New Gun For Wife.

Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by 270whiz, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. 270whiz

    270whiz Member

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    She will still shoot her 25-06. But it is out of service Having a new Krieger barrel and wood done

    and reblued. Won't have it back until after next hunting season. That's why she has purchased

    a new rifle.
     
  2. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Either of the 6.5 chamberings you mentioned are great. If you handload and want a hotter round with very similar recoil take a serious look at the 6.5 SAUM. It's pricey to shoot, but it's also an amazing round.
     
  3. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to hunt that variety of game. It's 7mm-08 hands down.
     
  4. deadlift

    deadlift Official LRH Sponsor

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    Now go get some 130 bergers or swift scirrocos and 44grs of h4350 and a br2, she will have a new favorite rifle and you might be building one :D
    The 6.5 creed is a awesome little round.
    Chris
    Benchmark Barrels
     
  5. DR 3006

    DR 3006 Well-Known Member

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    I like the creed also but with a 2 gun setup I don't think I would pass the bullet selection and versatility of the 7mm-08???
     
  6. Standbanger

    Standbanger Well-Known Member

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    I have all 3 and can't say one is any better than the other. I will add that I don't bear hunt but if I did. I would probably grab the 7MM08 for that and work up a load with a heavier bullet to hopefully dispatch the bear quickly.
     
  7. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Great choice with the creedmoor, i love mine, 22 inch barrel, the sweet spot is the 123 grain hornady pills.

    2740 FPS, ive taken it to 1050. Very enjoyable rifle to shoot. CHEAP to boot.
     
  8. One Hole

    One Hole Well-Known Member

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    "New Gun for Wife" - good trade!
     
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  9. NorthernWhitetails

    NorthernWhitetails Active Member

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    Good luck with the new 6.5 , folks rave about them so it would be nice to see how you feel about after she gets used to it! Its got some pretty big shoes to fill , if she is used to a 25/06......... keep us posted!
     
  10. GTOHunter

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    I've drooled over the Savage Lady Hunter Rifle....been wishing the Wife or one of the Daughters would want to Hunt more and I'd buy them one to keep in my Gun Cabinet.....so I could use it too! :rolleyes:


    Post pictures and let Us know how the Rifle looks & performs....I like the idea of a .243 or 7mm-08,but the 6.5 Creedmoor is another interesting Caliber I'd Love to add to my Collection of interesting and different Calibers of Rifles!
     
  11. Hunter338

    Hunter338 Well-Known Member

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    My wife shoots a 280 it works great for her.
     
  12. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    All good choice's.First thing I do when my wife gets a new gun is put a shotgun recoil pad on it.Reduces recoil alot.
     
  13. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    If winchester ever sells the 125gn deer xp bullet get it. My creed shoots the factory load into 3/4 moa with 4 different lot #s I would look at the 120-130 class
    The 120 smk's shot into a hole with 42 gr of 100V and have the same zero as my 147 load with Rl 26.
    Both in peterson brass
     
  14. bwaybuilder

    bwaybuilder Well-Known Member

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    you will be very happy with your selection.