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    Bush Gun

    Looking at buying a gun specifically for using in the bush as have got a cfouple of blocks where there is no shot more than 100m. Whilst I love my Savage weather Warrior .270, do not want to bugger it up scrambling through the bush. Am leaning towards the Marlin 30-30 with open sights, but wondered what others would suggest.

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    I use a Baikal 7.62x39 with Skinner sights. Shortened to 18 inches. Breaks down and packs away into a day bag. More than enough for out to 200 yds with the correct projectiles, and nice for subsonic loads as well.
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    Winchester .375 Big Bore 94 with either Aim point or Pro point scope has been my ol' favourite for many years...got about 50 metres more on .30 30
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    to me a 30.30 is a pig gun good for 20meters with big slugs.
    I have used one before and lost so many animals as I watched the explosion of dirt at the deer's feet. frustrating!. The only animal I ever shot with it was at 5 meters.
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    Any rifle in 308 cheap to run and put a VX.HOG 1x4x20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoshotkill View Post
    to me a 30.30 is a pig gun good for 20meters with big slugs.
    I have used one before and lost so many animals as I watched the explosion of dirt at the deer's feet. frustrating!. The only animal I ever shot with it was at 5 meters.
    A bit of time spent at the range checking trajectory before going bush might have earnt you the name Ol'Oneshot
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    As good as 308 is I would like to get a 338 fed one day for a play.(308 case necked up)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    A bit of time spent at the range checking trajectory before going bush might have earnt you the name Ol'Oneshot
    Was not my gun... I just borrowed it when I was a young fella cause my first gun got pinched in a berg at home. I could shoot nice at 50 meters but anything outside that was a waste of time and I was trying to shoot 100 to 150m with it up slips
    I basically found the drop was too hard to predict and im not good at estimating distances.
    Any ways I earned that name with my trusty 308 at 10 meters!!!.....Shame!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I use my .303 or 6.5
    case and point!.....i use my 260AI its not a 308 but it still smashes them over close and when im in the bush i wind my power down on the VX3 no hassles.get a mini 14 iron sights and some cam paint

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    308 ruger American near new for $500 in BST.
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    Opening a can of worms here !! Any thing your comfortable with, Ive settled for a Sako 243, Knocks em all down especially under 100m. Most of the bush I hunt in viso is down to 50m max.

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    30-30, open sights. Good luck.
    At least go an aperture sight, minimum.

    For a bush gun I use the 260 kimber with red dot sight. I would never ever put a proper scope on a bush gun. When it rains and a long time after it does they are useless. I do however have quick detach mounts, turns bush whore into nice wee tussock gun.
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    What's wrong with the Savage 270 for bush ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    I use a Baikal 7.62x39 with Skinner sights. Shortened to 18 inches. Breaks down and packs away into a day bag. More than enough for out to 200 yds with the correct projectiles, and nice for subsonic loads as well.
    Sounds like a poachers gun.
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