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Old January 31, 2009, 11:16 AM   #26
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When I get the funds to purchase an all-around precision and distance rifle I will be picking up a Remington 700 CDL chambered in .30-06. Ballistically identical to the .308 but a little better at longer ranges with heavier bullets. Ammo selection and availability is excellent, it's a proven cartridge and it will do anything that needs doing just about anywhere in the world. You can use it for everything from coyotes to moose and caribou and kodiak in North America. It's an all-around rifle/caliber combination that will serve you well on any hunt anywhere in the world save for a handful of species in Africa. .308 is a good choice but I'd prefer the venerable .30-06 for sheer ammo selection in a wide variety of bullet weights and power levels along with ammo availability.
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Old January 31, 2009, 03:16 PM   #27
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I just aquired a Remington Model Seven CDL in .308 and have a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Scope and a Dednutz One-Piece Mount on order. I actually traded a Browning BAR in .270 for the above rifle. The BAR would drive tacks, but it was heavy and not very fun to carry in the woods, thus the trade for the light and compact Model Seven. I also never really could embrace the semi-auto for hunting where you really should be focusing on one-shot, one-kill. If I ever buy another hunting rifle, it will most likely be a Remington Model 700 CDL with a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40mm Scope.
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