re: What are the most popular LONG RANGE big game cartridges?
I would rate them this way. Considering that different parts of the country use/require different things from a rifle. I consider shotguns as big game fodder, but they aren't typically classed as 'cartridges', so I left the 12 and 20 guages off my list.
- 7mm Rem Mag
- 300 Win Mag
- 308 Win
- .243 Win
- .270 Win
- The weatherby's (gotta be on the list, but which one(s) ? 7mm, .300 )
- 300 RUM
- 300 WSM (if not yet, I look for it to make great strides in the next 10 years).
This list leaves off a ton of great cartridges, 25-06, 22-250, all the 338's and larger (big bears etc).
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Last edited by AJ Peacock; 01-20-2009 at 03:43 PM.