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#6509444 - 10/24/16 03:45 PM Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions
rowdydog1 Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
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So I have a 300WSM, a 30-06 and a 270. But I'm looking for something for my young son that will have reduced recoil over the 3 I already have. It needs to have good over the counter ammo selection, it needs to versatile enough to go from varmints up to as large as possible, I want it to be fast and flat, and I'd like it to a round known for accuracy.

Things I have thought about are 25-06, 6.5 creedmor, 257 wthby. What are your thoughts?

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#6509460 - 10/24/16 03:54 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
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Creedmoor or 7mm08

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#6509462 - 10/24/16 03:55 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
TXHunterKLewis Offline
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Registered: 09/30/16
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Loc: Haslet, Texas
I've read good things about the.243. I have been on the lookout for the right deal on one myself.
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#6509474 - 10/24/16 04:05 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
Bigfoot Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Galveston Bay
243 or 7mm08
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#6509486 - 10/24/16 04:15 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
spg Offline
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all the above will be fine. I lean more towards 6.5CM and .243. I sometimes shoot a .243 which is misunderstood by most as only a youth gun. I've killed deer and pigs past 500 yards with it, its good for young hunters but is a more than capable at taking deer out to 600 yards.

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#6509511 - 10/24/16 04:27 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
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7mm-08 is my official do-all, high performance, economical, versatile, bad to the bone, short action cartridge.

6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Rem, 243, and .308 would not be bad choices either.

There's no such thing as flat shooting. smile
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#6509514 - 10/24/16 04:29 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
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In order of recoil ....

243 Winchester
6.5 Creedmoor
7mm-08 Remington

If you reload, any can be easily loaded with safe reduced loads.
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#6509523 - 10/24/16 04:32 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
7mm-08 is my official do-all, high performance, economical, versatile, bad to the bone, short action cartridge.

6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Rem, 243, and .308 would not be bad choices either.

There's no such thing as flat shooting. smile


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#6509533 - 10/24/16 04:40 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Unless it's a laser beam, that's just marketing to those that don't know.
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#6509535 - 10/24/16 04:41 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
Chuckw Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: tx panhandle
Fast twist .243


Edited by Chuckw (10/24/16 04:41 PM)

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#6509539 - 10/24/16 04:42 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: FiremanJG]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Unless it's a laser beam, that's just marketing to those that don't know.
grin
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#6509546 - 10/24/16 04:46 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: FiremanJG]
Chuckw Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: tx panhandle
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
7mm-08 is my official do-all, high performance, economical, versatile, bad to the bone, short action cartridge.

6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Rem, 243, and .308 would not be bad choices either.

There's no such thing as flat shooting. smile


You know exactly what the OP is talking about when he requested a "flat" shooting cartridge!


Edited by Chuckw (10/24/16 04:49 PM)

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#6509548 - 10/24/16 04:47 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
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The New 30 Nosler is pretty awesome (so I read on the internet!).
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#6509552 - 10/24/16 04:51 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
243 or 7-08, a 25-06 would be fine if he is a bigger boy
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#6509558 - 10/24/16 04:57 PM Re: Looking for Rifle Caliber sugggestions [Re: rowdydog1]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County
I have a .243 that my nephews and nieces use for deer hunting. It is a wonderful caliber, low recoil and very accurate. I just purchased it a couple of years ago and now I wonder how I ever made it without it. It's a great caliber for Texas deer and hogs.


Edited by Erny (10/24/16 04:58 PM)

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