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    NEXT STEP

    Wanting some advice on my next rifle after something suitable for goats etc but reasonably cheap for ammo just starting out so dont want to go all out right away

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    .223

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    You have your answer.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Yep, or a 7.62x39 or a 308 would also be good choices, these will be more suitable if you want to have a go at deer or pigs too especially if it means you don't have to (want is a different thing and we understand, i have the same problem!) get another rifle and don't shoot that much.

    Nothing wrong with a 223 but does limit you to smaller game. (Yes we know on the internet a 223 is plenty big enough for buffalo out to 2943 yards as long as your placement is good and you pick your shots and hit a target the size of a 20c piece every time from any field hunting position which most internet hunters are more than capable of!)
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    Depending on range a 7.62x39mm might be more suitable. Where are you gonna be shooting, and how are you gonna be shooting it? If you want a cheap rifle to go with your cheap ammo Norinco might be worth a look, if you can inspect the rifle before purchase that would be good.

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    243 260 7mm08 308 270(yuck) 280 30-06.

    Any of those will do anything in NZ.

    223 would be fine on goats and deer but you must be prepared to turn down some shots,as you would with any of the other cals but much more so with .223

    Just starting out it makes sense(to me at least) to buy one rifle that will do it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
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    Good advice at an even better price.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    whats your current rifle and why not use that? saves money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Good advice at an even better price.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    I use a Mini 14 Target rifle, stock is a Hogue. Barrel turned down +gunworks supp. Fixed 2 five round factory mags so they can take 6 so I have 13 rounds ready to go. I might get rid of it,(and get an AR just for fun shooting) culling business is pretty lame over here since goat prices are good. I had to do only 3 farms this year and now am back on possums.

    Do you guys having many goats in the Naki?
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    I currently have a 10/22 and a bsa sportsman15 so after something a bit more grunty

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    243 260 7mm08 308 270(yuck) 280 30-06.

    Any of those will do anything in NZ.

    223 would be fine on goats and deer but you must be prepared to turn down some shots,as you would with any of the other cals but much more so with .223

    Just starting out it makes sense(to me at least) to buy one rifle that will do it all.

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    Oi!, you forgot 2506!

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    Cam summed it up.
    If you had a bigger rifle I would say 223. But since you don't then 243 308 or 7.62

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    NEXT STEP

    .243 or .260
    Both are great calibers and have a good range of bullet weights for anything you will encounter in NZ, especially if you decide to hunt for the elusive etc!

 

 

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