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I'd take either one. Very

I'd take either one.

Very comparable, and both would be useful for other big game in North America.

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Let us know what you finally

Let us know what you finally decide to get. I think the .300 would be a great choice though considering what you already have to work with.

In hindsight I wish I had moved up to the .300 instead of the 7mm. I used a 30-06 for many years and the .300 would have been a better upgrade.

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30-.06 is never the sexy answer everyone wants, but....

When my son was 14 I bought him a Lamenated Remington Model 700, 30-.06 with a fluted barrel and muzzlebreak.  After sighting it in, he is still on the same box of 180 grain ammo harvesting the following in their tracks with just 1 shot each at distances from 125 to 260 yards.

Black Bear in British Columbia

Oryx in Hermosillo, Mexico

Alaska-Yukon Moose in Watson Lake, Yukon

Rocky Mountain Bull Elk (7 x 6) in Unit 4, New Mexico

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Very nice moose!!!

Very nice moose!!! Thumbs up

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Thanks guys!!

Thanks guys again for all the replys, I talked to my uncle about the die and it sounds like a sealled deal!! haha Its still kinda hard though because I have hear alot of good things about the 7 mag! Has anyone heard about the New weatherby vanguards coming out ? I guess they are supposed to be real good guns. I think I might get it but they come out in april or may so im going to have to wait a while. Any of you guys know of a good synthetic stock gun stainless or blued ? Thanks again

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Vanguard a good choice

The new S2 Vanguard is supposed to be a culmination of improvements requested by us Vanguard owners (2 for me and one for my son).  They will be bringing back the stainless steel version.  All are going to be guaranteed sub-moa. The following is a link to the Weatherby page if you have not already been to it.  

http://www.weatherby.com/vanguards2/

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weatherby

the weatherby vanguard is made by howa of japan it's a fine rifle I've held one at cabelas it has a nice soft recoil pad and a buttery smooth action it's a nice rifle for the money about $500 dollars. My 300 win is a remington 700 IMO the best rifle made I also own a savage 110 another home run stay away frome the rem 770 and the savage edge they are cheaper made than the weatherby , the rem 700,and the savage 110 .A good rifle will last a lifetime spend accordingly a $100 bucks saved won't mean much 50 years from now

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might want to look into a

might want to look into a tikka or sako they are shooters.  I recently purchased a vanguard in 338wm but cant comment much yet because ive only got about 50 rounds through it so far so good though.  Make sure you go feel them all before you make a decision one will probably fit better than the others.

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Thanks guys!

Thanks guys and thanks for the link! It looks like a pretty good lookin rifle.

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There have been alot of elk

There have been alot of elk killed with both calibers so you cannot go wromg with either one.  Ammo for both can be found pretty easily and there is a broad range to choose from.  If it were me I would go with a 30.06....my Dad has one and it shoots great....I have shot a 7mm beofre and I thought the thing kicked way to much for the size of the gun.  I shoot a .338 WM now and I think the 7mm had more recoil.

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