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looking at buying a new deer rifle.270,280,30.06?

12/15/14 @ 6:52 AM
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gotacarp
User since 2/2/10
I want to buy a new rifle what should I get a 270 a 280 or a 30-06 I don't know a lot about rifles. looking for some in put. thanks

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3/24/15 @ 4:08 PM
Badgerloader
User since 4/10/11
I suggest you purchase a rifle that has affordable ammo that is readily available. I suggest .308, 30-06, .270. If you reload, you have more options but you should consider brass availability.

3/16/15 @ 10:36 AM
Cold Front
MEMBER since 7/9/01
I have a Sako 30.06.Great gun but now I would much prefer a shorter action cartridge such as the 308. or 7mm08. If I did it all over again it would be the 7mm.08. Same case as a 3.08 but necked down to 7mm.Mrt.

3/15/15 @ 8:52 PM
AO
User since 8/1/01
I personally like the 30-06. I have a ruger mark II and swear by it. The newer ruger american looks intriguing and is affordable

2/26/15 @ 7:30 PM
wally slayer
User since 1/19/05
.300 ultra mag you can kill anything with and it will drop in its tracks but all the calibers you mentioned will get the job done as well

2/26/15 @ 2:53 PM
barkerdog
User since 9/9/05
I shoot a .280 browning, great civilized round and knockdown only drawback is rounds can be hard to come by-it is chambered and also will shoot 7mm express (not mag)but also hard to come by

2/2/15 @ 9:00 PM
musky1011
User since 7/4/05
I shoot a 7mm08. Awesome caliber .. Shot placement is more important than caliber.. 30.06 is a great caliber . I have shot more deer with my trusty marlin 30-30 than any other though... Shot placement is the key I harvested this guy in adams county with my remington 700 in 7mm08 at 150 yrds in 2014

2/2/15 @ 8:28 PM
WelderGuy
WelderGuy
User since 12/19/10
Just got myself a Remington 700 ADL w/scope chambered in .270 for xmas for about $450 new at Cabelas. The oldest boy got my old rifle, a Remington 760 30.06 pump. I've taken a lot of deer with that rifle and never really needed a second shot. My youngest shoots a Remington 700 ADL chambered in .243. He has taken 2 deer with that and both dropped in their tracks. Basically most of your common deer sized calibers will shoot out to 200 yds without a problem. I think if you're shooting long range than you can be more picky about calibers but under 200yds .243,.308,.270,30.06... etc will all do the job pretty equally. Shot placement is the key. As far as scopes go, you can spend $100 on one or you can spend $1,000 on one depends on budget and personal preference really. I'd say look at some in your price range and see what you like.

2/2/15 @ 7:36 PM
fishfillet
User since 1/8/13
all pretty similar and all will work. bullet construction is what is important. use the right bullet for the particular animal your hunting and all will be good.

1/22/15 @ 12:19 AM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
User since 11/19/09
For the last 70 + years every time a "New" deer cartridge comes out it gets compared to the 30'06. It is my usual choice in a M700. When I am on the move and need quicker handling I use the .444 with custom loads (HP's).

12/30/14 @ 7:19 PM
gotacarp
User since 2/2/10
Right now its open hard woods that I hunt. 150/200 yards would be about the max dissents I would be shooting. I always used a 20ga. This year I took my grandpa's 30/30.and did just fine with that. But I got my kids that want to use the 30/30 now. Lol and I got the ok from the wardens (wife) to buy a new rifle so I am. Lol

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