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Offline TimBaleia

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Help to choose caliber.
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:56:46 PM »
Hello everyone!

Im looking to buy a hunting rifle. So far Savage 11/111 due to great price/quality. Trying to choose in which caliber.

Oh boy. Im considering this calibers:

308 win 25$

270 win 24$
30-06 35$

7mm rem mag 37$
300 win mag 33$

6.5 Creedmoor???

Looking for this rifle to take longer range shots. Thats why more into long action and mags. Eventually want to get lever action in 30-30 for closer range.

Any suggestions on rifle and caliber? Thoughts? Thx!

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 04:50:12 AM »
Look at the 300 wsm too.   

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 05:27:52 AM »
Are you planning to hunt deer and elk with this rifle?
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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 06:12:19 AM »
Not sure what your hunting but most of those will work just fine at "longer" range. How long are you talking? Also what does the price mean by each caliber?
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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 06:14:02 AM »
Looks like its about the cost of a basic box of ammo.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 06:24:17 AM »
Oh ok got it.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 06:28:31 AM »
I haven't found an animal in this state yet that won't fall prey to my .308. 

The ammo is relatively cheap and it's almost guaranteed to be in stock at a local yocal hardware store or gas station if for some reason you didn't bring enough :twocents:

I'm not arguing against the other calibers; this is my experience.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 06:52:22 AM »
6.5 ammo will run you on average $30 a box.

All those caliber's are fine, the mag rounds with shoot flatter with more recoil.

There was a guy selling some Rugers on here a day or so ago for a good price. Might look at those. I just bought a  Ruger American in 6.5 and it's shoot's moa and better out of the box.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 07:06:40 AM »
30-06, surprised I had to say it.  Update your ammo cost to $18, get a green and yellow box and roam the continent.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 07:15:25 AM »
Go with the 300 Win Mag. It will do long range very well, and with good bullet weight selection you can take anything on the American Continent. Ammunition is also readily available in all Sporting Goods stores.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 07:22:05 AM »
For an all around hunting/long range shooting rig, the 300 win mag is extremely universal and would be my first choice of those that you have listed.  If you don't reload, there is still very good quality factory ammo available for it as well.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 07:23:20 AM »

Go with the 300 Win Mag. It will do long range very well, and with good bullet weight selection you can take anything on the American Continent. Ammunition is also readily available in all Sporting Goods stores.
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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 08:08:14 AM »
I'm a 300wsm fan, but from the calibers you listed 300 win mag.

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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 08:22:28 AM »
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Re: Help to choose caliber.
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 08:33:39 AM »
If this is your first center fire rifle, go with the .308 or 6.5.  Good availability of ammo, and minimal recoil among the calibers listed.  Once you've developed good shooting habits, then consider moving up in recoil if you feel necessary. :twocents:
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