Favorite Caliber

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by alloutsmith3, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    Whats your favorite caliber of all time and why. Mine is .308 mainly because its the very first caliber I used to kill my first whitetail buck. Not to mention its easy to shoot, easy to find and is relatively cheap.
     

  2. Ernie

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    7mm (.284) is my favorite LR hunting caliber.
     

  3. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

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    As of right now it is the 25-06. Fast, flat, accurate with little to no descerniable recoil. Great for everything from coyote thru deer, bear size game and even works wonders on hard to kill hogs. Will take deer sized game to 600-700 yds and coyotes and such a might further. I will probably move to 300 Win Mag or 300 Rum to move up to larger game or step out a little further when I'm ready but for around here and my general hunting I'll probably still carry my 25-06 more than any other rifle. I've carried it for 15 years now and have never felt under gunned. Brad
     
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite all-around caliber would be would be the. 280 Remington. If I could only own one rifle for all my hunting, that would be it.
     
  5. FEENIX

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    .300 Win Mag for me!
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    .308 for me. It's fun to play with, lots O bullet choices and economical to shoot.

    Tank
     
  7. Speedo

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    I'm starting to enjoy the .338 caliber, right now my only .338 is a .338-.378 Accumark.

    Gus
     
  8. Nimrod

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    It may sound funny on a long range sight, but my hands down favorite is the .30-30 Winchester, I killed my first deer with it 40 years ago or so and it outnumbers any other chambering in the safe 3 to 1.
     
  9. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    45 yrs. ago my first firearm was a Mod. 70 30 06. That is my favorite caliber and always will.
     
  10. BlackStreak

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    My favorite cartridge is my 7mm STW. Kinda modeled it after John Burns and his shooting systems when he was the host of The Best of The West back years ago.
     
  11. longrangeshooter1

    longrangeshooter1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to say mine is a 6.5-284.
     
  12. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    The .300 H&H just "feels" good to me. A rifle I might not think about otherwise becomes more interesting if it's chambered .300 H&H.
     
  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking on this since you first posted the thread. I have too many favorites depending on the specific application.

    In the end though, even though I don't currently own one I came up with the 7mm Remington Magnum.

    It's simply the most versatile caliber out there for everything from prairie dogs to Elk and Moose, and very cost effective to shoot.

    Tolerable recoil in a light rifle, capable of .25 MOA accuracy, flat shooting/high velocity, with a great selection of bullets for everything from small varmints to all but the biggest and most dangerous game.
     
  14. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    My most favorite is the 30-06. Bought a model 70 in 1963 and rebuilt it for the 3rd time last winter. Just the perfect hunting rifle. The 300 WM is my second favorite.