Need help picking a caliber for my wifes first gun, For ME.

Discussion in 'Guns, Ammunition, and Reloading' started by Dapro, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Dapro

    Dapro Well-Known Member

    I am going to academy tomorrow to pickup a CVA Elite Stalker Rifle...they are on sale for $159

    Options are 270, 308, and 30-06

    24” barrel
    Composite stock with Ambidextrous cheek piece
    CrushZone recoil pad
    Deep pistol grip
    Drilled & tapped for scope
    Reversible cocking spur
    Lifetime Warranty
    Weight: 6.25 lbs.

    I am torn between calibers, I was originally thinking 308, but the 30-06 looks tempting with the bullet selection. I will use this for deer, and coyote...can't imagine my shots will go further then 250yards max....may take this to Kansas too.

    They also offer these in 270, but I already have a rem 700 in 270.....but a light gun to carry would be nice too.

    Whatcha think??? By the way, my wife will only care about the looks of the gun, and might hunt with it one or twice, otherwise it will ride in the truck with me.
  2. sam

    sam Grand Member<br>2007 Photo Contest Winner<br>

    For deer and coyotes all three would do the trick. Of the three, in a 6 pound gun, I'd take the .270.

  3. Sylamore

    Sylamore Super Moderator Staff Member

    The .270 Win would also be my choice. :thumb:
  4. bryan.self

    bryan.self Well-Known Member

    308 all the way! that was my first gun
  5. flydown

    flydown Well-Known Member

    My first vote would be 270. After that, I would say 308.
  6. neahunter12

    neahunter12 Well-Known Member

    308 has plenty of bullet selection plus you get a gun thats a half inch shorter and if 250 is max then the 308 has plenty of power.
  7. sam

    sam Grand Member<br>2007 Photo Contest Winner<br>

  8. flintknapper

    flintknapper Moderator/smokepole pimp

    If recoil is a major factor, .308 might edge out the other two. But not by much!
  9. belliott

    belliott Well-Known Member

    I'd probaly go with the 308

    I think if you look at the performance of the 3 it's pretty close. If someone loaded the rifle for you and you fired it, not knowing which caliber it was you would'nt notive any real diffrence.

    At that point I think you have to look at the economics of it. You can buy 308 ammo in bulk and they are very accuarate and cheap to reload.

    If modern civilization ends you want to have alot of ammo around.
  10. Ozark hunter

    Ozark hunter Well-Known Member

    if you get it in 308 or 270 it will be just like using a rage bh... :fit:
  11. WillyB71

    WillyB71 Well-Known Member

    If the wife is actually going to shoot it, the .270 slingling factory 130s will kick a little less than the other two.

    All three are good choices.
  12. WackinNstackin

    WackinNstackin Well-Known Member

    My first choice would be .270 then .308
  13. jas870

    jas870 Super Member<br>2012-13 Bowhunting Contest Winner

    i would go with the .308. great round.
  14. jsilver919

    jsilver919 Well-Known Member

    think of what sam said i'd go with the 270 too esp for the wife's 1st gun. afterall it doesnt matter how good the 2 others are if she's afraid of shooting it, ya know
  15. camron

    camron Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    My 11 year old that weigh 110 pounds shoots a single shot .308 with 150 gr. factory loads. There's a reason most police forces use the .308 for snipers Deadly accurate.
  16. neahunter12

    neahunter12 Well-Known Member

  17. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

    NE Ark
  18. jsilver919

    jsilver919 Well-Known Member