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Old 12-28-2003, 03:46 AM
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I'm thinking of buying a new rifle to deer hunt with next year. I like the feel of the Browning A-bolt II. Also, thinking about getting it in .243, .260, or 7mm-08. I have no experience with the lighter calibers, but know a few people who use them and like them. I guess my question is, I'd like to get some input on these calibers and the A-bolt II. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-28-2003, 05:43 AM
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I would go with the 7/08 for deer.I have the 243(rem classic) 260 (rem bdl ss which was discontinued I think)and 7/08 ( rem classic /24 in barrel ) and all will drive tacks,but for me the 7/08 works.
I have browning stalker in 270 wsm and for out of the box rifle it has been great.On 2 different range trips I have gotten less than 2 in groups with it @300 yds.
All of them work great on deer so it would be your choice which cal you like the best.
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Old 12-28-2003, 09:03 AM
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I like the Rem 700 classic in 7mm08, shoots great.
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Old 12-28-2003, 09:48 AM
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My first choice would be the .260 followed very closely by the 7mm-08. Both are first-rate deer cartridges that generate very little recoil. Use 120-125gr bullets in the .260 and you may well have the finest light deer rig in the woods.
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