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Old 08-29-2005, 08:09 AM
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Re: If you only had one

I've heard it said before, "do you like ford, chevy or dodge?" It's all in what you have the most confidence in because any of the mentioned will do what you want. I personally really like the 7mm rem mag but then again there are a lot of fans of all the 30 cals. A lot depends on how much you will be hunting each different animal. If you plan on shooting 25 small whitetail deer each year and a grizzley once in your life I would say that the large 30 cals are a bit of overkill. But if the opposite were ture you would be better off with the big boomber. Pick the one you like most because we can't pick it for you.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:24 AM
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Re: If you only had one

I'd go with a .300Rum and Load 200gr bullets for the big stuff and 150-165 for the smaller stuff.. Good Luck
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:46 PM
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Re: If you only had one

7mmag man is right it is just like ford chevy and dodge. However a round that a guy i worked with this summer dad is a big guide guy in my area and they both swear on that 7mm stw (shooting times Western: i think) They use it for everything deer to beer.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:15 PM
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Re: If you only had one

Personaly. If its a one gun for all, then you have to be able to buy factory ammo everywhere. Considering that and your want for 600yd capibility I would choose the 300win. Federal, black hills, TTI, freaking everybody, makes match ammo for it, it doesnt recoil redicuosly like the big 300's. and for what you wanting the extra power wont help you all that much.

JMHO, a 300winmag, made right in a medium weight rifle, with a 26-28in medium barrel, and mid power scope with repeatable adjustments, is about the perfect all around gun.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:47 PM
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Re: If you only had one

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7mmag man is right it is just like ford chevy and dodge. However a round that a guy i worked with this summer dad is a big guide guy in my area and they both swear on that 7mm stw (shooting times Western: i think) They use it for everything deer to beer</font> .

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Old 08-29-2005, 09:49 PM
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Re: If you only had one

Joel,

First off...to each is his own...buy what you want--what you handle (cost, recoil, availability of ammo, feel).

Second, I don't know what your situation is or your marrital status. But I think I can speak for the entire forum when I say "We give you permission to own multiple firearms" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

But if you must stay with one and really feel that you will be hunting big bears chambered in a .30 go with the 300 ultra mag. I have one (with a break) and it is a real dream to shoot. When I launch 200gr Accubonds and can print them sub MOA out to 400 yards... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

I have found the 7mm STW is a more manageable/efficent round versus the 7mm RUM...on the same account I like the 300 RUM over the 30-378 Weatherby
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:40 PM
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Re: If you only had one

I personally am a 7mm guy too, but by throwing in Grizz, the 30 cal jumps ahead as a one gun caliber. You need the HEAVY bullets for safety on a big bear. Take bear out of the equation, and a 7mm argument becomes a strong one.
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