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My older sons are 13 and 12 and I am ready to buy them their first rifles. We hunt whitetail in the South Texas brush country, b

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  • My older sons are 13 and 12 and I am ready to buy them their first rifles. We hunt whitetail in the South Texas brush country, b

    My older sons are 13 and 12 and I am ready to buy them their first rifles. We hunt whitetail in the South Texas brush country, but I also want something that is versatile enough for feral hog, nilgai antelope and possibly, one day, elk. I'm thinking about a Remington BDL .270 for one and a .30-06 for the other. What do you recommend?

  • #2
    eather a 30-6 or a 30-30 but more 30-6

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    • #3
      30-6 im 12 and thats whati use and love

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      • #4
        I would go with the 30-06 for both. They will thank you for it.

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        • #5
          My first was a 243. But yall got some bigger deer in S. Texas than us in the hill country obviously. I would suggest 270 wsm for both. I go that route just because im not a big fan of the 30-06. I shoot one and wish I had something that would reach out a little further.

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          • #6
            Tex,

            I would op for the 30/06. It will give you more versatility as far as bullet weights and loaded ammo options. The long range trajectory of both rounds is very similar. The 700 is a good, sound rifle.

            A bull Nilghi is a tough customer. A friend who once guided Nilghi on the Kennedy Ranch says that he would consider a 30/06 to be a minimum. I was quite impressed with the Blue Bull's ability to absorb a bullet an keep standing.

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            • #7
              I would recommend a 30-06. That is what I use . You can get a lighter grain for lighter grain for smaller game and a larger grain for larger game while having plenty of knockdown power.

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              • #8
                I would recommend a 30-06. That is what I use . You can get a lighter grain for lighter grain for smaller game and a larger grain for larger game while having plenty of knockdown power.

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                • #9
                  that sounds good mabey a 25-06 or something lighter for the deer but that sounds good they could always share

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                  • #10
                    Either one is fine with the right bullets. I would buy the same caliber for both to decrease logistical problems. It also would prevent having the right rifle and the wrong cartidges at an inconvienant moment.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with ish. Having different calibers is a pain. Find a round both guns shoot well and it will prevent many headaches.

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                      • #12
                        i would hunt with a 30/6.

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                        • #13
                          30/06 is a good rifle and utiliziing the new low-recoil ammo it could be fired comfortably by both boys. The .270 is a great round also. I cant find fault with either. I would go with the same caliber though.

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                          • #14
                            I would go with the 30-06 but you might consider a short action since the boys are young. In that case there is the 308 and that new 338 Federal comes to mind. Might be easier for a kid to handle a short action rifle.

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                            • #15
                              id get a winchester 94 30-30

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