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Old 03-26-2004, 10:42 AM
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new guy needs help

i'm 15 years old and just getting into long range shooting. i have shot my dad's 22-250 out to about 300 yards, but only at paper, and will have an oppurtunity to use rifles during deer season this year because of cwd. i want to buy a quality rifle to use for this deer season. i might get a shot out to about 500 yards and as close as 10 yards. i work hard putting up hay in the summer and feeding cows the rest of the time so i don't want to buy something i'll regret. i have had my eye on either a remington 700 vs in 308, or a savage 12FLV in 308. any help regarding choice of rifle or ammo is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:11 AM
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Re: new guy needs help

Sounds like you are headed in the right direction, If you want less recoil, the 260 will do you good.

Do you handload?

If not, black hills or federal gold medal factory ammo for the 308 is great stuff and those match kings actually do work on deer.

260 would be better off with handloads or good factory 140gn loads.

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Old 03-26-2004, 02:43 PM
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Re: new guy needs help

i had a savage 12 in .300 wsm. the thing shot great! So good in fact that a guy offered me 1200 dollars for it 2 weeks after i got it [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-26-2004, 03:01 PM
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Re: new guy needs help

Wi W
I'd second the Savage 12,(prefer the bvss myself), They seem to have very good accuracy right out of the box and are a little less expensive than the Remingtons. (leaves more $$$ for good optics)
I think the 308 is probably your best all around choice for caliber as there is a whole slew of factory ammo available.
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Old 03-26-2004, 03:30 PM
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Re: new guy needs help

thanks everyone for your input. i do in fact handload and am interested in what type of bullet i should use that will stay together at close range, but perform reliably at longer range?
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Old 03-26-2004, 04:01 PM
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Re: new guy needs help

Wi W
Which ever caliber you choose try the Nosler Accubond. I shot seven whitetail last year from 40 to 340 yds. they preformed perfectly in my 300 WM.
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:54 AM
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Re: new guy needs help

Wi,

A savage 12bvss, I think youd be alot happier with a laminated, savage make pos synethetic stocks, in 308, would be a great 500 yard gun, top it off with a good nikon, leupold, high end busnell, and you have your self a 1/2moa gun, you might also want to get into reloading, for about $200 you can start making very good handloads, $20 a box for factory really adds up.

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