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The 7mm-08 is an awesome

The 7mm-08 is an awesome caliber. No argument there. I have actually never been able to own one but I love the idea of a .308 necked down to 7mm. I think it has to be one of the best rounds for women and youth hunters. It has the power to take elk sized game but the recoil is light enough to shoot all day without a problem. I still have to say that I prefer the .270. That's just personal preference. Like someone else said... chevy vs. ford. But ford still wins everytime Yes

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2 questions. 1- what kind of

2 questions. 1- what kind of .243 are you shooting now? (brand name, bolt or pump, wood or synthetic) and 2- did you find anything yet? I ask because I could have what you want for about 1/2 what your budget allows. Which would mean more money for other gadgets. Just saying.

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Another Possibility

All of the above are good suggestions.

I have a friend who is selling a Remington  in .300 SAUM. It's a pretty hot caliber, but if you handload, you can always load it down for the shorter ranges and then back up for long range or out west.

 PM me for details if you're interested.

 

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jaybe said: "I have a friend

jaybe said: "I have a friend who is selling a Remington  in .300 SAUM. It's a pretty hot caliber, but if you handload, you can always load it down for the shorter ranges and then back up for long range or out west."

That is a good round to have if you are handloading your own ammo. If you don't handload, then I would buy the 300 WSM as there is more ammo available for this round. I say this because I have a 300 SAUM which I handload. I love the gun and loading for it but there isn't that much available as far as commercial loads.

Don't worry about reducing the loads for different areas you hunt. Just let it all hang out. Full strength and full speed ahead! LOL

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270 bolt action with a quality scope

Buy a 270 bolt action, the brand doesn't matter however the model does.  Do not buy a cheap model like the Rem. model 770 (crap) go with the Rem. model 700 just an example, however the most important thing is the scope.  Put a quality scope on top and you can't go wrong.  You can have the most expensive gun in the world and it will be worthless if you can't hit anything with it.  I've alway spent as much money on my scopes as I do on my guns.  Thanks

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witchera wrote:

Buy a 270 bolt action, the brand doesn't matter however the model does.  Do not buy a cheap model like the Rem. model 770 (crap) go with the Rem. model 700 just an example, however the most important thing is the scope.  Put a quality scope on top and you can't go wrong.  You can have the most expensive gun in the world and it will be worthless if you can't hit anything with it.  I've alway spent as much money on my scopes as I do on my guns.  Thanks

 

Now, that there, is some pretty darn sage advice!! Thumbs up

 

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7mm-08 is good advice,

7mm-08 is good advice, although I have never had one. I personally own 260 and 6.5 Creedmoor in the smaller calibers, but have just recently discovered them. I have a Browning A-bolt in 30-06 that is pleasant to shoot, and my 30-06 700 Mountain LSS is tolerable. That said, I have owned 2 270's that kicked like mules. I also have a 257 Weatherby that is pleasant to shoot. IMO shoot the gun, if possible, before you buy it. I have a Savage 340 and a pre-64 Winchester in 30-30, and I think that's all I will use here in the hills for deer. In my experience, Rugers and Savages are the least pleasant to shoot, in higher calibers, of any rifle. If you are not recoil sensitive, disregard this post.     

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25-06

The 25-06 is very popular here in North East Tn and South West Va. you mite want to check it out .:thumbs up 1:

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Well, here is my 2 cents

Well, here is my 2 cents worth, which isn't much but it's all I can afford! I have deer hunted in Texas since I was a kid (30 plus years) and I have hunted most of that time with a Ruger M77 .270 with a Leupold 3x9 VariX scope. I honestly can not remember a white tail running off on me when I shot it. Now that does not mean if your shot placement is bad you will put it on the ground, but I have a tremendous amount of confidence in the gun and I woud not hunt white tail with any other gun. It is flat shooting and packs a wallop when it hits them, the .270 round can be found in many different bullet weights, so you can use it on a lot of different game. If your deer in GA are large go with a bigger bullet, but if they are like the deer in the Hill Country of Texas drop down to 130 grain bullet. If you want to take it to the mountains and hunt elk, beef it up and shoot a larger bullet. The caliber is extemely versitile and you can find ammo at just about any store you walk in to. So, for deer hunting my vote goes to the .270!! I shoot a 7MM Rem. Mag for elk. Get one of each and you are fixed up for most everything! Good luck and have fun shopping!!

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I.v tried 308's 270,s but i always go back to the 06. Id like all the different bullets and grns you can get. I'v used it from deer to black bears bears.  one of the best shooters i have is my late fathers 1961 110 savage. rifle is a tack driver. The new savages are one of the most accurate rifles out ther in any caliber Thumbs up , prices are right too. check them out.

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