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January 3, 2008, 09:32 PM
I was just invited to leave at Noon tomorrow for a weekend hunt along the Mississippi River.....deer. The problem is that I am a city dweller and haven't hunted this year. I have not shot any of my rifles due to family and work obligations. I have a .260, .280, 30-06 and a 7mm mag to chose from.
I can go to the local indoor range tomorrow morning early but the longest shot is 25 yards. I will not have a chance to shoot once we make it to the Island. Any suggestions on which rifle would be best to have dead on at 25 yeards? I do not anticipate shots beyond 200 yeards. I hate to be in this bind. Any help would be appreciated? Thanks

January 3, 2008, 10:50 PM
Take the rifle you feel most comfortable with.
Talk to your host and hopefully they'll have a place you can shoot off a box of shells at.
Oh call your host now rather than later.

Going to a 25yd range won't do much good, imho

Art Eatman
January 3, 2008, 11:50 PM
I'd select whatever's the least recoil with a scope with the widest field of view.

Generally, dead on at 25 yards is around two or three inches high at 100.

January 7, 2008, 11:28 AM
Late on this, I know.

Using Art's rough figure, I would use the 30-06. I sight mine in 2 inches high at 100. Puts me in the kill zone out to 300.

If you take a break at lunch, I would put a couple on paper at 100 just to verify.