Rifle Caliber doubt

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Sibil, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Sibil

    Sibil New Member

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    I am considering buying a winchester model 70 or remington 700 but I am not a high power rifle shooter the only experience have been a Ruger .22 to 30 yrds and I want to start shooting for 50 and 100 yds and if is posible to 250 yds. with a high power rifle.

    I am considering a bolt action rifle like I said but I want to know which caliber better fit for me with the least recoil and can go more than 100yds (preferable 250yrd) because I will consider it to shoot 250 yrds. I am considering .30-06 Sprg but I really dont know.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the Winchester M70 or the Remington M700 are both fine rifles and are good rifles to venture into the centerfire caliber shooting.

    a couple of calibers to give thought to that might suit you. some of it will depend on whether you are wanting to hunt or just target shoot. here are my suggestions. 243 Win., 308 Win., 7mm-08, 25-06, 6.5x55, and still a host of others to consider.

    any of the calibers i listed will easily go the distance you requested and then some. all are very easy as far as recoil and won't beat your shoulder up and can be shot quite a bit in a day if wanting to target shoot.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Depending on what you are going to be using it for! Only shooting or shooting and hunting? Then what are you going to hunt with it. Regarding a longer range round with less recoil than the 30-06 as was mentioned is the 243 Winchester or 308 Winchester. But about any good center-fire caliber will shoot well at only 250 yards. The wind is the main consideration if going with the lighter rounds like 223/5.56, 22-250, 224, and similar rounds. But all are very capable of shooting the distance you mentioned. So the purpose becomes the number one factor!

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  4. TNBlackSheep

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    axxe's suggestions are all good...my .02 is if you're just going for target shooting, I would leave towards the .243 or 6.5x55. Either can definitely be used for hunting (6.5 is my deer rifle, love it) if you decided later to do that and for target shooting only a larger caliber wouldn't be needed. 6.5x55 can be harder to find ammo for, however. There is plenty online, but brick and mortar shops are carrying less and less of it.
     
  5. Sibil

    Sibil New Member

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    Target only.

    Here in the island I live the only hunting sport I know are wild pigs with shotguns in a jungle enviroment, rifles are not allowed due to accidents. But I will use it only for shooting targets.
     
  6. HockaLouis

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    .308 as a bigger round is most common for an all-pupose gun. However, given your scenario, I would agree that the .223 is the way to go. In fact, if able, look into an AR.
     
  7. blackhawk44

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    Ditto on the .223. Accurate, no recoil, ammo cheap enough for a lot of practice.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    beings it's going to be for target shooting, may i suggest the Marlin XS7VH in 223. has 26" heavy varmint barrel, pillar bedded stock and an adjustable trigger. now i have no idea what price ranges they have on firearms in Puerto Rico, but i have one in 308, that i gave $370 for NIB last year. these rifles are very accurate and a pleasure to shoot. the XS7VH in 223 is my next rifle to buy. i have three of the Marlin X7 series and they are very good shooting rifles. they were designed as a budget rifle, but the only thing budget about them is the price. here's mine in 308.
     

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  9. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    I think your scope is a little small for anything over 50 yards.
     
  10. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Mossberg MVP in 5.56 so you can also shot .223 and use AR mags. Accurate too.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    how do you figure that? it's an 8-32x50 Swift Premier. :confused:
     
  12. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Anything under 65mm is to small for over 50 yards, got to be careful and see the hair follicles on the animal you're shooting at :p
     
  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you get a .223, .308 or .30-06 you'll be able to get ammo anywhere.

    .30-06 is kind of an American standard, but the others are just as good at 250-300 yards
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    not looking for hair follicles, just the mites on the hair follicles!:D
     
  15. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Indeed, then you can work your way out to 60 maybe even 70 yards!
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nope, past 75 yards i'll definately need a bigger scope! next scope is going to be a telescope!:eek::D
     
  17. ineverFTF

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    Better safe than sorry. I hear leopuld has a new spotter scope that would be perfect, little duct tape, little glue and BAM insta scope.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm thinking along these lines for the next scope!
     

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  19. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Dont worry axx i gotcha

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  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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