Ok i need a new gun. I was given a remington model 710 .270 for x-mas 2 years ago and the gun has done great and killed everything i have asked it to. well now it is messed up and the bolt is stuck. i dont think i will be able to find the receipt for it as it was a x-mas present so even though it is under warranty remington pry will not repair or replace it free of charge. and i am fairly sure that it more likely will need replaced. if i get it fixed i may try to sell it to someone cheap. so now i need a new gun. i mainly hunt for mulies up here in south dakota withchances of long shots due to openess of terrain. i may get a chance to hunt bigger game down the road so i was thinking of changing calibers. i love the .270 but something different would be nice. Right now i was thinking of getting a savage in .308. money is an issue so a gun around 400 is what i am looking for and walmart has savages pretty cheap plus savages shoot well from what i hear. looking for suggestions on exact savage model(or other guns even though i think savage is the best gun for me right now), different calibers if you think another caliber would be better. i have considered another .270 (but would like a little more power), 30-06(everyone i know has one so i was thinking of getting something different),7mm, 7mm mag(dont know much of the 7mms so any input is welcome), and of course in the lead a .308. i have never shot one and i do not know anyone with one but there is a fairly versatile caliber plus they are pretty flat shooting correct? this gun will not see a whole lot of shots as i do not bench shoot much it will be a good all around hunting gun. i already have a 3-9 burris fullfield II waiting to go on it so it does not have to come with a scope. I was going to get a new .204 ruger for varmints and messing around but i need a deer gun first as deer season is approaching (which is GREAT!!). maybe i will get both......no no i cant afford them both even though i wish i could :|(i am also looking for a car right now so i pry shouldnt get both guns so deer rifle first). thanks for any input guys i appreciate it!!
Give Remington a call, can't hurt and they'll proberly treat you pretty fairly.
For the new gun, savages have a reputation of being very accurate out of the box. Not classy, but then, who cares about classiness out in the woods? .308 is a very good all around cartridge. 7mm mag is also a very good choice for the longer ranges.
Honestly the .270 is about a perfect cartridge for your situation. The bullets buck the wind well and it is a very flat shooting cartridge with 130 grain bullets.
The .308 is an excelent cartridge but it is the little brother to the 30-06. The case measurements are identicle to the 30-06 except that it is shorter. Therefore it holds less powder and starts out slower than the 30-06.
As far as the 7mm Rem mag goes it isn't going to shoot any flatter than the .270 does out to any practical hunting distance of less than 400 yards. As factory loaded the 7mm mag firing a 140 grain bullets is only about 50 fps faster at the muzle than a .270 firing a 130 grain bullet.
AS far as needing more power for something bigger than deer you don't. The .270 is certainly up to the task of larger than deer animals. It's all in where the bullet hits the animal assuming the bullet you are using is designed for the animal you are hunting.
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Well for me the 7mm was an awesome step up from the 270WSM. Of course, I went with a 7mm Weatherby Magnum Mark V euromark (used but like new for $790.00. It is the best gun I have evr owned. I hunt BIG COUNTRY however so the strengths of this gun play right into the area. Nice and heavy, well balanced 26" barrel and flat as a pancake for Muleys and whitetail out to 400 yards easily. Ammo is expensive, but I reloading soon.
I have a Savage Model 116 in 06 and it shoots 1 - 1.5" groups. It also has a Burris Fullfield II scope. If you want more power than the 06 I would try the 300 WSM or 7MM WSM if you want a 7mm. Just make sure the recoil is manageable. The Savage is a good bang for your buck choice as is the Weatherby Vangard. I always try toby American ifit is a tossup, and would pick the Savage.
well i have talked to remington and i figured that the proof of purchase stamp or w/e you want to call it would be enough to get the warranty work done but they said they would like to have the receipt. i am going to get back in touch with them (and have my parents do some more looking for the receipt). if they will not cover it i will have the gun looked at and if it is fixable for a decent price i will have it fixed as the gun has shot about 75 rounds and then sell it. i am not going to try and sell a broken gun. i may get it fixed and keep it. i am not sure it depends on whether remington will cover it which i hope they will. if they do then i will pry use the .270 this year and next year get a 308(see then i might be able to get me a .204 ruger ). Also there is a sale going on at a small local gun shop (grand opening) and i seen a few guns in there ad that they had on sale. one was a savage stevens 200. they are selling them for $289. i did some checking and it does not have the accu trigger plus it doesnt come in a 308. i think it comes in 25-06, 270, 30-06, 7mm rem mag, and 300 win mag. what do you guys think of this rifle? the grand opening sale is fri thru sun so i may have to go check it out and see what else they have. thanks guys
Don't hesitate to take your parents with you in order to apply the necessarypressure (either on the phone or in person) in order to get them to fix their defective product.
7mmRemMag would be my choice if I were in your shoes, I used to live in the wide open spaces with deer being the biggest game available (like yourself). The 7mmRemMag is a flat shooter like the 270 (in spades) plus it can push the larger bullets (like175 gr.) plenty wellif you want to go for bigger game than deer; otherwise a 30-06. Then when you get your varmit rifle you'll have the low and middle ranges covered leaving you only with something in the range ofa 338WinMag or 375H&H for your last rifle on the high endto have all ocassions w-e-l-l covered.
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