Trying to decide on a Bolt gun!

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30 378 is long range champ. Guy at the range today was shooting one, 7$/rnd. 1k$ leopold, low end. 3k fps @ 100.
6mm might argue with that.
 

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I'm kinda in the same boat. I am looking at the X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range in 300WM.

I like the 30 caliber option as projectiles have been readily (somewhat) available and Federal Premium has also had the ammo available during these trying times (eye roll). There are also lost of options when it comes to 30 caliber projectiles.

I would spend more on glass, but that's just my thought.
 

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I'd recommend a Browning or Ruger rifle because i believe them to be the best quality vs price, and put a Leopold VX Freedom 3-9x50 scope on it.

As for the caliber, i am admittedly biased toward 30-06 for a number of reasons. America has had a century long love affair with 30-06 and it has been THE single most popular and with the broadest range of purposes caliber for over a century. Availability has always been excellent for factory ammo and reloading components. But If you really think you need more energy at distance than the 30-06 provides, my second best recommendation is for 7mm Rem Mag.
 
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Thought I’d share my plans for a custom rifle I’m planning. After a lot of comparing I have decided on a 25-06 project. Sometimes a sweet cartridge is right in front of us.

Here’s a video that explains some great points:

 

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Thought I’d share my plans for a custom rifle I’m planning. After a lot of comparing I have decided on a 25-06 project. Sometimes a sweet cartridge is right in front of us.

Here’s a video that explains some great points:

Good luck with the build. Should keep you busy working up a pet load.
 

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Thought I’d share my plans for a custom rifle I’m planning. After a lot of comparing I have decided on a 25-06 project. Sometimes a sweet cartridge is right in front of us.

Here’s a video that explains some great points:

I bought my first rifle chambered in 25-06 about forty years ago, and I have owned one ever since then. Absolutely love the cartridge. Extremely versatile. It's reloaders dream as well. You can load it with heavy bullets and do pretty much what a lot of larger calibers can do if you use accurate shot placement and the proper bullets, and mind your distances. Load it with lighter bullets and it becomes a large caliber varmint rifle. Recoil is very mild as well, so you can shoot all day long without getting beat to hell from recoil. With the right loads and some fine-tuning, the 25-06 is very accurate, and it lends itself to very easy to find an accurate load.

It has become one of my favorite rounds over the years.
 

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I haven't tried it yet but I just got a marlin 7mm-08 got to see how it runs
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I haven't tried it yet but I just got a marlin 7mm-08 got to see how it runs View attachment 278146
I have the same rifle! I did mount mine in a Boyd's grey laminated stock though. The factory synthetic stocks are a little flimsy in the fore-end area, and the laminated stock fixes that issue and also dresses up the rifle.

Extremely accurate with handloads and even most factory ammo. Awesome rifle that I believe you are going to enjoy for years to come.
 

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I have the same rifle! I did mount mine in a Boyd's grey laminated stock though. The factory synthetic stocks are a little flimsy in the fore-end area, and the laminated stock fixes that issue and also dresses up the rifle.

Extremely accurate with handloads and even most factory ammo. Awesome rifle that I believe you are going to enjoy for years to come.
Caught the setup in a pawnshop 500.00 otd
 
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