2 rifles...cxp2 and cxp3. What would you choose?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by The Oregonian, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2012
    I don't handload, so keep that in mind. Would you go 270 and 30-06 or something like 260 or 25.06 and 30-06 or 7rem mag?

    I am looking to keep recoil at a minimum for little ones growing up...and sots likely under 400 yds.

    So, without wildcats, what would you suggest? I hav guns already, but asking for perspective as if the safe was empty.

  2. Wapiti1

    Wapiti1 Member

    Feb 17, 2012

    If you want a 2 rifle set, I would go 243, 257 Bob, or 260 for the light rifle, and 30-06 or 280 for the larger rifle. For up to 400 yards, a magnum is not needed IMHO. One rifle in 270, 7-08 or 308 would also do well for a lot of years.

    It depends on whether or not you will be eating ammo shooting varmints as well. A smaller caliber makes more sense to me if that is the case. If you are only talking big game, I would just get one rifle and shoot lighter bullets until they are big enough for heavier ones.

    I started with a 243, and for deer and antelope it was just fine with 100 grain bullets. When I started elk hunting, I used a 30-06 with 180's. We also used the 243's for varmints.


  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    .308 for a light caliber. Ton of good ammo to cover your recoil concerns. Will manage deer to 400 with ease. 7mmRM with a break installed either from factory model, or aftermarket. 7mmRM will handle anything in North America at 400-800yds.
  4. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Hard to beat the Savage 243. One of the few off the shelf rifles with a faster twist for the heavier bullets. You didn't define the age of the kids. Good luck. I found that the Remington 95 gr Accu-tip was very accurate in my 243.