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What Rifle Cal. would you get?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Why not the 25-06 then ....?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

1895ss wrote:
Why not the 25-06 then ....?

A little small. Maybe the 7mm-08
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

A number of years ago I was looking for a shorter, lighter gun to carry in the field. At the time my favourite rifle was a Ruger 77 chambered in .280 Remington. Wanting to stick with a 7mm, I eventually chose a Browning Micro in 7mm-08. The Browning has a 20" barrel & weighs approximately 6 pounds, yet recoil from the 7mm-08 is very moderate. It is fast handling, light & a dream to carry all day. In my opinion the 7mm-08 is a very under-rated caliber. With a 140 grain bullet it will knock down any deer out there, I know because I live in Western Canada & have killed some real bruisers with it. Not my first choice for elk or moose, but then again I would not feel undergunned either if I had Nosler partitions or Failsafes in the chamber. One excellent point brought up in previous threads however is availability of ammo. You will not find it on the shelves at gas stations or smaller stores. I live in a city of 50,000 and only one store carries it. Good excuse to get into reloading though. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

In short action, you can't go wrong with 7mm-08 or the venerable 308. If long action I would consider 270 or better yet the 270 WSM. Ammunition availability.........well, you'll have to weigh the pros and cons.
Now go buy a new gun!! LOL
Let us know what you decide on!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Well, I'm retracting my vote on the 270WSM. I just had lunch with a fellow shooter and friend that is very much in the know about the firearms industry. The short story is the 270WSM is it is in trouble. It is very possible that it might go away. This all revolves around some legal issues that I won't go into.
I would stay away from it at this time.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

I'm a little leery of the short mags. for that reason. Too many a like cal. out there. I'm not sure what cal. to go with my Encore. I might go small and use it for yote hunting. 22-250, 223, 7mm08, I already have a 7mm. Mag. I kinda put it on the back burner since I bought a new scope for my 7 mag.. What do you use for them critters?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Glock,
Can't help but point out the 6.5mm rounds as I am a 6.5 kinda fella.

The 260 is an outstanding round and with bullets from 85 grains to 160 grains it can be used for just about anything in NA. The 6.5x55 is a great old cartridge and praised by the Swedes for everything from bobcat to Moose. If you want a varmit cartridge try the 85s at 3,500 fps, want a deer cartridge, try the 140s at 3,000 fps. The 120 at 3200 makes a great antelope or deer round. The 160 at 2400 - 2500 will go right trough a moose. Just make sure you have a 1-8 twist barrel. The 1-8 twist will handle all weights of 6.5 bullets, including the long 140 TSX Barnes.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Hello, I use my 243 bull for tree rats to coyotes, I then use my 8mm/06 for everything else. I use my 8mm/300win mag for long range silouetes. I would like to however try a 6.5x 55 swede though. Dave Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Fireball

If no one has said it yet welcome to the forums Howdy

I see you like Wildcats that shoot the 8mm bullet! Any favorites for bullets to use in them ?? Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

I've built a few 8mm/06's,a8mm/300winmag. I'm currently in the process of biulding a 3 barrel 8mm type rifle. It will have an 8x57 barrel, an 8mm/06 barrel, and a 8mm/300winmag barrel all on 1 stock, 1 action, 2bolts. It will be a shooter for sure. Dave
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

fireball 3 wrote:
I've built a few 8mm/06's,a8mm/300winmag. I'm currently in the process of biulding a 3 barrel 8mm type rifle. It will have an 8x57 barrel, an 8mm/06 barrel, and a 8mm/300winmag barrel all on 1 stock, 1 action, 2bolts. It will be a shooter for sure. Dave

That sounds pretty wild.. Defiantly want to see some pics of that..

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Dimitri, I really like the nosler 180's and getting quite fond of the barnes 200 triple x . The 220 hornadays are great also as they have a really high bc. I've loaded them in the 8-06 to 2550fps. Of course I'm also using 29" k.kale for the 8-06. I put a 4-12pwr bushnell for eyes. it has duplex rets. the bars are thick except for the middle. It's also got an ao optical end I like bushnell scope. Dave Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

The 8mm Mauser is my only current big game rifle, I'm thinking of going with a 200gr or so bullet one of these days for my FN49 to replicate the service round with a hunting bullet. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

Fireball,
What action are you using for your switch barrel gun?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rifle Cal. would you get? Reply with quote

I'm using a yugo 24 I'd gotten fron Big5 about 8 years ago. I opened up the bolt and the box to handle the 300mag cases and the 8mm/06 as they are out as far as a 300mag. I'm using the mag bolt and a custom 06 type bolt my fatherinlaw gave me for the 8x57, and the 8mm/06. the stock is black walnut with red mahogany trim. Dave Very Happy
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