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Old 03-23-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: All around cal.

Congrats rwk. Now you can shoot deer with 160gr and ELK with 185 > 300gr.

First thing before you shoot it is get a limb saver butt pad and put it on and don't look back. I don't even have a brake on my T-3 6.6lb SS lite. You have one gun for all of North America. Enjoy.

Good luck.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:20 PM
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Well i did it i came home with some thing i did'nt meed Ruger no. in a 338 win. Price was right and that dammed thing kept on saying take me, take me. Rich
Congrats rwk!

I'll second the recommendation to get a limb-saver or other recoil-reducer. I've shot alot of calibers up to 458Win and the 338 WM in a Ruger #1 (albeit w/ some hot handloads) was about the kickin'-est smoke pole I ever shouldered and I'm not too sensitive to recoil...

Enjoy your new hunting gun!
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:24 PM
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I had a .338 once, a little 6.5 lb custom rifle, and that was 6.5 scoped. It had a nice soft recoil pad and a small muzzle break. My load used 250 gr. bullets. It was no problem to shoot 20 rounds from the bench with this rifle... but I still prefer the 7 mag. My 8 lbs scoped 270 WSM is as effective as the 7 mag, just enough heft to settle nicely, and accurate enough to be a 600 yard marmot gun.
For me, this is the ultimate big game hunting rifle.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:30 PM
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Re: All around cal.

30-06!!!!!!! you'll never regret it!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:34 PM
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most outtfitters cringe when they hear 7mag(I know I am an Elk hunting guide)I say 30-06 limit your shots on Elk to 250 yards other wise they tend to get away.
i have guided guys to 38+ elk. i disagree.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:10 PM
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roninflag---I'm still really shaking my head on that statement of his too!!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:05 PM
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What would be a good all around cal. for deer and elk size animals.
rwk- pretty general question. in africa?? there are lions. ......more info you get a more accurate response.
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