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What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

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Old 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!
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:04 PM
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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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Old 02-20-2011, 06:56 AM
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Re: What Caliber and Rifle to buy?

thanks for the replies, guys.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:11 AM
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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.

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

Sierra .277 dia. 140 gr. HPBT GameKing 1835
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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