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Flatest shooting rifle?

by , Posted to on 11/23/2009 11:04 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/05/2009
Location: ND
I'm looking into purchasing a large caliber rifle for elk, moose, and other big game. I need some advice on a large caliber rifle from some experts. So if you can help please post. One problem is that I am left handed and prefer a Remington. I currently shoot a .25-06 for deer and love it.

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by on 11/23/2009 11:13 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
270, 30-06, 270/7/300/325WSM, 7Rem mag, 300Win mag, 338Win mag.  Take your pick, very little trajectory difference between them, just decide how much recoil you're willing to tolerate and how much you wanna spend to shoot it.  All will kill elk or moose further away than most folks can accurately shoot.

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by on 11/23/2009 11:14 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Throw the .280Rem in there too, sorry to have forgotten it.

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by on 11/24/2009 06:43 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Probally a dozen more calibers you can throw into the mix including the weatherby mags, etc... I like these topics about guns and calibers. It seems everyone has one they love and one they hate and  find a stupid way to justify it! I would look a great deal at what you want out of the rifle also, such as lightweight, stock configuration, barrel length, trigger, type of safety, action, etc..... Then take a look at the models and calibers available. Do you reload? Favorite ammo available? Possible hunting in grizzly country? Carry gun?  Mountain hunting? The exact rifle and total package might be alot more important than the exact caliber you choose! Possibly get the same model you currently shoot in a larger caliber, that way your accustomed to it?  A gun that fits you and balances in the hand makes more sense than one that doesn't!! Good luck and don't have narrow vision because one caliber is a couple ft/sec faster. The animal doesn't know that when the bullet hits them. Dead is dead! Just make sure you can make it happen with the outfit you have! Good hunting!
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by on 11/24/2009 07:52 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Just picked up a 270WSM and wouldnt trade it for the world.  I love it, although the ammunition is a little steep.  In the end, i guess you get what you pay for and that spendy ammo in that rifle makes for a deadly combination.

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by on 11/24/2009 08:10 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Bingo for Clay.

Get something that fits,buy used. I have never seen a wore out gun on the rack some don't look good  but shoot excellent. the Glass on top makes the gun .

dull bluing and a non shine stock is the only way.

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by on 11/24/2009 08:27 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I guess I could actually answer the question asked as well.  I don't actually know which caliber is the "flattest" shooting, instead I think of chamberings in groups.  The very flattest group (and I'm sure I'll miss some) IMO goes about like this:  257Wby, 264Win mag, 7STW/Ultra, 300Ultra, 300 & 30-378Wby. 

Now I know there's some stuff that's pretty close but not on the list, splitting hairs, and I know I left off all of the Dakota and Lazzeroni cartriges.  My intent was to keep the list manageable and to chamberings that are reletively readily available.  I think one can expect to spend $50/box of ammo MINIMUM and approaching $100/box in some cases, when selecting a premium bullet and in every single case, you better not leave a metro area without a good supply of ammo as you're unlikely to find any of the above in a small town hardware or convenience store.

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by on 11/24/2009 08:58 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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.338 Win. Mag.  Jiffy insert comment below.

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by on 11/24/2009 09:15 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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by on 11/24/2009 09:19 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I like the 270's, I've got one of each Win, WSM, and WBY.  All have very managable recoil and do the job.
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by on 11/24/2009 10:33 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Turrets negate "flatness", nevertheless "flatness" and "wind buckingness" usually go hand in hand.  There is no doubt the later is more of a beastie to tame and one can spend a lifetime trying.  

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by on 11/24/2009 10:39 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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270 for elk and moose? Crazy in my opnion. I hunted mooses once and elk all the time in MT. I belive you would really be limiting yourself with a 270.

I would highly recommend the 7mm Mag. this gun has worked out awesome for me, very flat, very fast, and easily reaches out to touch someone. Father in-law swears by his 300 Win Mag for the same.

I'm sure someone will come on here with a "special" handloaded round for the 270 thats the cream of the crop but once again, its my opinion, and I dont reload.

Best of luck in your decision!!!!
 

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by on 11/24/2009 10:58 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Just about every person I know that grew up in elk country shoots either a 270 or 30-06. 

As one travels Eastward out of elk country and probes elk hunters not "from" elk country, the rifle's brought along just get bigger and bigger.

Placement, placement, placement!

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by on 11/24/2009 11:05 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Try bigger going west - ID them guys in camp all use 300s.  Dey license plates have low numbers on dem trucks too (indicating that they are a true idahoen). 

Now the rest of the wanna bees -  watche to much best of the west show.  What is the cal that they use on that show?
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by on 11/24/2009 11:06 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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der might be a reason though - lots of tree cover - if you do place the shot correctly you could lose an animal. 
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by on 11/24/2009 11:10 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:
Try bigger going west - ID them guys in camp all use 300s.  Dey license plates have low numbers on dem trucks too (indicating that they are a true idahoen). 

Now the rest of the wanna bees -  watche to much best of the west show.  What is the cal that they use on that show?
I believe the mostly shoot 7mm

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by on 11/24/2009 11:19 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I haven't looked at the numbers but judging from my dad's comments he was very happy with his STW's performance.




 
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by on 11/24/2009 11:23 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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marksman Said:
Bingo for Clay.

Get something that fits,buy used. I have never seen a wore out gun on the rack some don't look good  but shoot excellent. the Glass on top makes the gun .

dull bluing and a non shine stock is the only way.
I think this is a pretty simple way of putting it!  My buddy had his Winchester STW at camp in 4B.  Pretty gun and as I said above, the ballistics indicate a very flat shooting gun.  Could be my new weapon of choice.  I want a varmit gun though.  Argh, I need to win the lottery or have the oil boys make an error on how many mineral rights my family has so I can be the little rich spoiled brat .  I wouldn't be spoiled though, I'd be civil and understand the family hit the jackpot.  Never will happen though.  We are just the family with two oil wells on our land and no big checks coming in.  Oh jealousy is sometimes hard to not develop!!!




 
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by on 11/24/2009 11:36 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/ballistics/

check out this site, you can compare different cal. here...

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by on 11/24/2009 12:59 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Check out the ballistics on the .338 Lapua. We shoot a 250 gr bullet just over 3200fps
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