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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: Med to large game cals and rifles

I shoot a Tikka T3 stainless in a 270 WSM. Shoots great and could kill anything you would want to in North America. It's a great gun. I don't reload for it at the moment but I hope to be able to soon.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:05 PM
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Re: Med to large game cals and rifles

I have a 220 Swift, 243 win, 30-06, 25-06, and a 7RM. I have taken deer with all of these rifles. My longest shot so far, on a game animal, was 516 yards with the 7RM. I have made 400 yard shots with the 30-06 and the 243 on both antelope and deer. I have not used the 25-06 much because it is my wifes gun, but she and I have killed deer out to 250 yards with it. My longest shot with the 220 is 200 yards, and I do not like to shoot deer much past that distance with that gun, though I did kill a coyote with it at 425 yards last year. My longest kill shot so far on any animal was 730 yards on a coyote with the 243.

I have found that all of these rifles are adequate deer killers as long as the load and distance to the target are kept in mind.

I reload for all of my rifles. None of them like factory ammunition very much.

Of all these rifles, the 7 RM is the newest, the one that I have shot the least, but also the one that I am most comfortable with. I would not be afraid to shoot a moose with it if the distance were 400 yards or less.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 06:35 PM
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Re: Med to large game cals and rifles

ok , my one rifle for the north american continent is my mod 70 super shadow in 300 wsm. i shoot winchester power point 180 grains and nothing else. my scope is a ziess 3x9x40 conquest with the z-plex reticle. now my newest creation for blacktail deer here in washington state is a marlin x7 in 25-06. the scope on this is a redfield revenge 4x12x42.its all ready to go shooting hornady 117 gn interlock bullets. cant wait to hunt with it.
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Unread 09-21-2013, 08:10 PM
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Re: Med to large game cals and rifles

I started my hunting career with a 3006 at the age of 12. By eighteen 20 I bought a 7mm mag and was happy until a big black bear I hit in the shoulder at 600 yards with a 160gr partition got away. I also finished a very large black bear that my dad made the first hit on with a 338 win mag that broke the bears shoulder but didn't enter the chest cavity. My last shot at about 100 yards did put the bear down, but the bullet never made it to the off side of the chest cavity. The next year I bought a 338 win mag. It killed with authority and I used it for over 10 years until the 338 rum came out. I had to have one and bought it. With no real need for two 338's, I changed the 338 win mag into a 300 rum and that is where I stand today. 338 rum and 300 rum does all I need to do and both are usually DRT. Oh yeah, everyone needs a 22-250 for coyotes and prairie dogs. Now that Wyoming has made legal 22 caliber center fire with 60+ grain bullets for deer and antelope, I think I will still choose my big guns. I don't like tracking.
Remington model 700 300 RUM LH 26" rem ss/blued receiver lam stock 215 Berger @3070/180 NAB @3300/Leupold 6.5-20x50
Remington model 700 338 RUM LH 26" Bartlein 5C #4 Muscle Brake, blueprinted action, sako extractor, jewell trigger, bell and carlson Alaskan stock/Black cera coat/Sightron SIII 8-32x56 moa reticle, external elevation turret
Savage LH 22-250/Sightron 4-16
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Unread 09-21-2013, 11:34 PM
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Re: Med to large game cals and rifles

If center fire rifle hunting for deer or elk I use either my Winchester Mod. 70 in .270 Win or The Rem. Mod. 721 that got handed down from my grandfather to my father to me it is also .270 Win.

For varmits it is the Rem Mod. 722 in .222 Rem. again handed down the line to me.

My weapon of choice is my T/C .50 ML.

I think that is going to be taken over by the Hoyt Charger.
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