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#5502626 - 12/27/14 02:27 PM Which Caliber?
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I am looking at getting a new hunting rifle. My 2 current rifles are a Winchester model 70 in 7mag and a Winchester 30-30. So now I am looking at getting a new caliber and I was looking at .300, 30-06 or .308. What are y'alls thoughts?

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#5502637 - 12/27/14 02:32 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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One each then throw in the tried and true .270 grin
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#5502639 - 12/27/14 02:34 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
One each then throw in the tried and true .270 grin
Or just go straight to the .270
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#5502651 - 12/27/14 02:39 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
One each then throw in the tried and true .270 grin


Yes sir and a .280 for desert!
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#5502653 - 12/27/14 02:40 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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.257 wby mag
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#5502656 - 12/27/14 02:41 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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#5502670 - 12/27/14 02:49 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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Is it for a specific or just general overall purpose? The .270 is hard to beat for an overall caliber. Ammo is easy to find in a variety of loads, even managed recoil if you have kids.

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#5502679 - 12/27/14 02:56 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: jetdad]
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Another vote for the 270!!

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#5502694 - 12/27/14 03:07 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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Which .300? WM, WSM, Blackout, Savage?

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#5502703 - 12/27/14 03:13 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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Deer only? Elk? Varmints? Black bear? Long shots? Thick brush? Mountain rifle?

Need more info...
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#5502704 - 12/27/14 03:13 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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#5502705 - 12/27/14 03:14 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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.223
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#5502725 - 12/27/14 03:23 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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22 short.
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#5502729 - 12/27/14 03:24 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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#5502747 - 12/27/14 03:36 PM Re: Which Caliber? [Re: redraider99]
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If you want a rifle that has different capabilities than your current rifles ... 223 (fun little tack driver than can be used for deer management or predator control) or 300 win mag (efficient --if slightly big -- deer rifle, with a little extra thump in reserve if you step up to elk/moose/grizzly or Africa plains game).

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