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Old 12-04-2009, 07:53 AM
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Out of the ones that you listed I'd choose the Remington 700 in 30-06, only because I've owned and used one for the last 33 years. Personally though I'd prefer a Marlin 336 in 30-30. Easy to carry and handle without much kick.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:57 AM
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I would choose the rem mod 7 out of the selections posted! Light, great deer cartridge, short action stroke, smaller framed gun, perfect for the conditions mentioned IMHO!
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:16 AM
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I hunt that every year, I use a model 7 7mm-08. Can't go wrong. Plus there made right down the road!

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Old 12-15-2009, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by CriticalPlacement View Post
Shooting Distances- Average 70-100 yards. - Max 150yds.
Conditions- Adirondack like conditions (cold, late season snow)
Terrain- Some hilly terrain, Open hardwoods, long dirt roads.
Location- Treestand or Groundblind
For the conditions you list, the perfect choice would be a Marlin 336 in 30-30 with a trim, low-mounted scope. That's what I use (scope is a Nikon 2-7).
Originally Posted by CriticalPlacement View Post
If your land met the above conditions, and you were only allowed to own one of the listed rifles, what would you pick, and why would you choose that from the others?

Tikka T3 - .270win.
Browning X Bolt - .25-06
Remington 700 - .30-06
Savage Arms - .308
Remington Model 7 - 7mm08
No great preference here. A Model 7 appeals for trim size, but I'd probably take the (short-action) Savage in .308, though they'll all do just fine.

BUT THE BEST CHOICE HERE would be a Marlin in 30-30. Benefits? Easy on the shoulder, ears, and wallet, and fully as effective as the others you've listed for the conditions you've listed.

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:08 AM
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Model 7 in 7mm-08 for that scenario
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:32 PM
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I also agree with the 7mm-08
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
well since .30-30 wasn't on the list...

definitely .308 or 7mm-08, hmmm tough call, but one of these, let's say 7mm-08 at the moment!
My picks as well.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:54 PM
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well, i have a rem700 and a browning bar in 30-06, aswell as a marlin336cs 30-30 and i think id use the 30-30! i got a 4x leupold on it, it is light, small reliable and accurate!
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:32 PM
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Remington Model 7 - 7mm08

Lightweight, and a great gun. My choice in this actualy scenario is my Marlin 336 Lever action in .30-30. Great little gun, nice and easy to carry, deadly out to 150, quick. But the model 7 in 7mm08 would be my choice of those listed!
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:50 PM
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There's just too many great rounds that fit that description. 6.5 swede ,6.5 schoenaur, 7mm mauser ,257,260's,270,7-08 ,308 etc etc etc.

Just pick one , if you're not a reloader just get the one ammo is most readily available for you.
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