New to forum and looking for rifle advice - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > New to forum and looking for rifle advice

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2011, 08:34 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wmille01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: south of louisville,Kentucky
Posts: 508
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

All I have to say is 300 win mag, put down anything...

__________________

"ever man out here has a timer, no one know how long it will take but no one last forever"
Sargent Miller

"cake or death! I'll have the cake then... SORRY WHERE OUT OF CAKE!... so it's or death? I'll have the chicken then please." Eddy Izzard

"so a suppose your going to kill me now? no he is I'm just here to watch"

"you know why guns are better then a woman?... you can put a silencer on a gun."

wmille01 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2011, 08:42 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 5,093
Liked 747 Times on 522 Posts
Likes Given: 789

Default

I'm not a .30-06 guy, but it does have one huge advantage over .308. Heavy bullets!! When you load it up w/ 180gr+ bullets it really starts to shine. If you call .30-06 and 8x57 equals, I find w/ 175gr and up bullets my 8x57's really shine. Reloading w/ stick powder reduces recoil over ball powder.
OP if the .30-06 you tried had light bullets, say 150gr it was most likely loaded w/ ball powder that burns fast and produces pressure fast. A stick powder would have slowed the pressure curve and made it more of a push then a punch. .308 is a great overall round. It does many things very well. In this day of Mono metal and partition bullets it can do things with lighter bullets could not do well before. One of the few U.S. calibers I own. Have fun little brother, and take your time.

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 5,093
Liked 747 Times on 522 Posts
Likes Given: 789

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmille01 View Post
All I have to say is 300 win mag, put down anything...
RECOIL! I tried a .300WM and a 7mm Rem Mag, I got the 7mm, because the .300 was excessive at the time. Even a .375H&H I tried had less felt.
If I were to take a punch from a rifle, It would be a 9.3x62 Mauser action. Pretty much anything hit w/ a 286gr partition is not getting up. Makes the .300WM seem like childs play w/ the same felt recoil. .300wm is not allowed for dangerous game in Africa, the 9.3x62 is, hmmmmmm
This is a 9.3x57, 1943 Husqvarna M46a. It may not have the range of a .300wm, but it deals more hurt at effective range.

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.


Last edited by jpattersonnh; 05-21-2011 at 08:52 PM.
jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 06:22 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mankato,mn
Posts: 11
Default

Was just looking in my browning book and i saw the x-bolt stainless stalker and man what a sharp looking gun. just looking for some feed back as im still not positive about the gun i want to get but i am positive about the caliber witch will be a 308. and if anyone here has one here and has pics i would love to see them.

__________________
hunter2009 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 07:56 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mankato,mn
Posts: 11
Default

I should also add that i do work at gander mtn so the jump in cost is not a huge difference to me

__________________
hunter2009 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,698
Liked 2605 Times on 1481 Posts
Likes Given: 2004

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Txhillbilly View Post
Therewolf,It just sounds like your stuck on the 30/06.

It is one of the greatest calibers ever invented,and has taken game all over the world.My first deer rifle was a 30/06 in a sporterized 1903A3,that I will never part with.But I haven't shot that rifle in many years.
I never cared for a 308 until I actually bought one,now I have 2 and will probably buy more if I find some that I like.
The 308 is a very versatile caliber,just as the 30/06,but it's cheaper to load,less recoil,and an almost unlimited supply of cheap surplus ammo.Yeah,there is still a lot of surplus ammo available for the 30/06,but most is corrosive,and very old.

I would rather shoot my 300WM over my 30/06.I have just lost the urge for the 30/06,but I love shooting my 25/06,and it gets shot a bunch every month.
Yes, I do like 30.06. But for me, recoil isn't that much of an issue.
__________________
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 11:23 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
big shrek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 1,310
Liked 72 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 539

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
Yes, I do like 30.06. But for me, recoil isn't that much of an issue.
It will be when ya get older

Investing in a good recoil system early saves you a lot of grief as you get older.
When it comes to recoil pads, get the best you can afford to put on.

I had no idea that my body would start to deteriorate so quickly after I hit 40...
they ain't kidding when they say "Over the Hill", because you bloody well feel great one day,
then its like going down a steep hill the next...everything starts falling apart...one at a time.
__________________

Calico Specialist
Marlin Specialist
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!

big shrek is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 11:38 PM   #18
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,382
Liked 2721 Times on 1327 Posts
Likes Given: 1385

Default

Hunter,

I believe from what you said that you would probably be better to choose the 308. If for no other reason than your psychological reasons and regarding the recoil issue. I have shot a many a deer with the 308 in the 200 yard range. It like other calibers is the correct choice of the ammunition to shoot the game you are hunting. I have a 308 a 30-06 and my favorite the Remington 700 CDL in 7 MM Mag. Which I have hunted everything with it. And it is one flat shooting round. Unfortunately I do not think it would be at all the best selection for you due to the recoil issue that you are concerned with. And I understand your position. As the others have stated it depends on your billfold regarding the rifle and the scope. Obviously Zeiss makes magnificent scopes. Sako is probably the cadillac followed by my favorite the Remington 700 BDL and CDLs. And the Howa,TIKA and others are fine quality rifles and have great accuracy. I looked at one of the new Mossberg Rifles at the gun show this weekend and I must say they also did not look bad either! And the price was very decent. Good luck with your selection.

03

__________________
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 01:18 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Yauco,Puerto Rico
Posts: 20
Default New rifle.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hunter2009 View Post
Hey guys like the title says im new to the fourm and im in need of a new rifle. It will mainly be used for whitetails and bear. I want it to be a all around rifle that i can go and hunt elk if i want to and when im done with college im going to start applying for antalopes. Im thinking that i want a 308 in either a tikka or a remington 700. if i go with the remington i want to stay away from the sps stocks. For glass im looking at zeiss conquest 3x9x40 or leupold vx II leaning more towards the zeiss. Tell me what you guys think and what some other options would be.
Remington 700 or winchester model 70 in 7mm caliber would be a good choice.
__________________
humberto357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 02:38 AM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
goretro77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 214
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Remington 700 would be my suggestion.


The platform is very versatile. I settled on the .308 because it performs well, reasonably flat trajectory so its easy to predict, easy to find and makes a bad shot like me look good.

__________________
goretro77 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on an Eastern US deer rifle. kusterleXD General Rifle Discussion 33 07-18-2012 02:20 AM
First rifle - advice and suggestions AustinTJer General Rifle Discussion 2 11-21-2010 03:14 PM
I need some advice on a lever action rifle saviorslegacy General Rifle Discussion 32 10-18-2010 06:29 AM
Any advice on the HK 93 or HK 94 rifle to get ? hk4ever General Rifle Discussion 1 06-09-2010 05:12 PM
Seeking advice on precision rifle calast General Rifle Discussion 0 08-14-2008 11:35 AM