if you could only have 1 gun

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by soundwaves, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    if you could only have 1 gun what would it be. asking cause lm planning to buy a new rifle. lm thinking of the stayer ssg 08 Steyr SSG 08 :: Steyr Mannlicher :: count on it

    or maybe the LRH rifles on this form. but love the looks of the SSG 08
     
  2. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    Winchester Model 70 .30-06.
     

  3. eyeballjr

    eyeballjr Well-Known Member

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    22 mag. You can kill anything in the world with it, plus you can carry lots of ammo for cheap.
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    If I remember right your living in Turkey, how is it for getting a rifle imported? I would think that would play a large part in the decision. From your pics I would shooting a 338 Lapua or a 338 Norma, you have some huge long range potential!

    Right now I think for myself I would run something like what Len is selling in the LRH store but chambered in a 338 Norma Mag and made to a little lighter specs. I think a guy could do a little more hunting on foot but still have a very long range capable rig!
     
  5. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    Any good rifle chamber in 338win.
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you hand load, choose one with a good supply of quality ammunition.

    7mm, 30 cal, and 338 cal are all available with good long range bullets in a wide variety of high performance cartridges.

    But, your choices for factory ammo in Turkey are probably different from here in the US.

    -- richard
     
  7. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the 338. Since you can buy 338RUM ammo at a store, that would be my choice, that or the 338 Lapua. If not one of these, the 338 Win Mag.gun)
     
  8. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Exactly!
     
  9. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    308 Winchester M70 or M700 or M98, 24" barrel with detachable magazine. I do not see much I could not hunt in the world with this rifle and the right bullet.
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I like the looks of the SSG 08 myself. I would get the 338 Lapua Mag since that is a popular caliber over seas. That thing has huge potential to rock any Ibex you want to put down as far as you want to shoot (within reason).

    Tank
     
  11. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I like your choice, I am a 338 fan, shot a 340WM FOR 20+. Now it is my sons, Working on my Norma.I use to to shoot everything w/340
     
  12. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    yeah made up my mind on this rifle. but have to wait till july because of money situations. this gun will cost 3-4 times the original price over here. probaly the saim price as a second hand nissan 4x4 would cost !!!!!!! xuck it looks beter than a nissan. doesnt it :=) Steyr SSG 08 :: Steyr Mannlicher :: count on it