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308 or 243?

Old 11-20-2008, 05:53 PM
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Not a fan if remington. to many bad shooting rems lately, and rugers not known for accuracy either. But some people have had great luck with them.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:24 PM
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Id take the 308 they dont shoot all that fast but they sure got the knock down power and have it for aways out there
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:09 PM
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If your set on a rem this is the one I would buy.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:24 PM
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If you're set on a 7mm-08, you could also consider that Browning is going to start chambering the BAR Short-Trac in 7-08 next spring. If you like a semi-auto, that is.

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:23 PM
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Not a fan if remington. to many bad shooting rems lately, and rugers not known for accuracy either. But some people have had great luck with them.
Ame here I have heard a lot of nightmare lately the remington QC is not what it was just a few years ago. Rugers though are still the tough railroad tie they have always been and eith just a little work they can be real jewels. I have my name sake and I have it shooting submoa with just a trigger job and floating the barrel.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:21 PM
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Any of these mentioned is great, the 308 has spawned many great cartridges. The 708 is a great choice, I would stick with 140 gr Ballistic Tip type bullet (any of half dozen from various manufacturers). While all my terminal ballistics knowledge says an exit wound is where its at, having dug out dozens of ballistic tips from under the hide on the off side, they may come apart and not punch the other side, but Jesus H do they kill like lightning!! A 120 gr out of a 260 kicks very little and kills all out of proportion to its paper ballistics.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:44 AM
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Thanks everybody. It looks like Ruger is going to be the way to go. The new Hawkeye is a little cheaper than the Remington SPS as well. I just priced the Ruger All Weather Hawkeye stainless in 7mm-08 and they wanted $561 and some change. Sounds good to me.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:49 AM
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I would go Remington over Ruger personally, but I would also take my wife and see which one fits her better cause it doesn't matter if one is a little more accurate than the other if she can't shoot it comfortably she won't hit as well when there is fur down range.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:01 PM
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buy a tikka t3 7-08
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:59 AM
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First of all I agree the 7-08 would be the perfect compromise. Ballistics are very close to a .308 with quite a bit less recoil. I found a recoil chart before and from memory the .243 was like 8.5lb ft, the 30-30 10lb ft, 7mm-08 12lb ft, .308 15.5 lb ft.

I have actually been lookin gat 7-08's too to try and get Mrs Earl into some hunting. I have been leaning toward a Tikka T3 (great reviews, decent price) or a Savage 14 American classic (great reviews, about $150 cheaper than a 700 rem CDL) they are both sweet looking guns. I would like a synthetic stock, but don't really like the looks of the ones I found. I read that Marlin is going to offer there new bolt gun in short action, .243,7mm-08, .308 soon. They are a nice looking (camo) budget gun that have gotten great reviews.
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