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Old 04-15-2007, 03:27 PM
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HI, im a very big deerhunter and im gonna be hunting in the thickects half of the season and the rest in fields and i will be taken shots between 100 to 400 yards and was wondering what caliber would you suggest to use cause thier is about amillion to choose one!i was leaning towards the 7mm mag and 300mag what would yall suggest!
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:21 PM
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According to your earlier posts, you already have a 45-70 and a 270, and for thickets, the 45-70 should be fine. For 100+ yard shots, the 270 should do the trick. If you want a magnum caliber, knock yourself out, but you are pretty well covered with 45-70 and 270.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:21 PM
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I'd go with a 270 or 7 mag. 30-06 would be good too.
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Old 04-15-2007, 05:55 PM
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Maybe a 7mm if ur just looking to spend money on a new gun.[:-]
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:46 PM
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If you already have a .270 you already have a great rifle. If you don't have a quality scope on it then that is where I would put my money.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:48 PM
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Either one would work but my choice would be the 7 mm Rem. Mag if that’s what you’re referring to...
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:59 PM
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If you already have a .270 you already have a great rifle. If you don't have a quality scope on it then that is where I would put my money.
Excellent advice! With a 45-70 and 270 in his aresenal, optics would definitely be a better way to spend some extra funds. How about a Zeiss Conquest?
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:43 PM
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I agree, .270 is all you need. Spend money on scope.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:01 AM
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30/06 would work just fine
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:22 AM
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I say get a Leupold 4x12x50, they have a great one which has the bottom of the lens curved so that you get the scope closer to the barrel, which results in better accuracy, and you still get the perks of a 50mm objective lens.


I think the .270 should be fine, but a 7mm Remington Magnum would fit the bill for higher velocity and trajectory performance.
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