Advice needed

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by fgsteelie, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. fgsteelie

    fgsteelie
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    Looking for a good long range deer rifle, not in magnum calibers. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link
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    .243 :)
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

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    .30-06 does the job at pretty good ranges.
     
  4. Weebs

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    I'll 2nd .30-06.

    Plus its a cartridge that you can get almost anywhere that sells ammo.
     
  5. frizzz

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    270 Win :thumbup:
     
  6. RockKrawler

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    Any of the '06 based cartridges will fill the need.
    25-06,270,280,30-06,,with the 30-06 being the most commonly avail ammo in any store ranging from a mom and pop country store to the largest sporting goods place.
    Other good options would be the .257 Roberts,308,7MM Mauser,6.5 Swede all based on an intermediate action,a little wt savings if that matters.
    For deer and Elk,hard to beat the 180GR '06.
    We have most of the calibers i mentioned above,they will all do the job quite nicely,as long as you do yours.
    My .02
     
  7. torpedoman

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    got a 25-06 on a wildcat thumbhole stock built on a yugo mauser action. if you are intrested
     
  8. Sun195

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    As others have mentioned, a 30-06 would be a safe bet. That was the only gun my grandfather ever used (built on a sporterized G.33/40 action) and he brought home plenty of game.
     
  9. cavalryman40

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    Another vote for the 30.06.
     
  10. caliber bob

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    Agreed.. . . . and I know someone that has one for sale!!!:paranoid

    Oh, and welcome to the site.
     
  11. Garzen7

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    I have a 30-06 and take it to Eastern OR/WA for those nice Long Range shotz. Its awesome to see 'em drop at 400-500 yds!! I get goosebumps everytime.

    BTW the military used to use the venerable 30-06 for their long range shooting but have gone to the 308 and 300WinMag of late. 30-06 does the job quite nicely tho.
     
  12. ron22250

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    The .30-06 is your best bet.
     
  13. aflineman

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    Another for the 30-06.
    I have tried many other rifles and keep comming back to my Grandfather's old 30-06. It just works.
     
  14. Capn Jack

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    30-06 Bullet weights from 110gr to 220gr....Ground squirrels to Bears.:thumbup:
     
  15. ZeroRing

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    Why not both? .243 and .30-06?? :D
     
  16. wakeadrian

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    It's been years, but when I started hunting, my dad (avid hunter) started me on a .243 also. It was an easy caliber to start hunting with, for me at least.
     
  17. Capn Jack

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    If you're not into hand loading...Get there! :thumbup:Remember, the lighter the bullet, the lighter the recoil.:p And if you really want a "Trainer" Check with some of the older guys for a "Marble's Sub-caliber Adapter". You clipped a .32 Auto cartridge onto the front of it and chambered it into your 30-06. No recoil and it was great for killing tin cans.:laugh:
     

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