North Dakota Fishing and Hunting Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all. Haven't hunted in 15 yrs. Ran all over NA killing animals. Getting back and looking to buy a new rifle.Will be hunting in upstate NY for whitetails. Want a 280 in a factory bolt. Have 5 Ruger 77s and 4 Weatherbys in various calibers.

Because I have been out of this fr so long, nothing in stainless and synthetic. Leaning to another Ruger Hawkeye but would like to hear any opinions re choices. Tnx

Price rang is between $700.00 and $1200.00
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
484 Posts
Welcome to the forum! Take a look at the Tikkas. They are very accurate right out of the box and you won't find a smoother working bolt. You can find one for around $600 or so and can use the remaining money on a high quality scope.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
204 Posts
Cant go wrong with another Ruger or the 280.That said as much as I like my Rugers I think just for a little variety I'll likely go with Remington for my next bolt gun and likely the model 7 in 7-08.Still I have no plans to buy until next spring or summer and there are plenty of others I plan to look at.Particularly the new Thompson Icon bolt gun.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top