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Old 01-22-2014, 06:42 PM   #21
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What's wrong with a 243 it's flatter then the 30-06 and its can kill a deer at 200.

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Plus it will make your shot at 600 yards. Plus there isn't that much recoil.

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Thinking about getting a new deer rifle ready before next season. Wondering what you guys think between a few different rifles. Note that I am still young and have plenty of time to build up some nice rifles when I really have the money. The three I'm thinking of are a Ruger American in 30-06, browning xbolt or Remington 700 in 7mm Remington mag. The obvious choice for quality would be the rem or browning, but dropping nearly a grand on a new rifle doesn't sound that great. My current deer rifle is a 700 in 308 but it has a bull barrel making it a little to heavy to shoot standing while running brush. I'd match the rifle up with a leupold vx series, not sure exactly which one. Preferably a 4x12x40. What do you guys think?
Ruger American in 30-06
seems like a good rifle at a good price point
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Plus it will make your shot at 600 yards. Plus there isn't that much recoil.

I'm not sure if I'd want to rely on a 243 It's a much less powerful round than the ones I mentioned. True on the recoil though.
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I think the 243 is underrated but I'm just curious you said your current deer rifle is a 308 which can kill a deer and hit a bowling ball at 600. You wanted something with not a lot of recoil and flat shooting the 30-06 has more recoil then the 308 so that's why I mentioned the 243 if you want a bigger caliber I would of said a 308 but you have that so I'm a little confused your current guns seems too meet want you want better then the other 2 calibers you mentioned

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I own both a 700 and an A Bolt (chosen over the X Bolts). Not going into every detail, they are excellent both. The Remy is more military looking, like most of them (except the CDL and other fine wood). The Brownings look more polished. The A Bolt has a somewhat shorter throw, which may help with scope mounting. The Remy has an internal mag, whereas the A Bolt has a hinged box.

I have not tested the Ruger American. In this situation I'd go to Gun Tests or Chuck Hawks. They test just about everything, and write responsibly, not for the ads or the youtube fame.

Also I would consider a Savage, but you are not asking about them.

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I think the 243 is underrated but I'm just curious you said your current deer rifle is a 308 which can kill a deer and hit a bowling ball at 600. You wanted something with not a lot of recoil and flat shooting the 30-06 has more recoil then the 308 so that's why I mentioned the 243 if you want a bigger caliber I would of said a 308 but you have that so I'm a little confused your current guns seems too meet want you want better then the other 2 calibers you mentioned

I don't recall mentioning recoil as an issue but you'd be right if I did. I would use my 308, but the bull barrel it has is to heavy to shoot standing or at all without a rest. I think I'm settling on a Remington 700 in 7mm mag. Thanks for the input!
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I own both a 700 and an A Bolt (chosen over the X Bolts). Not going into every detail, they are excellent both. The Remy is more military looking, like most of them (except the CDL and other fine wood). The Brownings look more polished. The A Bolt has a somewhat shorter throw, which may help with scope mounting. The Remy has an internal mag, whereas the A Bolt has a hinged box.



I have not tested the Ruger American. In this situation I'd go to Gun Tests or Chuck Hawks. They test just about everything, and write responsibly, not for the ads or the youtube fame.



Also I would consider a Savage, but you are not asking about them.

Yeah like I just wrote above I think I'm set on the 700. Did you mean you chose the a bolt over the x or most people in general? To be honest I'm not to sure what the difference is, I've just held an xbolt and liked it.
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Sorry I thought you did mention recoil you can't go wrong with a 700 congratulations on your soon to be gun!

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Sorry I thought you did mention recoil you can't go wrong with a 700 congratulations on your soon to be gun!

Thanks! I appreciate your ideas
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