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Old 10-08-2002, 11:31 AM
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Default Looking for new rifel cartrage

I have been shooting my trusty 30-06 for many years with great success. With it I have taken everything from Elk to squirrels.

I have been thinking strongly about the 30 WSM for an all around work horse. Any suggestions on other cartrages? opinions?

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Old 10-08-2002, 10:00 PM
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Squirrels? Why in the heck would you nail one of those with a 30-06.

A 30-06 is a well rounded rifle, but you may look into a 7mm.

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Old 10-09-2002, 06:20 PM
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I don't see how you could go wrong the the 30 WSM.
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Old 10-09-2002, 11:07 PM
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I love the 30-06 round. Unless you want longer range or bigger game, I would not go up to the 300 or the 7mm.

If you intend to go after deer, try a 270. The 270 will do everything the 30-06 will do when it comes to deer. A little nicer to shoot as well.

If you do feel undergunned or you need another 100 yards added to yur range then the 300 win mag is a good round. Keep in mind though that the kick will alway be there. 300 win mag rifles tend to be a little on the heavy side so consider that as well.


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Old 10-10-2002, 12:16 AM
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It depends on the distance you will be shooting. I tend to shoot my 270 when have no shot over 200 yards. I know it is capable to shoot further, I just have more confidence with my 300 ultra. The 270 is probably the the best all around gun I have shot. If I were you i would check on a 270 or 300 WSM.
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Old 10-10-2002, 01:01 AM
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I'll trust my Ruger M77 .270 on anything I can hunt around her . . . don't know about the Griz my buddies saw three weka ago above Winthrop.

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