master list of all around cartridge list

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by vendetta333, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    ok, first off, i want it to be noted that i mean a list of cartridges to coverall bases for all game everywhere. i was recently reading on chuck hawks, that's what made me think up this list of my own. that being said please comment as much as possible, and please submit your own lists.

    a. .243win. for varmints, antelope, whitetail, hogs, african game of similar size, etc.
    b. .308win. for whitetail, mulies, elk, black bear, moose, mid sized non-dangerous african game, etc.
    c. .338fed. for elk, moose, larger bears, buffalo, larger african game, etc.
    d. .375H&H. for looong shots on large game like moose, bears, elk, and large african game, and dangerous game.

    notes: i know the 338fed ammo is not easy to find, but it seems like a good round, and i've been reading a lot of good stories from those who have used it. that may be my next purchase if not my 308. gun)
     
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  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    a. 6mm Remington
    b. 30-06 or a .280 remington
    c. .338-06
    d. 416 Rigby
    gary
     

  3. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    a. 22-250
    b. 25-06
    c. 7mm Wapati
    d. 338 Sin
    e. 416 Rem Mag
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    If people could agree on a limited set, there wouldn't be so many choices.

    It often comes down to one's preference for an individual rifle.

    - 22LR
    - 6.5x284
    - 375H&H

    -- richard
     
  5. Varminator 911

    Varminator 911 Well-Known Member

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    For economy and performance:

    223
    243
    7 RM
    338 RUM
    416 RM
     
  6. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

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    22 wmr
    25-06
    300 win mag
    338 rum
     
  7. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    thanx guys for the replies, keep 'em comin! these are exactly what i want. dont want a war started, lol, but i think this could be a cool thread. not one cartridge to cover everything, but the minimum lol :D
     
  8. jabey9210

    jabey9210 Well-Known Member

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    .243
    7mm wsm
    338 rum or edge
    .450 Dakota
     
  9. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    I like this list. Here's mine.
    6-284 (shooting 87gr vmax and 105 vlds)
    7lrm (7mm/375 ruger) (shooting 180 vlds)
    416 rigby (side by side double rifle)

    That's how I would get some!
     
  10. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I agree that the rifle /cartridge combination is what creates the appeal for a given cartridge. I would add two to this list:

    -22 LR Savage TR. small game ,pests
    -223 AR platform. Coyote, varmints to 500 yards
    -6.5x284 Cooper 52. Varmints to med/large game, short to long range
    -375 H&H Whitworth Mauser. Dangerous NA and African game
    -450 H&H Double Rifle H&H. Close range African dangerous game
    Use and shooting volume follows this order.
     
  11. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    This list says nothing about the distance of the shots. . A bullet at 2900 fps at short range will have 5 times more energy as when it approaches it's maximum useful supersonic range at under 1300 fps. That's more than the difference in energy of a 375 H&H versus a 243 Win at the same distance. My point isn't to say a short range 243 performs the same as a long range 375 H&H, it doesn't, but stating a cartridge is suitable for a game type without considering the range and bullet characteristics makes no sense to me.

    Likewise hogs are on the list. Hogs exist in a greater 5 to 1 range of weights. Size matters.

    I consider such two parameter lists (cartridge name vs game name) to be more misleading than useful.
     
  12. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    well, with the described game for each round, i would hope people would keep range in perspective based on wanting clean humane kills. i also agree the size of hogs could/should have been expanded upon. but common sense will tell you not to use the 338fed up close on a javalina lol. not being snotty, just sayin :)

    i also agree with the rifle platform matching the round.

    for me, 243 in a nice light bolt gun for long hikes and stalks. the 308 in a rifle just enough heavier than the 243 to help with recoil. the 338 i feel needs to be in an AR platform, as it has enough gusto to be a great quick handling self defense gun in bear country. and the 375 in a bolt gun only as heavy as is needed to deal with the recoil, and it should have back up iron sights for up close use on dangerous african game!
     
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  13. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Conversely, people hunted with knives and spears long before they had firearms.

    If you have limited weapons choices, you may have to adjust your tactics.

    -- richard
     
  14. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Size doesn't really matter if you use a knife and a few good dogs. :)