today I purchased a Savage 116 weather warrior with a Nikon 3x9 scope
Now my next question is what type of ammo to use?
I have a pig hunt coming up and other than that it should be deer for the forseable future. any suggestions? btw. Can you tell I'm new to the whole rifle concept?
Thanks for the info Vipertech. I guess I forgot to mention the caliber. I went with the 30-06 as many of you mentioned and all the research I did for myself mentioned the versatility of the cartridges.
I get to pick the gun up on Thursday and planned on breaking it in this weekend at our local range. I am already a member there, just new to rifles. Been shooting trap and skeet for years.
So I guess the just of what you were saying is that the cartridge really depends on my gun. I had been doing a bit of reading on the types of cartirdges online but everyone seems to have a varying opinion.
Like you said I want a clean kill and a good bloodtrail when I shoot an animal. I'm used to shooting 1 oz slugs and I guess I have never really had a concern with finding blood. These bullets just seem so small to me. I guess size doesn't always matter
I have taken over a different territory with work and I am now traveling to Texas and Missouri frequently. Customers have already offered to bring me out deer hunting with them on their land. They told me I would just need to bring my own rifle.
can you guys help out a shotgun hunter from Illinois? I have taken over a different territory with work and I am now traveling to Texas and Missouri frequently. Customers have already offered to bring me out deer hunting with them on their land. They told me I would just need to bring my own rifle. I was thinking either a 7mm or a 270. I would like to plan for the future as I hope to someday hunt some bear and elk so I don't know if the 270 is large enough for that. What are your thoughts? I've been looking at the Remington 700 or a Savage in the stainless and synthetic finish. help me out here guys!
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