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Old 03-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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deer and maybe elk? I'd get a deer rifle that could handle elk then.

anything from 270 to 300win.mag would work, but I think something like the 7mm rem mag or .300wsm sound nice. or even 270wsm, 280 rem.

6.5-284 if you want to be unique, savage chambers this.

280rem maybe .280 rem AI
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:56 AM
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i just started looking into the 7mm-08. that seems like a good round from what ive heard with not alot of recoil.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:40 PM
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280 is a plus, I have a 270 and 308. It is flatter shooting and has not let me down.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:10 PM
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270 is what I have, and with all the craziness that has taken place in the last 6 months, I have never had a problem finding that caliber ammo on most any sporting goods shelf.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:41 PM
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280 or 7-08.. Long or short action take your pic.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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Depends upon how big, strong and young your dad is?

I am a senior and the .300 Win. Mag kicks kind of hard!

I made some 30-06 level loads for one I got.

They say the .270 Win. can take bigger game with the best bullets.

That's my suggestion.

Besides a 270 just has to weigh less and we carry those rifles so much.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by outdooraddict
the 06 is never a wrong choice
tween the two thats it
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:36 PM
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I too would have the say the good old 30-06 is a good choice between the two. But the .280 would be a strong second. Shoots flat enough for distance with almost as much oomph as the 7mm RM without all the recoil. The mag will give you a bit more fps but at a cost of considerable more powder.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NSpeziale
I am buying my father a new rifle for his birthday. We share all our rifles so im looking for a caliber in between the 270 and 300 win mag that I already have. He wants to be able to hunt deer and maybe elk with it.

Thanks for all the help!
Using the above criteria, what calibers do you "already have?" Are you trying to get something you already have reloading dies for?

Any of those calibers will work well on deer. I prefer 30's on elk (I actually use a .338) but there are a lot of people using 7's, 270's, etc.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:17 PM
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I think he means; between 270 and 300 win mag ??
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