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Old 12-29-2011, 03:47 AM   #121
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Apparently I was a few minutes late, hope you enjoy it. Did you go with the -06?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:29 AM   #122
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I went with .308
Mostly due to trajectory. Ammo options were a little better ( at least at the shops I frequent)

So far I have gotten some slack for buying a cheap rifle. Not opting for a thousand dollar gun. My 870 gets the same response on the pond and in the trap house.

Screw 'em, I've had several " cheap " guns. I like this one, alot.
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I went with .308
Mostly due to trajectory. Ammo options were a little better ( at least at the shops I frequent)

So far I have gotten some slack for buying a cheap rifle. Not opting for a thousand dollar gun. My 870 gets the same response on the pond and in the trap house.

Screw 'em, I've had several " cheap " guns. I like this one, alot.
Not a damn thing wrong with the savage axis, the mossberg 100 atr, or the marlin x7 series, I have become very fond of the new marlins dead nuts accurate, great fit an finish, awesome adjustable triggers an $320 bucks here, also the 870 is a heck of a die hard shotgun
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #124
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I've killed plenty of animals with the cheap guns as much as the expensive ones. And if I missed, it wasn't because of the gun. Enjoy it, that's the most important part. Nobody else is shooting it for you so as long as you are happy with what you got, that is all that matters. Good luck with the 308
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I've killed plenty of animals with the cheap guns as much as the expensive ones. And if I missed, it wasn't because of the gun. Enjoy it, that's the most important part. Nobody else is shooting it for you so as long as you are happy with what you got, that is all that matters. Good luck with the 308
Yep I never had a deer or elk or any critter say wait thats a cheap gun u cant kill me with it
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Yep I never had a deer or elk or any critter say wait thats a cheap gun u cant kill me with it
IMO, this is part of the challenge of putting meat on the table.

ANYBODY should be able to shoot accurately with a 4000$ rifle.

The fun part is doing the same thing with a 400$ rifle.

I think DukesDad nailed it with my opinion on caliber, I've heard of

guys loading as light as 100 grain bullets with the 30.06, and you

can't beat the options.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:53 PM   #127
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IMO, this is part of the challenge of putting meat on the table.

ANYBODY should be able to shoot accurately with a 4000$ rifle.

The fun part is doing the same thing with a 400$ rifle.

I think DukesDad nailed it with my opinion on caliber, I've heard of

guys loading as light as 100 grain bullets with the 30.06, and you

can't beat the options.
Give me the $400 rifle with a $2000 scope, then maybe I'll feel comfortable with that challenge.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:55 PM   #128
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any bullet that can be loaded in the 30-06, can be loaded in the 308. difference is, the heavier, 200gr + bullets will perform a little better in the 30-06 than the 308, because of the case capacity. so the 30-06 will perform a little better at longer ranges than the 308 with heavier bullets. but loaded properly, even with the heavier bullets and care shot placement and paying careful attention to distance, the 308 will perform almost as well. both are excellent cartridges and will be around for a long time. both are proven performers, and the 308 is the son of the 30-06, so the apple didn't fall far from the tree!
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I should have mentioned that I don't reload. Probably never will either. My garage is dedicated to motorcycle parts, which is my true hobby. if I threw reloading gear into the mix, some of my CB hopefuls would have to move into the darkness. I don't put much before guns, but I will definitely put building motorbikes before reloading bullets....

I am very pleased with this purchase though. She's gonna take a California desert trip in January. See just how far I can stretch those legs before clearing some pastures in Kansas come march.
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any bullet that can be loaded in the 30-06, can be loaded in the 308. difference is, the heavier, 200gr + bullets will perform a little better in the 30-06 than the 308, because of the case capacity. so the 30-06 will perform a little better at longer ranges than the 308 with heavier bullets. but loaded properly, even with the heavier bullets and care shot placement and paying careful attention to distance, the 308 will perform almost as well. both are excellent cartridges and will be around for a long time. both are proven performers, and the 308 is the son of the 30-06, so the apple didn't fall far from the tree!



You're correct with the bullet fitting in a .308 if you're reloading, but, at least around these parts, I've only seen a few factory ammo options in .308 (i.e. 150gr. 165 gr. 168gr. match and very rarely 175gr.) Where as I've bought all of the above plus 125gr. 200gr. 220gr. on -06 off the shelf at a number of different (read non-specialty) stores.
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