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Old 04-25-2012, 02:08 PM
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Re: I would like your opinion

Consider buying the 300 Win or 300 ultra. Both are very good and fun to shoot. They have both of them in Sendero's !! I have never been a fan of 30-06 (just my opinion). I think there are flatter, more efficient calibers out there.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:40 PM
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Re: I would like your opinion

Everybody will have a slightly different opinion. If you plan to alter it or get into long range shooting look at the rem. The actions are good and there is a huge availability of aftermarket parts and gunsmiths that work on them. I have a couple and they do well.
I also have 2 Tika T-3's. Love the light weight and smooth actions. Both shoot well. My 300 WSM will shoot a 3 shot group of 1 1/2 inches at 300 yards. Triggers are one of the best for a out of the box production rifle. You are limited by the lenght of the magazine. You can't run most bullets out to touch the lands and use it as a repeater. The cartridges made up that way are too long to fit into the clip. That's my biggest beef with them.
A 30-06 will take care of you for the shooting that you are doing now. You might consider a different caliber as you look to the future. If you see any long range shooting in the future you might think about something that shoots flatter and faster. Perhaps a 7mm or one of the fast .30's. If its only for deer look at one of the .26 caliber's. They will have less recoil than the 30-06 and will do as good of a job. With the new bullets in the 27 calibre it should also be considered. Good luck in your search. Bruce
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:54 PM
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How is 300 wsm? How is th barrel life? I don't know much about 300 winmag either. I was thinking if I went smaller I would maybe do 25 06 or 270. But I like what I here about 7mm.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:57 PM
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Re: I would like your opinion

My opinion, Look at the brownings. Hard to beet the quality and accuracy out of the box. I own several rifles, remingtons, savages,weatherby,browning. Like my 2 brownings the best 1 in 7mm08 1 in 325wsm, But I will say the 2 savage rifles I have both in 243 win are the most accurate factory rifles I have ever seen both would shoot 65 gr v max at .5 or less MOA 5 shots @ 100yds. Even better one of those savage 243's was a package gun savage offered years ago I bought it used for 200 bucks. now it's my barn gun hangs there all year just for chucks and rodents.
Good luck buying
What cal are you looking for?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:16 PM
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How is 300 wsm? How is th barrel life? I don't know much about 300 winmag either. I was thinking if I went smaller I would maybe do 25 06 or 270. But I like what I here about 7mm.
Both 300's will give good barrel life and will allow you to expand to larger game and longer range as well. The WM will give around 50 fps over the WSM. You might also look at Howa as a good buy for the $$$$. They use Weatherby Vanguard actions and generally shoot quite well. I have shot Remingtons all my life but the newer ones are far less likely to shoot UNLESS you buy a Sendero and then you are looking at far more $$$$.........Rich
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