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Old 11-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #11
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ive been looking hard at the weatherby and or a howa thanks for all the advise still tryin to pick a caliber thinking .300 win mag but not sure yet whats your guys favorite caliber for long range accuracy?

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What ya plan on shooting at these long ranges? Just paper targets?

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While there may be better cartridges than the .300 Win Mag, there are very few shooters capable of using that very little bit of "better".

All of the rifles named are very good to excellent- so I will drop one more name in- Browning. The make a great auto, lever and bolt action guns. Hell, they even make a left handed semi auto. They have the BOSS system for tuning barrel harmonics. Their guns are accurate, durable, and they have great service.

There other brands that sell more guns. But you rarely find Browning rifles on the used rack except from an estate. People that buy them LIKE them.

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Sako, as stated earlier.

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What caliber would you suggest. Just a good flat shooter. Plenty of power between 300 and 1000 yards that doesn't break the bank to shoot

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Blaser = perfection (I am currently too cheap and broke to own one---but we can dream)
I would never consider a Blaser as Perfection when it comes to firearms. They are a fine piece of craftsmanship/art,but I don't know too many hunter's/shooter's that shoot Blaser's.
I'd take a nice Cooper over a Blaser anyday.I wouldn't cry if I scratched or dinged up a Cooper.

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ive been looking hard at the weatherby and or a howa thanks for all the advise still tryin to pick a caliber thinking .300 win mag but not sure yet whats your guys favorite caliber for long range accuracy?
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What caliber would you suggest. Just a good flat shooter. Plenty of power between 300 and 1000 yards that doesn't break the bank to shoot
The 300 WM is a great caliber for big game hunting,and long range shooting,but your talking about two completely different styles of rifles.
Your really not going to go out and shoot long range targets with a hunting rifle,the barrel will heat up after a couple shots,and the recoil will punish you after a few shots. And,you really don't want to carry around a 300 WM target rifle for hunting. Mine weighs around 17 lbs.
There are plenty of calibers that shoot flat,and a long ways without beating your shoulder and body to death.

The 260 Remington,6.5 Creedmoor,6.5x55 Swede,7mm-08,308,and 30/06 would be good choices also.
You don't need a Magnum caliber to shoot far.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:05 AM   #17
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That's true. Never thought bout that. Between the .308 and the 30.06 which is more accurate in your opinion?

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That's true. Never thought bout that. Between the .308 and the 30.06 which is more accurate in your opinion?
Much of a muchness really or more to the point how accurate are you as the rifle is only as good as the nut behind the butt.
You can have the most accurate rifle in the world but it's only as good as the bloke behind the trigger.

Both are very capable and the 30/06 out does the .308 in the heavier projectile weights from a 165gn upwards.
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If you ever operate the bolt of a Sako rifle you will never want to go back to anything else. It is like eating Kobe Beef and comparing it to a cheap hotdog. That is the kind of difference between the action smoothness of a Sako and other Rifles. I have had 2 in my life a L461 and a Finnbear in 264 winmag.

As far as blaser they are over priced guns for rich people to hunt with where they have a small boy to carry their rifle for them till they need to shoot. Not one have I ever seen for $3k+ on gunbroker ever sold.

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I understand that the shooter has to be accurate. But some rounds are just plain flat shooters. Like .17hmr. 22.250 and .243 are just plain fast flat liners. Just tryin to find comparable in heavy weight

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