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Okay I am buying a new rifle to be used for deer hunting in a caliber that I don't have yet. The rifle will be used by Me, my wife, & my 12 yr old son & I want input from you guys on what I should get. I will not be reloading so ammo cost is a consideration as well as recoil. Feel free to post any reasoning behind your choice.
I currenyly own =
.22 hornet
.220 swift
.243
Nagant 7.62X54R
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30-06
7mm mag

[Edited on 12/5/2009 by Mojorisin]

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i d choose the 308, cuz youll all be able to use it.and if push comes to shove you will always be able to get ammo for it.
 

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[rquote=1499966&tid=104661&author=FiremanBrad]25-06:wave:[/rquote]

X2, great caliber!
 

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[rquote=1499966&tid=104661&author=FiremanBrad]25-06:wave:[/rquote]
Already got one, lookin for something new to us, I try to buy 1 new gun per year.
 

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[rquote=1499972&tid=104661&author=Mojorisin][rquote=1499966&tid=104661&author=FiremanBrad]25-06:wave:[/rquote]
Already got one, lookin for something new to us, I try to buy 1 new gun per year.[/rquote]

Well, then, with ammo cost, and recoil restrictions, I'd pick one of the first 3.....7-08 prolly:wave:
 

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Evidently you already have a .270 which is what I would suggest especially for the youngster. I think I remember reading that most of the wsm cartridges are becoming less and less popular so in the future I would think those will be hard to find on the shelves at your local Walmart.
 

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[rquote=1499994&tid=104661&author=Mailman]Evidently you already have a .270 which is what I would suggest especially for the youngster. I think I remember reading that most of the wsm cartridges are becoming less and less popular so in the future I would think those will be hard to find on the shelves at your local Walmart.[/rquote]
Yes we have a .270.
 

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[rquote=1499993&tid=104661&author=macon county boy]brass for the 7-08 would be readily available since it is 308 brass[/rquote]

YEP!!

really likin what I have heard and read about the 7-08. I shoot a .308 so I have plenty of brass. An the 7-08 will be the purchase for the kids!!

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Any of the first three choices are plenty good enough. I'm not a magnum rifle fan by any means, the ammo costs are considerably higher than "normal" stuff, and that is a factor for you. The WSMs won't die out, but the ammo costs more, kicks more, and doesn't kill any deader than the others.

Since you've got a youngster, I'd pick the .260, just for his sake. It doesn't kick much harder than the .243, but kills a lot better. I think, as time goes by, it will become a lot more popular than it currently is.

The .280 is a good choice, but ammo selection is poor enough. It's been around for a long time, and ammo selection has never been very good.
 

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Did not see the 257 Roberts. That would be my choice.
 

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They don't reload, SOM, so the Roberts, while excellent in every way except good factory ammo, wouldn't be a good choice because of that reason.

If they reloaded, I'd agree completely with your suggestion.:eek::
 

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I'd choose the 300 mag.Sounds like you plenty of guns.Wife can shoot 270.Every collection should have a big mag and 300 mag is as good as it gets when it comes to North America.Go get it ,you know you want it.:rof2:Boy will have something to look foward to.....when he gets bigger.:cheers:
 

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I'd go .50 bmg or .204 ruger...the .50 bmg is a versatile combination of power and stealth, but the .204 ruger holds up well in the wind and rain and sun.
 

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My first rifle was a 308 that I bought when I was 14 and I handled the recoil just fine. At that time I wasn't a very big kid either so I imagine your wife and son could handle it also. The 7-08 and 260 have always intrigued me but I have no expierence with either. Any of those 3 would be my choice. I like the 280 also but it really is just a 270 (which you already have) shooting a .284" bullet.

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Ya know I could get an encore with an xtra barrel that way I would have 2:thinking::D
 
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