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Hi all, My name is Rick and I'm from Rockland NY, I am looking to Purchase my first rifle, i am leaning toward a Remington 700 CDL 30-06 LH with managed recoil ammo 125 grain is this a good choice for hunting deer in region 3 Catskill and surrounding area

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It's a great choice for a weapon but a poor choice for ammo. the Managed recoil ammo is GARBAGE don't use it or you may end up just wounding animals. My gf's son shot a 4 pointer using a .30-06 with managed recoil and had to hit it 7 times to down it. After each shot the deer would jump 5 or 6 steps and stop,, acting like it hadnt been hit at all, All Vital shots. I'm glad I witnessed it otherwise i never would have believed it

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You;ll enjoy your Remington 700 . I too use a left handed Remington 700.
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Hello , great gun ! i used Hornady ammo in my 30-30 leverevolution this year and it worked great ..... i also used the hornady custom intrlock 165 gr for my rem. 7600 30.06 good shoting ammo and knockdown power where in rockland and what type of terrain would you be hunting ?

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BruceBruce1959 wrote:
It's a great choice for a weapon but a poor choice for ammo. the Managed recoil ammo is GARBAGE don't use it or you may end up just wounding animals. My gf's son shot a 4 pointer using a .30-06 with managed recoil and had to hit it 7 times to down it. After each shot the deer would jump 5 or 6 steps and stop,, acting like it hadnt been hit at all, All Vital shots. I'm glad I witnessed it otherwise i never would have believed it

Hey Bruce.

thanks for the heads up I will definitely, reconsider

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Hammer1 wrote:
You;ll enjoy your Remington 700 . I too use a left handed Remington 700.
But a WELCOME to BGH was the purpose of my Post Thumbs up

HAMMER1

Thank you, Great site

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DPRUGGER wrote:
Hello , great gun ! i used Hornady ammo in my 30-30 leverevolution this year and it worked great ..... i also used the hornady custom intrlock 165 gr for my rem. 7600 30.06 good shoting ammo and knockdown power where in rockland and what type of terrain would you be hunting ?

I live in Garnerville, But looking to hunt the Catskills, so from what Iam gathering, the 125gr may not be suitable?

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125 wouldnt do much for you there , but the 165 i mentioned might or go with a 180 gr

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That rifle and round are super fine choices, ammo not so much as mentioned.
If recoil is really somthing yoru fearing before shooting, then possibly look at somthing in 25 caliber. But that said, plenty of practice and recoil shuldnt be a problem ever, especially a hunting shot, I know a 125 pound woman that regularly shoots a 375 H&H and 416 rigby in africa several times a year every year.

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Welcome aboard.
I like 30-06 with Remington express ammo. Has always worked well. Another option if recoil is a concern is a Ruger Mini 30 ranch rifle. Good cartridge for deer. I have taken 2 with it and dropped them where they stand. Fires 7.62 x 39 mm so recoil is not an issue. Also the ammo is relatively in expensive. Just stay away from the Russian made ammo as it is garbage. Remington also makes a 125 gr hunting cartridge that works nicely. Good luck.

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