Caliber??????

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Caliber??????

Postby DiscoDuck » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:30 am

Alright, I've been going back and forth now for several months. I'm looking to buy a single shot, interchangable barrel rifle. I'm really going back and forth on the caliber though. I was going back and forth between the 243 and 7mm08, but now I'm also starting to think about 308. I want something that I can use mainly for deer, but also for coyotes, and I want the recoil to be light enough for my daughters to be able to shoot. What are the pros/cons, opinions?? :huh:
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Postby Kurt » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:40 pm

Single shots are light and will kick more than any bolt gun in the same cal. If i was worried about recoil i would not get a single shot.
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Postby bluelund79 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:13 pm

If you handload, the 308 hands down. You can download that into a manageable round for a single shot. However, look into a bolt if you worry about recoil. For what you spend on barrels, you can just as easily get into another rifle...
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Postby fenton_3 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:07 am

If you will shoot more yotes than deer .243
If you will shoot more deer than yotes 7mm-08

I would not go with the .308 for a yote gun and/or youth gun. The recoil is not bad, but 15 ft/lbs for a small framed shooter out of a light gun would be a bit much. If it were me given all the above I would choose the .243 then buy a 7mm-08 barrel as the grow!
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Postby Sagebrush » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:09 pm

Thomson rifle or pistol.............

barrels from .22 to 50 cal and even shotgun or black powder!!

You might check into this.

My budy has 12 barrels !!
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Postby Skip0ls » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:07 pm

25.06! case closed... wish i never got rid of mine...
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:48 pm

I'd be looking at a bolt and forget the idea of a single shot.

Of your choices, 243 or 7-08 would smoke the 308 past 1K.
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Postby Kurt » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:02 pm

bgoldhunter wrote:I'd be looking at a bolt and forget the idea of a single shot.

Of your choices, 243 or 7-08 would smoke the 308 past 1K.


If we are talking past 1k that would be a whole different ball game. Maybe a .260 rem built by gap with a uso sn3 and seekins bases and rings. :biggrin:

Hey bgold have i seen you post on snipershide if not someone has your same name.
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Postby don taylor » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:25 pm

I just picked up a .44 mag Rossi for $119 and for a small kid thats all you need. I'd have shooting that at 100 yards be my objective and worry about full size guns later on. If you want a gun for yourself get whatever. For how much T/C barrels cost you can almost buy a whole new rifle. Then the scopes come off with the barrel, so plan on buying a bunch of scopes. I'm not a fan of the T/C idea and all others seem to have to be 'paired' to work together. My Rossi has to be returned to have most other barrels I'd like fitted before they would work.
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Postby side-slippin » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:40 am

discoduck, correct my if im wrong, but what i think your asking is...

a big game round for you, an interchangable barrel for you to shoot yotes, but also for your daughters to use the smaller round on deer.

if thats what your asking, then choose whatever round you what for the larger barrel, but the .243 would be perfect for your daughters to shoot deer and for you to use on yotes.
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Postby DiscoDuck » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:07 am

That's pretty much what I was gettin at. I've got deer rifles, so it's not gonna be my mainstay. I'm not willing to put my .280 away. I like the idea of the single shot interchangeable barrels. That's just my opinion though. I like the idea of being able to swap from the muzzleloader to a rifle. Barrels for the CVA Elite are just over $150. To me, that's hard to argue with.
I have a 44mag in a Ruger rifle that we used this year for my oldest daughter. She shoots it well, and my mother has killed several deer with it. My question was just in terms of versatility (between deer, yotes, adult, kids, etc.) and also ease of access to ammo.
Thanks for the input guys.
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Postby DiscoDuck » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:31 pm

Just picked up the CVA Optima Elite yesterday. Found a thumbhole combo at ****'s for $379, last one they had. I sent in the certificate this morning for the 243 win barrel. Thanks for the opinions guys. :thumbsup:
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