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    Quote Originally Posted by -06 View Post
    Randy, my son(who is an excellent shot) has "parked" his 300 Weatherby Mag, 7400 '06, and a 308 in favor of my old trusty Marlin 30/30. He uses iron sights only and will shoot with the best of them. I have another one with see through mounts and a Bushnell 3X9X50 scope. Most of my rifles have see through mounts. That way I can use 50 mm objective lens and still see my iron sights. The extra 10mms of size is helpful in low light--those golden minutes when deer travel the most. My bull barreled rifles are very seldom used for hunting big game unless I have 4-500 yd shots offered. The 220 Swift is for varmints and plinking and the 700 for serious stuff.
    what you think about a savage 110 ???

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    Depends on the area you hunt and what type of shot's you'll be making. If you hunt more in brush areas with shots within 150 yards, there's nothing wrong with a good lever action in 30-30, 35 Rem, or handgun calibers like 44 mag. If you will stretch it out a little further, I am a die-hard 308 or 30-06 shooter. There are plenty of good bolt actions out there for the money, like the Marlin and Savage bargain priced guns, or even used Remington 700, 7's , Brownings A-Bolts and Ruger 77's. Ammo availability and selection is excellent. If you want to scope the rifle, you can plan on more bucks for mounts, rings and of course the scope. But you can spend as much on the optics as you can the rifle in some cases. There are a few Package Deal guns by Savage, Mossberg and Marlin, if you are really limited on your bucks. But most of the scopes that come on these guns are marginal at best.
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  4. Winchester pre '64 Model 70 or Remington 700 in 270 or 30-06. Good overalll calibers.

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    I got today this Remington 770 7 mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyg27 View Post
    thank you guys, what you guys think about this rifles, Mossberg ATR 30-06/.308 ,and Remington 700 or 710..
    what you guys think about recoil between the 30-06 and .308?
    Not much difference in my opinion. I prefere the .308 because the rifle is short action instead of long action. Generally I find less bolt wobble in a short action - of course the quality of the rifle has some to play here. Ballistically, the 7.62 x 51 is VERY close to the 7.62 x 63. I think it comes down to a personal choice between the two calibers, both are strong. If you are hunting in heavy brush or scrub, you might want to try a lever action in .30-30 or .35 REM. I feel that a lever action is a quicker action during manipulation that the bolt action is. The Remington Model 710 is not in production anymore, it was replaced by the Model 770. I had a Model 710 in .30-06, and it worked very well. I was able, from a bench, to hold 2.5 inch groups at two hundred yards. Not quite MOA, but good enough for hunting purposes. I have read some good things about the Mossberg ATR Police Model - sub MOA groups in .308 on both writeups. Ammo is about the other 50% of the accuracy equation too. Quality rifle, quality ammo - usually means quality hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handgonnetoter View Post
    Not much difference in my opinion. I prefere the .308 because the rifle is short action instead of long action. Generally I find less bolt wobble in a short action - of course the quality of the rifle has some to play here. Ballistically, the 7.62 x 51 is VERY close to the 7.62 x 63. I think it comes down to a personal choice between the two calibers, both are strong. If you are hunting in heavy brush or scrub, you might want to try a lever action in .30-30 or .35 REM. I feel that a lever action is a quicker action during manipulation that the bolt action is. The Remington Model 710 is not in production anymore, it was replaced by the Model 770. I had a Model 710 in .30-06, and it worked very well. I was able, from a bench, to hold 2.5 inch groups at two hundred yards. Not quite MOA, but good enough for hunting purposes. I have read some good things about the Mossberg ATR Police Model - sub MOA groups in .308 on both writeups. Ammo is about the other 50% of the accuracy equation too. Quality rifle, quality ammo - usually means quality hunting.
    I got the Remy 770 chamber in 7 mm

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    handgonnetoter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by randyg27 View Post
    I got the Remy 770 chamber in 7 mm
    I personally like the feel of the Model 770. I know it is more of a budget priced rifle for them to produce, but like I said before, the 710 shot well for me. I have been eyeing a Model 770 in .243 WIN at Gander Mountain. I think this one comes with the Bushnell "Sharpshooter" scope that is variable power. I like the feel of the 770"s stock. I have never owned a rifle in .243, but I like what I see on the ballistic charts about that cartridge. Is yours in 7mm Mag or 7mm-08?

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    Quote Originally Posted by handgonnetoter View Post
    I personally like the feel of the Model 770. I know it is more of a budget priced rifle for them to produce, but like I said before, the 710 shot well for me. I have been eyeing a Model 770 in .243 WIN at Gander Mountain. I think this one comes with the Bushnell "Sharpshooter" scope that is variable power. I like the feel of the 770"s stock. I have never owned a rifle in .243, but I like what I see on the ballistic charts about that cartridge. Is yours in 7mm Mag or 7mm-08?
    7 mm mag , very accurate at 100 yards , put the pic later

  10. Any decent rifle should be accurate at 100 yards...now the shooter may be a different problem. My old Model 70 .30-06 (1949 manufacture) will shoot 5 shot groups at 100 yards that all 5 shots touch (one ragged hole) all day long. This is off the shelf factory ammo.

    I can get the same results from my Model 722 Remington (1952 manufacturer), .257 Roberts with factory ammo.

    The .243 is a pretty light load and can take white tails. But you need to be a good shot and take your time to place them well to prevent injuring game. I have never really cared for the .243 cartridge.

    For a good all around gun for North America, I'd still pick the 30-06 or 270. Lots of amo choice and it is readily available pretty much any where.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
    Any decent rifle should be accurate at 100 yards...now the shooter may be a different problem. My old Model 70 .30-06 (1949 manufacture) will shoot 5 shot groups at 100 yards that all 5 shots touch (one ragged hole) all day long. This is off the shelf factory ammo.

    I can get the same results from my Model 722 Remington (1952 manufacturer), .257 Roberts with factory ammo.

    The .243 is a pretty light load and can take white tails. But you need to be a good shot and take your time to place them well to prevent injuring game. I have never really cared for the .243 cartridge.

    For a good all around gun for North America, I'd still pick the 30-06 or 270. Lots of amo choice and it is readily available pretty much any where.

    Ken
    what you think about the 7 mm mag??

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