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Offline Buck Rub Jr

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2019, 05:53:05 PM »
Got my scope earlier than I thought. Came in the 23rd, now just need to pick up a rifle to put it on   8)
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2019, 07:57:18 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2019, 10:27:26 PM »
Kimber Montana 300wsm has been great for me for last 10 +/- years.  Elk, deer, bear, etc from WA, ID, MT,

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2019, 12:03:54 AM »
Got my scope earlier than I thought. Came in the 23rd, now just need to pick up a rifle to put it on   8)

Do you have a budget for the rifle?

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2019, 12:11:11 AM »
28 nosler is the new cool kid for speed.

It seems that all of the new high BC bullets are coming in 7mm. If you use these new bullets, ballistically you catch the 300 win mag somewhere around 650 yards with a 7 mag. Under 650 they are both gonna hit hard. Over 650 the new 7mm bullets start to shine.

Sometimes when shopping for a new rifle you have to be a little flexible with your caliber as its not always easy to find the rifle you want, in the caliber you want, when you want it.

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2019, 07:27:17 AM »
Got my scope earlier than I thought. Came in the 23rd, now just need to pick up a rifle to put it on   8)

Do you have a budget for the rifle?
I can pick up a brand new wby vanguard synthetic stainless for just over 500 so Id like to stick around that price.
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2020, 08:11:16 PM »
Finished product. Ended up going with weatherby vanguard first lite in .270 win. Something I can have the wife use with ease with the break When she goes with and still have something to use on anything from antelope to elk. Now just gotta get it to the range and work up a load. Thinking about trying the 140 gr Berger VLDs. Unless anyone has some other recommendations?
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2020, 08:16:53 PM »
Nice set up

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2020, 08:28:36 PM »
Good looking setup buckrub. If your gonna try Bergers, the 140 classic hunters might be easier to tune than the vlds. Maybe a 140 or 150 accubond if ya want a bonded bullet. Good luck with your load work. :tup:

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2020, 08:39:43 PM »
Sweet looking rifle!   Usually VLDs and big jumps need some luck to work but could happen.

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2020, 08:48:03 PM »
The Sierra Gamechangers might be worth looking at. I fought with my 27 Boondoogle trying to get acceptable groups and the 140 Gamechangers ended up working great. They hold together better than the Bergers, if that's what you're looking for in a bullet.
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2020, 09:05:44 PM »
Vanguard is a great action.  Id go 300wm
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2020, 05:48:19 PM »
Pretty gun.  I would have gone 30-06, but I have a sweet spot for that cartridge.  I'm sure your choice will do just fine.  Congrats on a nice rifle.
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