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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by TheProphet, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    A second vote for the lovely, lowly, immensely accomplished .308.

    Plentiful ammo everywhere. What can it not kill?

    Recoil not kind, but on game never felt.

    6.5 Creedmoor is my latest darling round but out to any sane game distance (1000 feet) they are scarcely distinguishable.
     


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  2. Big Green

    Big Green Active Member

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    A buddy recently bought a Weatherby Vanguard in 6.5CM, he's been pretty pleased with it. He's taken quite a few hogs and coyotes with it.

    Still hard to be a 308 though.
     
  3. deemus

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    Good to know. With the 6.5 having significantly less recoil, it should be a good round for my wife.
     
  4. Sam7sf

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    Only one person mentioned a 7mm08. Shame. It’s a forgotten gem.

    I’m gonna suggest something way different. Bolt action 7.62x39 or an ar15 in 25-45 sharps. IMO perfect for deer and a sensitive shooter.

    Edit: bolt action in 6.5 Grendel would be fun too
     
  5. AZ Refugee

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    6mm with Hornaday Light Magnum close to what a low end .270 does
     
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  6. stickbowcoop

    stickbowcoop New Member

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    Did you guys decide on a rifle?
     
  7. claymore504

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  8. Kingarthur777

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    I am the only guy with the 6.5 Creed. I gave my Vanguard1 to my father because he wanted a 7mm mag. Everyone else in the house has a Savage 7mm08. It will do the job. I helped my son sight his in last year. The recoil didn't bother him at 14. Now it wouldn't at 15 for sure.
     
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  9. Quig

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    A 30-06 will wear you out and leave you bruised. Once you are zeroed, taking down large game will be one shot so this may be irrelevant. Not sure if a .243 has enough power for large game but in my opinion the best varment caliber there is. I love the .270, it reaches far out there and holds a level line. 7mm is another great long ranger. You can shoot a .270 or 7mm for long periods of time and not feel like you have been in a fight.

    If budget is of little or no importance some AR15 variants some of these people mentioned are great ideas. The 6.5 Grendel is my favorite but the 6.5 creed and 6.8 grendel are nice as well.

    If you want a gun you can plink around with and target practice and enjoy rather than the few big game hunts per year the 30-06 is too much gun.

    I mentioned many calibers but here is how I rate them personally.

    1. 270
    2. 7mm
    3. 6.5 grendel
    4. 308
    5. 6.5 creed
     
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  10. LOCKHART

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    The OP'S wife sounds like a lady who already knows what she wants. If she's used the .30-06 before then she knows what to expect in the recoil department. And ammo for that caliber can be found in any little podunk town you might pass through. Not everyone is wanting the latest black rifle round to come down the pike, like the 6.5 Creedmoor. Hell, the .260 Remington is just about the same damn thing, caliber, case capacity, etc. There is nothing really new in the world of firearms, fellows.
     


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