Hi im from saskatchewan canada and im buying a new gun (browning,tikka,Savage) I need a gun that is reliable since im in thick country i need a gun that can handle Pronghorn Elk Moose White Tail and mule deer considering im 13 years old buy the time hunting season come around i will be 14 im either looking at a 325 WSM 30/06 or a 300 Win Mag Im not worried about kick but those are the choices i have..........Can anyone tell me the caliber Gun type and Manufacturer and what kinda of ammo and Grains
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Location: On an Island in the west coast of New England
RE: 325 WSM 30/06 Or 300 Win Mag
I would go wih the 06 due to the smaller recoil. Good balistics and it will put down anything you will want to hunt especially with your age as a consideration. Savage is always a good shooter and is cheap. The glass you put on it will actually impact your accuracy more. I would get a gun that feels good and put a medium priced scope on it.
The .325WSM is way more gun than you need according to your list of game.
I prefer (and shoot everything with) the .300 Win Mag because of it's supperior balistics to the 30-06. Flatter shooting, harding hitting, with not much more kick.
If you're in a remote area you might consider what ammo your local sporting goods store is likely to carry. Might sway my thinking. If it's hard to get .300WM ammo, and always can get 30-06, you'd maybe consider the '06.
As far as brands of guns . . . I like Ruger. I think they now make a great and reliable rifle with excellent scope mounts and 3 possition safety, and won't hurt the bank book either.
But the next rifle I get (something for varmint/very small game) I will probably seriously consider a Savage. Don't get the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but choose from the middle ground. Savage has a popular, and broadreputaion for being one of the most accurate guns right out of the box. They have several guns that are a package which includes mounts and scope for a very reasonable price. I personnally would not get this because I would want a different scope than what comes with them.
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I want to leave this world like my Grandpa . . .
Happy and asleep.
Not kicking and screaming like everyone else in the car!
What have you used for the first 2 year you have been hunting on your own tags???
Sorry but for most kids starting their career the likes of 300 or 325 is a bit much. No need in creating bad habits on the account you think you need a mag to harvest a moose. I started on a 308win harvetsing mulie's, whitetails and moose. My dad at the time shot a 300 and even being a built kid who grew up shooting at young age it wasn't the right tool for me even though I thought I could handle it!! My gut tells me based on my own and other young shooters experience you'd be better starting your collection with the likes of a 270win, 308win or 3006 sprg.
What does thick country mean??? Are you referring to short range or thinking you need a big bullet to get thru bush? If later then you'll never find it, bullets are subject to deflection no matter the size. No such thing as a bush beater!
As farto whichmanufacturer I suggest you handle them and find the one that fits.I bought a rem 700sps for the young shooters in my familyso farit works great. I have 0 complaints. My partner picked up a Tikka T3 for his boy who's 13 as well, he handles and shoots it very well. If you deciede you do need a 300wm or 325wsm I suggest staying away from the lightest ones due to increased felt recoil.
All good choices. I would 2nd skeeters suggestion. Go into the gun shops and pick some up some various brandsto see how you like the feel of each brand. Im a Remington fan for years. Bought an H-S acouple years ago, and Im back usingto my Remington. More expensive doesnt always mean you'll like the rifle. H-S is an awesome rifle except my out of the box Remington will out shoot the H-S day in day out no matter what loads Ishoot. Bullets weights, if you use a premium bullet, the weights really dont matter too much. Nolser Partitions and Barnes are great bullets for big boned animals. Shoot the best grouping round and you'll be fine.