Suggest hunting/range cal. for N.Americas.

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Wiebelhaus, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a hunting rifle for N.American game but that I could spend some range time with and won't get caught up in this "Assault" weapon ban bull.

    so .223 | .243 | .270 | .30 .06 | 30-30 | .308?

    *Additive, that Marlin 336w 30-30 is kind of calling to me, do they have a good reputation?

    *Do you think they would ever prohibit the sale of .223?
     
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  2. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    More information about what type of North America game hunting? And where you're hunting will better determine which cartridge would suit your needs best.
     

  3. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Thanks! White Tail, Feral Hogs. Texas.
     
  4. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    This is a sexy damn thing and really cheap, ammo not so much I bet?

    [ame]http://youtu.be/YiHaDsrlGK8[/ame]
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    the .30-06 and .308 are hard to best.

    OTOH, if you're not going to hunt anything larger than deer and feral hog, a .223 is far less expensive to shoot, and almost zero recoil.

    If you aren't interested in a paramilitary erifle, take a real hard look at the little Remington Model 7. A very light, handy little rifle and quite accurate.

    My son has taken at least a dozen mule deer and twice that many antelope with his model 7 in Cal. 6MM Remington.
    The 6MM Remington and .243 are also fine calibers for deer, but a bit more expensive to shoot than .223.
     
  6. NotMormon

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    Marlin X gun in 7-08. Way more solid than the Ruger. If you go with the 30-30, stay away from the 336w. It has those gawd awful micro grooves.
     
  7. Vikingdad

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    30/06 or .308 are both suitable for any large North American game. The .223 will do fine for white tails and pigs though, but you must be accurate. The 30/30 is a fine gun as well, but I would definitely get something older.
     
  8. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    What do you mean "Older" as in a used Marlin or Win, are the newer ones of poor quality?
     
  9. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    The 336 is a fine gun. New or old.

    308 or 30-06 is perfect. 308 is used worldwide.
     
  10. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Oh man, so many choices, It sounds like it's more of a personal preference but being of the Glock generation, the only rifles I've shot are AK/AR derivatives so I'm kinda lost when it comes to traditional rifles.
     
  11. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Savage 110/111, Rem 700, Winchester 70

    You can't go wrong.
     
  12. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Savage 110 is a good choice and I'm pretty sure they come in both 308 and 30/06. I don't care for the micro-groove rifling in the 336, and I just prefer older rifles I guess. Plus, they tend to be a little cheaper if you keep your eyes open. Personal preference is all.