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Old 12-27-2013, 09:36 AM
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Good caliber choices

Ok so I'm looking at a rifle for my girlfriend but was wondering what calibers people would suggest the rifle will be used for both elk and deer! So any suggestions will be great!
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:11 AM
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Ok so I'm looking at a rifle for my girlfriend but was wondering what calibers people would suggest the rifle will be used for both elk and deer! So any suggestions will be great!
Are you asking for caliber (.264, .277, .284, .308, etc) or chambering (6.5x284, .270 Win, 7MM Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag , etc ) and at what range? Shooter experience? Recoil sensitivity? Etc ...
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:33 AM
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Sorry chamber she shoots my 308 and has no prob as fas as experience she has only shot off a bench but after following me all around the woods for the past 5 years she wants to try shooting. I was thinking about a 308 but was wondering what other more experienced shooters have to say.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:51 AM
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Sorry chamber she shoots my 308 and has no prob as fas as experience she has only shot off a bench but after following me all around the woods for the past 5 years she wants to try shooting. I was thinking about a 308 but was wondering what other more experienced shooters have to say.
.308 Win is an excellent choice esp. when she already shoot it well. Use premium bullet (Berger VLDs, Nosler Accubond/partition, Barnes TSX/TTSX, etc ... even better if you reload), stay within the shooter's ability and set-up limitations (my unwritten rule is 1000 FT-LBS for deer and 1500 FT-LBS for elk size game at point of impact). However, shot placement is the key (1st shot as well as follow-up shots as required).

There is nothing better than hunting with your love one. I've been trying to get my wife to go out hunting with me for the last 32 years but to no avail.

Good luck and happy safe shooting/hunting.
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I love the 308 but if it were me I would go 260 ballistically better and plenty for elk and deer.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:54 PM
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I'd go 7mm-08 for her if it were me.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:47 PM
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Thanks everyone love the help!
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