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Old 02-12-2013, 03:03 PM
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Re: Caliber

Just use the 270 then unless you want to get her a new rifle.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:28 PM
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Re: Caliber

Well I was really wanting to get a caliber we could share you know what I mean
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:04 PM
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LOL, YEP. Get a 6.5 then. Pick your poison. The 260, creedmore, etc. I really like my 6.5-284. 2965 fps, 140 berger, does well. If you want to share, ha ha, get the Savage 116 in stainless at Cabelas if you can find one. Pretty rifle, easy to shoot, accurate. $749 is their retail price. Like I said my little lady likes it and next time out she is going to fling lead at 1000.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:38 PM
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Re: Caliber

The .270 is an awesome choice!
With it's light recoil it's actually fun to shoot- even for ladies and kids. And since nearly every sport shop, hardware store and convenience store in the country has ammo for them you never have to worry about getting caught if you forget or run out.
Also, it can be loaded down for prairie dogs and other 'off season' critters or loaded heavier for elk and such.
The main thing is that whatever caliber you get, make SURE she shoots it as much as possible and gets proficient and comfortable with it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: Caliber

Definetly thanks for information
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:20 PM
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Re: Caliber

.308 in Remington 750 Woodsmaster very light recoil because its auto
I have an older 742 in .308 and no recoil pad can shoot it all day
Maybe a 35 Whelen another choice
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:50 PM
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Re: Caliber

I have harvested elk with everything from a .243 to .375 H&H, but my always "go to" rifle is a Win Mod 70 in .270 Win. I lived and guided in CO for more than 20 years and got an elk every year with my .270. It worked just as well in NM and AZ. This is one caliber that you can both shoot, and as has already been pointed out, you can find ammo for it anywhere out west where they sell ammunition. Ditto for the 30-06, but I personally never could justify the extra pounding my shoulder got with the '06. I know this is a LR forum, but in my experience most elk are shot from point blank range out to about 300 yrds and the .270 is definitely up to the task if one knows where to send the bullet. Of course, this is IMO but I don't have a problem laying it out there.
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