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looking to buy 2nd rifle

I'm looking to purchase another rifle for deer hunting and would like to take it on a Elk hunt, preferably cow elk.  My 1st rifle is a Browning .270 BAR, I love it but prefer a lighter more compact rifle.  I noticed you have a Winchester featherweight .270. Would yoou reccomend it?   I've seen some Remington 30:06 carbines w/18" barrell.  I'm older, still love to hunt, cook it and just want to explore lighter guns and more compact and easier to use.  Thanks Dave in NC

 

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Location: Wa.
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

270 wsm
Montana action
26" Douglas #5 contour premium air gauged barrel
Birdseye maple stock with raised cheek rest and purple heart caps
Decelerator recoil pad
Bushnell 3200 10x 40mm scope with sunshield and adjustment towers
Harris bypod
130 gr Hornady's @ 3300+ fps
Dead nuts. Out to 500yds

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Location: Longmont, Colorado
Joined: 04/29/2006
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

270wcf model 700 Classic w/a Burris 3x9x40. The clarity on the Burris in my experience is great and the 270 is definatley overkill on coyotes but damn its fun!!Big smile I know the pic is just a coyote, but kinda like catching a fish on the first fly you ever tied, this is the first one Ive ever called in.

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What model/power scopes do you all use?

When I was coyote hunting in Nevada. I used a 223, a 22-250, or a 243.
More often than not the wind would pick up and make it very difficult to hit at any lengthy ranges. So, on one occasion I took my 270 wcf with 130's and had better hits at the extended ranges.
Since, I have used the 270, exclusively, as an extended range predatore round. Actually, it's the only round I use. Only, I have chosen to go with the faster 270 wsm and a high BC bullet to put the odds a bit more in my favor. Using a bullet that is 1.5 to 2.5 times the weight of the 243's and 22's at comparable velocities.
There isn't much on a coyote to stop a heavy jacketed big game bullet. So, they react more like a FMJ and make great hide savers.
It does remove a lot of the doubt when the wind picks up. Which is just about every outing.

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Location: mechanicsburg, pa
Joined: 05/03/2006
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

remington VLS in .223 -- with Leupold VariX II in 4x12x50 ---- extremely accurate rig....most shooting is inside 300 yards..... rifle is shooting .5 to .75 groups of 4 at 200 yards

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Re: coyote tool
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Can anyone beat my coyote tool for under a grand $$$ ? A stainless Remington VSSF (Varmint Stainless Synthetic Fluted) in .25-06 Rem with a 6-18 Redfield and a harris bipod. I wish I had some pictures to share of the red mist.

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tikka t3 .30-06
leupold vx III 3.5-10x40 with boone and crockett reticle
i think i have a hair over a grand in it, and i dropped two wild dogs today from 240 yards with it. busted my elk from 300, and shot my whitetail from 200 all in the last two months!

took off the bipod Thumbs up

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Location: Montana
Joined: 03/09/2006
Posts: 111
What model/power scopes do you all use?

Remington 700 22-250. Thumbhole, fluted bull barrel, vented stock, with a 8x32-44 BSA. Right at a grand. Fine, fine rifle to shoot. havent even sighted the new scope in yet, and getting VERY impatient sad I have been working and moving at the same time, so havent had much free time. That will change after one more weekend, however.

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Location: Austin Colorado
Joined: 10/26/2006
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What model/power scopes do you all use?

It depends on where I'm hunting. If I'm in big open country I use my .223/ TC with leupold 4x12, pretty expensive rig but fun. When I'm calling in the river bottoms I prefer to use my mosberg 12ga w/ xtra full choke and 2 shot. It flattens them Laugh Before I could afford my .223 I used my ruger 10-22 and it still killed yotes. If you get them in close you can use about anything.

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Location: Lyttleton, NB, Canada
Joined: 11/30/2006
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I hunt coyotes with my TC Encore in 223 with a Leupold VXII 3-9X40. I usually pass up on cats and the occasional fox because of excessive damage to the fur. But a few days ago I ordered by first custom barrel from Bullberry Barrel Works. It's a 22" SS light varmint in 17 Rem w/1-in-10 twist. Gonna be sweet Mr. Cool! .....and I won't be passin on cats and foxes next season! Thumbs up

Here's pic of my rig with a young September 'yote that zigged when it should have zagged!

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What model/power scopes do you all use?

Remington 30 odd with a bushnell elite 4200 series 2.5 - 10 x 40mm and I love it for all big game and predators.

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