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O/T Browning A-Bolt

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by chopperman, Sep 23, 2007.

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  1. chopperman

    chopperman Member

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    Won a Browning A-Bolt Medallion choice of caliber. Any suggestions?
    Chris
     
  2. mono1393

    mono1393 Member

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    300 WSM
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to keep it you need to decide the usage. My next rifle is a heavy barrel.

    Short mags, super short, SAUM, etc can be an ammo headache if you are on a trip. You can buy 270 ammo anywhaere and it's still a good caliber for lots of game.

    Like I said, depends on your usage.

    If large game is not in the picture I would definitely want a 22-250.

    HM
     
  4. Game Warden

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    Dangerous Game - .325 WSM
    Elk Size Game - .300 WSM
    Deer Size Game - .25 WSSM
    Predator/Varmint Game - .22-250

    Great gun and fun to have such a choice - enjoy!
    Game Warden
     
  5. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    Hard to beat a .243 for all around usage!

    ec90t
     
  6. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Dear Chop

    What is your intended use? Largest/smallest game, plinking?

    If no VERY large game or varmints will be harvested, the 308 is hard to beat.

    If out in podunk, the 270, or 30/06 is easy to get ammo for.

    If you want an historic caliber, get the 30/06. It is one of the most versatile cartridges ever.

    Out west? look at the 7m/m Remington Magnum.

    If varmint shooting, the 223 or 22/250 gets the nod.

    Combo varmint/ medium game would make the 243 hard to beat.

    The newer Winnie SSM's are barrel burners. The 300 WSM is for long range in rough terrain where ounces matter. It KICKS. The 325 is for large game in rough terrain, and it is BRUTAL.
     
  7. Bluzman98

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    25-06 is my first choice. Low recoil, flat shooting, decent knock down power with a 115gr bullet. My second choice would be the 270.

    JMHO
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I bought an A Bolt hunter in .300 WSM last year and an very pleased with it. My rifle shoots sub MOA with no tweeking and carries like a dream. The .300 WSM is a great round with moderate recoil. If you shoot a lot of shotgun rounds, you won't have a problem with the recoil. I have never fired factory ammo in this gun but I don't think you will have any problem finding ammo where ever you go. Even out here in podunk Nevada the round is very popular and every place that I know of that sells ammo has .300 WSM.

    Last year I used the .300 WSM on a deer, an Elk and a Nelson Bighorn. All were one shot kills at extended ranges. So far this year I have taken an antelope and am about to go on a deer hunt with the A Bolt. I do have several M700 Remingtons in the safe in a variety of calibers but the A Bolt is my favorite these days.
     
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