- Jul 13, 2011
Hey guys, I am going to buy a new rifle in the near future and need some thoughts. I am all set up for 7mm-08 right now and I love it. There isn't much recoil so I can shoot it all day long, there are lots of choices in ammunition to reload, and it is a good, consistant round all in all. My problem is that it can be hard to find a rifle with all the features I want in 7mm-08. So my question is, what caliber would you guys reccomend for long range target shooting (not deer hunting) that would have lots of choices for ammunition, would be a popular load in most models, and doesn't beat the snot out of you when you shoot it. Let me clarify by saying I don't care how flat shooting a caliber is. What I care about is how consistant the caliber is. Let me know what you guys think.