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Thread: Good caliber to start hunting with?

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    Good caliber to start hunting with?

    223?
    303
    308
    30-06

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    Grabs popcorn..
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    lol

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    Depends on what type of beasties you want to hunt.



    Is there butter and salt on that?
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    All quiet so far ?
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    30-06

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    Seriously... If your buying a rifle, the .223 or the .308. The .303 belongs in a museum and the 30/06 is probably a bit too much bang for a young fulla.

    There's world of differences between a .223 and a .308, what you you want to shoot with it?
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    All of the above plus

    243
    6.5x55
    270
    7mm08

    Or if you want something slightly more exotic

    260
    280
    284
    6.5x47
    6.5x284

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    Any of those tho 223 and 308 are probably the best choices due to the availability and price of ammunition.
    As a new shooter? you will need plenty of practise
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    Hi thanks for that, I want to shoot anything from dear to goats to pigs and so on. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zamkiwi View Post
    All quiet so far ?
    Still finding my beer and chippies
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyrinnS View Post
    Hi thanks for that, I want to shoot anything from dear to goats to pigs and so on. Cheers
    Sorry, can't help myself any longer 7-08 and preferably a Tikka
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    How much shooting have you done? best to go to a NZDA night and range day, you might get to try out some different calibers. Get a .308 unless you have problems with recoil, if so look at 6.5 x 55 or .243. There is so much to your question, the rifle, the load the type of hunting etc...

    OH BTW welcome! you seem newer than me to this forum.
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    Why yes but you could do better than the gun city scope
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