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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by silvertip-co » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:59 pm

ya really need two...a .222 .223 .224 .225 for varmints
and a 7mm rem mag or 7mmSTW or 7mm wby mag for western big game.
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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by M.Bird » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:08 pm

Everyone is talking about how far and how fast, what happen to hunting, not long range shooting?

I have rifles that have and will hit targets at 1000yds, I don’t shoot elk or deer at that distance (any more, yes I have killed animals at long range), I enjoy getting closer now days, I enjoy hunting and out smarting my quarry.

Any of the caliber will do the job, personnel choice is 30-06 with 165gr at 2850fps, this has dropped any elk or deer that I have done my part on.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by CK1 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:43 am

I agree with M. Bird. I don't care how wide open the area you are hunting is you can get a lot closer than 600 yards.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by waynedevore » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:21 am

CK1 wrote:I agree with M. Bird. I don't care how wide open the area you are hunting is you can get a lot closer than 600 yards.
These guys have it exactly right. :thumb

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by shmobag » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:48 pm

I got a remington 700 chambered in 300 win mag. All factory. with a leupold vx-III 3.5-10x40. and made a custom load for it. This year i shot my cow elk at 821 yds. cant beat it.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by CaHntr » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:32 pm

I have always shot a 7mm. Bought my first Ruger in 7mm when I was 17. The barrel got rusted so I had to buy a new one. All my buddies tried to talk me into a Rem700. I did some research and decided on a Savage also in 7mm. I handloaded my own ammo and am able to put 3 shots in a penny size hole. Cant complain with that. I have not missed an animal with it yet. Thought he longest shot has only just over 500yrds. I have a Zeiss Conquest 4.5x14x44 scope on it that I want to put target reticles on so I can practice at long range. I have alway been able to close the distance on the game that I hunt but long range looks to be fun as long as you practice at it and take an ethical shot. I hunt mule deer and elk.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by Bigd7400 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:11 pm

Ive got a Tikka T3 in 300WSM thats a dream to pack and shoots much better than I can so that would be my top choice, and with a burris 3x9 with ballistic plex reticle I can stroke em out to 400yds all day. As for Savages my brother has a model 110 that extremely reasonable ie cheap that shoots 3/4" groups at 100yd in 30/06. So you could probably get away with a savage for around $300 and another $300 for something like a Burris 4.5x14 and be well on your way to an inexpensive medium range(4-500yd) gun.
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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by southwind » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:09 pm

This is that old Ford or Chevy argument but all those rifles and cartridges will work fine for you. Me personally I like the Tikka T3 and the 300wsm. They are all capable of the distance you mentioned too and once hit in the right spot "Dead is Dead" as they say.

The 7mm and 6.5's have had a lot of attention lately because of high BC bullet offerings in VLD bullets but it is a fact that the 300 magnums have won more 1000 yard competitions than any other cartridge. Most of the time when you see comparisons it is done so to show ones personal bias towards a cartridge and not always apples to apples.

Again, they are great choices just look at those mentioned and see which one you fall in love with. You won't go wrong.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by woody622 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:48 am

I bought the remington 700 .300 ultra mag this past summer. I got the ultra mag for longer distance shots(500+ yards), shot it 3 times at the range spot on, and dropped my first 6x6 elk with one shot this fall. Highly recommend the gun, its a lot of power, but you can shoot a smaller grain of bullet and it'll still be a perfect deer rifle if needed.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle

Post by JimmyB » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:22 am

I switched from a 30-06 to a 300 win mag and absolutely love it
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