As summer is approaching I am ready to set foot again on some terrain and enjoy the weather. I plan on going on several road trips, camping, boating, and hiking throughout Alaska. I am wanting to get a decent rifle less than $500.
I am wanting a Marlin 45/70,30/30,or 30-06.
I do not own any rifles yet, and this would be pretty much the first one I have shot in several years. I am wondering if the 45/70 and 06 would be too much to start out with, recoil wise. I would be carrying the gun for protection, and also plinking.
I want a scope. I know the 30-30 can come with one but I don't know if that can carry enough to offern any protection if needed.
What are your opinions? Thank you..