CHOICES..CHOICES..CHOICES....Help me out guys!
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October 31st, 2012 02:48 PM
Remington 700 or Weatherby Vanguard (made by Howa I think) I think. I like 30-06 because it does a good job, is versitle and ammo is easy to find.
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October 31st, 2012 04:30 PM
One thousand yards or more? Seriously? That's a "fur piece."
Originally Posted by Gbboykin
There are bolt-action rifles around here ranging from .220 Swift to .375 H&H Magnum but my favorite go-to rifle is chambered for .30-06. If I were to win an all-expense paid trip to Alaska to take all big game animals of the region it would be the .30-06 that would go along. atctimmy's rifle list looks really good and any mentioned in his post would serve for a lifetime of game-filled years. I like controlled feed bolt-action rifles but that's only a personal quirk. Ghost Tracker and Old Vet have chimed in with some good advice too.
A number of years ago I averaged the distance on all the whitetail deer I'd taken down here in Texas, 51 at the time, to find that distances ranged from 10 feet to just under 290 yards with an average distance of 31 yards which was surprising to me. The tally has more than doubled since and only on a couple of occasions did the yardage exceed 300. The 31-yard average has probably held steady and this despite mostly hunting in wide open places here in Texas. I've also shot high-power rifle competition most of my adult life to 600 yards but have always held that any shots taken over 300 yards at big game are mostly a stunt, some western elk/mule deer/antelope hunting notwithstanding.
A thousand yards is just not realistic and, for the great majority of us, crosses the line into a disrespectful irresponsibility towards the game animal. A thousand yards is a long way off!
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October 31st, 2012 04:38 PM
It's an E6. IIRC the run out of Tinker.
Originally Posted by munch520
November 1st, 2012 05:03 AM
1k yards... AI .338 Lapua, $3500 optic, and plenty of training both with the rifle, and hiking with an 80# pack at 8k' in elevation to get used to the weight.
Why don't you tell us the real reason you want an effective 1k yard rifle.
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November 1st, 2012 06:55 AM
E6-B mercury, sorry navy doomsday plane.
Originally Posted by munch520
November 1st, 2012 06:57 AM
To hunt....big game
Originally Posted by Sticks
November 1st, 2012 07:06 AM
+1 on the Rem 700 in 30-06. If moose, maybe the 300.
If determined to go for a 1,000 yard hit, I'd go with a 155 towed howitzer. Little more than flaming hooves left, but good bragging rights.