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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 04:56 PM
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I am a biased toward the .270.
It is one flat shooting caliber out to 350+yds. as well as being a good rifle for stalking and close up work. The recoil is very forgiving, less than a 12 GA. in my estimation, and the ammo is as common as a 30.06.
I shoot a 140 gr. bullet, and if shot placement is correct it is a devastating round.
I have made shots from a solid rest up to and beyond 325 yds. and those deer dropped like a sack of hammers.
You do need to practice with the gun and be confident in what it will do. I sight mine in at 1.5 inches high at 100yds. This puts me dead on at 200 yds.
I simply hold an inch or more high of my point of aim at longer distances.
If you will be doing a fair amount of field shooting I strongly endorse the .270.
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 07:28 AM
 
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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!!!
The range is going to be determined by the Bullet manufacturer and the load (bullet) you are using.
When comparing Hunting weapons the final results between the .270 and the .30-06 are that they both perform close to each other.
When deciding on either the .270 or the .30-06 you can be certain you chose a great hunting weapon, no matter which one you choose.

My personal choice would be the .270

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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I got my new gun

Well I decided to go with the 30-06. I got a savage 110 model, 30-06 bolt action. I got the one with the simmons scope(3x9x40), its supose to be already bore sighted in, but I checked it and it was almost perfect. I am shooting a 150 grain bullet, I have alot of practicing to do but hopefully by next season I will see many oportunitys to use it. Season is up in the county that I hunt in but not where my brother lives so maybe I will get a chance to shoot a deer with it this year. Thankx everyone for the advise!!!
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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 10:39 PM
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congrats on your new rifle hopefully It'll serve you well for many moons

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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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 05:41 AM
 
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Excellent choice.. Good luck with it, I'm sure it's going to give you many years of memorable hunting trips before you decide it's time for another rifle.
Don't forget, if you get that chance to hunt at your brothers and get a Deer, we like seeing pics.
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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 08:56 AM
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I do believe that you made a great choice and good luck with it.
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 08:22 PM
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I just bought a ruger and i love it. Nothing wrong with a savage my dad has killed many deer with a savage 7mm.
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