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Poll Question: if you had to chose one centerfire cal. for all hunting
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mine likes the r-19 a lot and i am tempted to try r-22 with my 180's
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like a so, 5 shots 66.6 gr r-19 @100yds sierra pro hunters
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my 300 win makes that group out of my 300wsm look huge,  i would be able to place a quarter over the groups my 300 win shoots, what a sweet rifle and i let my old man have for a few years since he's to cheap to go buy a new rifle his old 30-06 crapped out after almost 30 yrs i bought the 300 win when i was in high school then i went and got married and left it for him to use to chase elk with and bought the 300wsm, i wish i could talk him into trading me but he always says you can keep that kicking son of a bitch i aint shooting it again.
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You just have to keep experimenting to see what loads are best with your wsm....I owned and reloaded a 300 Win. for 35 years. The wsm`s maybe a little more finnicky. But I think it`s just a matter of time in finding the real sweets loads....... 
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my wsm is for sure more finicky than my 300winmag as my wsm didnt want anything to do with 4350 or 4831
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        Ok, where ya at cheaptrick and Dale? curious about your opinions on the all around one cal. issue!
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Other...........................no 7mm?



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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Other...........................no 7mm?



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 308 Sav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/20/2010 at 06:44
Originally posted by Jackson Jackson wrote:

just pick the one that you would use if you could only have one rifle

Since I only have one rifle that is easy.


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Old thread...

I lucked out being given an older laminated-stocked Savage .338 by my Grandfather.  It's the only rifle I could never part with, being a gift.  And it should be good for just about anything- especially since I have no desire to ever spend the money on an African hunt.  That Savage shoots pretty well with an aftermarket trigger, easily better than minute-of-deer to what I consider reasonable range.  Its Fullfield II 3-9x40 is a decent, tough, and versatile scope.  And even though recoil isn't pleasant, it's not horrible.  You just have to suck it up and realize that you might as well not even shoot the damn thing if you're going to flinch.  That thought and a Limbsaver pad get me through range sessions.  

Had I never been given that rifle, I'd shop around for a deal on either a CZ 550 in 6.5x55 or an A-Bolt in 7mm-08 with some decent wood, top it with a Monarch 3-9x40 I've been saving, and be good to go.  I've always thought that if I couldn't kill something with one of those cartridges, I would either need to get closer or wait for the animal to turn.  Dangerous game isn't something I'd go after on purpose, and I don't believe in taking risky shots that would require more bullet just to bag a "trophy".  The efficiency of those two cartridges and their aerodynamic bullets always appealed to me.  Plus, call me weird, but I just like the way those two cartridges look.


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Originally posted by lucznik lucznik wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

...I voted for... any 300 magnum... on any game from small varmits to elephants... There simply is,,A NO BETTER, a more well balanced, a more all-round bullet compromise and versatility, in any other caliber, for world wide, one caliber hunting...

 

I'm not trying to start a fight here but, I don't buy it.  Hunting for big, dangerous game like elephants requires bullets of at least .375 caliber. Not that smaller calibers are incapable of the task but, local legal restrictions do not allow for them.  So, if you want one-gun, worldwide hunting, you're going to have to step it up a bit.

 

Aside from that, there is nothing that a .300+ Magnum is going to kill that can't be killed equally dead and just as easily with smaller calibers (e.g. the fast 6.5mm and 7mm calibers) that are easier to shoot more accurately due to reduced recoil and muzzle blast and which also generally offer better ballistic coefficients and sectional densities.

 

My family for example, has used .264 Win Mags for about 4 decades almost exclusively to take just about every big game animal possible in North America including bull elk & moose and even a couple of Alaskan Brown bears.  Now, I realize that the .264 Win Mag is pretty much a dead caliber anymore so; it may not be a particularly good choice for anyone except perhaps a dedicated handloader but, the 7mm Rem Mag is very similar ballistically and is readily available.

 

Heavy .300+ Magnum calibers with their huge case capacities may be all the rage but, that's due more to an American obsession with the age-old (yet flawed) principle of  "bigger always = better"  than to any actual/demonstrable superiority in game-stopping ability.

Karamoja Bell. He took many and elephant with the 7x57 mauser cartridge or 275 rigby.
 
 
 


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.30-06 by far. But in actuallity today with shotgun slug technology a good shotgun with an additional rifled barrel would make a great all around gun.
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One caliber for all????   .458 Lott
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One caliber for all????   .458 Lott
who saw that coming? lol   From Deer to Tree removal.  its the best at what it doesWink
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