If you could only have 3 rifles

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by tscott, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. tscott

    tscott Well-Known Member

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    OK, if for some strange reason, you could only own three big game rifles, what would they be and why?
     
  2. michael A.

    michael A. Well-Known Member

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    DE 338 edge
    APS 375AM
    barret 50 bmg:cool:
     

  3. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    I am new to hand loading so my opinion may change as I get more into it.

    For now:

    375 H&H - I could hunt anything in the world. Some say it is the best "world" cal.

    300 win mag. - I could hunt anything in North America. Lots of bullets to choose from.

    280 rem mag. - I really like the way mine shoots. Its my best shooter by far.
     
  4. P KUNDA

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    .50BMG - BARNARD GP - AR 50
    .375RUM - ZKK 602
    .338LAPUA- BARNARD - LAWTON

    Peter
     
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  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    223 - all around varmint gun.

    280rem - awesome deer rifle

    and the one rifle I don't own yet....a 30 cal magnum of some variety to shoot waaaaay over there at the big critters
     
  6. Bullseye

    Bullseye Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with:

    264 Win Mag for plains game
    300 RUM... for anything and everything
    375 H&H for the big stuff

    Honorable mention goes to the 308 Win and 338 Win Mag...
     
  7. SUNDEVIL

    SUNDEVIL Well-Known Member

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    50bmg,
    Lazzeroni warbird,
    257 Weatherby
     
  8. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    rifles

    22-250 rem
    300 win mag
    375 rum
     
  9. cash338rum

    cash338rum Well-Known Member

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    My picks

    223
    25-06
    338 Rum Imo
     
  10. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    ITs always sad to think of only having three rifles but for the sake of the question:

    Medium weight 22-250 for all varmint/predator hunting

    Sporter weight 7mm Allen Magnum for all general purpose big game hunting

    Heavy sporter in 338 Allen Magnum for all long to extreme range hunting.(this may well change to a 375 AM with more testing, I am so far very impressed with the 375 AM but the 338 AM is proven).

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  11. Dave Schenck

    Dave Schenck Well-Known Member

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    22-250 or 243
    270 or 300 (probably 270)
    375 HH

    this spread covers everything
     
  12. DWK

    DWK Well-Known Member

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    Since the question seems to focus on "big game" rifles, I'll jump over the many great smaller game calibers. I'd start with a hot 7mm (something like a STW or Kirby's) for longer stuff, use a 338 win for general big game hunting, and a 470NE double for dangerous game.
     
  13. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    300 RUM for elk, deer & such critters
    300 RUM for coyotes
    300 RUM for anything out there aways


    hmmm thinking about it guess it would just have to be 3 300RUM's LOL
     
  14. Captn C

    Captn C Well-Known Member

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    I would only need one...and use it to shoot myself...no reason to live if you could only have three!

    But...should I decide to go on living such a limited life I would have;

    280 Rem.
    7mm RM
    7mm RUM
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