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rifle battery opinions needed?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by bigboreguns, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. bigboreguns

    bigboreguns

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    I have hunted with levers all my life now I want to build a bolt action rifle battery. I recently purchased a 7mm rem mag because I could not pass up the deal. I wanted a .30-06 but the deal was too good to pass up. Anyway would you purchase a .30-06 if you already had a 7mm mag? I am planning on purchasing either a .375 H&H or a .338 win mag for a heavy game rifle. Then a lite deer rifle. For the lite rifle I'm thinking either a .243 or a 7mm-08. Anyway what would you do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    223 bolt , 308 , 7 mag ( you already have ) 338 and maybe a 458 mag ....:dunno:
     

  3. If you already have a 7mm mag not much use for a .30-06.

    I think you need to add a varmint gun and a heavy rifle.

    .243 could do double duty as a varmint and deer rifle.

    For the heavy rifle a .338 would be fine for north America. Africa would call for something bigger.
     
  4. No if you have the 7 mag, then a 06 isn't much different. Next step up would be a 338 win mag then a 375 H&H or 9.3 x 62? If you want less recoil a 25.06 or 257 roberts? maybe a 6.5 swede, then a 223 or 22-250 for varmint gun your choice?