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This is kind of random, but do you think a sniper rifle make a good hunting gun?

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  • Hunter_3
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    That's kind of like asking if a rocket launcher is OK for starting a fire

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  • rudyglove27
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    I think the Remmy 700 will fulfill your needs, as for caliber .308, 270, or 3006 along with some good optics on top, will fulfill what ever challenges you put to this platform.

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    Would be a great gun as long as the caliber is right for the animal you are hunting and you are going to be shooting from a stable position.

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  • Bigbuck14
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    it will definantly get the job done but use a .308 tactical

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  • bomberpride
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    Oh yes definantly

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  • CPT BRAD
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    No I don't think it would be a good hunting rifle although it would have its place. The reason people say it would be a good stand rifle is because due to the 24-26 inch bull barrels are rather heavy and unwieldy. I don't think that they would be good hunting rifles based on this; I had a Remington Sendero back in my younger days and it was HEAVY about a 12 pound gun. The 26 inch barrel would hang on every briar, limb, and vine in the woods and it balenced well forward of the action. So it was rather front heavy. After a few miles through the woods or a few hours on your shoulder you were done. Also most Sniper rifles of the Vietnam era had fixed 10x scopes which are too high for most deer hunting.

    Now I said all that to say this. If you stand hunt and take all your shots at 200 plus yards then yes the rifle would be fine. I have to walk to all my stands at least 2-300 yards and I usually walk a lot farther than that during a hunt. I refuse to carry a rifle that is over 8-9 pounds topped out.

    That's my $.02 worth

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  • kolbster
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    if i were buying i would go with a remingtom m 40 308.

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  • ishawooa
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    Acceptable caliber and weight would work fine in some situations such as for big game in the Rockies. I let the horse worry about carrying the rifle most of the time.

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  • Christian Emter
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    Thanks you guys for the info.

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