6.5-284 Norma, 338 Federal, 300WSM, 7mm STW, 450 Bushmaster.Hey guys,
I’ve been watching our threads for a while now and curiosity has got the best of me. With so many great choices out there for LRH which cartridges and calibers really set themselves apart from the rest, if any? Which ones make almost everyone’s must have list? The reality is most people can’t afford a half dozen rifles or more, so if you had the opportunity to hunt the world for everything from groundhogs to elephants and were limited to 5 cartridges or less what would they be? Just curious which ones consistently rise to the top and if any of the new Gucci cartridges make the cut or we wind up sticking with the tried and true. Feel free to state your reason or uses for each cartridge. I am not looking for a debate. There are no wrong answers. Everyone has there favorites. Just curious if there is any consistency? I think it could help some of the new guys narrow there choices when selecting their next cartridge....
I’ll start! 308, 270 win, 300 WIn Mag, 338 RUM, 375 H&H. What are your thoughts???
It may be cheaper to buy factory ammo for but when you start reload that dude with premium bullets I would imagine that would not hold true. You might get better brass life out of the BMG and that would help on the cost but probably not much. Besides, I can’t imagine carrying that dude in any configuration I’d be comfortable shooting around the bush or back country hunting critters, but to each his own. Some guys just have to go big or go home!As someone else mentioned, 50 BMG is less expensive than my 338 Lapua, and according to an old Herter's manual capable of taking any game on this planet.... worth considering?