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Old 05-24-2013, 10:09 PM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

7mmWSM shooting the 168gr berger
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

You just can't beat a 30-06.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:22 AM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

I would think 280AI, 7WSM or 6.5-06
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:37 PM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

ALL great choices .............................you have good taste
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:35 AM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

I was considering a 7mm Rem Mag as well although no one has suggested that caliber. I have never reloaded and like the idea of readily available commercial ammo if I am in a pinch. What are the main differences between a 7 WSM and a 7 RM? Recoil? Barrel life? Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:24 PM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

For your criteria, and where you plan to live, I would look long and hard at a .300 mag of some sort. You seem like you really like to hunt, and while I own a .270 Win also and has dropped elk for me and my daughter, I would want a little more gun if I ever got drawn for elk somewhere in the west where shots across wide canyons are very possible.

Think about a .300 Win Mag, .300 Weatherby, or even a .300 RUM with a brake. I have a .300 RUM with a brake, and it honestly kicks less than a buddy's .308 without one. Just wear ear protection!

Maybe a 7mm Rem Mag, or even a 7mm STW would really fill the bill too.

Just not much difference between .277 and .284.

Unless you plan on owning one of each caliber in the future like many of us addicts do...
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:06 PM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

Lots of good calibers mentioned but I'll throw in for the 6.5x284. Once you shoot your deer and coyote at 700 yards, like most of us you may want to push to 1000. Whether you stick to 700 or increase your goal, this caliber loaded with 140 VLD's is superbly accurate, great ballistics, light recoil, and will flatten a whitetail out to 1000 yards, coyotes, much further. For your budget you can put a fine rifle together.IMO,
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