GUN Rem 700 chambered in which?

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  1. apman0000

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    Suggestions for a new Remington 700,

    .223
    300
    30-06

    etc.

    which do you suggest, i'm sure you know more than i do about em.

    looking for about 250-300 yards i suck too much to worry about much farther than that lol.

    thanks for any suggestions.
     
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  3. Target shooting? .223 for sure.
     
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    Even a 223 will grow boring quickly shooting from a static bench at those ranges though.
     
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    i'm glad to read these responses so far, i was leaning towards the .223

    i always deer hunted in a state that only allowed shotgun slugs, no rifle season, now i'm in a state that allows rifles, what do you think of the .223 for deer killing purposes?
     
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    Buy good bullets. Specifically, the Barnes X in 53gr variety.

    Bullet selection + placement trump headstamp any/everyday of the week.
     
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    I shot my first deer with .223, it works just fine.
    I was using 55gr soft points, single shot and he went down immediately. Shot placement is key.
     
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    cool. i'm excited now, this shit should be wayyyy easier than using slugs when next season comes around. :)

    thanks for the suggestions WMD comes thru again.
     
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    My first Rem700 was intended to be for punching holes in paper, but also something I could use for deer hunting. I was concerned about the effectiveness of .223 at distance so I wanted something a little bigger. I ended up going with .243Win.

    I now have Rem700s in .243 and .308
     
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    I'd only choose .223 because I wouldn't want to add another caliber to my collection.
     
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    204 ruger .... best round ever .... shit will jump out and touch something at 500 yds if you arent retarded ...

    but its too small to (legally) kill deer in a lot of states (maybe all?)

    so i vote 338 lapua
     
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    I have shot tons of deer...........and I have shot many of them with a .223...saying that. I dont deer hunt with a .223 anymore. Just a bit small for my liking.
     
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    for 200-300 yards .223 will be plenty
     
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    .243 or .270. You want a heavier round than a .223 for impact and expansion purposes especially for deer hunting. .223 is fine for plinking squirrels or groundhogs, but if you are deer hunting and miss the vitals with the .223 you'll be tracking that fucker for hours. (same issue with the .220 swift- it's a varmint round)

    .270 with winchester silvertips and I've never had to use a second round to put a deer down. Expansion of the bullet makes jelly out of the heart/lungs.

    Then again if you are a complete shit shot and gut shoot a deer with even a .300 win mag you are going to track that fucker for hours.

    Meh, just use something bigger than a .223
     
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    i'm not a shit shot, well maybe in comparision to many here with those into competitive shooting etc. but i've hunted all of my life and grew up with guns.

    i'm just excited about the opportunity to use a rifle on a deer instead of a shotty with slugs lol.

    dang now i'm undecided, .223 or .270 .308 etc.........DANG IT!!!!! lol


    (i've always been a shotgun / pistol sort of guy, very little experience with rifles with exception of .22lr used to plink around and kill occasional varmits)
     
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    O rly? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    is it possible to shoot stuff like 75gr 5.56 TAP out of a stock rem 700 barrel?
     
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    Yes. Prolly need a 1:9 or faster twist though.
     
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    I have one in .270 and love it. :dunno:
     
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    what is the twist rate for rem 700 barrels? 1:12?
     
  23. They do both 9 and 12 depending on what rifle you get. The more "tactical" ones are the 9 twist.
     
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    Some of the older ones were 1-14 as well, fwiw.
     
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    Of those choices mentioned I personally would go with a 308 if for no other reason than it is a military caliber so you may eventually be able to pick up cheap surplus as well as having access to the widest variety of components and could be used for target shooting fairly cheap. It will also put down deer and pigs with no question if you do your part.
     

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