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Old 12-21-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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Ok, so as all of you know, or if you dont know... im about to buy me a gun... for boar hunting, and hog hunting... maybe a deer every once in a blue moon... so today i looked at a couple of guns... and ive narrowed it down to 3 different guns... either a browning 27o, a remington 7oo in .308, or my original choice the FN heavy .308... let me know what you guys think, or if you have any experiences with these, or anything...

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Old 12-21-2010, 04:18 AM   #2
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308 is a better deer round than 270. altho chevy avalanche trumps the 308. my wife nailed a really big doe tonite with hers...

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The Chevy definitely has the stopping power although a single use weapon!

I'd choose the .308, and the Remie 700 is a fine platform.

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i wonder if more deer are killed by cars than guns each year??

maybe we should be using trucks instead of bullets hmmmm

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i wonder if more deer are killed by cars than guns each year??

maybe we should be using trucks instead of bullets hmmmm
Sounds.... Expensive.

From what i have heard, unless you will be hunting boar with a few buddies, you want a semi-auto rifle for boar.
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I also would go with the 308 hands down. Not that there is anything wrong with the 270. But I have hunted many deer and boar with the 308 as well as other calibers. But it would make you and excellent choice for what you want to do with it. And there are several great rounds to choose from for boar and deer. Also anywhere you go ammunition is available for the 308 rifle.

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That FNH is some piece of hardware!! If you have the cash, I would not hesitate at all. .308 is a fine caliber for what you want to do w/ the rifle, and as stated above, .308 ammo is easy to find. I've never been a fan of the .270. I have a 7mm Rem mag and a few 6.5's, so it was never on any list of "needs".
Having said that, I do know many people that love .270 and are very successful hunters. I actually bought a Browning BLR in .308 for hog and whitetail hunting. The faster cycle time really was the big factor. I do hunt solo allot.

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alright, so im definately going with the .308 caliber.... but which should i go for? i have the money for the FN... HOWEVER, im leaning more towards the Remington 7oo.... it does the same, just, a whole lot cheaper.... whats everyones opinion? Anyone have any experience with this Remington 7oo?

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I would go with the Remington. For the money you can have a fine trigger job done on it or replace the factory trigger for another adjustable for less money than the FN. I have mine set at 3.5 lbs. My Remington CDL in 7mm Rem Mag has shot a .447 group at 100 yards. And it is not a heavy barreled rifle. So accuracy is not a problem with the 700s. Subtract the bullet diameter .284 from that and you can see that is a fantastic shooting rifle. There are other good bolt rifles out there but you can not go wrong with the Remington if you can purchase it for the right price!

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ive got a remington 700 xcr compact tactical. very nice rifle decent adjustable trigger aluminum bedded action with free float barrel out of the box accuracy is well below sub moa at 100yds. ive turned sub .5 moa with handloads using 168grn sierra bthp handloads

accuracy is not an issue. took two deer this year with it.

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