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4 years 38 weeks ago, 6:42 PM

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Walmart rifles

Went to the super wally word tonight

mossberg ATR100 3006 $267 bolt had 2 clicks up then pull back to load plus when blot was all the way back it was very lose and wigged,had wierd montings for scope rings

Rem 700 camo 270 $449 with scope seemed nice bolt was easy

Rem 700 243 $397 bolt was nice no scope all black bolt was easy

no other rifles had bolts to try,and woundering any imfo and your toughts,might try a on line gun sight like the idea of a new rifle for hunting as you never know what load they put threw rifle. ty

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

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Imo,both good

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:04 PM

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what are you hunting?The Rem. 270 is a good flat shooting mid caliber weapon.The '06 would be better for deer,especially if you to shoot the a little brush or clip a smal limb,it will power on through.Agree with Lucky,Savage is a good weapon too.Are you close to any Cabela stores,they will have a wide variety of manufactures......they will be more pricey than Walmart though.Keep looking.......

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:18 PM

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This is just how I was raised to think on the Rem.s that U mentioned- A .243 is more of a womans gun, not as much kick, and for some reason, My uncles and Dad never thought a woman would take a longer shot either, until I showed my Dad that a female could do it, and take the deer down with his then .270, which became mine directly afterwards. I just plain liked my .270 better. In my opinion, it was more accurate with further shots. I have heard, and know ppl who would swear to the 30-06, like ranger sarge stated, in the instance of a brush shot, but I didnt really have any probs w my .270 with that. Now the .243, I did. Just find somebody you know that has something along the line of what you're looking for, and shoot it!!!! Beauty is only in the eye of the beholder with some guns. And what I like, or what LBC likes, U may hate!!!! Good Luck with finding what your looking for!!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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Done anymore searching today?And what are you hunting?

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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.243 is a girls gun

I should tell my uncle that. He was a SWAT hitter back in the early 80's. He was issued a .......

.......wait for it.....

he was issued a M700 PSS in .243.... It's not a shabby round. Not my choice, but would be great for a general hunting stick.

and I'm also of the belief that a rifle shouldn't kick at all :D

4 years 38 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

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Thats just what I was raised to believe. It was drilled into my head by my Dad, Uncles and G-pa. Im not knocking the .243. I was just stating what I knew about it. And thats what I hold to be true about it!!! (per my personal usage, and as far as ballistics on it are) Thats all!!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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.308 is my favorite round, .243 comes in second. A hit with a .243 is far better than a miss with a 30.06. From being a shooter all my life, I have known macho men that swore up and down on 30.06, if you shot any thing but that you were a wuss. So be it, one of my friends and I went to a shooting range to sight in our rifles. I took a lowly SKS 7.62 x 39, he took his 30.06.
4 rounds later I was sighted in, over an hour later he still wasnt on the paper. You can't hit
any thing if you close your eyes before you pull the trigger.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 7:34 PM

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ACE

I was agreeing with you more or less. Not only on your assessment of the .243 but also you statement about the eye of the beholder. Basically the OP leaves out a lot of info as far as intended usage. There are so many chamberings out there these days, most will do well in all things, all are great at some thing. The idea is to figure out what you want to do and find what fits YOU best for that purpose. There is no magic bullet. Personally I shoot a .308 win, but it wouldn't be my favorite. The 06 fires the same bullets as the .308 at virtually the same velocities, but costs less. This is why the .mil trashed the 06 in favor of the .762x51. Just do a little reading and use your head before you buy.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 7:41 PM

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ewoaf

EXACTLY!!!! Thats it in a nut shell. Thats even better than what I posted originally.... Thank you!!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 8:00 PM

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you give me the ideas

and I'll just make them sound good.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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I may just have to start PM'ing everything to you, and let you go from there!!!! NOT!!!! I enjoy talking tooooooooooooo much!!!!!! LOL!!!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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i agree with ewoaf

the 308 and '06 being pretty much the same round.Like you said, '06 is cheaper round,the kid(man) just needs to figure out on his known.....I'm not afraid to shoot a deer with a 22/250 or a 243.....It's all about round placement and distance.Pretty much same with a caliber...a misplaced shot can lose you meat of the table pretty much with any caliber.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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Case capacity for example will allow you to launch the heavies (say a 208 amax for example) a lot faster than the .308 will. This year there was a lot being done with the 208 and RL17 in the .308 chambering with great results. The only problem is the COAL ends up being so long that it tends not to work well in a short action platform. Enter the 30-06. A careful and curious hand loader would easily be able to produce 300winmag performance out of an 06.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:15 PM

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I like both rounds.........'06 for my deer hunting.........308 for long distance predator or what ever I want to shoot at a "long" distance.I would like to know what Tallguy is wanting for.I'm set up for distance with my 308........'06 just about 250m max.(without guess work).

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 7:45 PM

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RS try this...

take whatever long range glass/mounts/gadgets off the 308 and start going long with the 30-06. Load 208gr A-max over RL-17 and you'll have an awesome long range combination.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:02 PM

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thanks for the advise........I know the '06 can get out there but I am use to chararistics of the 308 at distanes sense I had some training on it.....(just a little..lol).I like my '06 setup just for my whitetails.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

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Dance with what brung ya. If you are comfy with the .308, stick with it.
I shoot the ladie's and kid's .243. It is what I know and understand. I have confidence everytime I pull the trigger. And, I am VERY rarely disappointed. Like, never!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

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I ment no disrespect about the .243. Thats just what was drilled into my head about it. I was raised in a very male dominate family, on both sides. So I caught a lot of hell from all of them. Thats why I said what I said. K?

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:22 PM

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I "let it go" a long time ago.
I can quote some of the same stuff straight from my reloading manuals.
It has nada to do with you. I explained my choice of caliber and am still very satisfied.
Don't worry yourself over it.

I shoot a .243 and I am proud of it!
There! I still want to have a long range challenge, "honor system of course".

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:29 PM

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Vaq, let me get better

at shooting Lt handed, and U R on Sir!!!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:16 PM

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My 30.06 is for deers....my 308 is for long predator,varmint shots.......my 7MM MAG is for elk,if i ever get drawn,think we are close to open seasons here though.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:29 PM

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at 400 yards ?

My neighbors son lives in Boise Idaho and
uses a 8mm Mag with great success

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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7mm Mag.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:35 PM

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Elk @ 400 yd

I'm biased, but probly a 7mm-08.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:38 PM

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is he can't get a 4 wheeler in there to it so
he has to back pack it out in quarters.
Seems this happens to him every year.

I don't like elk that well lol

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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"I don't like elk that well lol".
Dubya, I was raised on the best beef 1000 acres of West TX could raise.
Sir, with all due respect, I have never had a better steak than elk killed by a friend of mine in southern Colorado. I have dreamt of knocking down a big lazy cow for myself an getting to eat elk every day for a year.
Just my opinion base on my experience.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

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Where the Elk

are here you have to pack them out or you get lucky and shot one crossing a power lane and still may have to pack out,unless it rolls down to 4-wheel or truck......lol

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:50 PM

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Elk

I can't cook it yet....but I can the shit out of it.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:51 PM

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Pack it out

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I still shoot "at" most all I see. "a dove weighs in at 1/4lb or so"

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