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Old 05-01-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a long range high powerd rifle mostly for targets and whatever I find around the yard that I want to punch holes through but also possible hunting rifle. I'm looking at 7mm mag. 30-06. 308. 300win mag. Maybe somthing diffrent? Opinions needed.

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I'm looking for a long range high powerd rifle mostly for targets and whatever I find around the yard that I want to punch holes through but also possible hunting rifle. I'm looking at 7mm mag. 30-06. 308. 300win mag. Maybe somthing diffrent? Opinions needed.
what is your experiance level with shooting magnums? shooting larger magnum calibers for target shooting can be brutal if the rifle isn't made for it. and most hunting rifles in larger magnum calibers are not made for extended range sessions.

another factor, is that if you set up a larger magnum calibered rifle for target hooting and make it comfortable to shoot, it's no longer practical for using for hunting.
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what is your experiance level with shooting magnums? shooting larger magnum calibers for target shooting can be brutal if the rifle isn't made for it. and most hunting rifles in larger magnum calibers are not made for extended range sessions.

another factor, is that if you set up a larger magnum calibered rifle for target hooting and make it comfortable to shoot, it's no longer practical for using for hunting.
Never shot magnums but shoot 30-06 alot. Shot 80 rounds today in fact.
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Why do you suggest 270?
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Never shot magnums but shoot 30-06 alot. Shot 80 rounds today in fact.
Well, I shot 40 rounds from a Garand, and 20 rounds from an A303 today,- so

neener-neener-boo-boo.

Obviously, another 30.06 fan. Just like it's overall versatility.
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Why do you suggest 270?
It has lower recoil and greater maximum point blank range. The .270 is what other long range hunting cartridges are measured against.
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going from a 30-06? i would recommend the 7mm Rem. Mag. recoil is just a bit more than the 30-06 and most 7mm calibered rifles are pretty danged accurate. just an observation here, most magnum rifles are geared moe for hunting, so weight is a key issue here. as you said, you were looking more for a target shooter, weight is your friend in regards to felt recoil. a heavier rifle will absorb a lot of recoil, lessening what you feel.

the 300 Win. Mag. is getting pretty stiff in the recoil department. again weight is your friend. a sporter type rifle in 300 WM is going to be brutal as far as recoil. not a rifle you would enjoy shooting for extended amounts of time. most people that use the 300 WM fortarget shooting usually have custom built rifles with heavy barrels and they weigh quite a bit.

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Stick with the .30-06. It's an accurate, powerful long range round. And with the right ammo it;s suitable for anything in north America.

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Stick with the .30-06. It's an accurate, powerful long range round. And with the right ammo it;s suitable for anything in north America.
Locutus, everyone should always add a new caliber to the collection!

but i agree, the 30-06 has been the most widely used and most popular caliber for many, many years. had been one of my favorites for many years, and if i were to have to make a choice between the three, i would without a doubt go with the 30-06. but if wanting to add to my collection and already had a rifle in 30-06, my choice out of the other two would be the 7mm for sure.
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