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Help me decide?! - .308, .270wsm, .300 wsm

Ok, I've been reading way too much on which way to go with my new rifle. Thought I would ask for opinions from PA hunters. Just sold my .35REM that I've used since I was 12. Looking for a new rifle to last me for the next 25 years. Hunting Deer almost exclusively, unless I can afford to do and Elk hunt somewhere down the road. Hunting in 2F with shots anywhere from 50 yds to 150 yds. Please tell me if you have one of these guns, and do you like it? Or wish you had gone with something else. The gun itself will either be a Tikka, or Browning X or A bolt.

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.308, great all around caliber, not much recoil, accurate, easy to find ammo.

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.308

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Can't go wrong for all of the above reasons. WSM's are barrel burners, and ammo can be costly. Go with the .308 WIN.
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PS, I have an A-Bolt in .243 WIN. It's nice, but nothing to write home about. What I wouldn't do to get back my LH Savage in .308 WIN with a 4x scope. That was a great rifle! Don't get wrapped up in a name, it's just a name.
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If I could only keep one gun I would pick the Remington Model 700 .270.

It will allow you to take anything Pa has to hunt and if taken care of will outlast you.

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Just one gun. That's just not right.
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.300 win mag . . . it puts them down . . whatever "them" is. I have a browning a-bolt and never looked back. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to use it during buck season lately, but it has killed its share. It is a flat shooting round, and can be loaded to all big game situations you will encounter.

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.308 is a great choice you cant go wrong
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.308 winchester

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