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Old 04-23-2013, 08:08 PM
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Btw,stay away from the rem 770 and 710.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by skinnnner View Post
Btw,stay away from the rem 770 and 710.

+ 10.....I love my Remmys and thats all I own - but Skinner is right - stay away from those two he listed.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:09 AM
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Getting old and knew hunters who used one of some 15 calibers on deer.
Seems the common denominator was they practiced and knew how to shoot. Not the caliber especially.

Remember getting kidded by a group of young buddies using the newer bolt action guns and I was using an old lever action rifle.
Of course, I was a one gun rifleman then, and I'd drop the deer on the spot. Had a hard time becoming a two rifle deer hunter.

Let's see. $800 X 15 equals ..... That number is just too high for me to compute.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Forbushman View Post
Don't get me wrong... I'm not questioning you wanting a new gun... just asking why you wouldn't buy a new rifle with the same caliber
I like the .308! I was just simply rattling off examples. I shot a friend's 94 a few years ago, and the .30-30 has been growing on me ever since. However, if I ever do go on that dream hunt for moose and grizzly, I would want something a little bigger, you know?
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 700 View Post
Remington 700 BDL 270...you can go from 90gr bullet up to 160gr ..that should and will cover just about everything in between.
My first high powered rifle was a Remington 700 ADL...I got it at Walmart! I still shoot it and its a good all round rifle! Its plenty of power for deer or even elk...
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Wilcam47 View Post
My first high powered rifle was a Remington 700 ADL...I got it at Walmart! I still shoot it and its a good all round rifle! Its plenty of power for deer or even elk...
I used my rem 700 bdl in 30-06 as my primary rifle for over 20 years used it on everything from antalope to moose and elk,the 06 can be a very versatile round it can handle heavier bullets a bit better then the 08.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:18 PM
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Why not just get a 7mm mag and be able to shoot anything in North America? That being said, I'm a fan of the 25-06 as well.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:52 AM
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Remington 700 BDL 270...you can go from 90gr bullet up to 160gr ..that should and will cover just about everything in between.
Good advice.

And you may want to make a western hunt one of these days. With the 700 BDL in 270 you are good to go for everything in the Rockies.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:51 PM
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270 will do it all, and then some. Easy to load and you can get factory ammo anywhere.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:38 PM
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Did you decide on anything mace?
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