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Old 01-22-2012, 12:58 AM   #41
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What did you do for your barrel break in? Howa has some really stringent guidelines.
Follow Howa's barrel break in as close as you can, I know it is a pain but worth it in the long run
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #42
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In our community a few years ago, some felllas decided they were going elk hunting. Being basically deer hunters with shotguns, they decided they needed rifles. After consulting various publications they decided on .338s and purchased the same. Then they found a place to hunt. Those that returned to hunt a second year returned with .30 cal. magnums. It was very open country.
To the sage advice already given- please, fit your firearm to what you want to do and where you want to do it.

An older, much respected friend when I asked why he had gone to a .25-06 instead of his .270 replied, "It shoots a little flatter, and I'm older and don't need the recoil."
About a year ago another friend brought out his .300 WSM . I was amazed to see the chronograph record 100 f.p.s. faster for his .300 WSM with 180 gr. bullets than my .300 Win.mag than my rifle with 165 gr. bullets.
I guess - keep an open mind!

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My friend and I have shot an elk with a .308 I believe it's the best rounded rifle. In my own opinion

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30-06 is undoubtedly the best round in the world! It can kill tiny prairie dogs w/125 grain bullets or a moose, elk or bear w/180 grain bullets this is the most versatile round ever without question! It shoots at over 3000 feet per second! Okay you might say .308 is better. In what world is a bullet that is slower, drops more, has less bullet weight selection and is less powerful a better round? Not one I live in! Now let's talk .270. Yes a better contender and a close one but the .270 lacks the stopping power and versatility. It is faster and it does drop less but it is such a marginal difference that it can't make enough of a difference. Wanna talk big boy rounds? 300wsm 300wby 338lapua 375h&h 416rigby etc etc. These would annihilate game smaller than deer leaving nothing but a pile of flesh and hair. These are simply too destructive with smaller game to be considered the best round. Give me other calibers and this can be put to rest for good.

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Isn't there about 4 other threads just like this active right now?

+10 on the 30-06

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30-06 is undoubtedly the best round in the world! It can kill tiny prairie dogs w/125 grain bullets or a moose, elk or bear w/180 grain bullets this is the most versatile round ever without question! It shoots at over 3000 feet per second! Okay you might say .308 is better. In what world is a bullet that is slower, drops more, has less bullet weight selection and is less powerful a better round? Not one I live in! Now let's talk .270. Yes a better contender and a close one but the .270 lacks the stopping power and versatility. It is faster and it does drop less but it is such a marginal difference that it can't make enough of a difference. Wanna talk big boy rounds? 300wsm 300wby 338lapua 375h&h 416rigby etc etc. These would annihilate game smaller than deer leaving nothing but a pile of flesh and hair. These are simply too destructive with smaller game to be considered the best round. Give me other calibers and this can be put to rest for good.
Living here in Arizona I agree 100% with you about the .30-06. My grandfather took more deer, elk and bears with his old Pre-64 model 70 Winchester the I can remember. He took just as many big game animals with his .30-30 and .243 Win. To this day I still used all 3 of those rifles and hope to one day pass them on to my kids to use.

Here he is with his Pre-64 Winchester in .243 Win.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #47
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well put thank you
Note that the newer Remington rifles 710 and 740 are press made barrels (cased instead of milled) milled barrels are more accurate at longer distances due to their tolerance, so if your looking past i would say 400 yrds. look for a milled barrel.

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Living here in Arizona I agree 100% with you about the .30-06. My grandfather took more deer, elk and bears with his old Pre-64 model 70 Winchester the I can remember. He took just as many big game animals with his .30-30 and .243 Win. To this day I still used all 3 of those rifles and hope to one day pass them on to my kids to use.

Here he is with his Pre-64 Winchester in .243 Win.
Agree the 30-06 has a grate variety of ammo to choose from. I hunt with a 30-06 and if I need to reach out a little more my 300wsm dose just fine. Have other clabbers such as 30-30 .270 ext but they don't get out much. Don't get me wrong good guns the 30-30 is very fun to shoot but I can't pass my 30-06 to hunt with. And if I'm going to hunt with it if shtf im going to grab it along with others.
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Thirty Caliber...............

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well im in the military and i love my assault rifle the m16 or a m4. an m16 can be a sniping tool , (not really affective for sniping long distances), it can be equipped to make it into a grenade lauancher attachment like i had on my second deployment (its called a m203 ) , and also with a shotgun attachment it can be used to breach a door and use as a rifle at the time (its called the m26)

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