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Old 04-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #41
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Have you thought about a good 30-30 or even a 357. Or 44 magnum lever gun? They ain't real loud.
Got a 30-30! But leavin it open sights
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I'm sure I'm going to hear some disagreement, but I've never heard that a gun being loud as a disadvantage. As far as what caliber to keep, I would ditch the 30/30 to get a 243 or just wait til I had the money to buy it. It doesn't sound like you are too sure what you really want. I think a 22.250 would more in the middle of what you already have. I suggest you do your own research on the capabilities of your rounds and select on that basis because there are as many favorite calibers as there are people that will answer your doubts. Your 22 mag is good for lite game at relatively short range, your 30/30 is a nice gun to hunt in the brush with for weight and size reasons and your 270 will reach out and take down any North American game with proper shot placement. It is a little over powered on yotes if you don't want to damage the hides. You are somewhat limited on large game with a 243 but it will take deer. It's a decision you will ultimately have to make on your own. I do think you will regret getting rid of the 270 in the future. You might want to think about a used 243 or whatever caliber you decide. I'm sure someone with a 243 would love to trade up to 270.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:54 PM   #43
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I'm sure I'm going to hear some disagreement, but I've never heard that a gun being loud as a disadvantage. As far as what caliber to keep, I would ditch the 30/30 to get a 243 or just wait til I had the money to buy it. It doesn't sound like you are too sure what you really want. I think a 22.250 would more in the middle of what you already have. I suggest you do your own research on the capabilities of your rounds and select on that basis because there are as many favorite calibers as there are people that will answer your doubts. Your 22 mag is good for lite game at relatively short range, your 30/30 is a nice gun to hunt in the brush with for weight and size reasons and your 270 will reach out and take down any North American game with proper shot placement. It is a little over powered on yotes if you don't want to damage the hides. You are somewhat limited on large game with a 243 but it will take deer. It's a decision you will ultimately have to make on your own. I do think you will regret getting rid of the 270 in the future. You might want to think about a used 243 or whatever caliber you decide. I'm sure someone with a 243 would love to trade up to 270.
Trust me, I have done more research on firearms than schoolwork. Where I hunt, the animals come onto the property from surrounding woods. If I shoot a deer, I will have to wait a few days to even see another one. I love the 270 but I do not NEED it. I can kill any animal in the union with a 243. I can shoot very well and my hunting strategy differs from most people's. I don't use blinds or scent deterrents or feeders. I hunt 100% raw and don't like making the challenge easier by hunting with a 30-06 or 300 or even 338. I have the ability to put the bullet exactly where I want it up to 400 yards but usually never go to that distance because of my hunting technique. I get as close as 12 yards to turkey just laying in some grass or behnd a tree. My 30-30 is my go-to when deer hunting in Oklahoma in the thck brush. My 22 mag is for my varmints. And I want to own another 243 or close caliber for everything else. I've done research on many varmint calibers and small deer rounds, but don't have the on-hand experience that I want
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A lot of people like the 270, I would put an add in the paper and say you want to trade for a 243. I bet you would get some people interested in your 270.

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A 6mm would be my choice over the .243 You get better velocity and flight. Store bought ammo is around but not as .243 is.

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A 6mm would be my choice over the .243 You get better velocity and flight. Store bought ammo is around but not as .243 is.
I've heard that several times. They're hard to find though
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Where can you even buy a 6mm

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Where can you even buy a 6mm
I came across a few boxes in gas stations and the gun shop go to keep a hand full of boxes in stock.
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it's going to be from the used market. I'm not sure if there is any current manufacture offerings. There are some jewels to be had out there.

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I agree with the above post. Look into used rifles I bought a Rem 700 ADL manf. int eh late sixties/early seventies for $250 - in 90-95% condition

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