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Unread 07-12-2003, 10:18 PM
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need help starting out

need help starting out. been hunting for a few years now and would like to start going long. i will be taking shots up to 500 yds.
these are the rifles i have,

armalite ar-50
browning a-bolt .300 win.
winchester 70 .270 short
savage 110 30-06
remington 700 vls .223
t/c encore
busmaster m4a2 .223
and some handguns and shotguns.

i was thinking of getting a .308


don't want to use the .50
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    Unread 07-13-2003, 12:10 AM
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    Re: need help starting out

    Hello Souptown, What are you hunting? With what you have, if you're doing your homework & are making consistent hits at that distance then you have enough gun to go well past that range. Make sure you're using good bullets & quality glass.
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    I'll second that Ceejack2... You are gunned to go 500 yards and beyond easily.....Unless you are looking for an excuse to buy another rifle. Who isn't looking to buy another rifle?

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    Souptown, Another round you might want to consider is a 7mm-08, then I can give you my recipe for 150MK, which looks like it's going to be damn accurate bullet out of my rifle. But I've got a good one for the 150NoslerBT also, I guess I need to have to a shootout between the two. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Jay
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    if you're going after varmits, run with the remmy 223. if you want big game, have the browning 300 winny floated, bedded, etc. both will easily go 500+ no problems.

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    i will be hunting deer sized animals. my 300 will shoot m.o.a. to 500 with 165gr sst. have never used on anything. does anyone know how well these preform on game.

    i was just thinking that the 308 would be eaiser on the shoulder when practicing.
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    Your set up sounds like it will do just fine. If you are looking for less recoil it looks like you have a 30-06 and 270 (if they will shoot) or just add a muzzle brake if you don't mind a little extra noise. But it seems that you want another rifle. So considering your needs my suggestion, if you purchase another would be to go with one of the 6mm calibers such as a 243improved. You will get better trajectory and less wind drift than the 308, while keeping recoil to a minimum.

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