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Old 01-16-2013, 10:07 PM
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looking for a new gun.

I have bin looking for a new gun for black bears and mule deer. I am considering the t/c venture weathershield savage axis stainless and the weatherby vanguard. as for caliber I was looking at 300 win mag 7mm-08 or 7mm rem mag. I would like some input on witch of these you guys would suggest.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:02 PM
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Re: looking for a new gun.

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I have bin looking for a new gun for black bears and mule deer. I am considering the t/c venture weathershield savage axis stainless and the weatherby vanguard. as for caliber I was looking at 300 win mag 7mm-08 or 7mm rem mag. I would like some input on witch of these you guys would suggest.
Id pick the 280 Rem. It does the same thing as the 7mm REM Mag on bears and large deer, but with less ruckus on the shooter's shoulder. Another option is to get a 7mm Mag and handload. You would instantly have a 7x57, 7mm-08, 280 Rem, and the 7mm Mag in one rifle.
I should mention that I have taken more game with the 270 Win than another caliber. It, the 280 and the 30-06 will never be a bad choice for the game you want to shoot.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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Re: looking for a new gun.

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I have bin looking for a new gun for black bears and mule deer. I am considering the t/c venture weathershield savage axis stainless and the weatherby vanguard. as for caliber I was looking at 300 win mag 7mm-08 or 7mm rem mag. I would like some input on witch of these you guys would suggest.

Of the three you mentioned, I would go with the 300 Win Mag in a savage or the Vanguard.

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:49 PM
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Re: looking for a new gun.

thank you for your input. I will defiantly be looking at getting 280 also what about win short mags is there any advantage to be had by getting one of them vs there standard brothers?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:13 PM
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Re: looking for a new gun.

The short mags are a fad that appears to be fading. The cartridge and components costs for the standard calibers cost less. The short-fat cartridges do work through shorter magazines, but loose some inherent capabilities due to their bullets being deeply seated in the case. [This is fully explained, along with one solution, in the book, "Sporting Firearms,' available from Amazon. com] The standard cartridges are available in many brands, and have a proven reliability and availability record.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: looking for a new gun.

tikka. or sako. caliber depends if you reload
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:03 PM
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Re: looking for a new gun.

what about browning rifles are they worth the price?
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