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Old 10-07-2004, 09:51 AM
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Guide me in the right direction! Please!

I will be hunting whitetail Deer at ranges out to 500 yards Maybe More. Now I have a 25-06 Sendero and wanting to get another Bull Barrel rifle. Probibily 300 WM. Which Rifle would make me the best out of the box rifle under $800.00. Will plan to make improvements later. Thank you very much.
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:41 AM
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Re: Guide me in the right direction! Please!

Take that Sendero to a competent gunsmith and spin on a top quality barrel in a 6.5-06 or 280 Rem. Bed the rifle properly too.

You will be way under budget ($350 to 450 for installed barrel) with a rifle that will outshoot any off the shelf rifle. I am talking a rifle that can hit a clay pigeon at 500yds and beyond if you are capable.

Load with 140gr SST if 6.5 or 154/162gr SST if 280 and you will have a rig effective to beyond the ranges you want to shoot at.

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Old 10-07-2004, 12:34 PM
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I don't know anything about a 6.5-06. Tell a little about this round Please. Thank you.
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:39 PM
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Re: Guide me in the right direction! Please!

The 6.5-06 is basically the 30-06 necked

down, like your 25-06 is an '06 necked

down. .270 wsm is a great cartridge for

500+ yards on deer size game. If you dont

handload that would be a better choice too.
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:49 PM
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Re: Guide me in the right direction! Please!

You can pick up a model 70 coyote(heavy

stainless 24" barrel, 9 lb rifle) in any of

the WSM's for 600 or 700 dollars. I'd also

take a serious look at a savage model 12.

The ones ive seen have shot MOA or better

out of the box.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:44 PM
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Re: Guide me in the right direction! Please!

Where do you go for shots out to 500yds or more in Savannah, GA.? I used to do alot of Whitetail hunting in Jackson, GA. when I was growing up and it was so thick I carried either a Ruger .44 carbine or a Marlin .35 rem. Now we did have the occasional firebreak or GA power line breaks that could give us a great deal of distance. Do you go out of state to hunt?
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:24 PM
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I hunt about 1 hour and 15 mins north of Savannah in Screven County Ga. We have Soybeans fields and Gas lines and alot of other crop lands. I could probibily Shoot over 1000 yards. But not ready for that yet. Will be one day. Thank you.
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