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GoatHerder

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If you had to choose one rifle to hunt everything from antelope to elk, what would it be? This rifle must use components that are readily available. It must also be a caliber that is inherently accurate. No need to waste 600 rounds of 1000 round barrel life doing load development. I want to build a rifle but can’t decide what to build.
 

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Obv, 6.5 CM; just kidding, hard to beat 300 WinMag. As long as you shoot them in the ribcage, particularly with a copper bullet, little meat wastage even on antelope. I don't know how many rifles I had before I started passing them on, but my go-to was an Allen Precision Shooting customized WinMag.
 
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In a factory loaded cartridge......338 WM. Pretty darn efficient cartridge, recoil without a brake quite tolerable in a 9.0 pound package (scoped, loaded, slung), wide selection of components, easier on barrels than many of the “super” .338’s, can easily be used out to 600+ yards. I know that my wife is pretty lethal with hers! It’s her only rifle/cartridge, used for everything from Antelope thru moose/bear!

Most any big game cartridge can do the job. The .338 WM simply gives you greater flexibility. With good bullets, velocities, accuracy, component/ammo availability, long range performance, and capable of raking shots (with good bullets) on very large game (moose,elk, large bear) that should be passed on with lesser cartridges! JMO. memtb
 
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If you had to choose one rifle to hunt everything from antelope to elk, what would it be? This rifle must use components that are readily available. It must also be a caliber that is inherently accurate. No need to waste 600 rounds of 1000 round barrel life doing load development. I want to build a rifle but can’t decide what to build.
I did the same calculation and settled on 300WM.
 

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It’s all personal preference, I’m sure we’re going to see a lot of votes for a man bun special to a 338 of some sort. Pick what you feel is right and go with it.
Shot placement and practice will never be substituted for a specific caliber.
 
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