GUN Hunting Rifles

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  1. klintdog

    klintdog Resident Lurker

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    I'm looking at getting a new hunting rifle. It would be used for coyotes, prairie dogs, antelope, and deer hunting. I'm out in ND so there would be a lot of open shots, not much closed off wood hunting. Any recommendations on caliber and models? I've got a 30-06 right now, but just feel like trying something new.
     
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    Well I was gonna suggest a .223 for coyotes and prairie dogs. Maybe even .204 but I've never shot it, just hear good things. I think some states have a minimum caliber rule that would exclude those two for deer though. I have a range buddy that loves his .270, and he uses that for deer. I've never shot it myself.

    I see alot of good feedback about the savage .17 HMR, and they're cheap so you could just pick one of those up for the varmints if you wanted. :dunno:
     
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    .270, .25-06., 7mm-08, and a lot of medium bore calibers would be ideal for the coyotes, deer and antelope, but you're not really going to find a centerfire rifle caliber much larger than .223 that really goes well with high volume prairie dog shooting.
     

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