need help choosing.

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rob1990, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    I'm looking for a long range high powerd rifle mostly for targets and whatever I find around the yard that I want to punch holes through but also possible hunting rifle. I'm looking at 7mm mag. 30-06. 308. 300win mag. Maybe somthing diffrent? Opinions needed.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    what is your experiance level with shooting magnums? shooting larger magnum calibers for target shooting can be brutal if the rifle isn't made for it. and most hunting rifles in larger magnum calibers are not made for extended range sessions.

    another factor, is that if you set up a larger magnum calibered rifle for target hooting and make it comfortable to shoot, it's no longer practical for using for hunting.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  4. rob1990

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    Never shot magnums but shoot 30-06 alot. Shot 80 rounds today in fact.
     
  5. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Why do you suggest 270?
     
  6. therewolf

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    Well, I shot 40 rounds from a Garand, and 20 rounds from an A303 today,- so

    neener-neener-boo-boo.:p

    Obviously, another 30.06 fan. Just like it's overall versatility.
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It has lower recoil and greater maximum point blank range. The .270 is what other long range hunting cartridges are measured against.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    going from a 30-06? i would recommend the 7mm Rem. Mag. recoil is just a bit more than the 30-06 and most 7mm calibered rifles are pretty danged accurate. just an observation here, most magnum rifles are geared moe for hunting, so weight is a key issue here. as you said, you were looking more for a target shooter, weight is your friend in regards to felt recoil. a heavier rifle will absorb a lot of recoil, lessening what you feel.

    the 300 Win. Mag. is getting pretty stiff in the recoil department. again weight is your friend. a sporter type rifle in 300 WM is going to be brutal as far as recoil. not a rifle you would enjoy shooting for extended amounts of time. most people that use the 300 WM fortarget shooting usually have custom built rifles with heavy barrels and they weigh quite a bit.
     
  9. locutus

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    Stick with the .30-06. It's an accurate, powerful long range round. And with the right ammo it;s suitable for anything in north America.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Locutus, everyone should always add a new caliber to the collection!

    but i agree, the 30-06 has been the most widely used and most popular caliber for many, many years. had been one of my favorites for many years, and if i were to have to make a choice between the three, i would without a doubt go with the 30-06. but if wanting to add to my collection and already had a rifle in 30-06, my choice out of the other two would be the 7mm for sure.
     
  11. rob1990

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    Well im not worried about recoil so much as power and bullet performance. I know 30-06 is the best all around caliber but whats second? Power and accuracy is my main concern.
     
  12. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Read some Chuck Hawks articles.
     
  13. 25-5

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    I like the 30-06 and the .308. Spend some money on a match barrel and a good scope. Make sure you get off the bench and practice off hand for your hunting.
     
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  14. rob1990

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    With that kind of money into a 30-06 are they capable or being able to consistly put rounds in the same hole?
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    most any caliber is plenty capable if you have a good barrel and proper ammo. even with the 22" sporter barrel on my old Remington M700 in 30-06 will drive bullets into one hole with my handloads. downside is that sporter barrels heat up quicker and heat can affect repeatable shots.
     
  16. rob1990

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    Oh ok. I'm not able to reload currently. But my best bet would to stick with one brand and grains of ammo correct? Is there anything more powerful then the 300mag? I mean besides a 50bmg witch id have if I could aford the gun lol.
     
  17. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    .338, .375, .458........
    What will you hunt?
     
  18. rob1990

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    Deer,hog, bear if I came into a situation in my yard. But mainy just love power.
     
  19. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Check out the CZ 550 American Safari.
     
  20. Crazycastor

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    How much money do you have to work with? Are you wanting to spend money on a high priced gun or are you wanting more of a hunting rifle that you can put a military type scope on and maybe a bipod on and just shoot for the fun of it.