smaller than a 3006

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  1. remington1990

    remington1990 New Member

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    I have deer hunted with my 3006 since 2007 and hunted with my uncles since 2005. I have been thinking about getting my something smaller I don't know which to go with I have thinking about a 308 or a 25-06 but I don't know.
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    I would go with a .308 Win. It has 30-06 performance and ammo is plentiful in a lot of different flavors. If you reload the 25-06 would be good but I would prefer the .270 Win over it. I reload and would still opt for the .308

    Just be sure whatever you decide on that it is your decision and not some one elses.
  3. remington1990

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    That's what I have been think also I have been think on a 243 just because around where I live the 243 is cheap and more gun are for sell
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    Not sure if your looking for distance or knock down power, but out at 300yds., the 30-06 Springfield, 180gr has a MPBR of 291yds., the .270 Win - 130gr, MPBR=299yds. and the .243 WIN., 80gr, MPBR= 302yds. So it really depends on if your looking for the "range" or the "knock-down" power?
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    I nomarlly shoot about 100 to 150 or less but I want something with less kick to target shoot and hunt with too
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    If your thinking of a .243, you can shoot the 100gr bullets and they do have the stopping capability with a well placed shot, and the recoil is minimal.
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    old semperfi New Member

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    orrrrrrrrrrrrr.chk out some of the newer reduced recoil loads that are now being manufactured and you wont have to change anything. old semperfi
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    so very true old semperfi, "lighten" the load and keep your gun!:)
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    One of the things I like about the .06 is the fact that you can shoot bullets from 55grains all the way up to 220grains.
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    id go with a 308. its more versatile with the loads you can pick and heavy enough to take a bigger dear down. id never use a 243 here in michigan.
  11. remington1990

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    I do love my 3006 it was my first gun I ever got. I just want another gun
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    What is everybody views of the savage edge
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    If you are only going to use it for deer, I would go with the .243 or .25-06. There is just no need for anything bigger unless you want to go for bigger game.
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    7mm08 or 308. Savage edge looks ok but i would want the accutrigger. to me that is a must.
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    I have really been looking at a lot of 243 I ain't found very many 25-06 and I can't find ammo for it. I have been looking at the 7mm 08 more I don't know that's much abt it
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    I have used a .243 for deer for my whole life and have no intention of changing. I love it, and it has always doe the job quickly and efficiently. I was 10 when I killed my first deer with it, and it never took a step. Many more have been taken with it since.

    All of the others are good rounds, and will do the job equally as well. It really comes down to personal preference. I just like to use a smaller caliber, as it is less abusive to both the shoulder and the wallet. I will listen to the conversation when people say a .223 or .22-250 (may not agree though) is too small for deer, but when that is said about the .243 it is simply incorrect. It is more than enough gun for any deer in America.
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    Why not a .280 , I know they are not so popular anywhere but it IS smaller with less recoil than a 30-06! I am not crazy about the edge , to me its just cheap , although it does go BANG!! thats all thats needed really.Since you sugested the edge $$ seems to be a factor so why not consider a win model 94 in 30-30 or 32spl (sweet old guns...my brother has one in .32spl has killed a TON of deer) or something to that effect.
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    There is a world of opportunity out there for selections in todays market for guns. Consider reading some reviews and doing other research. Maybe this time you may want to consider other factors like a recoil pad or plastic stock.
    Remington has some interesting offerings now...
    www.remington.com
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    How do you feel about lever action? The Marlin 1894SS shoots .44 Mag. handgun ammo and is incredibly accurate within about a hundred and twenty yards. Most deer are taken at less than that, and the .44 magnum will take down a black bear. For that matter, I'd bet that the .357 magnum version of the 1894 would do fine for white-tails at a hundred yards or less.
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    I ain't big on marlins I like the wincester. 94 but I had a bad one when I got my first gun the barrel was mess up really bad so I traded it on my 3006. so that makes me leary of them. But I like bolt action more. I think if I get a. Rifle I will get the 7mm 08 and have shot one before.
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