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View Poll Results: Your Next Big Game Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge?
6.5/284 1,096 19.06%
7WSM 539 9.38%
7RUM 250 4.35%
7AM 119 2.07%
300WM 996 17.32%
300WSM 607 10.56%
300RUM 490 8.52%
338RUM 276 4.80%
338LAP 761 13.24%
338EDGE 615 10.70%
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Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

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Unread 07-24-2011, 01:20 PM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

My hunting buddy has been hunting elk with his 280 for 20+ years with great success. His longest kill was 547yds witnessed by me. In all those years we have hand loaded for our specific rifles. Then we spend time out in the back country hiking to simulate hunting. We pick random targets out to 800yds an are allowed 2 shots to hit the target. Then the target is ranged. actual range data is dialed in and 1 shot taken. Great for preparing us for hunting season.

The 280 AI is a great choice. The 6.5-284 isn't to bad either. But barrel life can be the limiting factor. It's a poplar LR competition caliber. So you can't go wrong.

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    Unread 07-27-2011, 05:43 AM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    My next cartridge wasn't listed but will likely be a 260 or 7mm-08
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    Unread 07-28-2011, 03:39 PM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    The list was in good company with one another. Any one of those calibers would be a great choice. It comes down to the desire of the individual. I have to lean toward the 300 Win Mag.
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    Unread 07-28-2011, 05:42 PM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    Once I am finished with mo Springfields
    and I have a new barrel on my 700 remmi
    Thats it for a some time.
    Thats if I don't find another 03A3 that calls my name at night.
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    Unread 07-28-2011, 07:41 PM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    Niles Coyote,
    Both are good choices. The 260/6.5 has outstanding ballistics. I have a Rem700 Classic in 7-08. It's a great rifle. I know several guys that shoot both at the shilouette matches. They both out perform the 308s shooting at 500m. I shoot a 160gr Hornady SST and it slams the rams over everytime. The 260 is just as explosive. For some reason the 308s tend to push them over in slow motion.

    For elk I still count on my 300WM.

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    Unread 07-29-2011, 09:08 PM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    Im going to try Armalite's ar-30 .338 lap. Neat gun and have heard good things about them.

    http://www.armalite.com/images/on%20...30M%281%29.jpg
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    Unread 08-02-2011, 03:18 PM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    From all the latest ones to come out I think the 300WSSM would be ideal for most of my hunting needs.
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