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Old 08-23-2010, 07:54 PM
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for the size of the round and bullet weight...thats it.... box of remington 100 gr. here goes for about $20 or so at the wally mart.....
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:50 AM
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Default Remington 700 30-06?

Hey everyone, new here to hunting and haven't bought my rifle yet. I know I want a Remington 700 it is just the caliber I'm not sure on. I was set on 30-06 but when I question buying my rifle the shop asked why I wanted the 30-06. He said it was good but not his recommendation. The point is all these calibers and grains are confusing. I am trying to hunt most importantly deer. I would really like to go after a bear. So I really just wanted a caliber that I can do anything with. As far as terrain woods and not sure on distance, never gone hunting. What does everyone recommend?
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:50 AM
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you know i question the help at some of these gun shops and stores.Ive seen them sell new people everything they dont need.For what you said mostly deer and occasional bear the 30/06 is ideal and also gives you a great selection of bullet weights for different situations.30/06 150 gr bullet = dead deer.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:11 AM
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Many gun shops will say all sorts of things to try and move certain weapons, EVERYBODY knows the .30-06 is an ideal choice for hunting.
I'd say stick to what you originally were looking for and don't let any salesman sell you the stuff he's having a problem moving.
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I use the 30-06 with a 150 grain bullet. Have never had a deer walk away from it. Not a bad choice in my book.

If your hunting in the woods than your average shot will not be more than 100 yards. The 30-06 can do this easily all day long.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:07 PM
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I use the 30-06 with a 150 grain bullet. Have never had a deer walk away from it. Not a bad choice in my book.

If your hunting in the woods than your average shot will not be more than 100 yards. The 30-06 can do this easily all day long.
What if I come across a plain or field, what type of distance would the 30-06 start to decrease in "greatness"?
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:13 PM
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If you're scoped then the 30-06 will go farther than your eyes will see. The 30-06 is good easily to 3-4 hundred yds with good optics and experience with the rifle. If you're are questioning the 30-06 then go with a 270 win cal and never look back.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:01 PM
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i agree with the .243... but i would rather use a .270. i dont even notice a recoil difference between the two... but the .243 is a hell of a good gun too... its all up to you though... good luck hunting
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