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I have a 6.5 Swedish mouser, made in 46' I think. I can hit a pie plate at 300 meters with iron sights, 100% consistency. That's probably the longest shot you'll take around here, too many trees and hills for anything else.

Only complaint, cost more then 30-06. Before the current ammo shortages $2.50 per round of S&B seemed like a good deal.
 


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Performance and ballistics are so similar between .30-06 and .308, I'll just stick with .308. .30-06 has slightly longer range, that's about it.
I went back and forth, it was pretty much even, went ought six mainly for nostalgia in the end.

I have a 6.5 Swedish mouser, made in 46' I think. I can hit a pie plate at 300 meters with iron sights, 100% consistency. That's probably the longest shot you'll take around here, too many trees and hills for anything else.

Only complaint, cost more then 30-06. Before the current ammo shortages $2.50 per round of S&B seemed like a good deal.
In the make believe land where I have enough time and money to build a 700 I would handload for it.
 

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I always liked my .308 guns... trusty, reliable, accurate, plenty of range and power

But my new delta 5 pro in 6.5 creedmoor shoots flatter than anything I've ever shot. It's like these bullets aren't even effected by wind or gravity. :yahoo:

Now if it was only legal to actually fire it in NJ...
You do understand that there are other places to live, right?
 

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I do. It was funny. I didn't lol'd.
Believe it or not I actually like NJ. The gun laws suck and the people are human garbage but I'm 30 minutes from some of the best beaches for fishing on the east coast.Close enough to go every day but far enough to not have my house washed away every hurricane. I'm 2 minutes from the Delaware river which is also amazing fishing, and we have more species of fish than most any other state.

Where my sister lives in Georgia is amazing. She is on 226 acres and you can legally shoot a .50 BMG off the back porch. The beach isn't far but its mostly shallow flats so fishing is not as good as NJ. And the summers there are HORRIFYING. The heat, humidity, and bugs make it unbearable to walk outside during daylight.

Where my other sister lives near you is nice, quiet, peaceful. But 3 hours from the ocean and the only real fishing is trout which gets boring.

If I were to move anywhere it would be Maine, or somewhere secluded on the Chesapeake bay.
 

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Why is that rifle illegal to shoot in NJ....?

I don't have anything in 6.5 anything yet... me and my fiance both have 243 Winchester rifles, that's about as close as I can get. I really like them. Very flat shooting, hits hard and has very little recoil.

My next rifle will probably be something in 300 Blackout... or potentially a big bore lever action. I'd really like to find a lever chambered in 45 Colt. Been looking at Henrys but I'm torn. I don't really want a gold plated pimp gun but I don't want one that's painted black either.
 

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Why is that rifle illegal to shoot in NJ....?
You cannot legally hunt with or shoot any rifle with a cartridge except .22 long rifle in NJ except at private indoor ranges. The exception being muzzle loading rifles. The basic nonsense behind this law is that since NJ is so small, they think anything over a .22 will travel too far and hit someone in the next town over. :rolleyes:

Deer hunting in NJ is done almost exclusively with shotgun, there is s special season for muzzle loader.

Being that indoor ranges are usually limited to around 25 yards they are fairly pointless for rifle shooting. There is only ONE outdoor range in NJ where the law doesn't apply and that is Fort Dix range 14 because it's on the Army base. It goes out to 1,200 yards but is only open to the public on Tuesdays because the soldiers use it the rest of the week.

I usually just take a ride over to PA to shoot.
 
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You cannot legally hunt with or shoot any rifle with a cartridge except .22 long rifle in NJ except at private indoor ranges. The exception being muzzle loading rifles. The basic nonsense behind this law is that since NJ is so small, they think anything over a .22 will travel too far and hit someone in the next town over. :rolleyes:

Deer hunting in NJ is done almost exclusively with shotgun, there is s special season for muzzle loader.

Being that indoor ranges are usually limited to around 25 yards they are fairly pointless for rifle shooting. There is only ONE outdoor range in NJ where the law doesn't apply and that is Fort Dix range 14 because it's on the Army base. It goes out to 1,200 yards but is only open to the public on Tuesdays because the soldiers use it the rest of the week.

I usually just take a ride over to PA to shoot.
Today just happens to be Tuesday... I guess you’re going shooting.
 

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Why is that rifle illegal to shoot in NJ....?

I don't have anything in 6.5 anything yet... me and my fiance both have 243 Winchester rifles, that's about as close as I can get. I really like them. Very flat shooting, hits hard and has very little recoil.

My next rifle will probably be something in 300 Blackout... or potentially a big bore lever action. I'd really like to find a lever chambered in 45 Colt. Been looking at Henrys but I'm torn. I don't really want a gold plated pimp gun but I don't want one that's painted black either.
I have a Henry Big Boy all weather chambered in .357 mag, (Black and stainless) and LOVE it. They also make it chambered in .45, or the Big boy steel which is wood and black oxide steel that's not "pimped" looking you can get chambered in .45 colt.

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You cannot legally hunt with or shoot any rifle with a cartridge except .22 long rifle in NJ except at private indoor ranges. The exception being muzzle loading rifles. The basic nonsense behind this law is that since NJ is so small, they think anything over a .22 will travel too far and hit someone in the next town over. :rolleyes:
I get the hunting part, I'm aware of that... but say you've got enough land in NJ to safely shoot on... it's still just simply illegal to set up a target and shoot...?

Living near the ocean and good fishing would be nice but I think giving that up to live in one of the least populated places in the country is a fair trade. If my life choices had been different in my early 20's, I'd probably be living in a remote shack in AK right now.
 

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Doesn't matter hunting or not you legally can not fire anything but .22 in a rifle no matter if you're on private property or not in NJ. Even .17 hmr is illegal.

You can buy any rifle you want here, but just can't shoot it. Most guys just go over to PA or stick to the indoor ranges but like I said, shooting a rifle like a 6.5 creedmoor at a 25 yard indoor range is just stupid.
 

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Sounds like a tyrannical government to me........................................

I used to shoot at our indoor range before it got prohibitively expensive. One time I brought a Gamo pellet gun and shot that while my lady friend was practicing with her new Glock... the range officer was teasing me about the pellet gun, I guess they don't have many people shoot those there. I thought it was the perfect place to play with it... it's a deadly rabbit slayer within indoor range distances.
 

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Sounds like a tyrannical government to me........................................

I used to shoot at our indoor range before it got prohibitively expensive. One time I brought a Gamo pellet gun and shot that while my lady friend was practicing with her new Glock... the range officer was teasing me about the pellet gun, I guess they don't have many people shoot those there. I thought it was the perfect place to play with it... it's a deadly rabbit slayer within indoor range distances.

Hay I was talking to a guy from California that was pretty into CO2 rifles. He had a 308 caliber pellet gun, went to competitions and all. Said he could take down a boar with, even though it was technically illegal to hunt with that type of pellet gun or something.
 


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