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Is a super magnum really needed????

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Re: Is a super magnum really needed????

GG ,

That 756 yd muley picture put a smile on my face.
I bought a 270 adl w/a hs stock way cheap ,ordered some nosler brass and 140gr accubonds.
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    Re: Is a super magnum really needed????

    Then think about JDJones suggestion.,- a moderate 6,5 would be the way to go. More barrel life_: get a 260 rem or a 6,5 x 55 swede.- more power: step up to a 6,5-284 or a 6,5-06. For sure this two will, under the same conditions, have better barrel life than a 6 cal, the bullets have a better BC, and more power overall for hunting than a similar 6 cal.
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    There is nothing wrong with the guns you have and you should just reload the cases with the right bullets and then get a lot of practice.

    You are going to spend a lot of money on a "practice gun" when you already have two.
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    Re: Is a super magnum really needed????

    i'm with B-Bob.
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    Unread 01-28-2007, 04:40 PM
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    Re: Is a super magnum really needed????

    so your saying i should just have my gun bedded? i have a old .270 remington 700
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    As some of you know i started a post in another section about the .308 warbird. And i have been browsing magazines and internet articles, and some of those say the super magnums are not needed. like for example i want a gun that con consistantly hit silhouette targets at ranges of 500 to 600 yards. i can hit them with my .270 and 30-.06 but the drop is pretty bad at those ranges. Are there smaller cartridges such as the 6mm-06 that will perform just as good at long distances?

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    This is a fairly broad subject. Different hunting areas and styles dictate the use of more or less power to get the job done. I for one don't just want to hit the Silhouette targets, I want to bowl them over like bowling pins.

    I have several hunting areas and have them all set up for longer range shooting. Specifically, 400 to 978 yards. I do this to keep the animals away from me to minimize the effect of scent when the wind is blowing from several directions while I am hunting. My shooting lanes are all planted foodplots and they are long, but, they are narrow. About 25 feet wide. So, I want a hammer that will be lights out without any of them leaving the food plots. On the chance that I would get a bad shot, at least I will know if they were hit.

    If you have ever seen a deer get hit by a bullet from one of the cartridges like a 338 Lapua, you would understand why it is one of the popular ones for LR hunting. Finally, no one wants to shoot an animal and then have to spend all day tracking it and looking for it. All that scent in the area ruins it for the next day. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Is a super magnum really needed????

    Keep

    This is what you said you wanted "i want a gun that con consistantly hit silhouette targets at ranges of 500 to 600 yards."

    You old 270 is perfect for that. Shoot it until you burn the barrel out and then get the action trued and a fancy barrel and fancy scope
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