If you had $600.00.......

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by Marine95, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Marine95

    Marine95 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Fenton
    to spend on a rifle of your choice, what would it be and why? 30.06 or 7mm???

    :sniper:
     
  2. SNA2STL

    SNA2STL Active Member

    30 has more options out there which means better pricing.

    Getting a 7mm is like buying a 40 cal, WHY??
     

  3. yankee

    yankee Senior Member

    [rquote=1282853&tid=89754&author=Marine95]to spend on a rifle of your choice, what would it be and why? 30.06 or 7mm???

    :sniper:[/rquote] why those 2 calibers??? 7mm would be my choice i guess, not sure what the cal is being used for, neither 1 is a fav of mine for deer
    i always wanted to try one of those thompson center Icons, not sure what the price is for 1 though
     
  4. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    06.. to me personally it seems to be a no brainer .. bullet wt options galore for any sized game from coyotes to Moose & easy to find at any Wal-Mart. I have a 270 & gave up my 06 but if I were to buy another big caliber it'd be an 06
     
  5. JimH

    JimH Active Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    St. Louis
    i am a fan of the 7mm round. for whitetail it is perfect. as light as 110 gr and up to 180 gr. every 7mm rifle i have shot, from the belted magnums to the 06 and 08 parent case flavors have shot very well. i find them very accurate and light on the shoulder.
     
  6. Marine95

    Marine95 New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Fenton
    I have a .243 and .270. Just looking for a new caliber. Heard good things about both those rounds.
     
  7. JustBob

    JustBob New Member

    i have a remington model 700 7mm (iron sights) i used for the first time this year. the deer fell over when it hit. why would i have it? because it is a good weapon for anything up to big game. i could take out a bear with it. some might say you could take out a bear with a 30-06, too. but a 7mm is a good for anything big gun. i have no doubt that if anything get touched with my rem700 it's going down. :blah: i also own a 30-06.
     
  8. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    7mm.

    No real reason. I have both, just prefer the 7mm.
     
  9. SNA2STL

    SNA2STL Active Member

    [rquote=1282930&tid=89754&author=JustBob]i have a remington model 700 7mm (iron sights) i used for the first time this year. the deer fell over when it hit. why would i have it? because it is a good weapon for anything up to big game. i could take out a bear with it. some might say you could take out a bear with a 30-06, too. but a 7mm is a good for anything big gun. i have no doubt that if anything get touched with my rem700 it's going down. :blah: i also own a 30-06.[/rquote]

    You don't know Jack, JustBob!
     
  10. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    [rquote=1282874&tid=89754&author=SNA2STL]
    Getting a 7mm is like buying a 40 cal, WHY??[/rquote]

    I don't understand that?
     
  11. kevthebassman

    kevthebassman Active Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Eureka
    7mm what? There's 7mm-08, based on the .308 case, 7X57mm mauser, there's 7mm Remmag, 7mm Weatherby Mag, and probably some others I'm forgetting.

    If you're talking about 7mm-08, there simply ain't enough of a difference between the two to even make it a consideration. The deer won't know the difference. Find a rifle that fits you well and tickles your fancy, and don't sweat the difference.
     
  12. SNA2STL

    SNA2STL Active Member

    Velocity, Energy, and Trajectory with these rounds are such that you can work the loads, casings, etc. and have them compare to one another, 40 v/s 9 as well.

    I just feel whatever is most available is what is better. That is all, I feel 7mm, and 40 cal are not as avail as the others, and the features and benefits are not worth it.
     
  13. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    [rquote=1282949&tid=89754&author=SNA2STL]Velocity, Energy, and Trajectory with these rounds are such that you can work the loads, casings, etc. and have them compare to one another, 40 v/s 9 as well.

    I just feel whatever is most available is what is better. That is all, I feel 7mm, and 40 cal are not as avail as the others, and the features and benefits are not worth it.[/rquote]

    Now I get you. I disagree for both, but understand where you are coming from. :cheers:
     
  14. Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    7 MM because I already have a 30-06-If I didnt it would be a 30-06



    :sniper:
     
  15. SNA2STL

    SNA2STL Active Member

    [rquote=1282952&tid=89754&author=BigJake][rquote=1282949&tid=89754&author=SNA2STL]Velocity, Energy, and Trajectory with these rounds are such that you can work the loads, casings, etc. and have them compare to one another, 40 v/s 9 as well.

    I just feel whatever is most available is what is better. That is all, I feel 7mm, and 40 cal are not as avail as the others, and the features and benefits are not worth it.[/rquote]

    Now I get you. I disagree for both, but understand where you are coming from. :cheers:[/rquote]

    How can you disagree that 7mm and 40 cal are not as avail as 9mm and 30-06?

    Big Jake, I am not arguing sir, just learning your point of view...

    :drunk:
     
  16. nastyjack63

    nastyjack63 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    osage county
    I'm a big fan of the various 7mm rounds. Have a 7mm rem mag would like to add a 7mm-08 or 7x57.
     
  17. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Franklin County, MO
    .30-06 is just boring.......a 7mm short mag could get my interest...
     
  18. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
    [rquote=1282959&tid=89754&author=SNA2STL][rquote=1282952&tid=89754&author=BigJake][rquote=1282949&tid=89754&author=SNA2STL]Velocity, Energy, and Trajectory with these rounds are such that you can work the loads, casings, etc. and have them compare to one another, 40 v/s 9 as well.

    I just feel whatever is most available is what is better. That is all, I feel 7mm, and 40 cal are not as avail as the others, and the features and benefits are not worth it.[/rquote]

    Now I get you. I disagree for both, but understand where you are coming from. :cheers:[/rquote]

    How can you disagree that 7mm and 40 cal are not as avail as 9mm and 30-06?

    Big Jake, I am not arguing sir, just learning your point of view...

    :drunk:[/rquote]

    Not counting todays market I haven't seen that much of a difference between those rounds as far as availability of ammo. You will probably find a bit more 06 that 7mm rem mag. But the 7 mag has been around long enough that it isn't a "fad" round. I also like that with the 7 mag you can range from around 110 to 185 or so. For me, that is more than enough for what I want to do. 06 tends to range higher than that.

    Same for 40 cal. With as many LE agencies that use this round there are tons of varieties out there. I like it better in a larger pistol, and the 9 in a ccw config.
     
  19. Heeler75

    Heeler75 Confirmed Bachelor

    Feb 10, 2008
    Over Yonder Way
    Well, since you already have a .270, go for the 7mm Mag. I have both an '06 and 7mm Mag, but bought the '06 cuz that's been my dream baby.

    You can get 7mm Mag ammo anywhere you can get 30-06 ammo.
     
  20. Underclocked

    Underclocked New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Greenfield, MO. USA
    .243 is to .277 as .277 is to .316 so get a .316. :D