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Unread 04-24-2013, 07:02 AM
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Re: Daughters new gun build MAYBE

I think the 260 remington would suit her the best with the info you offered, It is a great little round and will kill an elk at 400 yards as good as the tried and true 270 win.
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    On page 76 of your state hunting guide book it spells out that the only firearms restrictions are as follows. That said just stick with the 243 unless she wants something else, my choice would be a 6.5mm either the lapua or the rem.

    "Modern Firearm Regulations
    Rifles:
    Big game, except cougar, must be hunted
    with a minimum of 24 caliber (6mm)
    centerfire rifle Cougar may be hunted with
    22 caliber centerfire rifle Rimfire rifles are
    not legal for big game
    http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01496/wdfw01496.pdf"
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    Another Vote for the 260!
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    Unread 04-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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    WELL i read and re read the regs u guys are right they did change it....

    I have been mulling it over and over there are lots of suitable calibers for her I think but I am going to build her a .257 WTBY. Now that being said I am not going to build it on a Weatherby action. I like my Mark V's but i am going to use either a remmy or surgeon i think. So i am in the market now. I am also building this cause i have one already and have all the reloading stuff for it along with hundreds of empty brass to load.

    If anyone knows a a action for sale PLEASE let me know. I want to get started on it soon.

    And she does not need a new gun but daddy said if she shot and hit the gong i would build her one so I am building one now either way :-)
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    Great choice, now you both can carry the same in field. She'll be stoked cause she's got a rifle like her daddy!!! If she shot that 300 WM alright, she'd love the 300RUM with a Holland brake. My shoots great and can't even feel the recoil. I shot some 190 Berger VLD, we shot 5shot groups and they are all touching.( 93 grains of Retumbo, Remington brass,Federal LRM primers she clocks a average 3220fps).. Working on some 200 Accubonds and some 220 SMK. She's gonna love the rifle in 257 WBY!!!!
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    Unread 04-27-2013, 06:09 PM
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    Hey,

    I shoot the .25-06 and love it. Dosn't kick much, but has given me scope eye when shooting at the wrong angle. I weigh about 120, so it soudn't be too much for her to handle. Have tanken some long shots with it, friend even tried to shoot a coyote at arround 1oooyd with it. Came close, but close dosn't cut it. Anyway that is just my $.02.

    Happy shootin'

    P.S. Do you know where to find .22lr ammo?
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    Unread 04-27-2013, 10:59 PM
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    So i have been looking at actions for her so i can get her gun started. I have a buddy who got me into this whole long range game and he is telling me to just get a savage 116 and rebarrel it for her. I am on the fence tho. I have never owned a savage other then my grandpas stevens savage i rebuilt a few years ago so i dont know. I thought about a Weatherby vanguard to build but there again i dint know how truely good that action is to build on. I want to build her a nice accurate rifle she can keep for the rest of her life but then again do i want o go full on custom and sink 4-? thousand in it? I want to get started now but i mull stuff over to long i hate to say what a waste if u know what i mean. What action would u guys build off of?

    Thanks again fellas for all the advice...

    As far as 22 ammo goes there is a little bit floating around but everyone thinks it made of gold now days. I am just glad i got all the bricks i did when i did if i hear of some cheap ones I will let u know
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