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#3053276 - 11/28/12 11:57 AM which direction would you go?
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Ok so if i can ever sell my 300 wsm i have now im going to go a little fancier. Im gonna get a savage model 16 with the accutrigger and accustock. My biggest quarrel with myself now is the caliber. I have all the dies and brass for 300 wsm but could sell also, my main deer rifle is a 270 so thats out of the question. I have never killed a deer past 170 yards and. Do not have a shot anywhere possible over 300. Most of my hunting is done in thickets where i will not shoot past 75. Here are the calibers i am considering:

7 mm, 7mm-08, 308, 300 wsm, 338 win.

Input please?
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#3053283 - 11/28/12 12:03 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: Rockhound]
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You're gonna get alot of responses.

I would go with the .308. I know you reload, but you can still find more components for the .308 at a bargain than 7mm-08. I really don't see alot of use for a magnum unless you're just going to see how far you can reach on target. You can use the same bullets you were loading in the 300wsm for the .308 handloads and probably trade for a lot of brass.

Also, if you and the misses have kids someday, they'll have no problem handling the recoil of the .308. JMO
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#3053286 - 11/28/12 12:04 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: BigD_625]
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308 is easing towards the top of the list as is \:\)
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#3053299 - 11/28/12 12:12 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: Rockhound]
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308 fan here especially for the places you describe
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#3053306 - 11/28/12 12:15 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: Roost 1]
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You gonna order new?
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#3053313 - 11/28/12 12:20 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: BigD_625]
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What would be wrong with having 1 270 set up for normal settings and another set up for longer situations?
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#3053368 - 11/28/12 01:09 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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1a - 308
1b - 7mm-08

low recoil and is actually enjoyable to shoot overall.
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#3053544 - 11/28/12 03:05 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
You gonna order new?

Most likely
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#3053548 - 11/28/12 03:07 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
What would be wrong with having 1 270 set up for normal settings and another set up for longer situations?


Your right i think i just wanna vary it up a bit \:\)
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#3053554 - 11/28/12 03:11 PM Re: which direction would you go? [Re: Rockhound]
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Seems like the 308 would be a good choice if you insist on variation lol. Be pretty sweet in a stainless Savage.
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