Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 95
  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,345
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked 470 Times in 305 Posts
    Congratulations
    5
    Congratulated 8 Times in 2 Posts
    Coopers are awesome!

    If they are out of your price range, the current production Savages are consistently accurate right out of the box and pretty lightweight. Another good option is the Tikka T3, which has a similar reputation.

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    3,653
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked 988 Times in 639 Posts
    Congratulations
    102
    Congratulated 169 Times in 42 Posts
    The Savage is pretty hard to beat for the money, especially for a mass produced rifle.
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

  3. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    6,171
    Thanks
    1,737
    Thanked 996 Times in 786 Posts
    Congratulations
    437
    Congratulated 108 Times in 30 Posts
    Model 70 Winchester with a bear claw extractor (any model 70 without the post 64 action) in .270 Win is the best all around gun in the world! I could be a bit bias in my opinion but it was worked well for me

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Sherwood, Oregon
    Posts
    120
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Congratulations
    7
    Congratulated 17 Times in 4 Posts
    I have a TC Venture in 30-06 that I got to shoot 3/4 inch groups at 100 yards with 165 core-lokts. I was pretty happy to get my gun to shoot good with the cheap stuff. Its sounds like you are not looking for a 30-06 but I would give the TC Venture a good look.

  5. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    852
    Thanks
    101
    Thanked 305 Times in 156 Posts
    Congratulations
    19
    Congratulated 4 Times in 4 Posts
    I guess I'm showing my age, but as a kid I idolized Jack O'Connor. What didn't he shoot in North America with a .270? It's still a great cartridge.

    It's a pretty flat-shooting rifle with far less recoil than a 7mm Mag and enough punch that a well-placed shot will bring down anything you're likely to hunt in the West. When I shot my black bear this spring with my .270 he stumbled hard after my one shot and went about 20 yards before he laid up.

    I think the .280 is actually superior but there aren't so many out there and ammo may be tougher to find.

  6. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    153
    Thanked 392 Times in 287 Posts
    Congratulations
    145
    Congratulated 81 Times in 11 Posts
    If recoil tolerance & checkbook aren't an issue take a look at the Titanium Strata by Rifle's Inc....caliber of choice would be 7wsm to keep it SA and under 5lbs.

  7. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Another vote for 7mm rem mag I have one in a Ruger M77 I would like to get another one in a savage 116 Its a very easy cartridge to reload my current favorite load is Hornady 162 sst 60 gr IMR 4831 shoots great

  8. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    973
    Thanks
    921
    Thanked 179 Times in 150 Posts
    Congratulations
    45
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    I've never hunted elk, but if I were in your shoes I'd try a H.S. Precision or a Cooper in .280AI or 7mag., for no other reason than I seem to covet having one.

    I'm sure loving the Cooper 338-06 I have!
    I'm with you AK with the .280 A.I. Close results to the big 7, but if you don't reload I guess the 7mag would be a good choice.

  9. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    973
    Thanks
    921
    Thanked 179 Times in 150 Posts
    Congratulations
    45
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jarheadhunter View Post
    It's not a .50 cal! Shoots the same bullet as a 30-06 just a little faster.
    Using that formula, the .30/378 magnum isn't a .50 either Shoots the same bullet as a 300win.mag just a LOT faster.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to shootbrownelk For This Useful Post:


  11. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    153
    Thanked 392 Times in 287 Posts
    Congratulations
    145
    Congratulated 81 Times in 11 Posts
    It just gets those 200+ gr bullets started a little flatter.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •