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Old 03-21-2009, 02:41 AM   #21
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On a good day I can't tell the difference in recoil between a 30-06, 243, 270, and 308. They're all pretty much about 20 ft. lbs. More or less.

Army was issuing 30-06 to "civilians" who had never fired a gun. Germans were doing the same with 8mm Mausers. Army also issued the 45 ACP, and prior to that the 45 Colt, and the 1873 Springfield in 45/70 Govt. was standard issue.

Recoil shouldn't be an "issue" for full-grown adult males -- unless you're getting into stuff like the .458 Lott, 416 Rigby, which run into the 60-80 ft. lb. recoil realm

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Go with the 30-06 it is gods own rifle.

The 270 is what moses uses.

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Old 03-21-2009, 07:47 AM   #23
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Go with the 30-06 it is gods own rifle.

The 270 is what moses uses.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Hard to come up with a better all-round caliber. It's sorta like chocolate . . . hard to get wrong.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:19 AM   #24
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On a good day I can't tell the difference in recoil between a 30-06, 243, 270, and 308. They're all pretty much about 20 ft. lbs. More or less.

Army was issuing 30-06 to "civilians" who had never fired a gun. Germans were doing the same with 8mm Mausers. Army also issued the 45 ACP, and prior to that the 45 Colt, and the 1873 Springfield in 45/70 Govt. was standard issue.

Recoil shouldn't be an "issue" for full-grown adult males -- unless you're getting into stuff like the .458 Lott, 416 Rigby, which run into the 60-80 ft. lb. recoil realm
Are you Kidding, you can't tell the difference between .243 and 30-06, there is a major difference. I have put alot of 30-06 rounds down range and even after 40-60 rounds still can feel the difference between all 4 of the above rifles listed.
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i was in about the same boat as you with the 270 or 3006...
i already have a 3006 rem.7400 and i was wanting a good modern type bolt gun with a diffrent cal.,besides the k-31 swiss,8mm yugo and turkish,2 lee enfields .303,.308,8x56r,fr8,just to name a few...i have. anyways i came across a good deal on a mossberg 100atr for a great price...its chambered for the 06 which is a plus sense i have bookoos of this ammo....but i have always heard the .270 will shoot flatter and futher then the 3006?...idk?...but the best way to look at it is what ever cal. of hunting rifle i suppose thats what your doing with it?..good sighting systems is the best way to go...open sights or scoped...better to have a 100.00dollar rifle with a 1000.00scope than a 1000.00dollar rifle with a100.00dollar scope...now if your loaded with cash and money is no object by all means get both...now im not saying you cant find or buy a nice scope cheap...i cant afford 1000dollar optics.i found some nice ones at sportsmanguide.com under 100bucks...look at the guidegear scopes...pretty good...stay away from simmons!just my 1/2cent.

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M72law doesn't make any sense at all with his 100 to 1000 junk....im open to info just give me some details i can believe in

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i was just saying a good scope will out last a cheap rifle anyday..&.vise versa ..so he shouldnt be afraid to spend some money on optics,if he plans on buying a good rifle...sorry no range report here...sense i just shoot at trees..

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A really good starter rifle would be a Marlin XL7 in 30-06. They sell for less than $300. Would leave you $200 for a scope. The Bushnell Elite 3200s can be bought for under $200. Would give you an excellent rig you can take most anywhere.

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I found a Remington Sportsman 78 (Rem 700 action in a birch stock) in .270 years ago. Paid $250 for it with an old 3x9 scope. As ugly and cheap as it is, it groups really well. The wood sock is hefty with good balance. Makes it easy to hold on target.

Thought about getting a new rifle but the old dog just shoots too good. I put a Weaver Grand Slam 3.5-10x50 on it for $300. Wouldn't trade the rig for anything. Well, almost anything.

Rem 700 would be a great gun. I find the composite stocks have a squirly balance. I prefer wood, and a buddy of mine has a rubberized stock with a great feel.

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I have a safe chock full of expensive rifles with expensive scopes, but none can compare with my $300.00 Smith and Wesson i-bolt in .30-06. To remain cost consistent, I topped it with a Mueller Sport-dot illuminated reticle scope, with came in a bit under $150.00. Attach a Turner all-weather shooting sling (not a carry sling) and the package will give rifles at 5 times the cost a run for their money. I bought it for the same reason I own one pair of beat-up shoes: to extend the life of my good ones. Turns out this is my "good" rifle; the Winchesters, Weatherbys, and CZs remain in the safe.

I realize this goes against the grain of the "you get what you pay for" crowd, but so does my old Toyota.

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