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IMO the best econo rifle ever is the Ruger American series. But then, I like a good trigger. They are so popular there is a used market, as well.


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It's a Burris Fullfield E1 3-9x40 3P#4 Illuminated dot. I was only minutes away from getting some heavy rain. I gave it two clicks left then shot the 4 inch 100 yard plate and 8 inch two hundred yard plate. Good to go.

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The cheap Remington 700s at Wallyworld and Academy before the bankruptcy. Also the cheap Weatherby Vanguards about 5+ rears ago. These were rifles built to last a lifetime. No plastic mags or bolt parts.


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Originally Posted by Talus_in_Arizona
IMO the best econo rifle ever is the Ruger American series. But then, I like a good trigger. They are so popular there is a used market, as well.

Agreed

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While all mentioned rifles work as intended, the TC Venture was a superior built rifle. It is a bit heavy but fit and finish seems far above the other brands.

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Seems it wasn't too long ago that Marlin lever guns were considered budget guns.

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Savage 219 was offered in a combo deal with two barrels. Most common was 30-30 and 20 gauge barrels. This single shot was famous for its accuracy.

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Tikka T3.

Used to be a budget gun anyway.


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Originally Posted by PaulBarnard
Seems it wasn't too long ago that Marlin lever guns were considered budget guns.

Now they're gold. Guys want $7-800 now for a Glenfield or Western Auto Marlin. It's nuts. Same thing for Ted Williams Winchester 94s

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Handi rifle

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Model 70 or 94 ranger series

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It wasn't a KMart special type of econo rifle but it was priced about the same as a Remington 700: SigArms SHR 970. I still have mine with a few barrels and it's the best OEM shooter I've ever had.

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Handi rifle
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Marlin X7.

It was stupid leadership at Remington that discontinued it. The same leadership that bankrupted them I believe. Shocker….


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There a a few exceptions but most budget rifles are cheap because they are built cheaply with inferior junk parts. I own one such rifle. It shoots good but otherwise it’s ugly and built cheaply.

I would rather have 2 or 3 heirloom quality rifles than 3 safes full of junk budget rifles. Even if I had to save a couple extra months for a quality rifle/scope.

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Ruger American Predator Series.


Chinese SKS (1960s) Series.


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Originally Posted by ridgerunner_ky
There a a few exceptions but most budget rifles are cheap because they are built cheaply with inferior junk parts. I own one such rifle. It shoots good but otherwise it’s ugly and built cheaply.

I would rather have 2 or 3 heirloom quality rifles than 3 safes full of junk budget rifles. Even if I had to save a couple extra months for a quality rifle/scope.



When you hit what you aim at, where you aim at...does NOT matter if its an heirloom when actually shooting.

Nice to own beautiful, valuable or hard-to-acquire, well cared for firearms, however.


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Originally Posted by SheriffJoe
Originally Posted by ridgerunner_ky
There a a few exceptions but most budget rifles are cheap because they are built cheaply with inferior junk parts. I own one such rifle. It shoots good but otherwise it’s ugly and built cheaply.

I would rather have 2 or 3 heirloom quality rifles than 3 safes full of junk budget rifles. Even if I had to save a couple extra months for a quality rifle/scope.



When you hit what you aim at, where you aim at...does NOT matter if its an heirloom when actually shooting.

Nice to own beautiful, valuable or hard-to-acquire, well cared for firearms, however.

I’m not talking about show pieces. I’m talking about quality built rifles that are accurate as well.

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Marlin XS/XL 7

^^ This one ^^

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