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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 11:59 PM
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Synthetic and actions

I prefer the Remington pumps. I have a rem 7600 synthetic in 30-06 and love it! Not bad on the shoulder and the checkering looks good on it. I suggest 30/06. Nothit wrong with a little more power!
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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Rem. .308

I bought a Remington .308 model 7400 semi synthetic stock. It held i think 4 in the clip and one in the barrel. I always had the problem of it not being able to cycle through rounds without jamming. I kept it real clean,tried different clips including a ten round after market clip,tried reloads,Whinchesters,Military issue rounds and they would all jam. I eventually sold it after having it jam on me when I needed it most on the deer of a life time. I almost smashed it over a rock but I informed the new buyer of the issue and he still wanted it. I also found a lot of people with the same problem on reviews for this model. Just a heads up.
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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 06:42 AM
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Without going into great detail and a lot of typing, I'll just say the .30-06 offers the largest selection of Ammunition ranging from Varmint loads to Big Game cartridges.
As far as Rifle Brands Go, I think I'd go with a Ruger, the M77 has proven to be a great success and helped establish a great reputation for the Ruger company.
Are there other brand rifles just as good? Yes
are other calibers just as good as the .30-06? Yes

I suggested the .30-06 caliber and the Ruger Brand simply becuse of their proven reputations and nothing else.
Good Luck and Best wishes on which ever Choice!

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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 07:10 AM
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My newest rifle is a Ruger M77 in .243.Its stainless/laminated.Its my back up rifle for wet weather when I don't want to take my Model 70 Winchester out.I've taken 2 deer with it so far and really like it.If your going to hunt in bad weather you might think about it.
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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. It came down to the .308 and 30-06 but I went with the .308. Agonizing decision.
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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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I just ordered a Remington Model 7 in 7mm-08, synthetic stock, 20" barrel. Should be a perfect compact and lightweight deer rifle. Like I really needed another....

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 01:02 PM
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Excellent rifle and caliber selection. The 150 gr. round would be a good choice for deer.
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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 06:18 PM
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Ok wondermonkey... what did you buy????

Ok, so we know you went with the 308... A great choice. Now spill the beans, what Manufacturer, what model, what stock... Come on we would tell you.

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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 06:43 PM
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OK wondermonkey, A Remington 700 in 308

I saw that in a reply you made in another post. Is is the sps model? Did you go stainless or blued? If it is the sps that would probibly be their synthedic black stock correct? Now what scopes are you looking at?

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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Can't a fella have a few secrets? No, that wouldn't be any fun, would it?

I went with the Remington SPS SS .308. That is the basic synthetic stock and stainless. Did I NEED the stainless? Heck no, but I WANTED it, which is key. I may (but probably not) upgrade to an aftermarket stock in a few years but really I don't think I'll really NEED (there is that word again) to.

As for scopes I think I'll go with the Nikon Buckmaster. I have one on my ProHunter shotgun (3x9x40) and my brother has one (4.5x14.x40) on his 30-06. I found a few alternatives but I will probably just stick with what I know. I plan on sighting it in this weekend so I'll be choosing soon.

Thanks to all in this forum who helped talk me through this. It's more agonizing than most other choices in my life.
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