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Old 08-28-2005, 07:33 PM
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If you only had one

I have decided to purchase a HS Precision PHR Rifle and was wanting some input. I want to know what would be the best all around Caliber for hunting all North American Big Game. I was thinking about a 26in BBl with a muzzle break installed. I plan on going sheep and goat so I dont want a real heavy rifle either, but also want something to cleanly kill a Grizz. I know shot placement is everthing and I am very confident in my shooting ability. I would like to stay with a 30 cal or smaller but am open to sugestions. I am looking to shoot no longer than 600 yards. I am just courious at what input I will get. Thanks Joel
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:04 PM
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Re: If you only had one

Overlooking grizzly, a 30-06 would do it w/o the need for a break. A fast 26" barrel (Broughton, Rock) would be able to push 180 grain bullets at or a little above 3000 fps.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:22 PM
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Re: If you only had one

I love my 300 SAUM, but seeing how Rem is d/c it for the most part, I would choose the 300 WSM. It would do it all and save your shoulder in the process. It doesn't need a brake either.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:41 PM
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Re: If you only had one

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300 WSM: It doesn't need a brake either.

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Unless it's a SAKO FINNLIGHT that you are shooting 180 partitions at almost 3000. It was jarring my teeth loose at the range. Got a brake installed, now kicks like a 30-06, but I have an accuracy issue now, not sure whether it's related.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:51 PM
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Re: If you only had one

It's hard to beat the 300 WSM under your specs. Accuracy should be excellent, plenty of bullet selection,etc. You really don't need a barrel longer than 24" since the WSM really performs with this barrel length and much handier under hunting conditions. Recoil is a personal consideration. I would build the rifle with a Limbsaver recoil pad and decide if you need a muzzle brake later. Even if you shorten barrel to 23" to put on the brake, you will still have plenty of steam and barrel length will be 24-25" depending on the brake. Have several friends with this setup and recoil is like a 308!
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:47 PM
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Re: If you only had one

Goats, elk and Mr. Grizz are all hard to anchor. If you are going for 30 cal or smaller, and a muzzle brake, go with a BIG 30. 300 wby, 300 RUM, 30-378 ect...Dont over look some of the 30 wild cats either.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

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Old 08-29-2005, 06:57 AM
 
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300 WSM
11 twist
you can shoot 165's to 190's
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