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Unread 12-23-2013, 04:33 PM
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Re: new to bears

The .338-06 is another good choice. Yes it's made from 30-06 cases. Every time I think about a 338-06 I get a bit of "mission creep", if you've gone that far the .338 Winchester is just a bit further. Rifle will be comparably configured, with better performance.
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    Unread 12-23-2013, 08:01 PM
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    ducmark,Ihad a .270,280& 30-06.Decided to make something heavier so purchased Shilen .338-06A-square barrel.Took .280Rem.Mtn. and had a smith mount&bed it. Bought Nosler 200gr.Accubonds and it will put 3 in 1/2"group.Bought everything from Midway.Recoil is less than 30-06&much less than ..338win. mag I had. Good deer,elk,moose,bear weapon.
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    Unread 12-24-2013, 02:56 PM
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    cool thanks for the reply.
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    Unread 12-25-2013, 02:13 PM
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    i've about decided on the .338-06 ai or gibbs. found a nice springfeild 03a3 at a local shop(almost all my rifles are military) that someone has ruined by tapping the receiver and shortening the barrel.now wheres a good place to get a barrel and have installed. was thinking of douglas . want it light for a pack rifle is 22" too short and a #1 contour or can should i go to featherweight? whats the weight difference between a wood stock and a plastic one? i've allways been a wood guy but trying to save weight.
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    Unread 12-25-2013, 02:42 PM
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    ducmark,my thoughts would be a3or4 weight barrel,24" for full velocity. go with synthetic stock(hs,etc) Which will be lighter than wood.many good barrel makers so check their sites or your smiths ideas.good shootin!
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 07:59 PM
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    Re: new to bears

    thanks for all the help i'm starting to get this narrowed down
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 08:49 PM
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    Re: new to bears

    I took a 338/06 with me on a bear hunt in October, Rem w/ #3 fluted barrel, it weighs in at <7.5 lbs scoped. Shoots the 200 Accubond very well. Didn't shoot anything though.
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