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Want to buy a rifle..

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Forster46, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Not sure what I want. It will be used for hunting and target shooting. I like the remington 700, I have a remington 870 12 gauge, never owned a rifle.

    Most guys who hunt go with 30.06, figured thats what I will probably end up going with. My dad has a nice .308, I just can't remember what model it is. Shoots great, probably a little too powerful for what I need.

    What are you guys using for hunting/target shooting? I am looking to get a modern firearm, not an older style.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    love my remmy 700 30.06....smooth action.....sweet shooter.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Looks like just the gun I am looking for :cool:
     
  4. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    I don't do any hunting...so take this for what its worth....

    We have a Remington 700 (.308) and its a whole-lotta gun just for target shooting. It's unfortunate that our range only goes up to 200 yards. It's an awesome rifle and can do WAY WAY more than what we're able to throw at it. Hell, there's a 600 yard range that I'm tempted to join just to shoot this thing that far.

    So - with that said.... Remington 700 (.308) for hunting? I'm guessing its a bit too powerful for basic game at shorter distances. Maybe for BIG game in Africa at longer distances....
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    .308 and 3006 are basically the same,

    Ones in a short action receiver, while the other is long,

    3006 is tailored a bit more for hunting though, as well as a little heavier bullets,

    But they are very similar,
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    I have a Remington 710 it's a 270 I love it
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    There is a gun shop like half hour away from here I was gonna stop at tomorrow and see what they have
     
  8. Jun 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    I hunt with a Remington Model 7 in 7mm-08 and for what your wanting i think it would be great. It short for carrying on your shoulder but it'll also reach out a couple hundred yards. Its actually a 7mm projectile in a .308 casing.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    You're a bit backward there. The 30-06 and 308 Win shoot the same bullet, but the 30-06 is a longer case and can hold more powder. A 30-06 would be a more powerful round. With lighter bullets, you would usually push them at about the same speed, but the difference becomes more apparent when you start shooting bullets that are 200 gr and up. Either is a great choice. A 308 will take any game in the US, and do it with less powder and less recoil in a shorter action. If you're into target shooting, there is more data out int he world for accurate/target loads in 308 than in 30-06. If you're more into hunting, there will be more premium hunting ammo loaded with great bullets in 30-06 than in 308, especially if you end up stuck buying ammo at walmart or something.

    Basically, if you're more into target shooting, go with a quality 308. If you're more into hunting, consider a quality 30-06. Now all you have to do is pick the model, lol.
     
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    What will you be hunting? What kind of terrain and distances? I have an older Remmy 788 in 243(pre 700) that I use for Deer,varmint and target. But I also have a small arsenal to go to if need be lol
     
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    OK, since I answered your question in the last post, let me throw in some opinion. For new shooters who want to shoot a lot and want some flexibility in their setups, I love the .223 Rem and recommend it highly. To me, the ideal first rifle for a new shooter is a fast-twist, bolt action 223 Rem. Something like a Savage 10 or a Rem 700 Tactical will offer amazing accuracy, and the fast twist (look for 1 in 9 at least, 1 in 8 is better) lets you shoot long and heavy bullets that will let you shoot out to 600 yards or so with really mild recoil. It costs basically nothing to reload, and you can take small game and even pronghorn/deer if your state allows it (some states set caliber minimums, like 0.243 or even 0.308).

    Learning to reload a 223 is just like loading bigger calibers, except it's cheaper, and you can shoot all day at the range without coming home with a bruised shoulder or developing a flinch. You can build a precision rifle that will keep your interest for a long time and also be very functional, accurate and economical to shoot.
     
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    Good post polymer...i second that.
     
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    What are you hunting or are you just looking at target shooting. I like the .223 but why spend the money on an AR if your hunting big game. In Washington the smallest caliber for big game is a .243. I own several firearms and hunt everything from deer and elk to ducks and coyotes. I too looked into buying an AR-15 but ended up with a Remington R25 in .243 for coyotes. I wanted a legal firearm in case a big game animal came into my call. I mainly hunt big game with my Remington model 700 7mm rem. mag. I have taken elk, deer, bear plus a few coyotes with it. I find it extremely accurate and has plenty of knock down power.
     
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    IMO he should get a .243 Win. Ammo is available anywhere, light recoil, and can be used for varmint or deer
     
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    Love my savage 243 but its for sale as the hunt camp lost the deer rights last year.. Make you a hell of a deal if you want a as new less then 10 round threw it 243.. PM me,, Jim
     
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    I use a browning a-bolt 7mm mag with adjustable muzzle break. This gun is awesome and I would highly recommend it. I use it for deer and elk and everything inbetween. The adjustable muzzle break allows you to tune the gun to any load you shoot for better accuracy and also reduces recoil by 30%. Combined with a butt pad, I can shoot this large caliber rifle all day with out getting a sore shoulder.
     
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    X2!!!!! I absolutely love my .270!
     
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    I'll tell you this, and may get hounded by a few others for saying it, when I went into the rifle market for hunting I wasn't looking for the most expensive thing I could find. I already had an expensive beretta shotgun so expensive that I almost cry everytime there is a new scratch on it from bird hunting so I wanted a rifle that I could beat up pretty good and it would still stay true on the optics and survive without a problem. I had never shot a Mossberg shotgun before nevermind their rifles but I decided to give their 100 ATR 30-06 a try and I have actually never been happier that I did. The rifle got rave reviews in guns and ammo magazine and shoots like a champ. Plus with the money that I saved I got to spend the difference in better glass up top, which makes a whole lot of difference. Just bore sighted, first time out to the range, I shot 5 rounds and placed a 1 1/2 inch group at 100 yards. Some hate the name but I swear its a great gun for what I paid and has been worth it. If the 100 ATR doesn't float your boat try the 4x4 rifle they make as it also got rave reviews. I would honestly suggest a 270 caliber for range shooting, big enough for big game and flatter arch at long distances, plus its a bit easier on the wallet. Also, look into savage firearms. Guns and ammo has sung their praises many times and I've heard nothing but good things from the brand. Hope this helps.
     
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    A 3006 is the best all around rifle. Model is up to you. I shoot a 7600 carbine synthetic. I hunt side hills with mountain laurel, hemlocks, and briars over my head. I don't care if I scratch it and it's short and compact so I get through brush a little easier than the guys with a longer rifle
     
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    X3 I love my .270 (Remington model 700) Heres a pic of a coyote that i shot running at 310 yards(probably wouldn't happen again in a million years). I have killed 4 whitetail deer with it and i'm taking it elk hunting in October. Its an excellent all around gun.

    Phone Pics 1-17-11 369.jpg
     
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