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Old 01-14-2007, 07:33 AM
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.308 is a common diameter to both the 308 and 30'06 calibers. The difference in the 308 is shorted case (less pwder and energy) but has a good accuracy since shorter the case less variability down range - which under 300 yards you will not see a huge difference.

30'06 is the gun to start with and has the larger choices in rounds to choose from.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:17 AM
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:08 PM
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yeah tommorow im getting a 30-06 tikka t3 stainless.

thanks for the input guys!
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:34 AM
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I say go with the .308, it doesn't recoil hardly at all, and the ammo is pretty much available everywhere.

I have one, and I love it!
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:46 AM
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i hope you buy the 7mm remington magnum it is a verry good cartridge and it is verry flat shooting,powerful, versitile gun i own one and i love it it is in my books the best bullet out there
Old 01-28-2007, 05:51 AM
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oh by the way the 7mm mag doesent kick bad like everyone says it is a verry nice gun to shoot i can put 100 rounds through mine ant my sholder isent sore the next day. but if it is too mutch for you it could be the gun um reaload thats what my granpa does. i have 2 7mm mags and they both are the same when it comes to recoin i like em both i have a parkerhale 1200 superclip magnum and a remington 700 bdl
Old 01-28-2007, 05:54 AM
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DONT!!!!!! buy a .308
Old 01-28-2007, 08:10 AM
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If this is a first gun don't get synthetic. Get a wood stock. It will absorb the recoil much better and you will enjoy the gun more to start off with.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:13 AM
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7MM, congrats on the most annoying handle ever created. Anyway, the .308 is capable of taking any game in NA with the right bullet, however, I'd prefer a .338 Win Mag, or larger for the big bears.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:25 AM
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hi im a new shooter/hunter and looking for a caliber to choose. i have my heart set on a tikka t3 stainless. i was thinking of .243 .270 .308 or 7mm mag.

where i live now there is alot of deer and coyotes. i might go moose or elk hunting if i get the draw. so i dont know if i need high end power. but would it hurt to get one just in case. on the other hand thats quite a bit for deer and coyotes. i was thinking .308 but i hear the bullets tend to drop fast. can anyone help a rookie out???

I would go with the 7mm Rem Mag and not even worry about too much power. Over power is way over rated on these forums, trust me. My cousin has shot a four point buck at about 30 yards with his .300 Win Mag and didn't waste any meat. The exit wound was no bigger then the entrance wound but it stopped right in it's tracks. You can down load with the 7 Mag for the yotes and smaller game as well. It's a fantastic caliber. Get it.
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