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Which would be the better rifle???

Old 02-25-2011, 04:52 PM
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I'm planning on purchasing a new rifle. I have several different calibers already. I want something ideal for long range shooting. I go to the range frequently and enjoy shooting long range, but I also want something that will be good for hunting antelope and deer. I have it narrowed down to .243 and .308 I know they both have different pros and cons. I'd appreciate any input on the two calibers, or info on another caliber my fellow hunters/shooters have for me. Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:17 PM
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Without a doubt the 308 for long range capability and a wide selection of animals you can hunt with it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:39 PM
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yeah if i was picking just one definitely 308
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:42 PM
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Thanks guys. That's the direction I've been leaning....
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:57 PM
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Stormin,

" I have several different calibers already"

Which ones do you have already ?

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:02 AM
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I wouldn't have a problem with the .243........
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:48 PM
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Sheridan,

I currently have .22 Mag, .223, 762x39, .270, .30-06, and .35 Remington
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:24 PM
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If I already had a 30-06 I may lean towards a 300wm with a 165 gr bullet for goats and deer.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:02 PM
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That .270 is perfect, unless you want to move up to a 7MM Rem Mag.

Both will do what to want to do (Long Range) and more !
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:33 AM
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You already have a 270 and 30-06. I would look at the 338-Lapua or 6.5 x 284.
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