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Old 09-05-2005, 04:09 PM
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I have a .300 Win Mag and I would recomend it... Good shooting caliber.
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:14 PM
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In my opinion, any of the calibers you mentioned would do the job. I have been a 270 shooter for 20 years, and now my son is too. I am currently shooting a 300 WSM and like it too. I have never owned a Savage rifle but have heard from friends that they are super accurate and very dependable. For the money, you really can't go wrong. Good luck with YOUR decision.
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:56 PM
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I would go with a .270Win or WSM.

All mentioned calibers will work. I just like the .270.

I have never hunted elk, but I am sure that a .270 with a bonded 150grain bullet would be enough.
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:18 AM
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Hey Hunter, both on the same day with .270,
33.9% is rifle, 33.9% is ammo and 33.9% is shooter!

I have to disagree with rebel hog on this one. If you give me my 30-06 inside 100 yards with any30-06 ammo (120g-220g) I can kill a deer within 100 yards. I haven't ever seen a factory cartridge in a factory rifle shoot worse than 6" groups at 100 yards, and that will kill a deer.

I would say that its more like:
10% rifle, 10% ammo, and 80% shooter.

BTW...your 101.7% (33.9% + 33.9% + 33.9%) must be for morning people...I just can't seen to find that extra 1.7% lol.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:51 AM
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I bought a winchester super shadow with scope from wally world for 389. I was shooting 1 inch groups after the first 6 shots. That was with a larger scope though. Great rifle for the money. I got 7mm wsm. Recoil isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:12 PM
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not sure if this will help, but the Sept 2005 issue of Rifle: Sporting Firearms Journal, available at Walmart profiles a test between the Stevens 200 ( a pre accutrigger Savage copy), the Remington 710, both in 30-06 and the MOssberg ATI in .270. Pretty good article.

according to the author, they all shot great (1.5" or under) but the Mossberg in 270 shut in at 3/4". At Walmart that rifle ( in North Texas) is $244, and you could get a Nikon ProStaff for $129 or a Nikon Buckmaster for $199, and that would be just under $500 or less for rifle and scope. a tad more than that Savage, but again another option, to each th eir own

the Mossberg comes with scope bases mounted, and I'd get a set of Leupold PRW rings myself. actually..thinking of going there tomorrow after we pay bills
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:14 PM
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I would go with the 7mm simply because I have one and it's AWESOME. topped with a nikon scope.........................whew doggie.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:12 PM
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Nothing wrong with the Walmart rifles, their inexpensive because Walmart has that much clout in the marketplace. I own a Savagepackage rifle(stainless/synthetic) - my only complaint is the recoil pad, or lack of one that came with it - the scope is fine. I have it in 300 WSM. If I had to do it over again, I'd purchase thesame rifle in 308, less recoil and cheaper ammunition.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:02 PM
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heya, welcome back to hunting!

unless your eyesight aint the best, you dont need a scope really... so you could get your savage for even less. (unless it doesn't come with standard sights obviously)

and the 30-06 caliber is by far the most versatile for anything you want to hunt in north america, but the calibers you mentionned are all worthy.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:15 PM
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I would personally either go with the 270 or the 30-06. I have heard lots of good reviews about the savages!
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