Re: If you could only have 3 rifles
22 LR For small critters like Rabbits, squirrels, Game birds
243 For deers, predators
300 WSM, good on powder usage, and if I have to save myself to eat, shots would be with in reason as not to burn unnecessary calories or energy, so 800 yards would be my limit to walk and retrieve. This caliber would kill anything with in that yardage.
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