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Old 08-12-2009, 02:06 PM
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Hmmm....damn glad to see we got us some geniune snipers on this forum. I am no math whiz or physics guy so all the talk about what a bullet will do at elevation and at 600 yards is just talk to me. But I am able to grasp what a 5-10 mile an hour cross wind or updraft or quartering wind will do to that bullet. You better be trained and better be of military caliber if you plan on making that shot count. My guess is 98% of us would miss..or worse.

One gun battery...original post asked that question I believe?
I would suggest a .223! Then you would be forced to get the second gun as you obviously and foolishly "undergunned" with your first selection!!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:14 PM
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i honestly wouldnt get a 030-06 for your first gun unless you have shot it before. it kick like a mule. i started with a .22 mag and than borrowed my friends .243 for a while then got a 30 odd. its still a lot of kick for me and i am off to a 30 30. i depeneds on what you want to hunt and the terrain you have
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:43 PM
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30-06---hands down BEST there is. Better than any 270 and a 7mm kicks too hard.
Choice of bullet weights for a 30-06 is almost unlimited.
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