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Mild Yet Adequate Deer Rifle

Old 06-20-2005, 05:40 PM
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.250,.257, .260 and 6.5mm Swede are my choices.
For those who can shoot well, .243
will kill deer and hogs also.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:02 PM
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The 250 savage is a great deer cartridge with very little recoil and would be a great choice if they were readily available.Everybody who has one won't part with them including myself.
I also have a ruger alweather in 260 remington which I consider to be idealfor deer hunting. Mine favors the 129 gr hornady sp.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:15 AM
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Hello,
I have been poking around the forum and finally decided to post a quesiton. I have been hunting with a Marlin 30-30 that I had to give back to its owner this year. I enjoyed the compactness and quick follow-up capability. Now I am looking at a new rifle that has a low amount of muzzle blast (going deaf in left ear) and mild recoil yet delivers slightly better performance than the 30-30 for sligthly longer ranges.

What would you folks suggest?

I have considered the .243 Rem. pump up through 30-06 to shoot managed recoil loads with.
You had fun with the 30-30 so why not go with Marlin's 336C lever action rifle in 35 Remington?

It shoots further than the 30-30 (up to 150 - 200 yards) and the recoil is quite tolerable. Also good for bears you may encounter and bonus is that you can use cheap .358 cast pistol bullets for plinking. As for the muzzle blast, I'd recommend the electronic ear muffs that amplify the background noise but stop amplification at a set decibel rating (I use this and have had no problems with it). The longer barrel of the 336C in 35 Remington (22 inches) will also help.

Hope this helps you make your decision.
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:35 AM
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I have a 7600 Remington and have had four others besides the one I have now. They are very good rifles. Accurate and never malfunction. I would sure get the 270 or 30-06. Go that route and you are ready to hunt all NA big game. I have the 30-06 right now. I have had it in 270 as well. The 270 was the most accurate rifle that I have ever shot including custom bolt guns. It groups were to unbelievable to even list here.
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: Blue Ridge

Hello,
I have been poking around the forum and finally decided to post a quesiton. I have been hunting with a Marlin 30-30 that I had to give back to its owner this year. I enjoyed the compactness and quick follow-up capability. Now I am looking at a new rifle that has a low amount of muzzle blast (going deaf in left ear) and mild recoil yet delivers slightly better performance than the 30-30 for sligthly longer ranges.

What would you folks suggest?

I have considered the .243 Rem. pump up through 30-06 to shoot managed recoil loads with.
You had fun with the 30-30 so why not go with Marlin's 336C lever action rifle in 35 Remington?

It shoots further than the 30-30 (up to 150 - 200 yards) and the recoil is quite tolerable. Also good for bears you may encounter and bonus is that you can use cheap .358 cast pistol bullets for plinking. As for the muzzle blast, I'd recommend the electronic ear muffs that amplify the background noise but stop amplification at a set decibel rating (I use this and have had no problems with it). The longer barrel of the 336C in 35 Remington (22 inches) will also help.

Hope this helps you make your decision.
John, I have a Marlin 336c .30-30, Win 94 .30-30and a Remington "Wood Master".35.
When you get older you mellow down alot.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:15 AM
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You had fun with the 30-30 so why not go with Marlin's 336C lever action rifle in 35 Remington?

It shoots further than the 30-30 (up to 150 - 200 yards) and the recoil is quite tolerable. Also good for bears you may encounter and bonus is that you can use cheap .358 cast pistol bullets for plinking. As for the muzzle blast, I'd recommend the electronic ear muffs that amplify the background noise but stop amplification at a set decibel rating (I use this and have had no problems with it). The longer barrel of the 336C in 35 Remington (22 inches) will also help.

Hope this helps you make your decision.
I have been doing alot of research lately.Savage's newAccutrigger is very appealing. I am not sure about a pump anymore, I was thinking, how many times have I neededa quick follow up? A Savage with a detachable mag would certainlydue nicley.
Also, the rifle I was going to use for varmints is not quite doing the job, yet. So I am still considering the .243.
Then I saw this: http://www.nodakoutdoors.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=119972
A young girl killed a 245 lb (dressed) mulie at 281 yards with a single shot from a .243. Adequate? I think so!
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:30 AM
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bluridge, most laws say the minnimum cartridge for elk and moose is the .243
So of course it's adequate for deer.
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:20 AM
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243 all the way. You may consider 25-06.
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:31 AM
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.243 would work for what you're looking for.
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