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Old 01-23-2014, 11:45 PM   #31
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The Remington 700 CDL in 7MM Remington Magnum is my favorite hunting gun. Although I have and have used my other rifles on occasion I still come back to the Remington 700 CDL. Mine is sub 1/2 MOA Gun at 100 yards when I am having a good day. Example some groups have been around .423. Not bad for an out of the box rifle. I did adjust the trigger to 3.5 Lbs. But other than that it is 100% as I got it out of the box. The Target is a three shot group at 100 yards from bags on the bench with Remington 150 Grain Accutip 7MM Remington Mag. The Scope is a Leupold VXIII 30MM Tube 3.5X10 Model Number 54912 with Illuminated Reticle. It is without a doubt one of the best shooting rifles I own and one of them is a 40X LE Sniper Rifle! The impact on the target is 1.3" High due to the rifle being zeoed for 200 yards. That way I need make no adjustment for most all shots even out to 300. Check the ballistics trajectory chart if you want to take a closer look.

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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.
The X Bolt has 4-screw scope mounts and a new adjustable trigger. I went with the A-Bolt because a) the 2-screw mounts are rock solid, esp in 223 Rem, b) the target grade trigger spring is $5 +10 minutes of easy labor, a one time adjustment, c) liked the hinged mag better than a detached box. The X Bolt is prettier though, a fine rifle I am sure, but I have other rifles and could not justify an extra $300-400.
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I also have a 7MMRem Mag. It is always a pleasure to shoot. Mine is an older Savage 110 Sierra lite. It wears a Weaver V10 2-10x38mm scope. I like the blind magazine. You don't need a detachable box for hunting. Even though it is pre accu-trigger, it breaks clean at about 4lb. Great hunter.

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You could buy another 308 with a lighter barrel unless you really want to amass many assorted calibers. There are some advantages to having various types of rifles in one caliber. Just a thought. Where I hunt, a 30/30 would do the job but I really like my 30/06s due to the versatility. I assume when someone asks general which is best questions, they really want to hear others point of view so they can make the decision considering various angles. This is just mine, I don't know which is best, just what I like Best.

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The Remington 700 CDL in 7MM Remington Magnum is my favorite hunting gun. Although I have and have used my other rifles on occasion I still come back to the Remington 700 CDL. Mine is sub 1/2 MOA Gun at 100 yards when I am having a good day. Example some groups have been around .423. Not bad for an out of the box rifle. I did adjust the trigger to 3.5 Lbs. But other than that it is 100% as I got it out of the box. The Target is a three shot group at 100 yards from bags on the bench with Remington 150 Grain Accutip 7MM Remington Mag. The Scope is a Leupold VXIII 30MM Tube 3.5X10 Model Number 54912 with Illuminated Reticle. It is without a doubt one of the best shooting rifles I own and one of them is a 40X LE Sniper Rifle! The impact on the target is 1.3" High due to the rifle being zeoed for 200 yards. That way I need make no adjustment for most all shots even out to 300. Check the ballistics trajectory chart if you want to take a closer look.



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That's pretty much the rifle that I'm looking for. And I believe you on the no adjustments the ballistics of the 7mm mag is perfect for a good all around shooting and hunting.
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You could buy another 308 with a lighter barrel unless you really want to amass many assorted calibers. There are some advantages to having various types of rifles in one caliber. Just a thought. Where I hunt, a 30/30 would do the job but I really like my 30/06s due to the versatility. I assume when someone asks general which is best questions, they really want to hear others point of view so they can make the decision considering various angles. This is just mine, I don't know which is best, just what I like Best.

I'm glad you brought that up because what I might want to do is just pick up a lower end rifle like the ruger in 308 just for the next season or two til I can break the bank on the nice 700 with quality glass. Just a thought I guess.. And I agree with what you said about the what is best question, and I definitely appreciate the input
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The biggest problem with mostly budget rifles is the stock fit. If there is too much wobble, it may exasperate you before you give up. If you are not committed to have it NIB, consider a used higher quality rifle. Too many of them are around that have not been shot much. Older people sell them all the time. Bolt actions are durable. Just check for rust, look at the rifling (squeegee it first if needed), dry fire, and (best) cycle it with snap caps.

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You don't necessarily need to spend 700.00-900.00 for a nice hunter. There is another thread here that the OP asks about the Zastava M70, It is sold as the Winchester 70 also. For under $500.00 you would be hard pressed to find a better wood stocked quality rifle. Remember this, the barrel is the same diameter whether 6.5x55 or .30-06, so the 6.5 would in theory be more rigid, it has more steel. A 140gr 6.5 from a 6.5x55 will have very similar characteristics as a 180gr .30-06 on game without the recoil.

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Savage 111. Flat shooting, fair priced, floated barrels

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