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Unread 12-18-2002, 05:20 PM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

I've never been on those dream hunts you were talking about myself but I think the .338 Win mag would make a great one gun option.180 grn and 200 bullets for whitetail,210to225 for mulies,250 for caribou and elk,and 300 grainers for bear and moose.I don't know but I'm sure it would work as I use the .338 with 200 grainers for Whitetail and it isn't over kill.Just my input.
I like my .338 Winchester Mag
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Unread 12-18-2002, 06:08 PM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

A Sendero in 25-06 and 1 in 300 Rum.There is no need for anything else in NA......
Boyd Heaton...
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Unread 12-21-2002, 01:50 PM
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Unread 09-22-2004, 01:12 PM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

Please tell me about the 330 Dakota.

It seems to be a great compromise hunting rifle in .338 caliber at about 8.5 pounds, with scope.

What I mean is that

1.the published velocities are between a .338 win. mag. and a 340 wea.- so not too much recoil in an 8.5 pound rifle.

2.It fits a standard length action- so a shorter bolt stroke than the .338 rum or lapua or 340 wea.- this would be good for a quicker follow-up shot on bear.

3. It has no belt, unlike the .338 win. mag which might make it slightly more accurate

4. Brass is made (apparently) by Norma, so quality brass is available

IS THIS THE REALITY? What do you think of this cartridge?

I would like to use it in B.C. and Alberta for hunting elk, sheep, moose, mulies, mountain goat, black bear with the occasional encounter with Grizzly or Brown bears on the coast.
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Unread 09-22-2004, 05:19 PM
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Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.

Two rifles? For everything? There's no way you can do all the different things I like to do with only 2 rifles so part of the decision would be choosing what kinds of hunting to give up. Don't want to go there.

My first priority is a walking around varmint rifle since that's what I spend most of the year doing. I suppose a Remington 700 VSSF in .220 Swift would be a start. I don't do high volume shooting and barrel heat and barrel life aren't much of a consideration.

The second rifle could be for hunting game. It would probably either be a .338, 'cause in my experience the .338 doesn't kick as much as .300 win mag and bigger .30 caliber yet it's more effective without blowing up quite as much meat, or it'd be some sorta single shot lobbing big cast bullets.

I would really hate to have to get by without a rimfire or two, muzzleloader ... etc.

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