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Old 10-31-2013, 03:29 AM   #11
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Dang you are old!


How bout something like a 243?

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Happy Birthday! I'll second the 7mm-08,it's a fine cartridge.
I've also,heard its recoil friendly.
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I'mnot a hhugefan of the 7mm-08. Mainly because my beat friend swears by one and iI always give him crap over it. :-). However, the 243 is my second favorite cartridge. Third would most likely be the 25-06. I'm a fan of the small fast bullets. :-)

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i became a huge fan of the 7mm-08. excellent ballistics and mild recoil.

i suggest maybe checking out the Marlin X7 series of rifles. they have most of th fairly common calibers in long and short actions. 30-06, 270, and 25-06 in the long actions. 243, 223, 22-250, 7mm-08 and 308 in the short actions/

the Marlin X7's have a lot of desireable features for a very decent price, like an adjustable trigger, pillar bedded stocks and an excellent recoil pad. plus they are very accurate a well. they come in blued steel or stainless steel actions and barrels, and the choice of a black or camo dipped synthetic stock. and for less than a hundred dollars, you can get a laminated stock from Boyd's Gun Stocks if you wanted to replace the stock. you can also get the 223, the 22-250 and the 308 in a 26" heavy barrel Varmint Hunter.

i own three of them so far. a XS7 in 7mm-08, a XL7C in 25-06 and the XS7VH in 308. i enjoy and like them enough to highly recommend them and enough so i would and plan on buying some more.

you owe it to yourself to at least check them out.

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[QUOTE=Axxe55;1418506]i became a huge fan of the 7mm-08. excellent ballistics and mild recoil.

i suggest maybe checking out the Marlin X7 series of rifles. they have most of th fairly common calibers in long and short actions. 30-06, 270, and 25-06 in the long actions. 243, 223, 22-250, 7mm-08 and 308 in the short actions/

the Marlin X7's have a lot of desireable features for a very decent price, like an adjustable trigger, pillar bedded stocks and an excellent recoil pad. plus they are very accurate a well. they come in blued steel or stainless steel actions and barrels, and the choice of a black or camo dipped synthetic stock. and for less than a hundred dollars, you can get a laminated stock from Boyd's Gun Stocks if you wanted to replace the stock. you can also get the 223, the 22-250 and the 308 in a 26" heavy barrel Varmint Hunter.

i own three of them so far. a XS7 in 7mm-08, a XL7C in 25-06 and the XS7VH in 308. i enjoy and like them enough to highly recommend them and enough so i would and plan on buying some more.

you owe it to yourself to at least check them out.[/QUOTE/]

I actually bought one of those in a youth package for my son several years ago. I'm ashamed to say I haven't put him on a deer with it, but I have killed several using it when he was in school. That little 243 marlin is a great shooter and I was extremely surprised at how well he can shoot it. If anything came out within 150 yards I would not hesitate giving him the green light to pull the trigger.

I have actually been researching the night train 308 rifle after coming up on a thread about it on here. It looks like a decent deal, but it may end up being a birthday/Christmas present to myself. The 308 seems like a great cartridge and I can still find them around here at a decent price. I would love to have that in a 6.5x55SE but I'll settle for the 308 :-)

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i became a huge fan of the 7mm-08. excellent ballistics and mild recoil.

i suggest maybe checking out the Marlin X7 series of rifles. they have most of th fairly common calibers in long and short actions. 30-06, 270, and 25-06 in the long actions. 243, 223, 22-250, 7mm-08 and 308 in the short actions/

the Marlin X7's have a lot of desireable features for a very decent price, like an adjustable trigger, pillar bedded stocks and an excellent recoil pad. plus they are very accurate a well. they come in blued steel or stainless steel actions and barrels, and the choice of a black or camo dipped synthetic stock. and for less than a hundred dollars, you can get a laminated stock from Boyd's Gun Stocks if you wanted to replace the stock. you can also get the 223, the 22-250 and the 308 in a 26" heavy barrel Varmint Hunter.

i own three of them so far. a XS7 in 7mm-08, a XL7C in 25-06 and the XS7VH in 308. i enjoy and like them enough to highly recommend them and enough so i would and plan on buying some more.

you owe it to yourself to at least check them out.[/QUOTE/]

I actually bought one of those in a youth package for my son several years ago. I'm ashamed to say I haven't put him on a deer with it, but I have killed several using it when he was in school. That little 243 marlin is a great shooter and I was extremely surprised at how well he can shoot it. If anything came out within 150 yards I would not hesitate giving him the green light to pull the trigger.

I have actually been researching the night train 308 rifle after coming up on a thread about it on here. It looks like a decent deal, but it may end up being a birthday/Christmas present to myself. The 308 seems like a great cartridge and I can still find them around here at a decent price. I would love to have that in a 6.5x55SE but I'll settle for the 308 :-)
check out the Marlin XS7VH in 308. a 26" heavy varmint barrel. i have one and paid about $370 for mine. very accurate and very decently priced for a varmint rifle. none of the other brands are carrying an entry level priced varmint rifle.
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My son in law LOVES his 300 Savage lever action, I'm not sure of the make of the rifle, I just know if he puts his sights on it, it's for dinner.

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