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PostSubject: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 2nd 2013, 10:15 am

A buddy and I are looking to do some deer/elk hunting. We've got zero big game hunting experience. We're hoping to purchase something that's lite, not too much kick, good reach, inexpensive and available rounds. There's a lot to consider. Bolt, semi-auto, lever, caliber, and many manufacturers.

What kind of hunting rifle do you prefer?
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 2nd 2013, 12:35 pm

I have an older Remington 700BDL in 30.06. Accurate, not to heavy and will take down anything on the North America continent with no problem. .06 is readily available everywhere. It's a solid all-around hunting weapon for the beginner on up.

I recommend a bolt action, gonna be rock solid reliable, most likely more accurate and a wide array of choices across different manufactures.


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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 5th 2013, 10:53 am

Thanks. I'm leaning toward a 30-06. And it sounds like you can't go wrong with a Remington 700. Reasonable price and reliable.
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 5th 2013, 12:47 pm

Diseasel wrote:
What kind of hunting rifle do you prefer?

All I heard was blah, blah need big gun blah, blah...

Will this work?


.950 caliber JDJ
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 5th 2013, 1:40 pm

That's huge! I wouldn't want to shoot that thing unless it was mounted on a vehicle. I bet bullets are pricey.

A gun store guy once told me 50 cal sniper rounds are $7 each.

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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 5th 2013, 2:25 pm

Diseasel wrote:
I bet bullets are pricey.

$40/each.

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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 5th 2013, 2:53 pm

DAMN!!
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 5th 2013, 9:23 pm

I bet the second time you fire it you can't help but flinch.
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 6th 2013, 11:19 am

Don't think my shoulder would survive putting too many rounds down range.  On the other end of the scale my baby caliber AR fires like a pellet gun, thus keeping my shoulder in tact. Smile

Possibly a step down from the .904, a 20mm shell unknown caliber.

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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 6th 2013, 2:04 pm

Hmmm, guess I should just get one of each to round out the collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 6th 2013, 8:05 pm

joemac wrote:
Possibly a step down from the .904, a 20mm shell unknown caliber.

20mm = .787

Still damn big in my books!
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PostSubject: Re: Deer/Elk Hunting Rifle   August 6th 2013, 11:56 pm

Looks like it should be mounted to a track vehicle with considerable armor.
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