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Old 08-05-2010, 06:31 PM
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xhair, I hope this doesn't dissapoint you too much. If the Savage was a .308 I'd take it over the .308 Garand. I love my Garand, bit there are less moving parts to break in a bolt. I prefer .30-06 over .308 because of the bullet weight range for reloading. 110 grain to 220 grain. 200 tops out weight and is slower in a .308. My next Savage is a .308 for F-Class, maybe a Palma set up.

As for the .308/.30-06 arguement, the short action may be a little more accurate than a long action but I don't know anyone who can tell the difference when they shoot one.
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The '06 vs .308 debate will go on forever providing fuel for discussion around campfires and wood stoves the world round, both are great rounds but the '06 is my favorite and my Steyr just makes it that much better. Enjoy 'em all folks, I can make a good argument for the .7mm-08 and .280 Remingtons too, lol.
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.308 would go with the .260 rem if it was more popular, and ammo was available most anywhere.
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... and I browse these threads looking for ideas for my *next* centerfire. I have the top end covered (at least as much as I want to... no elephant safaris for this kid ). I have the bottom end covered (too well, some might say, with more than one small caliber centerfire). It's that middle ground... the 'tweener... that I'm still window shopping for.

So, keep those cards and letters coming!
.243/6mm are great rounds. i have been interested in the 6.8spc but it seems pretty limited in appeal elsewhere.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:10 AM
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It's sorta boiled down to .243 Win or 6.5mm Swede for me. There is a big gap in ballistics between those two, though, so I'm not sure they're exactly equivalents.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:12 AM
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For me I'd go with 7.62x54R caliber...30 caliber but sexier round than 308 or 30-06, while nearly just as accurate, but less expensive. 150-180ish grain works well. And as for the particular rifle, it would be my Finnish M28-76 which I will never part with - it has the sweetest trigger (just as light/clean as my .308 Savage 10FP with accutrigger) with excellent stock ergonomics:



The stock will be undergoing some reworking, barrel/receiver refinished, and I will have a custom base rail installed for mounting a detachable POSP scope (the one from my PSL-54C) so I can get better long range accuracy and still keep the original peep sights...
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:51 AM
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xhair, I hope this doesn't dissapoint you too much. If the Savage was a .308 I'd take it over the .308 Garand. I love my Garand, bit there are less moving parts to break in a bolt. I prefer .30-06 over .308 because of the bullet weight range for reloading. 110 grain to 220 grain. 200 tops out weight and is slower in a .308. My next Savage is a .308 for F-Class, maybe a Palma set up.

As for the .308/.30-06 arguement, the short action may be a little more accurate than a long action but I don't know anyone who can tell the difference when they shoot one.
I agree with you 100%. My Savage is a bolt action rifle and when push comes to shove I also think that the bolt action is more reliable from a functioning standpoint and would be my 'go to' rifle for any situation.

The Garand is an 06, part of the reason I like to shoot it. The 30-06 is hands down my personal favorite cartridge of all time, even tho I have many other calibers and enjoy shooting them as well, the 30-06 will always be my favorite.

I enjoy the Garand and I realy get excited when I shoot the AR10 in .308 but when it all boils down I would take a bolt rifle over any other type if I had to.

We must think a lot alike, I too wiould like to have a Savage in .308 for F class and long range sniping competitions but I need to practice my math skills to be better at using mil dots.
Math is not easy for me, nor is accurately ranging using mils. I will be better at both in the future, it is something that I desire very much.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:08 AM
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It's sorta boiled down to .243 Win or 6.5mm Swede for me. There is a big gap in ballistics between those two, though, so I'm not sure they're exactly equivalents.

Of those two I would take the .243Win.
That was the second centerfire I shot and owned and it is a great dual purpose round. Handloading 58grVmax makes for a coyote thumper, every one I have shot has hit the ground on the spot and it literaly vaporizes groundhogs and smaller critters, and I mean it shreds them with authority.

Loaded with 90-100gr bullets at just under 3,000fps it makes a great cartridge for deer sized game and can give you mpbr pushing the 300yd mark. When I used to gun hunt in West Virgina for whitetails my Remington model 7 in .243 was my preferred rifle. It is light to carry long distances and works great, fantastic actualy, in the thicker areas where long shots were not too common. Every deer I hit in the neck or in the boiler room with 95gr Hornady SST's never knew what hit them.
A lot of people relish the long range ability of the 6mm and .243 but in my book it lacks in that department but I don't want to get into the 'shortcomings' of this cartridge because it's qualities overcome any and all of that. There are just other choices that would serve better for that purpose.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:21 AM
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Vracer,
that is a beautiful blonde M28. Sweet looking rifle in an under rated caliber.
I have an M91/30 Mosin that I think will be the start of my next handloading project. I have realy been getting into some of the nostaglia military shooting events where the most common guns are the 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, .303, 30-06, and various 8mm's.
Some of those old timers can keep 'em in the black with battle issued rifles at distances that make my head spin. They have been mentoring me the past couple of summers and it is great fun...
Again, that is a great looking rifle bud.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:00 AM
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Brent, very very nice rifles.
What are you running for optics?
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:44 PM
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30-06 hands down..................
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:00 PM
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Remington 700 BDL in .270 Win. .......it's all I've ever needed.
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270 Winchester would be my first choice for a common ammo cartridge. If not restricted to the common stuff then 6.5-.284.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:55 PM
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Y'know.....Rethinking the OP's original question....if I really could only have one centerfire it just might be my lever action .357. Ammo is fairly plentiful, affordable and at under 100 yards it will kill most anything I would ever want to shoot.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:09 PM
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You know one of the Rossi copies of the Model 92 Winchester would make a great do it all gun in 357
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