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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2021, 11:06:04 AM »
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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2021, 11:31:18 AM »
I Love my
.243 Savage LR heavy rifle
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Both are lights out guns

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2021, 11:37:13 AM »
I'm gonna say 308
Some of this can be said with 30-06 and others.
Ability to load 110 grain or military Fmj for varmint and such that will punch a small hole.
Same ability to take bigger game with a 150 or 165 grain.
If you don't reload and want options.
That's what I would go with.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2021, 12:01:53 PM »
Based on what you said, .243 or .308


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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2021, 03:19:21 PM »
I have always been a 270 or 308 fan. My now go to rifle is the Tikka 270WSM.  I have killed bear and elk no problem with 140 grain accubonds. Will kill anything you put the crosshairs on

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2021, 04:45:56 PM »
I don't want to derail an excellent discussion, and turn it into an argument, but I've always been curious why someone would chose .308 Winchester over the .30-'06.  A comparison of both might be a positive contribution here.
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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2021, 04:47:50 PM »
The .300 win mag or .300 PRC ends this discussion.  Seriously
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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2021, 04:54:30 PM »
I don't want to derail an excellent discussion, and turn it into an argument, but I've always been curious why someone would chose .308 Winchester over the .30-'06.  A comparison of both might be a positive contribution here.

I've never owned a 308 and I've had, and still have, more than a couple 30/06 rifles, but I'd guess the reason why is the 308 recoils less, and still pretty much works just as well as the 30/06.

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2021, 05:28:53 PM »
I've always been curious why someone would cho(o)se .308 Winchester over the .30-'06. 

If they have no intent of shooting past 300 yards, or even to it.

You could play that game with quite a few cartridges.

Why choose a 308 when you could have a 30-06?
Why choose a 30-06 when you could get a 300 Win Mag?
Why choose a 300 Win Mag when you could get a 300 PRC?
And best yet, why choose any of those when you could get a 280AI?  :tup:

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2021, 05:42:13 PM »

You could play that game with quite a few cartridges.

Why choose a 308 when you could have a 30-06?
Why choose a 30-06 when you could get a 300 Win Mag?
Why choose a 300 Win Mag when you could get a 300 PRC?
And best yet, why choose any of those when you could get a 280AI?  :tup:

Well, it wasn't meant as "playing a game", as you put it.  It was meant as a serious question, comparing two very similar calibers.  If you want to "play a game" then just add "Wby" to the end of any caliber you care to discuss, and most likely .280AI won't even be in the discussion.
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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2021, 05:50:43 PM »

You could play that game with quite a few cartridges.

Why choose a 308 when you could have a 30-06?
Why choose a 30-06 when you could get a 300 Win Mag?
Why choose a 300 Win Mag when you could get a 300 PRC?
And best yet, why choose any of those when you could get a 280AI?  :tup:

Well, it wasn't meant as "playing a game", as you put it.  It was meant as a serious question, comparing two very similar calibers.  If you want to "play a game" then just add "Wby" to the end of any caliber you care to discuss, and most likely .280AI won't even be in the discussion.

I guess I should have used the sarcasm font in parts of my post  :rolleyes:

But I gave you a serious answer as well, which also eluded you.

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2021, 05:55:59 PM »

You could play that game with quite a few cartridges.

Why choose a 308 when you could have a 30-06?
Why choose a 30-06 when you could get a 300 Win Mag?
Why choose a 300 Win Mag when you could get a 300 PRC?
And best yet, why choose any of those when you could get a 280AI?  :tup:

Well, it wasn't meant as "playing a game", as you put it.  It was meant as a serious question, comparing two very similar calibers.  If you want to "play a game" then just add "Wby" to the end of any caliber you care to discuss, and most likely .280AI won't even be in the discussion.

I guess I should have used the sarcasm font in parts of my post  :rolleyes:

But I gave you a serious answer as well, which also eluded you.

It didn't elude me......I just don't think that adding a boutique cartridge to the discussion adds much.
molṑn labé

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2021, 06:06:59 PM »

You could play that game with quite a few cartridges.

Why choose a 308 when you could have a 30-06?
Why choose a 30-06 when you could get a 300 Win Mag?
Why choose a 300 Win Mag when you could get a 300 PRC?
And best yet, why choose any of those when you could get a 280AI?  :tup:

Well, it wasn't meant as "playing a game", as you put it.  It was meant as a serious question, comparing two very similar calibers.  If you want to "play a game" then just add "Wby" to the end of any caliber you care to discuss, and most likely .280AI won't even be in the discussion.

I guess I should have used the sarcasm font in parts of my post  :rolleyes:

But I gave you a serious answer as well, which also eluded you.

It didn't elude me......I just don't think that adding a boutique cartridge to the discussion adds much.

You sure about that?

I've always been curious why someone would cho(o)se .308 Winchester over the .30-'06. 

If they have no intent of shooting past 300 yards, or even to it.

That is in reference to the 308, which was already under discussion by you and nothing I added. So serious answer given. Why not, if you never shoot 300 or 200 yards, go with a 308?

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2021, 06:10:39 PM »
One thing I'll add, is that right now, the best rifle might be the one you can buy ammo for. A rifle with no ammo is obviously useless. So if I were in the market I'd first look at what cartridges can still be purchased, and for a reasonable price. That might be the most important thing to consider. You'll want plenty of ammo to practice with and sight in the rifle to start with. And the cartridge it's chambered in really matters much less than we think. They all do pretty much the same thing, the only real difference being some recoil more than others.

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2021, 06:21:27 PM »

You could play that game with quite a few cartridges.

Why choose a 308 when you could have a 30-06?
Why choose a 30-06 when you could get a 300 Win Mag?
Why choose a 300 Win Mag when you could get a 300 PRC?
And best yet, why choose any of those when you could get a 280AI?  :tup:

Well, it wasn't meant as "playing a game", as you put it.  It was meant as a serious question, comparing two very similar calibers.  If you want to "play a game" then just add "Wby" to the end of any caliber you care to discuss, and most likely .280AI won't even be in the discussion.

I guess I should have used the sarcasm font in parts of my post  :rolleyes:

But I gave you a serious answer as well, which also eluded you.

It didn't elude me......I just don't think that adding a boutique cartridge to the discussion adds much.

You sure about that?

I've always been curious why someone would cho(o)se .308 Winchester over the .30-'06. 

If they have no intent of shooting past 300 yards, or even to it.

That is in reference to the 308, which was already under discussion by you and nothing I added. So serious answer given. Why not, if you never shoot 300 or 200 yards, go with a 308?

Precisely.
molṑn labé

 


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