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what rifle do you reccomend?

Old 08-17-2010, 01:16 PM
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I want to get my first rifle for white tail deer. I want to be able to shoot long range about 500m or longer. I'd prefer a .338 or 7mm and want a tactical rifle less than $1200. Is a 7mm too powerful? Please let me know your input.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:44 PM
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Is this a serious question???????

I kind of doubt it.


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Old 08-17-2010, 04:58 PM
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If you want to shoot 500m, a 7mm would be a minimum. I'd go with a 300 mag. I have a Weatherby Vanguard synthetic in 300 Weatherby Magnum I got new for $400. Threw a $300 Leupold scope on it and it shoots 1" groups at 100 yards.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:03 PM
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No offense but your a Marine and you want to know if you can shoot a 7mm. Come on Marine, suck it up
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:11 PM
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get a 308, what marines use.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:12 PM
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If shooting long range (500 yds) is what you really like, stay at the range. If you want to get into deer hunting, I recommend your first priority is becoming a deer hunter. In just about every kind of terrain there is, a good hunter can put himself much closer than 500 yards from his deer. I consider half that range a very long shot. In fact I've never shot a deer much over 100 yds.

IMO, hunting should be about the hunt, not the length of the shot, regardless of your ability to hit at long range. What have you done when you shoot a deer that far away? You didn't hunt it, all you did was make a long shot.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:22 PM
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yeah id say 308 pretty flat shooting or 300 win mag. 500m....whitetails?
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:23 PM
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243 or 270 is a good deer rifle. I personaly use a .223 or 30-06.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleNorby View Post
If shooting long range (500 yds) is what you really like, stay at the range. If you want to get into deer hunting, I recommend your first priority is becoming a deer hunter. In just about every kind of terrain there is, a good hunter can put himself much closer than 500 yards from his deer. I consider half that range a very long shot. In fact I've never shot a deer much over 100 yds.

IMO, hunting should be about the hunt, not the length of the shot, regardless of your ability to hit at long range. What have you done when you shoot a deer that far away? You didn't hunt it, all you did was make a long shot.
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500yds is on the outside of how far you should be shooting deer. Remember, when you have to track him he's alreay over a quarter of a mile from you before you ever find where you shot him. Then the trailing blood part starts.
A 7mm is a good round for distance but not so much for in close shots. Too much speen and too little engergy displaced into the animal at short distances. I'd start with a 30-06 or a .308. If you're looking for a "tactical" rifle to hunt with be prepared for the weight of the rifle and it will almost have to be a .308 to fit into what you are looking for.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:45 PM
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A whitetail deer at 500 M Looks like an ant, why would you want to shoot that far ?
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