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Old 04-11-2014, 11:13 AM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

If your wanting something mild mannered and efficient 280 AI, If you want to deal with the recoil or noise of a brake 300 win mag !
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:28 AM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

My father has done exactly what you are talking about. He has killed everything on your list and more at all types of ranges. His gun of choice for all 45 years or so. 300 win mag. Shooting 180gr nobler partitions. He has since been using different bullets for different things such as bt for deer and accubonds for large game. There is also the 30/06 just have my own grudge against that round.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:32 AM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

once i hit a target at 800 with my 270 cause my buddies who shoot 300s said it couldnt be done. however dont think it would have enough energy for game pass about 600. 200 or less is our ranges here anyway. always wanted to try a 270 wsm.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:18 PM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

The 6.5x55 would be my choice. With the 156-160gr bullets it is very effective on moose, elk and bear. The 130-140 gr bullets are very effective on deer sized game. With the high b.c. of 6.5 bullets they are very good at long range.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:05 PM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

7mm Remington Magnum!

Perfect ballance of efficiency and horsepower. Not oversized for deer or antelope yet it can easily handle the largest game in the US. Fantastic selection of high BC bullets and an extremely broad and useable range of bullet weights. The .300 Win Mag would have to be right there with it but I think the BC and velocity of a 7mm 168-180 gr. beats out the .300 trying to throw the larger pills with comparable BC.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:30 PM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

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You did say "all-around" cartridge. Your answer has been around for over a hundred years. 30-06 ....
high 5* 30-06
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:51 PM
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Re: What's do you think the best all-around cartridge...

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I have gone through lots of cartridge hunting over the years , I have always had a few different ones on hand ,and usually one for a sheep rig. I have finally gotten rid of every thing I owned from customs to factory rifles ,and went with a Cooper 280AI for my plains long range rifle ,and a semi custom Kimber Montana in a 280 AI for a sheep rig . I figured I would get the best of both worlds, and the 280 AI seems to fit the bill , it is close to a 7 Mag without the recoil thus no break required. With the 280 AI I would not hesitate to shoot anything out to 800yards in relative good conditions , you could load up some 168 Bergers for large stuff ,and 120-140 for the smaller game . Just my opinion thou, and the 280AI seems easy to load for, and is mild to shoot but has legs to get out there due to the large selection of high BC bullets. I am sure that there are many who will disagree as they like the big magnums but like I said I don't like loud breaks or recoil so I think I have found a great compromise .
I feel the same with one exception I like the short action rifles, so mines a 7 SAUM, same case capacity as the 280 AI, tough to beat that 180 Berger
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