Hello from Florida...and some questions

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by privateer, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. privateer

    privateer Member

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    Hello. Been reading your site for a while. Great info.

    Most of my experience is with shotguns (birds, skeet, sporting clays) and pistols. I have been keeping my eye out for a nice rifle.

    I have an opportunity to buy a like-new older Remington 700 in 6mm Remington. It is a beautiful rifle. Great price. No scope.

    My only hesitation is the ammo availablity. Is this a valid concern or should I go for it?

    THanks
     
  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Buy it. It is a better caliber, although less popular, than the 243 Win. Do you reload?
     

  3. privateer

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    Think I'll go for it. Thanks for the response.

    Not reloading yet but slowly getting ready to. Picked up a used Dillon 550 setup a few months ago, need a couple more things.
     
  4. longrifle

    longrifle Active Member

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    Welcome to the site, it's taught me alot and I'm constantly referring friends to LRH! As for your Florida hunting the 6MM is a great little caliber and will do well on the average game hunted, even pigs, in Florida. Shot one for awhile there myself(20 years in Volusia and 9 years in Columbia Counties). Top it with a good low light capable scope, the critters tend to avoid the mid-day heat! The deer tend to be a little larger there from I-10 up than from I-4 up but a well placed shot will do it on most any game!
    Enjoy yourself! Try Oceola WMA, it's just a few miles from Jax and has LOADS of trails you can walk and stalk!