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  • December 27, 2009 at 12:53 am #496329 Back to Top REPORT
    flystraightandtrue
    flystraightandtrue

    Joined: 1/17/2006
    what round do you think would be a all around better round for hunting all north american game and long range shooting? 7mm-08 or 30.06 or 308.

    im gettin this to shoot long range mostly but might also use it in the future for hunting elk, bear, etc. I want something that i can shoot out to atleast 500 yards accuratly. Ive heard 30.06 is more accurate than 308 but the 7mm is more accurate than both but doesnt hold a lot of energy past 300 yards. Until i start reloading i need something that i will be able to find rounds for so im leaning towards 30.06.
    what are your thoughts

    December 27, 2009 at 1:46 am #528809 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    .300WSM, The best for anywhere in the whole world. I would get a heavy barrel, stainless, and a synthetic stock, and in bolt action. Probably a Remington Model 700. If I could. look up the ballistics on this bullet.
    December 27, 2009 at 1:54 am #528810 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    I love My .308
    December 27, 2009 at 1:58 am #528811 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    30-06 fan here… It is versatile. If you had to have one rifle, this would be my choice (is my choice actually!)
    December 27, 2009 at 2:40 am #528812 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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    What’s the sniper round in the military?? I thought .308 (leaving the .50 cal out of the equation) For long range shooting I’d have to consider what the best of the best use ;)

    As for availability only you can tell what your local dealers and stores carry.

    How are you living your Dash?
    December 27, 2009 at 2:49 am #528813 Back to Top REPORT

    NYBOY89

    Joined: 12/18/2008
    im a 7 MM MAG GUY, BUT THE 300 SHORT MAG is a real power house. my uncle has the 300 short mag and loves it,hope he dont see my post here ill never here the end of it #-o because i bust on him and tell him it no good. ITS A A+ IM MY BOOK AND I SHOT IT AT 600 YARDS :D :thumbup
    December 27, 2009 at 2:49 am #528814 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    The ballistics for long range shooting on the .300WSM is the best for long range shooting. Seriously, look it up.

    http://www.handgunsmag.com/ballistics/300_wsm.html

    December 27, 2009 at 2:53 am #528815 Back to Top REPORT
    micky
    Micky

    Joined: 10/11/2004
    30-06 fan here… It is versatile. If you had to have one rifle, this would be my choice (is my choice actually!)

    :thumbup Same here.

    December 27, 2009 at 3:04 am #528816 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Of the two you listed I’d go with the -06. There are much more choices for rounds for the 30 caliber bullet especially if you reload. [=}=]
    December 27, 2009 at 3:49 am #528817 Back to Top REPORT
    damond
    DamonD

    Joined: 1/29/2008
    go with a 300 remington ultra mag,with the new powerlevel ammo you cant go wrong
    December 27, 2009 at 3:55 am #528818 Back to Top REPORT

    Worthless

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Since you say you want to dual purpose, Im going to assume you’ll get a hunting style rifle…..Unless you’re planning on heading after the big bears; the 7mm-08 is the way to go. I’ve been looking HARD at a new rifle as a graduation present for myself; I wanted: good long range performance, accuracy, readily available ammo and/or reloading components and all these things in a pretty rifle. Started looking at the 270, then compared it ballistically to the 7mm-08. If both are shooting a mid weight Rem Accutip factory load theres about 6 inches in elevation drop at 500 yards and less than 100 ft/lbs in energy; plus it eats up less powder and kicks less (I compared it the the 308 too and as I recall it beats it). As far as accuracy goes, when Nosler has a question of accuracy in their 7mm diameter line they go to the 7mm-08 becuase they have so much confidence in the accuracy of the cartridge.

    Id stay away from the magnums, get a mil-dot scope and learn to use if you’re worried about elevation drop. You’ll shoot a lot more without the noise and recoil.

    December 27, 2009 at 3:56 am #528819 Back to Top REPORT
    double-drops
    Double Drops

    Joined: 2/22/2007
    .30-06 gets my vote every time :X
    December 27, 2009 at 4:03 am #528820 Back to Top REPORT
    damond
    DamonD

    Joined: 1/29/2008

    The ballistics for long range shooting on the .300WSM is the best for long range shooting. Seriously, look it up.

    http://www.handgunsmag.com/ballistics/300_wsm.html[/quote:3uwqdscs]
    balistically theres not much difference between a 300wsm and a 300 win mag,300 win mag ammo is more readily available and cheaper.and if i wanted a short mag,i would go with the 300 saum(short action ultramag)

    December 27, 2009 at 4:21 am #528821 Back to Top REPORT
    andy7yo
    andy7yo

    Joined: 2/18/2005
    I love a .308 win, it is more than capable of killing and real accuracy.

    See if you can find a Remington Model 700 5R mil spec, it is a heavy barreled 308 with a 5r barrel and a match grade trigger straight from Remington, it will shoot with most custom rifle costing 3-4 times as much.

    First 3 shots thru the tube on mine went .75″ at 100, now it will tear a ragged hole at 100 all day long with several off the shelf ammo’s. Mt best 3 shot at 100 with it is a .119″, and a .575″ 3 shot at 200 yards. 8D

    December 27, 2009 at 5:08 am #528822 Back to Top REPORT
    raz4back
    raz4back

    Joined: 7/15/2009

    The ballistics for long range shooting on the .300WSM is the best for long range shooting. Seriously, look it up.

    http://www.handgunsmag.com/ballistics/300_wsm.html[/quote:28dpr5z6]
    balistically theres not much difference between a 300wsm and a 300 win mag,300 win mag ammo is more readily available and cheaper.and if i wanted a short mag,i would go with the 300 saum(short action ultramag)[/quote:28dpr5z6]

    While I agree the 300 WSM is only slightly better ballistic wise and the ammo is higher there are advantages. With the short action it is quite a bit faster shooting and if you are shooting a bolt action they seem to be a bit smoother. They also have the advantage of a much smaller clip. The 300WSM does have a significant recoil which I personally think is worth the trade off with their lighter weight.

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