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Offline Bango skank

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2020, 04:30:24 PM »
What you see at the range is guys anticipating the recoil of each shot, not guys pumped on adrenaline.  But whatever.

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2020, 04:38:47 PM »
Good and great...free or offhand....done.  We don't need to derail the topic over something so minor. Let it go.
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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2020, 04:42:09 PM »
Seriously,  it's done. Let it go or debate it via pm. One post removed.

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2020, 04:47:49 PM »
What you see at the range is guys anticipating the recoil of each shot, not guys pumped on adrenaline.  But whatever.

So you are saying the adrenaline is going to let them get a shot while standing? Half these guys can barely hold their guns when getting them out of the bag.


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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2020, 04:50:39 PM »
Seriously,  it's done. Let it go or debate it via pm. One post removed.

Might as well just delete all of pages 3 and 4  :chuckle:

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2020, 04:53:55 PM »
Maybe!  :chuckle: This thread is way to open of a topic to not take various courses but that one is not one to go down.

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2020, 04:54:58 PM »
What you see at the range is guys anticipating the recoil of each shot, not guys pumped on adrenaline.  But whatever.

So you are saying the adrenaline is going to let them get a shot while standing? Half these guys can barely hold their guns when getting them out of the bag.

You and i have different ideas.  Ive said my peace.
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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2020, 05:00:20 PM »
I think the recoil discussion a good one in the topic of best rifle.  I couldn't shoot my 7mm rem mag offhand anywhere near the ability to do so with my 6.5 creed....so best rifle based on ability to shoot off the bench, field conditions,  offhand etc can easily play into what's "best".
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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2020, 05:55:36 PM »
I think the recoil discussion a good one in the topic of best rifle.  I couldn't shoot my 7mm rem mag offhand anywhere near the ability to do so with my 6.5 creed....so best rifle based on ability to shoot off the bench, field conditions,  offhand etc can easily play into what's "best".

It also depends on where you hunt.

I don't think there is a do-all rifle for our state.

Some people don't have to walk that far so they don't see the big deal in a couple added pounds of a larger rifle. Or they are in an area where long shots with a stick are the norm.

In some of the really thick west side areas a compact gun with fast sights is the way to go.

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2020, 06:23:53 PM »
As others have pointed out, there is no perfect rifle for Washington. Too many variables.  A brush gun? A wheat field gun?  Are you hiking long distances into remote areas/into the mountains where weight is an issue?  Sitting in a stand?  Shooting distances? Weather? Wood or composite stock?

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2020, 06:53:29 PM »
I would say a good bolt action rifle in any cartridge between 270 and 30 caliber, topped with a 3-9 power scope and total weight around 8 to 9 pounds would do well in the vast majority of situations. It would not be the perfect rifle for every situation but no "all around" rifle will be.
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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2020, 06:58:14 PM »
300 wsm in x-bolt, vanguard, tikka, or other lighter weight rifle with optional  brake and you are good for any WA game to 600-700 yards with proper bullets and optics. 


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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2020, 07:19:12 PM »
If money is no object and 0-500 is the goal then I'd do this in a 300 win mag (OP's caliber)

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Top it with a quality scope in an appropriate range (I am digging 4-16's right now)

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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2020, 07:28:21 PM »
I already own the "Best" so you'll have to settle for something else. But mine is a 300WM my brother built for me.
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Re: Best hunting rifle
« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2020, 08:06:22 PM »
Your all wrong!
The best rifle for hunting dear or Elk in Washington, is the one you brung,  :hello:

I have many hunting rifles, the best one is the one I currently love to carry. The rest sit in the safe.

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