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

  1. fgsteelie

    fgsteelie Forest grove Or. New Member

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

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    .243 :)
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    I'll 2nd .30-06.

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

    frizzz Clackamas Member

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    270 Win :thumbup:
     
  6. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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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

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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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

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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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

    cavalryman40 Dayton, OR Member

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    Another vote for the 30.06.
     
  10. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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

    Oh, and welcome to the site.
     
  11. Garzen7

    Garzen7 NW Oregon New Member

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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

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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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

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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

    wakeadrian Beaverton Member

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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

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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: