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Old 04-17-2012, 02:57 AM   #11
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Disregard previous post. In light of new information, I've changed my response.

In this case, Hell yeah! You need a .308! What took ya so long???
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lol make a long story short I had a pre 64 model 70 308 when I lived in California but left it when I moved to Missouri and been trying to get another 308 for a long time but I'm bad about getting sidetracked lol

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:59 AM   #12
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needs some pics and a range report when you can. ive been thinking of getting that rifle
Will do It feels like a good rifle

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.308 is plenty good out to past 800 and to 900. Many shooters use .308s in our sniper challenges at those ranges. The 06 would give you a slight advantage in speed and ability to handle heavier bullets, but probably not enough to measure.
There are other calibers that will get you out there as well.
Longer distances will require a bigger rifle such as .300 WM.
For your 300 to 500 yard shots either will do quite well.
Ya im thinking about getting a 300 Wm some point in time

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You could have the Russian 30-06 which is 7.62x54R. But the 308 is a 7.62x51. They are good for med to large game. I've taken bears with my Mosin chambered in 54R. And the 30-06 is a 7.62x63.

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You could have the Russian 30-06 which is 7.62x54R. But the 308 is a 7.62x51. They are good for med to large game. I've taken bears with my Mosin chambered in 54R. And the 30-06 is a 7.62x63.

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I know I'm going to get it but I don't like mosins lol I know they are good guns that shoot a awesome round but it's not on my list to get

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Just a suggestion. But I listed the 54 to show the 308 isn't far below it

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Just a suggestion. But I listed the 54 to show the 308 isn't far below it

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Lol Ya I know what's funny is I love the 7.62x54r and 7.62x39 but don't like any of the guns that they are chambered in cuz they don't fit the way I would like them to

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If you are looking into something in the middle, why a .308 caliber? Why not a 6.5 or 7mm? Even a .25 caliber.
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BigDaddy, are you going to hunt or target shoot at that range? because here are my suggestions. if you are going to target shoot, i would go with the 308, because of the recoil and you can use bullets in the 140-155gr weight range for shooting targets just fine at those distances. if looking for hunting at that range i would suggest the 30-06 with a bit heavier weight bullets 160 gr or up should work great. my 308 is built with target shooting in mind, heavy 26" barrel, bedded, have the trigger adjusted to just under 2 lbs. and have added weight to it, weighs in at just over 13 lbs now with the scope. recoil feels like a 204 Ruger now! if wanting use the 30-06 for target shooting and not hunting, then weight definately works in your favor in regards to recoil. heavier stock, heavier barrel, good recoil pad and even give consideration to a muzzle brake.
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BigDaddy, are you going to hunt or target shoot at that range? because here are my suggestions. if you are going to target shoot, i would go with the 308, because of the recoil and you can use bullets in the 140-155gr weight range for shooting targets just fine at those distances. if looking for hunting at that range i would suggest the 30-06 with a bit heavier weight bullets 160 gr or up should work great. my 308 is built with target shooting in mind, heavy 26" barrel, bedded, have the trigger adjusted to just under 2 lbs. and have added weight to it, weighs in at just over 13 lbs now with the scope. recoil feels like a 204 Ruger now! if wanting use the 30-06 for target shooting and not hunting, then weight definately works in your favor in regards to recoil. heavier stock, heavier barrel, good recoil pad and even give consideration to a muzzle brake.
Manly target shooting tell I get use to it then move to hunting at that distance and I have been thinking about a good muzzle break for my 06 cuz it can get u if u ain't paying attention cuz its really lite lol

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