Target rifles for hunting - Page 3
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Target rifles for hunting

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-13-2011, 04:37 AM   #21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gunny134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Laconia,New Hampshire
Posts: 76
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Oh you weren't telling me that were you, lonyaegar

__________________
gunny134 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 04:38 AM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gunny134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Laconia,New Hampshire
Posts: 76
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Sorry lonyeager

__________________
gunny134 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gunny134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Laconia,New Hampshire
Posts: 76
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

What caliber would be better for deer hunting and target practice, .223, .30-06, or a .308?

__________________
gunny134 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:51 AM   #24
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,709
Liked 22027 Times on 12418 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunny134 View Post
What caliber would be better for deer hunting and target practice, .223, .30-06, or a .308?
IMO, i would go with the 30-06 or the 308 over the 223. the 223 will do the job at reasonable distances and proper ammo, but the 30-06 and the 308 are better suited for the job. also the 30-06 or the 308 make good target calibers. the advantage is the 223 for target praactice because of the cheap ammo cost.
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:52 AM   #25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gunny134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Laconia,New Hampshire
Posts: 76
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Alright cool thanks

__________________
gunny134 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:53 AM   #26
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BlueTurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,030
Liked 44 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Of course you can use a target rifle for hunting if the caliber is right for it. I hunted with my Savage 10FP .308 and shot a deer right through the head. Some target rifles with the heavier barrels and stocks can be much harder to lug around.

__________________
BlueTurf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 01:58 AM   #27
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,382
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cswann1 View Post
That's because I didn't.

If anyone is interested, this is the thread that I made my first post in and introduced myself.
Just wondered why you would be telling others to do what you have not done yourself.
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 02:03 AM   #28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lonyaeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bandera,Texas
Posts: 10,382
Liked 59 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunny134 View Post
What caliber would be better for deer hunting and target practice, .223, .30-06, or a .308?
.308 is a great caliber for game and has been the caliber of choice for military snipers for many years, so it should work for both of your needs. What others have said about the weight of the rifle is a big factor, though, so keep that in mind even though most of your hunting is stationary....some day you might want to carry it.
__________________
lonyaeger is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 02:23 AM   #29
762
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
762's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 328
Liked 41 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

i use my 700P for hunting and target shooting

__________________

Remington 700P (suppressed) - .308
Norinco SKS - 7.62x39
Mossberg 500 - 12 ga.
Savage FV64 - .22
Marlin Model 60 - .22
EAA Witness P - 9mm
AR15 - 5.56/.223
AR15 - 5.56/.223
AR15 - .223 Wylde 10.5" Pistol

762 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 02:45 AM   #30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gunny134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Laconia,New Hampshire
Posts: 76
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I just looked at a 700P on the Remington website and does have something to mount a scope? And how much do they cost?

__________________
gunny134 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
3D shooting target ktmboyz Range Report 8 06-21-2011 04:06 PM
target gun moneymaker17 Competition Shooting 6 04-09-2011 07:58 PM
Underappreciated hunting rifles.....your opinions? Buglemfar General Rifle Discussion 4 03-29-2010 09:43 PM