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Old 11-13-2011, 03:37 AM   #21
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Oh you weren't telling me that were you, lonyaegar
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Sorry lonyeager
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What caliber would be better for deer hunting and target practice, .223, .30-06, or a .308?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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i use my 700P for hunting and target shooting
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Remington 700P (suppressed) - .308
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I just looked at a 700P on the Remington website and does have something to mount a scope? And how much do they cost?
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