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New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

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Unread 12-13-2013, 05:08 PM
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Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

Given that you already own a 270 win, I wonder if it makes sense to just put some effort into improving it a bit, along with some hand loading ? While the one you own is pretty good, it seems like nearly any gun can be improved with some effort.

It might even make sense to work with (pay) someone locally who has solid hand loading experience (and the equipment, various powders, etc.) to build up some loads before making all of the investment yourself. This might cut several months off of the effort.

I agree with the comments above though, perhaps if you are going through the effort of 700 yards, maybe it is worth thinking about 1 000 yards instead ?
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    Unread 12-13-2013, 05:33 PM
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    Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

    Originally Posted by deadlift View Post
    Don't forget the 6.5 creedmoor, very easy to shoot and extremely deadly. You can buy factory rds for it or reload. I'm getting 2926 fps with the berger 130 VLD hunting out of a 24" tube. My personal second choice would be the 257 wsm (wildcat) again light recoil and devastating on game. Just my 2cents... Good luck on your choice and happy hunting!
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    +1 on the Creedmoor. I really like that caliber. light recoil, and devastation to whatever it hits. Anything from woodchucks to bear. Ive even seen an elk shot with one @ 600. Deadlift, What load is that your using for the Creed?
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    Unread 12-14-2013, 03:52 AM
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    Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

    I really agree with HarryN. The 270 is fine caliber, and as you know its very deadly on deer.
    What make and model is your rifle? Have you ever thought about sending it to the shop to be customized? A cheap factory rifle can be turned into a precision work of art. Sometimes this can be done cheaper than you think.
    What ever you decide to do, just make sure you dont go cheap on a scope!
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    Unread 12-15-2013, 10:53 PM
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    Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

    270 win is great caliber for the purposes you mentioned. Therefore I would either improve what you have as advised above or take 270 wsm. I would also buy nightforce scope, good binoculars and rangefinder, for example leica-1600-b. The latter one is very good, with deadly accurate calculator and long range capacity. Good luck!
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    Unread 12-18-2013, 06:47 PM
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    Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

    44 grains of H4350, a CCI BR2 and Berger 130 hybrid .020 off the lands. Just had it out again, and it was just a hammer!
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    Unread 12-28-2013, 06:45 PM
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    Re: New Deer Rifle - Suggestions

    I have recently built rifles in 6.5 Remington Mag and .264 Win Mag both shoot great at 0-650 yards on deer.

    Nat Lambeth
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