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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 07:01 PM
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I have a M70 in 300 WM. I highly recommend the cartridge as long as you know what you are getting into. It is by no means over kill for white tails or mulies. I have taken many whitetails, prairie dogs, pigs and even a buffalo with it.

It does have significant felt recoil and if you are sensitive to it, don't buy one.

It gives you the versatility to hunt nearly everything in North America with one gun.

Sounds like you want a new toy, been there more times than I would admit to my wife!
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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So we just had a new neighbor move in next to us and we got to talking and it turns out hes a huge hunter and gun collector and just so happens to have every caliber of gun ive been looking at. So he and i are going to the local range this weekend and hes gonna let me shoot them all and see which one i like the best. this should help with decision alot!
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post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 07:42 AM
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So we just had a new neighbor move in next to us and we got to talking and it turns out hes a huge hunter and gun collector and just so happens to have every caliber of gun ive been looking at. So he and i are going to the local range this weekend and hes gonna let me shoot them all and see which one i like the best. this should help with decision alot!
That's what it is all about. I did the same thing before I bought my M70 7mm mag. A buddy at work had four of them, went shot them, fell in love. Simple as that! Good luck!
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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 08:33 AM
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in my opinion i like the 300 win mag, i have 1 in a ruger #1 and love the gun its extremely accurate. i like the bigger calibers myself but thats just my opinion.
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post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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well we went and shot the guns and i hadnt thought about a .308 but my neighbor brought one out and i think thats what im gonna go with. the gun was extremely accurate and flat shooting. i read up on the ballistics and they have some of the best ballistics ive seen. what do you guys think?
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post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 12:21 PM
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The 308 is an excellent round. If you are comfortable with the decision, go for it...
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post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 10:21 AM
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.308 is a fine cal pluse you will never be without ammo it is a NATO round
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post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 12:31 PM
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A note on rifles chambered for 308 Win

One item you need to think about when manufactures chamber for the 308 they sometimes save money by blocking the bolt travel and internal magazine well for the shorter than standard length (30-06) case. This means that the rifle that should be 1/2 to 3/4 inch shorter ends up being the same length and weight. The forward scope base also will be in closer on a short action rifle compaired to a standard (30-06) length one. This will make your choice of scopes much larger. Some scopes have a rather short tube and require special ext rings to get the proper eye relief.
For this reason I often point out if a shooter wants a given rifle selection where they are using the same standard length action for both the 308 and 30-06 that they might as well elect to go with the 30-06 over the 308. The 308 Win is a great cartridge it offers some advantages over the standard length 30-06, but the 30-06 also can fire some bullet weights the 308 can't.

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post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 04:38 PM
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well i would watch youtube to see the rifles ballistics and being used that is how i chose a 7mm mag after watching hunting and shooting videos plus some show them using balistic gell and long range kills and target shot plus choosing ammo is on there to good luck justin
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