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Old 03-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #61
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Yea i guess my response for a 7mm mag was more what would work as an all rounder. Able to drop the largest deer up close to waaaay out there. Im from new zealand and hunting here can vary from tight bush to open tops in less than a couple hours so versatility is big for me. I wasnt detracting from the abillity of the 30cals to drop game just that the 7mm can do it all aswell as have better long range performance. I myself have used 308s and 3006s and both are emphatic killers . As for recoil id say the 06 has a little more than the rem mag or at least is more of a kick over the push of the 7mm
And to be clear the 7mm mag is an OUTSTANDING round! I just get nervous when new shooters go to the store looking for a miracle in a cartridge. A simple .308 is easier on the shoulder and wallet of a new guy. The 7mm mag is a nice upgrade when they know what they are doing and go for bigger stuff that's a distance away. BTW I have a good frined in NZ I have to go visit one of these days. Sounds like an outdoorsman paradise!!!
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I was initially thinking about getting the .308 or 30.06 for big game and a .22lr rifle for smaller game such as turkey and smaller varmints. Would that be possible? Because if so, ill get the .22lr instead of the shotgun.
You need to know what the local regulations are for turkey. In many states, turkey is shotgun only. .22 is too weak for body shots but will do for head and neck shots IF allowed by local hunting regs. My best Tom was taken with a .223 to the neck from quite a ways off...
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2900 from a "hunting weight" 6.5 isn't hard. In a .260 Rem you can easily do it with a 125 gr. Partition or 130 gr. Accubond or Scirocco. W760, Viht N560, and RL19 will all do it.

From my .264 Win Mag I can push the same bullets to over 3100 fps. With 140 gr. bullets (Partition, SST, VLD, etc.) I too get well over 2900 fps out of its mere 24" barrel.
My question was to clarify the statement. He mentions hunting weight, but what weight was a mystery as was the cartridge in his original post.
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I was initially thinking about getting the .308 or 30.06 for big game and a .22lr rifle for smaller game such as turkey and smaller varmints. Would that be possible? Because if so, ill get the .22lr instead of the shotgun.
No, a 22WinMag would be better suited.. For many years AZ did allow the 22mag to take turkeys with. Check your state regulations.. It's also very lethal on porcupines, badgers, bob cats and javalinas. Its a bit much on squirrels, and cotton tails unless you head shoot them.

I've taken a lot of game with that cartridge, One youthful summer growing up my best friend and I made a lot of spending cash pelt hunting Coyotes,plus A local University program during that time was paying a bounty for their stomachs ,a research project on what they were eating...,

For turkeys your better off with a shotgun and heavy #4 turkey loads. A Remington 870 pump would be my choice to start out with, plus the 870 is a great all around bird gun.
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How far can I shoot a bow?
I would be confident with my bow up to 80 or 100 yards. But it's all about the shooter
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A modern high quality bow will let you shoot out to 40-50 yards effectively as long as you practice and become proficient with it.
I would be confident 80 to 100 yards with my bow.
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I would be confident 80 to 100 yards with my bow.
Pics or it didn't happen
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Pics or it didn't happen
I normally don't take a camera when I do a 3d course or I would. Also I live in washingtons so it's rainy right now but maybe ill get some pics in the summer. When I target shoot it's normally 60 or 80 yards
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Howard hill did it with a long bow.
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Howard hill did it with a long bow.
That is a fact! Use to target shoot out to 80 yards w/ a Damon Howatt Hunter recurve. Many of the guys I shot w/ used Howard Hill bows. I was beat by one after hitting 4" right at 80 yards. The guy that won shot from 82yards and was 4" left. The benifits of shooting last.
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