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Unread 06-29-2004, 01:09 PM
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Re: caliber for new rifle

rb-yea i realize that this gun isn't gonna be a lightweight, but now that i think of it, last year i lugged my mossberg 835 around the woods a couple of days with no real discomfort, and that thing is no featherweight. i appreciate your insight, but i'm still in young enough to carry something of this weight with not much of a problem
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    Unread 06-29-2004, 11:54 PM
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    "VS" is varmint synthetic right?I believe that rifle weighs 9lb+.By time you dress it up with rings,scope& bipod.I bet you are up around 11-12lbs.Are you planning on hiking far from the truck?IMHO that is alot of weight to pack any length of time.
    It will shoot,I have a buddy with one and his shoots MOA at 1000yds.He just shoots at the bench or from the truck though and does'nt pack it.
    Just a thought RB
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    Unread 07-03-2004, 06:30 AM
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    Re: caliber for new rifle

    After I lost 15 lbs...carrying around my 15lb rifle was a cinch! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 07-03-2004, 11:02 PM
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    Re: caliber for new rifle

    I have a 308 in a VLS. The gun is more capable than I am. The gun and caliber, in my opinion, is capable of 700 yard deer kills providing the shooter can responsibly place the round in the kill zone. I use a 168 grain A-max behind 44.5 grains of Varget and CCI Bench rest primers. On my off season I practice on chucks, practice being the key!
    Good luck with your choice and I hope you have a full freezer this next season.
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    Unread 07-04-2004, 01:33 AM
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    Re: caliber for new rifle

    i think that the 7mm is superior in this case. the bullet has as much to do with obliterating a deer as the velocity though. with a partition, you can reach out to 600yds easy (with a good scope of course) and knock them down but on a close shot, expansion is well controlled and won't blow too big of a hole. as long as you do your job and put the bullet in the right place, either rifle will work.
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