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What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

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Unread 02-19-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

Like Roininflag said, the rifle you choose will be a bigger factor in achieving satisfaction than the caliber.

That said, I would go with one of the 6.5's considering you already have a 7mm Rem Mag.

264 WM Sendero, 260 Rem 700 Mountain LSS, or perhaps 6.5x284 Savage LRH if you handload. same caliber, but 3 very different rifles

If you feel under-gunned for Elk, use the 7RM or get a big gun.

Happy hunting!
Richard
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    Re: What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

    i've never had a problem with my 300 rum ... you can load 125 gr to 240 grs
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    Re: What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

    thanks for the replies, guys.
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    Re: What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

    [QUOTE=angus-5024;475944]I think that for your needs the 270 WSM is probably about right, though I wouldnt expect to keep to many pelts.
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    About the pelts. I've been a many year .277 fan. Like any caliber bullet design really does matter. So I use a hard copper bullet that doesn't expand at all. very clean .277 in and out. Proven by many winter prime pelts taken.

    these 140's can go through 1/2 inch of steel @200 yards and make a clean hole with the petals on the front side



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