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Old 09-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Looking to get in to hunting I am looking at a remington 700 what are the pro & cons with this gun and what caliper would be good for deer hunting

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the rem 700 is generally a pretty decent gun. just as any other there could always be one that has a problem but mostly all good. as far as caliber i say go for a .243, .308. depending on how far you think you will have to shoot and how well you can handle recoil. the .308 wont kick ultra hard but for a novice it may be alittle much to start with. however ive read recently that .308 is one of the top 2 most popular calibers right now. so my vote goes to the . 308. i love using mine. depending on what size the deer are in your area may also effect your choice. if you shooting smallerish georgia, florida deer. go with the .243. so it really comes down to the size of your game, what you can feel comfortable wshooting with. when hunting you hardly ever notice the recoil, or noise of the shot, but during practice is when it effects you... and you should practice lots.

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I live in Ohio and will be hinting here. What about 30-6

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I live in Ohio and will be hinting here. What about 30-6
its a good round in general but i think its a bit overkill for deer. it will have more recoil than the .308 and i think ammo is slightly more expensive. it would work, however, i just didnt suggest it due to i think the other calibers would suit you better. now if you said you wanted to take it elk or moose hunting, thats a totally different story and in that case it would be a decent choice.
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its a good round in general but i think its a bit overkill for deer. it will have more recoil than the .308 and i think ammo is slightly more expensive. it would work, however, i just didnt suggest it due to i think the other calibers would suit you better. now if you said you wanted to take it elk or moose hunting, thats a totally different story and in that case it would be a decent choice.
Ok the .308 what is the average cost
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I shoot a .270. It is a great deer gun. It has a super flat trajectory and has always dropped the deer I shoot here in Texas. I really just depends on what you want. The .308 is a great round, better than the .270, but the .270 is just as capable of dropping a deer within 200 yards as a .308 is. It is a little cheaper to shoot and I don't hunt many places where u will get to shoot 300 plus yards.

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Ok the .308 what is the average cost
generally, 1-3 dollars a round. but price will vary with brand, type, and your location. target match grade ammo will be alot higher than say premium hunting rounds. you can easily search google and find lots of stores to compare prices or shop locally. cabelas.com has some federal premuim ammo on sale right now for $25 for 20 rounds.

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Check your state laws on IF a centerfire rifle is legal??? Look at your rules and regs and deside when and when you wish to hunt and start collecting the right weapon for the seasons rules. Most of use end up with something for each legal way to hunt.

http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/dow/regulations/hunting_deer.aspx

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Loctite,

Unless I misunderstood? You advised you live in Ohio and will be hunting in Ohio! Unless I am incorrect you might want to check the deer and hunting laws. I believe Ohio will only allow you to varmint/predator hunt with a rifle. And prohibits the possession of rifle ammunition or rifles during deer hunting season in the field? Anyway please check this out to verify. And they even restrict shotguns to only 3 rounds in the gun.
With that said, if you want the 700 for varmint or predator hunting. I would go with the 243 Winchester, 22-250 or on the low side 223/5.56. Of course if you are going to hunt out of state in a rifle state the 308 or the 30-06 would be a great choice.

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Thanks guys I am new to this thanks for your help

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