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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jake boy, Oct 13, 2012.

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  1. jake boy

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    Have 5 people coming for hunting season short 1 rifle best buy under 500$ 308 or 30-06 Thanks Robert.
     
  2. Tron

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    Savage 110 package gun.
     
  3. Jawhawker

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    Check the pawn shops. Hurry as its almost to late in many locals.

    Trons, suggestion if new.

    Either caliber. They each have their followers.
     
  4. oz

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    308
     
  5. g7777777

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    either but 30-06 slightly more available ammunition at out of the way places and more choices of factory loaded premium but the 308 has at least half as many choices

    A used Rem 700

    A new rem 710 or the Savage package= do they call those the edge?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. k1200ltc509

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    I have a remington mdl 742 fired 6 times that I would sell for $400.00 Shipped. Pictures in the want to trade section under 742. 99.5% rifle! Rick Gibbs
     
  7. crusha

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    You gotta be kidding me. They have the hunt booked already...but don't have a rifle? That's like entering the Tour de France, and asking what kind of bike you need for that.
     
  8. jmac_cope

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    You gotta be kidding me. They have the hunt booked already...but don't have a rifle? That's like entering the Tour de France, and asking what kind of bike you need for that.


    Now thats funny! Your handle should be Buzz-kill.
     
  9. crusha

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    I'll qualify my statement by saying I don't know this to be true...but I just have this really creepy feeling that in situations like this, shots get taken at game animals by hunters who couldn't tell you where that rifle hits, at that distance, if their life depended on it.


    When the hunter can't be bothered to bring his own gun, and rifle and hunter make first acquaintance with each other at the time of the hunt...I'd say there's a better than average chance of it.


    Hope I'm wrong here.
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    Since they are not bringing guns, is it because they are inexperienced or because they are having problems with transporting them?

    If inexperienced, the 308 is a bit friendlier on novices than a 30-06.

    If that's not the case, then what game are they hunting? If deer, the 308 is fine. If anything heavier, like elk, the 30-06 should get the nod. Not that a 308 won't put down an elk, but in our terrain the last thing you want to do is pack out elk quarters from a deep ravine and through a lot of undergrowth. You want them DRT.

    As for the gun, the Savage 110 package gun is good. The Stevens is cheaper because it lacks the Accutrigger. Do not get one of the new plastic Remingtons. They suck more than Linda Lovelace.

    Have the shop bore sight it, but make them shoot it and adjust to each individual. Check the ballistics charts and sight it in high at 100 yards to extend the range for them.

    If they are novices I really hope they can hit what they aim at. Are they being paired up with experienced hunters? Novices often get buck fever and freeze or blaze away without results.
     
  11. BDodd

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    My brother went on an Elk hunt with 3 other shooters and a shooting guide. His .308 did the deed with single shots on 4 of the 5 kills.....breakemall
     
  12. Bazooka Joe

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    The new Ruger is excellent and can be bought for under $400
     
  13. bigbore613

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    Some funny stuff here. Thanks for the laughs! Jeff
     
  14. Dave P

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    Question first: Are the others bringing their own firearms and know how to use them? The one guy I fear. Can't he borrow a firearm? I think if I had to get him one it would be a 20 guage single shot and place him where I'm not and tell him not to move under penalty of death or just maybe Uninvite him/her.
     
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    Get lot's of beer and booze, load blanks.
     
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