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    Question choosing between two similar rifles...what would you do?

    I own a ruger hawkeye stainless 300 win mag that for the past 6 years has been my hunting rifle. It has taken moose. It is an accurate rifle and I do like it. The other night at the ducks unlimited banquet I ended up bringing home a model 70 stainless shadow in 300 win mag. I love my .375 HH and my 30-06 in model 70. Basically I like model 70's and bought the ruger because I wanted a 300 and didn't make the money back then I do now. I mounted a scope on the new rifle and put it back in the box... I have a few options here. I can shoot the model 70 and decide between the two after that and sell one, I can leave the rifle unfired and sell it for the cash, or I can have two similar rifles... I'd like some opinions on the decision! At least my problem is having too many guns this time!
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    Don't chose keep them all!!!
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    Do you have any kids that are up and coming hunters? If you do, keep them both and pass one down when they are old enough to handle a 300. When you hunt together, you'll have the advantage of matching ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo View Post
    Do you have any kids that are up and coming hunters? If you do, keep them both and pass one down when they are old enough to handle a 300. When you hunt together, you'll have the advantage of matching ammo.
    great idea! but being 25 I don't have any kids yet. Plan on it, so I guess I could keep one for when that happens...that is another good option.
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    Spare rifle in a cartridge you already stock/reload for/ etc.....not such a bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    Spare rifle in a cartridge you already stock/reload for/ etc.....not such a bad idea.
    I do reload for the caliber....lol +1 for make a safe queen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK375HH View Post
    great idea! but being 25 I don't have any kids yet. Plan on it, so I guess I could keep one for when that happens...that is another good option.
    You will find that once you have a kid thought processes change.. I am a leftie but now find myself looking at right handed guns since my son seems to be right handed( he is 3). I think along with some of the other stated reasons I would keep it..

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    Keep it. You can always sell it later.
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    The rifle in YOUR safe is better than it being in the governments safe!

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    Trade it for something you don't have. I like to keep a variety of calibers.
    Are you married? does your wife or girlfriend hunt or shoot? Get something smaller she could handle.

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    If it were me I would shoot the new Winchester, and if it's accuracy proves equal to or better than the Ruger I'd sell or trade the Ruger.
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    I will shoot the winchester. Decide afterwards...
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