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Old 01-01-2002, 10:49 PM
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7mm STW, 7mm RUM, or 7mm Lazzeroni. Good Luck.

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Old 01-02-2002, 12:53 AM
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You mentioned both elk and antelope. Since much antelope hunting calls for a long range and flat shooting gun, I'd say a 270. But since you want elk too, i'd want something a little heavier. The 30-06 is good for elk, but it's not considered a "flat shooter" gun. Although it will work with practice on both animals.

I agree with some of the folks about the 7mm's etc...

Since I hunt both animals that you mentioned, and were in the market for a new stainless rifle that doesn't break the bank, I'd go with a Savage chambered in 300win mag. It's flat shooting for long range, (antelope) and hits hard on elk sized animals. There is nothing in north american that you couldn't hunt, while using a 300win mag. That's also my personal opinion about the 30-06 too.

Win the 300 win mag, you could load "down" to 30-06 performance if you wanted to. You could even buy some lower velocity loads for the 300win mag. It's a good all around gun.

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Old 01-02-2002, 08:30 AM
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You mentioned both elk and antelope. Since much antelope hunting calls for a long range and flat shooting gun, I'd say a 270. But since you want elk too, i'd want something a little heavier. The 30-06 is good for elk, but it's not considered a &quot;flat shooter&quot; gun. Although it will work with practice on both animals.

I agree with some of the folks about the 7mm's etc...

Since I hunt both animals that you mentioned, and were in the market for a new stainless rifle that doesn't break the bank, I'd go with a Savage chambered in 300win mag. It's flat shooting for long range, (antelope) and hits hard on elk sized animals. There is nothing in north american that you couldn't hunt, while using a 300win mag. That's also my personal opinion about the 30-06 too.

Win the 300 win mag, you could load &quot;down&quot; to 30-06 performance if you wanted to. You could even buy some lower velocity loads for the 300win mag. It's a good all around gun.

(Get it ported. Your shoulder will love you)
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just get a 300wsm in a savage it is hard to beat the accuracy of a savage, you will save some money and you can load bullet any were form 110 to 220 grains
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Old 01-02-2002, 10:08 AM
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I would get a Browning A-Bolt in 300 WSM.
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Old 01-02-2002, 11:46 AM
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Brother jklien,
I hunt West Texas prongs and if you can live with the 7mm Rem. Mag shakin your liver loose,that's what I suggest you go with.
Been real pleased with mine.
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Old 01-02-2002, 12:54 PM
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I use a 338 wm for all my big game hunting anymore. I got it for elk, but found that with 200 gr bullets it does a fine tight shooting group to 350 for antelope. I do not shoot beyond that 300 to 350 anyway. The 250 gr is what I use for elk, and settles them down.
And before anyone says it, the 338 in the chest of a antelope sets them right down, with no more than average damage to the meat. It slips right through doing its job. Doesn'lt matter what you use, you hit the shoulder bone, the animal is toast in the front quarters.

If I were looking for something else, it would be a 30-06, 150 gr for the antelope, 200 gr for the elk. The 150 flat shooting and more than enough, the 200 has the beef for an elk.
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Old 01-02-2002, 04:06 PM
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I am a 308 shooter myyself and I would go with that or 30-06. Remington has a new 710 bolt action that might warrant looking at, It is not stainless, looks parkerized. With 30-06 you have a range of ammo from 87 to 220bullets/ I understand that they have restarted producing the 55acc. ammofor 06.
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