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Old 11-26-2007, 10:52 PM
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thats a good friend ,offer to buy some ammo,its expensive so its nice to be asked,ya know?
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:04 PM
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i would say a .308 would be good becuase its a bit bigger then a 30-30 but not much
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:20 PM
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Well over the weekend I got to shoot a 30-06,a .308, a pump 12 gauge, a .270 and a .243. But I cant decide which I like the best. I think I like the 30-06 the best but I'm not sure, so if anybody can tell me which one would be the best for kinda long shot and some shorter shots that may have to go through a little brush, I would greatly appreciate any comments and suggestions.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:24 PM
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30-06 you can buy ammo anywhere and it'll handle any game in north america
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Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:33 PM
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30-30s and 30/06s are two of the most popular guns for hunting deer. I have been using a Rem 7mm mag, probobly has a bit more kick than what your looking. (altho I have not shot a deer at all so I am not sure what it would do, but there would be a lot of blood to follow, it is still in one piece) I also like a 220 swift or a 22-250, both good deer rifles and accurate for good distances. Give those two a shot (no pun intended) and see what ya think.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:30 PM
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30-06 you can buy ammo anywhere and it'll handle any game in north america
Yup, what he said.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:31 PM
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For Deer Hunting I Would Recommend A .243 Its My First Season Shooting And Had My Fist Kill And In The Shooting Range It Hard To Miss From 250-300 Yards!
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:46 PM
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Does anyone know what kind of range a 30-06 has? I know it will vary by gun and bullet but when I was looking at guns on the internet I couldnt find it on them. Thankx!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:10 PM
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get your friend to let you shoot some different size bulletts through the same gun .. bullett grain weight will make a big difference in comfort to the shooter.. Ie a 30-06 in 140 grain is smooth as silk but the same gun shooting a 180 or 200 gr bullett will rock a veteran shooter. little food for thought.. If it was my money I would go with a savage bolt action 30-06 or 270 either one would be great all around guns. enexpensive and reliable.. good luck and congratts on your harvest..
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:17 PM
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that will be limited more by the shooter than the gun... most any bolt 30-06 will shoot better than most shooters abillity.. with a little range time to get to know your rifle you should be able to hit a plate size target at 250-300 yards.. I dont know what your experience with a long gun is but I always recomend a little one on one time with a compentent instructer to get a basic operating and shooting class. good hunting
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