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Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

 
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:38 PM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

If I were to have one rifle for everything it would be a 7 rem mag. I've had several of them and for me, they "do it all" without beating me to death.
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:27 AM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

Hitsthemark: What calibre was the Savage you bought?
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:47 PM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

Hitsthemark,

It's fun thinking about rifles, calibres, ballistics, etc, endlessly with some apparent prerequisites in mind, i.e. most accurate, best barrel life and least recoiling calibre that will reliably kill elk out to 600yds and most of the replies make sense based on your requirements.

It's amazing, however, what really governs our choices and what really matters when it's time to put your money where your mouth is. Basically, a good deal which comes close, and sometimes not so close, to meeting our requirements usually does the trick. We like to think and play mind games with ourselves 'cause it's fun. But come across a Browning BAR in .338 Win Mag, with muzzle brake and there go the most accurate, best barrel life and least recoiling cartridge prerequisites out the door!! Well, the fact that you're not a fan of muzzle brakes didn't matter either!

A good deal is a good deal and it sounds like you got one. Bottom line is that we hate to do with one rifle what we could do with two, or more, rifles! Trouble is it's so much fun crapping on about the mythical all-round rifle that will do it all even though we secretly don't want to own it!! Happy hunting! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

How true longreach how true!! I suspect that had I now bought the .308 first...I might not have bought the .338 second!!! Once the Savage answered that part of my need and the desire for "one rifle" was abolished.....the purchase of the .338 was easy!! The great deal on the BAR .338 suddenly filled the void for all hunts with large and\or dangerous game on the Continent. For all else, the .308! The duplicity of emotion.....deals......desire...and practicality are indeed a force! Still...I'm happy with my choices!! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

The Savage is a .308. Never fired and with a brand new scope. This works out well since I already own a beautiful old (1969) Remington 760 Gamemaster pump in .308 that is 95% and a superb brush gun. The Savage will work for longer ranges and accept hotter loads. I will probably invest in a different scope for it however.
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Old 12-04-2004, 02:39 PM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

Well for my long shooting I use my 338 RUM.I also like my 300 Win Mag.I guess its all in what you want to shoot.
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

my money is on the 30-06.
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