smaller than a 3006

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by remington1990, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Bill Sweetman

    Bill Sweetman New Member

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    Yeah I hear ya a model 94 is a good bush gun though. As for cal. I think a .308 will do (7mm-08 is a good round I just prefer the ole 308)...... if you want even less recoil a .243 win is the ticket (I used to own one in rem. model 7. By far the most accurate gun I ever owned , it was bought from a gunsmith and he had switched out the trigger , bedded it ect. , stupid "young me" I sold it. Worst sale EVER!! Still kicking myself)Hope I helpped , even a bit!!
  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    If you havent done so yet, go to your gun shop/store and have a look at them and feel them out. Be sure to look at the magazine close, as I wasnt very impressed at the quality at all. I will say, a good price for the 3 bills your going to pay. I as of yet, havent heard/seen any reviews on what sort of min. of angle they produce beyond 100yds.
  3. Sandman

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    Have been hearing some bad stuff about the Edge lately. That is too bad, as I have alwarys been a savage fan.
  4. 199er

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    I've shot the .308 for years and the 7mm-08 for 4 years and inside 200 yards I see virtually no difference in performance except the 7mm-08 has less recoil than the .308 although it's not a harsh recoil either. In my 7mm-08 I use Hornady 139 gr. soft point Interlocks over 40.5 grains of IMR 4895 versus a 150 gr, Hornsdy SP Interlock in my .308 with 43 grains of IMR 4895. Both have performed well on the deer I have shot (normally 20 to 100 yard shots & ocaisonally to 150 yards)......you won't go wrong with either choice.

    Another option to consider (as noted above) is to do what one of my hunting partners did. He down loaded his remington 760 in 30-06 to 2590 fps with a 150 hr. Sierra Pro Hunter under 44.5 grains of Varget. This has greatly reduced the weapons recoil but delivers .300 Savage performance which is more than adaquate for deer to 250 yards.

    Just some food for thought to help you weigh your options and make the choice that is best for you. Good luck.
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  5. flintlock

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    The 260 Remington is a great cartridge, if you reload. Otherwise the ammo is kind of scarce and on the expensive side. Works great of deer size game.
  6. zb338

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    Go with a 7MM/08. Nicest shooting little gun with plenty
    of Zonk.

    Zeke
  7. remington1990

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    Has anybody hread anything about the marlin xs7
  8. 199er

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    I don't own a Marlin XL/XS series bolt action rifle but I have shot one more than a few times on a range I frequent. It was a .308 caliber and liked the way it shot for me. I liked the way it was balanced, the ease at which it came to the shoulder, plus the way the action cycled. It has an adjustable trigger named the Pro Fire which is user adjustable to 2.5 lbs. The stock is a pillar bedded and is offered in walnut or a black or camo synthetic. It's offered in several long and short action calibers, and 7mm-08 is one of the offerings. Here are some info links on the Marlin X series rifles.

    Hope you find this info useful.



    Marlin Arms website:

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/centerfireBoltAction/XS7.asp


    Review:

    http://www.gunblast.com/Marlin-XL7.htm

    Youtube video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHCObn1nbM8
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  9. al45lc

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    The .243 Win or 6mm Rem are fine as deer takers, I taken several Whitetail and Muleys with the 6mm Rem. The heavier bullets by the major manufacturers do well on retention and expansion, and my particular Ruger shoots the lighter bullets slightly higher but dead on windage wise, so I can shoot coyotes without too much pelt damage.
    I'm a big fan of the 6mms, my first centerfire rifle cartridge.
  10. remington1990

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    How is the 280 against the 3006 as recoil goes
  11. 22shot

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    A little less "ow"; but it all depends on the weight of the cartridge.

    A 30/06 shooting a 180 gr. has about the same "ow" as a .280 (7mm) pushing out a 165 gr.

    Keeping all factory loads; the 30/06 shooting a 220 gr cartridge definately has more "ow" than the .280.

    Balistics tables.

    Bottom line:
    Only your shoulder knows. These guys are pretty close.

    My personal favorite is the .270 Winchester. All kinds of factory loads for different scenerios. The"ow" is manageable.
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  12. fritz

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    I use a .280 rem., a stainless Ruger 77, with a Bell & Carlson carbalite stock and a Leupold VX III 4.5x14 scope for deer, its probably my favorite rifle, i wouldnt take any thing for it. I have a .270, a .243, three 30-06s, three .223s, a 22-250, a 25-06,a .338 win. mag., two 300 ultra mags., a .260, a 45-70, a .284, and a 30 gibbs. When it comes deer season i grab my trusty 280.
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  13. remington1990

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    How is a 270 vs 30-06 in recoil as in a savage edge in 270 vs a winchester model 70 super grade in 30-06
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  14. 308 at my gate

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    If you want to go smaller with less recoil then a 308 is not much different than a 30-06. If you really want to notice a difference then go 7mm-08, or 25-06, or even the 243 and Rem 6mm.
  15. hunterfisher

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    I always loved my 30-06. I have degenerative dics desease now and the doc said I had to give it up. I went down to the, .243 and fell in love all over again. With correct bullet placement, it knocks the snot out of a whitetail. Lastweek I killed a big 10 pt. 204 lbs. One shot to the lungs. He only went 30 yards and dropped dead. Right now I'm loading, SierraGameKing 85gr. BTHP w/ 40grs. IMR 4064. The deer rarely go more than, 25-30 yards.
  16. remington1990

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    How is the 30-30 on deer with the new lever revolution ammo. I had one. A long time ago before I got my 30-06. My 30-30 it never shot right The rifling Was mess up big time. I have stayed away from them ever since. But I was in a gun shop today and saw a marlin 336c in for 350 it looked great. mind was a winchester pre 64. I hated I sold it no but I am glad that I did get a winchester model 70
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