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Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

 
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:11 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

Sounds like a 260 Remington would be a no brainer if you like the 6.5x55.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

Quite the discussion going on.

243 Win, should do all you need. Sharp but light recoil IMO.
257 Roberts, grew up shooting one, still miss that 722. One of the classics, I like the Bob with 24" barrel (the 250 Savage is very similar, just less case capacity in stock form)
6.5 Creedmoor, have one. Love it, don't miss the Bob so much.
7mm-08, with the 120 gr bullets, easy. 139-140, still does all you ask.

I bought a SS, synthetic Savage in 250 Savage a couple years ago when they did a run of 250 and 300 Savage for something? I really bought to rebarrel to 257 Robert imp, but having so much fun with the 250 Savage(stock), just kept. Shoots way better than my Gramps 99 in same cal.

Those are my opinions, let us know what you go with.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:56 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

7mm-08 ftw.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:52 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

I have a 6.5-06 on a Springfield action and it is one of my favorites.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

If you like the 06 family, you could always go with a .270 win. Its a 30-06 necked down to take a .277 round. I shoot 130gr Nosler boat-tailed ballistic tips. Never had a problem taking deer or coyotes for that matter. My brownings got a bit on the high end of recoil, but I've fired some that are a lot better. Just my two cents.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:13 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

Really like my .270 also but this guy was looking for something with very little recoil and a .270 is not the rifle for that or at least not my .270 it has a fair amount of kick. I bought it for these big desert mule deer around here and it does a good job putting them down but if you are a fair shot you can drop one of these big deer with a 100 grain round from a .243 i did last year 12 points with a 37" spread and there are lots of deer out here in these sand hills that are much bigger. Anyway i know this is all in just what each person prefers and i am a fan of the .243 i think it's a really good varmint rifle and a really good rifle for game up to deer size even mule deer. No matter what you like out there just have fun and be safe. Good luck to you all.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:27 PM
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Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?

I found the rifle. While traveling through Boise, ID I stopped at Mid Star guns and found a .257 wby mag. It's a used Weatherby Vanguard that is in almost new condition. The price was too good to pass up. Ended up getting the rifle for $375 and a box of Weatherby ammo for $40. So now I need to track down some brass and decide what bullets I want to try out. I'm leaning toward the 110 grain Accubonds, or 115 grain ballistic tips.
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