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Old 03-26-2013, 10:12 PM   #21
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Your focus on the 30-06 for all around rifle is a great choice! You can shoot for example 110 gr bullets for varmints and jump up to the 220+ grain normal as well as speciaty bullets for big game. If you are looking at one rifle to do most everything it is the one all around caliber.
Also the 30-06 is easy to load for and components can be found.
For Turkeys the guys are correct! 12 Ga. Shotgun is the ticket! It is also a good gun for coyotes in timber or heavy cover with #4 Buck, BB or #2 Shot. Home defense with the correct shot shells in it. Example #2s #4s and BB.
You never need to apologize here on the FTF for wanting to learn! That is what most of us hang around here for. To learn new things ourselves as we do! And also to help others who have questions or want advise.
In addition I would recomend that 700 you mentioned!
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243 is an excellent round also! Veryy fast bullet, low noise and recoil, and flat trajectory. If you know what your doin, you could survive with this gun alone.
Rifle wise, best bang for your buck is hands down the tikka t3 lite.

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Second the 243. Easy accurate round. Buy it now and get good with it. 55 grains at 4000 GPS for groundhogs and 90 for deer. When you are ready to hunt moose and elk you'll have an excuse for a new rifle.

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Perfect example of why there are so many calibers. These suit his style, area he hunts. Talon, What manufacturer/model/stock would you choose??
Re .243 .300 Win Mag.

JP, As for those additional choices I'm really not to picky. My response was for just 2 Calibers I'd be limited too.

If you look into my safe for hunting rifles you will see Ruger #1's, Winchester 70's, Remington 700 /788 and Savage 110 /112, Plus a few others.

So if today I was to outfit my 2 caliber choices it would be with Savage model 112 with accu-trigger non detachable box fed. I would re-stock with the Duramaxx synthetic stock, Mueller Optics, Harris swivel bi-pod, and a Karsten adjustable check rest.

This configuration would ballpark me into $800.00

The .243 would allow me to hunt from varmints up to bean field White-tails or our big Mulies.

The .300 mag would allow me to hunt Antelope up to big Browns

Handloading these two also allow me to control power and bullet application.
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I'm sayin there's a large variety fit for anyone's needs. Me I stick to 130gr traveling at 3200 fps that will take down any North American animal at ease. I don't see any point of exceeding 150gr. 270 ballistics outbeat 06 and 308. I have owned an 06 in the past. Not as accurate down range as the 270. Travels slower. Hits hard though
So to be clear. .270 is a bit more accurate than .06 or .08 only when under 150 grain? However, there's no need to go over 150 for big game?
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You should get a bow too. It's very expensive after you buy all of the needed accessories, but you can hunt pretty much anything with a nice compound bow. It will just take some training before you will be able to hit anything.

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You should get a bow too. It's very expensive after you buy all of the needed accessories, but you can hunt pretty much anything with a nice compound bow. It will just take some training before you will be able to hit anything.
How far can I shoot a bow?
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So to be clear. .270 is a bit more accurate than .06 or .08 only when under 150 grain? However, there's no need to go over 150 for big game?
Yes. 300+ yards they will shoot tighter. 270 is not as heavy as the 06 and drops a lot less. Look for yourself.
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When reaching 400-500 yard range, the difference begins to grow with reloads though these can change

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It depends on where you hunt. In the Rocky Mtns. and Alaska you may want a larger bullet with more energy. Shooting over snow fields at high altitudes in heavy cross winds can be a challenge.

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