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What caliber do you shoot

Post by MULEY7MM » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:52 pm

Hi im new to this site and i am looking for a new caliber to hunt with mostly mule deer and ellk if i can ever find some i now shoot a 270 but was thinking of a 7mm

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Post by Hiker » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:19 pm

MULEY7MM,
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Both of the calibers you mentioned are good western calibers. I personally use a .300 Win. Mag for all of my Big Game.

If I were to purchase a new rifle, I'd look at the .300 Win Short Mag. or possibly a 270 Win. Short Mag. The 7MM is hard to beat but the reason I went with the .300 is the flexibility of different bullet weights.

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Post by bonehead » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:23 pm

7MM

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Post by MULEY7MM » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:42 pm

Thanks for the help i will be getting one this week for the upcomeing hunts

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Post by mossback300 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:44 pm

I shoot a new 300 win mag with swaroskvi scope, but I shot my first elk with a 7mm 08 at 480 yds and knocked it dead with one shot. 130 grain bullet, killer gun for deer also.

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Post by Snake River Marksman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:23 pm

I use a 308 for elk and of course it makes a great deer cartridge as well. If I were buying a new rifle, I'd probably go 300wsm. Maybe a Savage/Stevens 200 in 300 win mag since you can buy one for $300 out the door.
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Post by The Ox » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:25 pm

the short mags are nice but i would go the other direction there is not a great selection for them and the difference between the wsm and the regular calibers is slight. i would get a 7mm rem mag now instead of the 7mmwsm its so hard to find bullets
the 270 is great and so is the 7mm.

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Post by MULEY7MM » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:31 pm

I just found a remmington 710 7mm rem mag for 379.00 at cabelas that seems like alot to me but i havent bought a riffle for a while since ive been doing the bow hunt

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Post by Coloradobuck » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:46 pm

i use a .308 :thumb and ::wel to the site
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Post by wildantlerman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:17 pm

I shoot a remington 300 ultra mag, 150 Swift Scirocco Bonded for deer and 180 Core-Lokt Ultra - Power Level III for elk. love the gun for speed, power and distance.

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