because they're relatively cheap, loud, novelty of owning military surplus, basically a throwaway that can be a beater without any regard for consequence. If you get a decent one they can actually shoot fairly straight.
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>>29283019
its hard to go wrong for a hunting rifle. It really depends on what you are hunting and where.
so what kind of terrain are hunting in and what are you hunting?

>>29283074
I agree mosins do not lend themselves to being hunting rifles, they are heavy and cumbersome. a great hunting rifle is 16-20 inches in length, has a short smooth trigger and light weight. a mosin is neither, i think its more of a collectors gun or if you need one gun on budget.
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>>29283522
yes, I agree with everything you said. which is why I'm confused why anon thinks they're not good first rifles.
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>>29283427
>mosins are a good first rifle
look we spotted the noguns
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>>29283600
he is asking for a good first hunting rifle not a general rifle
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>>29283019
PS90
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>>29283019
Mini 14 is a good route, or an M1A if there is a big budget. Practical and tactical
Enjoy your ban
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>>29283602
Actually an M91/30 was my first rifle but nah you're right
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>>29283583
m38s are about the same weight and length as your average hunting rifle. trigger is easy enough to make pretty nice, and polishing the bolt makes the action pretty smooth.
as long as the bore and crown are fine, they make fine hunting rifles. not saying op should get one, just that they're not bad.
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>>29283649
mini 14, really? .223 is a varmint caliber. if you want to hunt large game OP do not touch the stuff.
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>>29283669
>you can't hunt with 223
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>>29283669
he wants to hunt "road game" also known as drifters
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>>29283666
but for the price you could buy a much better hunting rifle, and the trigger on a mosin will always suck(even with a trigger job) unless you buy an after market one.
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>>29283666
Mosins have been used / are used in Russia for hunting since the start of the 20th century.
They're a fine rifle, but certainly not a starting gun.
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>>29283717
> certainly not a starting gun
how?
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>>29283669
Hopefully you're trolling and not actually this stupid
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>>29283019
>I'm reaching the age of 16
Real fucking smart.
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>>29283696
No its under powered and too small, even Eugene stoner hated that the US military adopted it.
.223 is for small game, its just an overpowered .22.
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>>29283731
Because they are heavy and have a bit of recoil, among other things.
It's the same as recommending an Enfield as a starter, it makes no sense.

If it comes to a starting rifle overall, it should be a .22lr.
If it comes to a starting hunting rifle, a 30-30 is the best bet.
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>>29283600
Ammo isn't cheap anymore, and almost no nugget is as accurate as an off the shelf new production sub $300 rifle. I.e savage axis
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>>29283019
where and what are you hunting?
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>>29283731
Heavy recoil, tricky to reload using stripper clips, shitty trigger, and they're pretty bulky.
It's nice to learn how to disassemble and clean them, however.
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>>29283746
Google .223 wounds and get back to me.
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>>29283759
30-30 has taken more game than any other caliber in the united states.
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>>29283772
Inb4
>the most dangerous game
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Anything in .300 win mag. I got one as my first hunting rifle at 13. Great round, toughens up yer shoulder, and can hunt anything. In canada here it's also not that bad price wise, but we also don't have much of a milsurp market besides sks food
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>>29283019
Ruger american or Tikka T3

either .308 or .30-06
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>>29283783
.308 will surpass. 7.62 real fucking NATO
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>>29283781
Google .308 wounds and get back to me.
.223 is good for killing men who are 250lbs and their heart is only 6inches deep. A deer or hog are much harder to kill than a human being just try catching a moose broad side and see how much is pisses him off.
Are you even a hunter?
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>>29283759
>>29283777
my first gun was a mosin and i have literally had none of these issues.
>recoil, heavy
maybe for a fuccboi
and i was 5'5 135lbs
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>>29283382
when does that ever happen except the same like 5 screenshots everone has seen. mods give no fucks
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>>29283746
> falling for bait 2016
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>>29283823
did you hike 10 miles into the bush, kill it and drag it out on your back or did you park 50 yards from you stand then drive you truck to what ever you killed.
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>>29283019
Get a Howa 1500. Not too pricey, accurate, overall breddy gud. My girl has one in .270 and I steal it fairly often for range days because I like it so much.
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>>29283850
I only hunt drifters or the occasional dindu, should i feel the need for a hood safari
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>>29283850
he hiked .001 miles to his moms car and went down the road to the range, shot his 180 rounds and later went home and wacked off to anime, so no he didnt carry shit
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>>29283888
they are nice
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>>29283903
More like .2 miles into your bitch's snatch
>BOOM REKT
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>>29283019
Anything that says Savage and is chambered for .243. Light recoil. delightfully huge muzzle blast, kills stuff dead. It's like a boy-sized 25-06.
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Few things

-I said 16 so that people could factor in that I was young
-I lift around 90 pounds so a heavy rifle wouldn't be that much of a problem
-I put a picture of a mosin nagant for reference
-Thank you for the suggestions
-I might get a 30-30 but some places out where I live don't sell the ammo for cheap
-I have shot 7.62x39, 5.56 NATO, 30-aught-six rounds, win magnum, and some .223's
-I am hunting up near Midland Texas (it's my grandfather's land)
-I am hunting commonplace deer, buck, and some rodents

Just so you gents know.
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>>29283019
30-30 lever action
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>>29284384
How much are we talking on a gun like that?
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>>29283019
You mean 19?

Also, anything surplus. You can, in fact, hunt with irons.
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>>29283019
>16

MODS
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>>29284382
>le quote everyone meme
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>>29283019
>I'm reaching the age of 16
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>>29283696
Just because you can doesn't make it ideal.
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>>29284345
>30-aught-six rounds
lol
But seriously, the 30-30 would be a pretty decent round. I'd also look into rifles chambered in .308, 30-06, .270, etc. for deer. I personally wouldn't want to go for a fucking mosin. If you're specifically wanting a rifle to hunt with, get a hunting rifle. Also, it doesn't matter how much you can lift, shit like that starts to take a toll the longer you walk with it. Not saying you can't do it, I'm just saying. Depending on what you mean by"rodents" you could use anything from a .22lr to a .223, depending on what you're wanting to shot and what you plan on doing with it.
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>>29283019
ruger 10/22
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>>29285599
300-500 used or new
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