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Old 01-26-2013, 12:31 AM
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Re: All around cal.

Originally Posted by gbritton View Post
Bullet placement is the key,practice,practice to learn your rifle.

There, in my opinion, is the best and final answer to this subject. Whatever you shoot, shoot it ALOT. Get really good with it. Learn it's limitations. Learn to read the wind. And most of all- have the patience to pass up the 'ify' shots.... After all- it IS supposed to be 'hunting', NOT just 'shooting'.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:50 PM
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Re: All around cal.

Originally Posted by sp6x6 View Post
whats the other? When your sign is 338 legend:d
300 win, 300 ultra, 338 legend, (Before you ask its a edge based imp). 338 lapua imp
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: All around cal.

It's not so much what ya hit em with but where ya hit em. I shoot a 6.5 rem mag in a 1in8 twist that shoots the 140s real good, it works for me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:13 AM
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Re: All around cal.

Originally Posted by rwk View Post
What would be a good all around cal. for deer and elk size animals.
270 win using a Hornedy 150gr SST
*If You Herd My Shot You were NOT My Target*
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:04 PM
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Re: All around cal.

I have killed the majority of the elk I have killed with a .270 Winchester shooting 130 grain bullets. That being said I have also killed one with a .338 Winchester (35 yard shot ) and my .300 RUM. I never lost a single elk (a couple dozen)with the .270 with the majority of my shots in the 300 to 350 yard range due to where I hunt.

That being said I think a .30+ caliber round gives a better margin for error on elk and moose. My son shoots a .300 Winchester magnum for everything from antelope to moose and I have been very impressed with the performance. Coming to think of it I even killed one of my elk with his rifle and it did very well. My two cents for what it's worth.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:57 PM
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Re: All around cal.

lot of hunters buy one then switch two or three or four times which is expensive but funbut it's up to you...

Last edited by cannonballmount; 02-18-2013 at 06:08 PM. Reason: I forgot the question.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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Re: All around cal.

I think i'm going a little nuts in my old age, going to lok at two ruger no.1s one in 338 win the other 300 win. What do you think. Rich
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