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Old 09-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #41
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I have both .308 & .30/06, the 06 has more legs at extreme ranges but it's kinda splitting hairs at 400 yards. A range I would never feel comfortable with in the first place if shooting at a critter... Please bear in mind I'm from thick bush country only hunted the far West (Wyoming) once.

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Go with what you want no bad choice in 3006 don't let no one talk you out of caliber your heart set on getting

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:17 AM   #43
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I am not putting down the 06, it is one of the best rounds ever made. What I do question is carrying a big rifle when it is tight cover. Ruger makes several short rifles/carbines in heavy calibers that look like they would make a better woods gun. I like the 308 in one of their compact bolt action rifles with iron sights. With a 1-4x scope it would be good tight or out to 200 yards. Old eyes.
Some of us men have no problem carrying (and using) the big guns.....
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That is just unnecessary.
He said to USE in brush. I am not a big guy. I have no problem carrying an 8+lb rifle around. But i prefer wether it's a long walk or a slow crawl to have a 6-7 pound gun. Something any bigger fatigues you. Which screws up your shot. Which is BAD.
Have you ever tried to take a 24-26in bull barrel through heavy brush? No. It sucks. A carbine offers the same power(almost) with a shorter easier to maneuver barrel.
Any or Ruger's carbines would be excellent choice

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I have both .308 & .30/06, the 06 has more legs at extreme ranges but it's kinda splitting hairs at 400 yards. A range I would never feel comfortable with in the first place if shooting at a critter... Please bear in mind I'm from thick bush country only hunted the far West (Wyoming) once.
I have both to my 30-06 is a savage 110 but its set up for open fields and powerlines and my 308 is set up as my target rifle
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That is just unnecessary.
He said to USE in brush. I am not a big guy. I have no problem carrying an 8+lb rifle around. But i prefer wether it's a long walk or a slow crawl to have a 6-7 pound gun. Something any bigger fatigues you. Which screws up your shot. Which is BAD.
Have you ever tried to take a 24-26in bull barrel through heavy brush? No. It sucks. A carbine offers the same power(almost) with a shorter easier to maneuver barrel.
Any or Ruger's carbines would be excellent choice
Thats why im real likeing the browning x-bolt micro hunter but its only in 243,7mm-08 ,308 and the wsm I might be missing a few
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Thats why im real likeing the browning x-bolt micro hunter but its only in 243,7mm-08 ,308 and the wsm I might be missing a few
I am sorry for not reading every single post. What ranges will you be hunting at?
Sub 100?
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I am sorry for not reading every single post. What ranges will you be hunting at?
Sub 100?
Anywhere from 10 yards to pushing 150 depending where I hunt becuase it can be really thick then 20yrds it opens up a fair amount then gets thick agian so its a mix and I know wsm are to much but im a guy lol
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With those ranges a 243 is more than enough gun.
If you really want something bigger handload heavy duty rounds for the 7mm-08.
I love the 243. In your situation that is what i recommend.

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