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Old 10-10-2013, 12:09 AM   #31
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JP,Maybe Anna is shooting mosquito's up there in Alaska with that telescope on her Sako. Those bugger's are pretty large up there!
we have two different sized mosquitos here in East Texas. little, itty, bitty ones that go through the mesh on a screen door, and the bigger ones that open the screen door!

we generally use a 12 ga. on them though!
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Not 25/06 I understand, but wish someone would make an action in .280 Rem. My late dad had a 700 Mountain Rifle in it, I have it now, but I'm a Southpaw and he weren't. I bought a TC Encore in .280, Stainless, but because of the fluted barrel, couldn't put iron sights on it, I wasn't crazy about it either, traded it for a Ruger Gunsite Scout.

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Not 25/06 I understand, but wish someone would make an action in .280 Rem. My late dad had a 700 Mountain Rifle in it, I have it now, but I'm a Southpaw and he weren't. I bought a TC Encore in .280, Stainless, but because of the fluted barrel, couldn't put iron sights on it, I wasn't crazy about it either, traded it for a Ruger Gunsite Scout.
Cooper Firearms does.
Or you can rebarrel almost any action with a premium aftermarket barrel in 280 Rem.
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JP,Maybe Anna is shooting mosquito's up there in Alaska with that telescope on her Sako. Those bugger's are pretty large up there!
Better off w/ a 12ga., Like shooting Woodcock down east!
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Not 25/06 I understand, but wish someone would make an action in .280 Rem. My late dad had a 700 Mountain Rifle in it, I have it now, but I'm a Southpaw and he weren't. I bought a TC Encore in .280, Stainless, but because of the fluted barrel, couldn't put iron sights on it, I wasn't crazy about it either, traded it for a Ruger Gunsite Scout.
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Cooper Firearms does.
Or you can rebarrel almost any action with a premium aftermarket barrel in 280 Rem.
i have to agree with TXhillbilly. any long action would work. if being a southpaw is the issue, either a Remingtom or Savage action should work just fine. the 280 Rem. is basically a 30-06 necked down to a 7mm caliber.

i have an older Ruger M77V in 280 Rem. and is one of my favorite rifles for many reasons.
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Also do I really need a heavy barrel for just doin some deer hunting and coyote hunting. Won't b punching alot of paper with it unless I'm sighting it in. Just want opinions from experienced shooters. Also what about .243?? I have found several heavy barreled rifles in .243 win for far less then the heavy barreled 25-06 that I have seen. Would like to have a 25-06 but just need know if I truly need a heavy barrel for what I am going to be using it for.

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Also do I really need a heavy barrel for just doin some deer hunting and coyote hunting. Won't b punching alot of paper with it unless I'm sighting it in. Just want opinions from experienced shooters. Also what about .243?? I have found several heavy barreled rifles in .243 win for far less then the heavy barreled 25-06 that I have seen. Would like to have a 25-06 but just need know if I truly need a heavy barrel for what I am going to be using it for.
You don't need a heavy barreled rifle,but you will be limited in the number of back to back shots you can fire accurately out of it.
For deer hunting,a sporter barrel works fine,but for varmint hunting I prefer a heavy barrel.You may need to take multiple shots pretty fast on multiple coyotes.
I've had 5 coyotes on a bait carcass at one time,and shot 3 of them before they made it to the woods.With a sporter barrel in a 25/06,it would be really hot after the second shot.
A 243 would be a great choice also for deer and varmints,plus being a short action cartridge,the barrel won't get hot as fast since your burning far less powder.
I burn around 8-10 grains more powder in my 25/06 than my 260 Remington,more powder=more heat in the barrel.

The Savage LRH has a Magnum contour barrel. It's between a heavy and a sporter.
I use a Magnum contour barrel on my 300 WM when I want to hunt with it,I just swap it out with the heavy barrel,and change stocks.
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Ok thanx txhillbilly and by LRH do u mean the Longe range Hunter?

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Ok thanx txhillbilly and by LRH do u mean the Longe range Hunter?
Yes,the LRH.
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I have a savage axis in 30-06 and I got a buddy that has one in .308 we both get under 3/4" group at 100 yards, is great, rugged, and reliable, I love mine and it's $300 factory, I put a $80 scope and a $40 bi-pod on it, that thing is great now, I absolutely love it

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