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View Poll Results: What Caliber
7 Rem Mag 109 15.22%
7 STW 63 8.80%
7 Ultra Mag 27 3.77%
308 Win 37 5.17%
30-06 Spring 45 6.28%
300 Win Mag 118 16.48%
300 Ultra 84 11.73%
338 Ultra 62 8.66%
338 Lapua 151 21.09%
338-378 20 2.79%
Voters: 716. You may not vote on this poll


The Perfect Long Rifle

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Unread 12-24-2010, 08:26 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I voted 300 win mag good ballistics, power, bullet selection, manageable rifle weight and recoil with or without a brake, not to expensive to load for, its popular reloading supplies always in stock, and not to little or to much for most situations.
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Unread 12-24-2010, 09:34 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I love my 300rum, edge and 6.5x284 but cant help love my stw. Those four are pretty much love at first sight.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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Unread 12-25-2010, 07:25 AM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

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Unread 12-27-2010, 12:49 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I love my .300rum. I think it offers the best all around performance. But I think depending on your region the either the 7stw, 300rum, or 338lapua/edge, are the best in the world.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I voted for the 338 RUM, it packs more energy than any of the smaller calibers to pretty much any distance, doesn't burn barrels as fast as the 300 RUM, doesn't cost as much to reload as the Lapua, comes very close to the Lapua in velocity & in a properly built rifle with a good break, kicks about like an '06. I don't mind packin ear plugs when I hunt, at most extended ranges you have plenty of time to get'em in before you take the shot IMO.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 05:24 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I voted for the 7rum. Just because it is as close to one I would chose. The 7Allen mag. or 284 Jazz would be my choice. High BC 189's and 200's available, excellent brass, and flat out performs! They can reach way way out there.

I am a fan of the 7mm's because of the High BC bullets available. I also have a friend who has many trips under his belt to New Zealand, Africa, and several other places. He has harvested alot of game in his life all over the world with a 7 rem mag.

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Unread 12-27-2010, 06:18 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I will take the -06 if parameters are not specified.

There is a bountious land and many sized critters, so for 99% of the time, the -06 would be more than up to the task, and ammo is plentiful. Ground Hogs to Moose if need be.

There are others on the list, in fact most that would be acceptable.
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