Getting Ready to Add a Rifle to the Collection
Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:53 PM
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Well, I'm mainly looking for a rifle that will double as a Deer/Hog rifle. I know some guys like the .308 for hog (and deer for that matter), but I think the .270Win will suffice just fine (please let me know if that thinking is incorrect). So, the main critters would be Deer and Hog. Secondary critters would be perhaps coyotes and bobcats if I eventually get a chance to do those hunts.
What are you going to use the rifle/caliber for? If hunting, what critter will it likely be used on the most? What other animals do you plan on hunting besides the primary one?
I know I will eventually purchase other rifles to fill the necessary gaps, but I was just looking for a decent overall starting point that will hopefully ensure ethical and humane kills on my game. Thanks for the reply Frank. I appreciate it.
I too am not a fan of Mossberg at all. I "hear" Marlins are supposedly good. Personally, I like Tikka, Browning, CZ, Weatherby & probably lots of others I cannot think of right nw. OH, and yes, REMINGTON... nearly slipped my mind. 270 has always been a very popular and excellent caliber for lots of critters. Price of ammo depends on what you are comparing it to, but over all, is probably average &/or about right for a medium(?) size bore & game animals. I am a HUGE fan of the 270! Hmmmm, then again, not too many calibers that I am not. LOL (just kidding)
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:12 PM
Thanks for your input Bisley and everyone else too! All of your informaton is very helpful to me since I don't get much chance to talk to the hunting buddies I have that use "powder burners". I will take in all this information and use it to make a good choice selection. Basically I started with a .22 Rimfire that was my Grandfathers and transitioned into Air Rifles very quickly (mainly since I can shoot the air rifles in my back yard and hunt in areas with them for small game with very little noise impact). I've easily spent around $1,500 on my (3) air rifles alone (with scopes, modifications any other equipment for them) just in the last 6 months. I even sold my pristine 1992 American made Fender Stratocaster (with sunburst finish) to help fund my hunting addiction and I really, really loved that guitar. So I am serious about making sure I purchase some good equipment that will last. I'm not sure why I mentioned that, perhaps to emphasize how serious I am about getting the proper equipment from the start. To get back on track... I really like the fact that the 30-O6 have a wide selection of rounds and are usually readily available. That is very appealing to me. And since I don't have my heart set on anything in particular at the moment, I will take a look at the 30-O6's next time I'm in town. I'll even do some research on the net to get some tentative pricing and ideas. Thanks alot for the help everyone!
Rifles really are a matter of personal feel. When you shoulder just the right one, you will know it in your own mind. As for caliber, there is nothing wrong with the .270. However, a .308 or .30-06 will definitely have way more bullet selection. In fact, the .30cals probably have more selection than any other caliber out there, except for maybe the .224cals. And a 150-165gr bullet will do anything you want with certainly a "push" on your shoulder, but not a brutal punishment. And either caliber will do all this with the added bonus of being able to be found anywhere, including some remote gas stations in out of the way rural areas. Just a few thoughts.
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