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Old 11-20-2011, 02:53 PM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

Depending on the game or varmit: .220 Swift, 25-06 and .300 Win.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:53 PM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

After much thought its a hard decision between the 300 wsm and 7 Rum. Right now the 7 gets the nod, gotta love the speed and bc of the 7mm projectiles launched in front of that much retumbo.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:31 PM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

Depends on for what purpose. 22 and 6mm caliber for varmints. 6mm through 308 caliber for deer antelope size stuff, and 338 for anything bigger.

If I had to pick one caliber for all big game hunting with currently available bullets the best choice is 338. I will take any cartridge in that caliber I can build a light carry rifle with. From 338-06imp/338 Gibbs size up to the largest ones off the 378 wby case.

In big game hunting always remember you can always kill anything at any shot angle with a big rifle. But as the caliber gets smaller you begin to be limited. I don't like to be limited.

Fortunately we do not have to make this choice. Get three rifles. A top varminter that is great for plinking. A top deer rifle that is good for plinking. Then get a 338 that is great for killing stuff.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:32 PM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

Most anything 30 cal.
Specifically a 300 mag in one variation or another. But I love my ol -06 as well.
Next would be 270 followed by 338. Just seems to me to be the only calibers anyone would ever need for anything in addition to the 22 LR, & a BB gun.
I've had much success with all the above mentioned, so sentimental values on top of success leaves little room for anything else in my personal playbook.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

Sorry but I have to list 3 favorites because I cannot single out one of them as "the one"!

6mm Remington: First big-game rifle and I love that cartridge!

30-06: First rifle I purchase for myself and you still cannot go wrong buying one of these! Everyone needs one or two!

.280 Remington: Just a fantastic cartridge that is so terrific!
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:50 PM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

I would have to pick the 6.5-284.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:05 AM
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Re: Favorite Caliber

12 gauge. You didn't say for what.
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