The winery I was hunting rabbit at have some deer, and the owners are interested in having some Venison. I’ve been there today to check it out, and there’s a deer stand that’s in decent nick, and I saw at least 3 individual deer whilst I was there.
Realising that I know nada about centrefire brands and models, I figured I would ask you guys for help choosing one.
I’m hoping to spend around the 1800-2000 mark for a scope and a rifle. It’s not a firm budget, I’m happy to spend more or less if there’s something that’s a good value proposition. I’m looking for the rifle to be kinda general purpose, in that I can hunt with it, but it’s also something I can maybe do some medium range plinking with.
I’ve had a squiz online, and a look at my LGS, and there’s a few options that I’m considering.
I’ve found a used one apparently in excellent condition for 1000 in stainless with a meh scope, and there was a new varmint with a muzzle brake as well for 1350, though both are in NSW. My LGS has a lite in stainless for 1495, but I think if I shop around town, it can be had for cheaper
My LGS has a Sako A7 for 1500, and it feels nice to hold.
The LGS also has a Kimber 84M in stainless for 1450. That was really light, but the barrel looked really thin. Is that something you could plink with, or a more dedicated hunting platform?
Just stumped with options tbh. And that’s not even getting into what scope to put on it lol.