New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Top 3 calibers
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Top 3 calibers

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options Page  1 2 3 5>
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 12:55
SSvalhalla View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: November/28/2007
Location: South Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 15
What's everyones' favorite hunting calibers?  It would be interesting to see the mixed opinions.
 
Here is my rankings
 
Small Game:  Coyotes, Fox, Prairie Dogs, etc
1.  223  - cheap ammo, shoot all day, no recoil
2.   22-250
3.  220 Swift
 
Medium Large Game:  Deer, Antelope, etc
1.  270 WSM/Wthby
2.  257 Wthby
3.  30-06
 
Large Game:  Elk, Moose, etc
1.  300 Wthby - best long range, flat shooting, heavy hitter made
2.  Any of the other 300 MAGS
3.  338 Rem Mag
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 13:14
Focus View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar
Conquistador!!

Joined: June/05/2007
Location: Maine
Status: Offline
Points: 1006
varmints.....223 - 22-250 - 22 middlestead

medium game.....260 - 7mm-08 - 308

large game......308

   Focus
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 13:19
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8047
22-250, 7mm RM and .375H&H
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 13:22
SSvalhalla View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: November/28/2007
Location: South Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Originally posted by Focus Focus wrote:

varmints.....223 - 22-250 - 22 middlestead

medium game.....260 - 7mm-08 - 308

large game......308

   Focus
 
I like your selection.  All lighter "kickers", easy to watch game in scope after shot and quicker follow ups if needed
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 13:34
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8047
Originally posted by SSvalhalla SSvalhalla wrote:

Originally posted by Focus Focus wrote:

varmints.....223 - 22-250 - 22 middlestead

medium game.....260 - 7mm-08 - 308

large game......308

   Focus
 
I like your selection.  All lighter "kickers", easy to watch game in scope after shot and quicker follow ups if needed
 
What do you mean, mine are tooWink
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 14:13
Focus View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar
Conquistador!!

Joined: June/05/2007
Location: Maine
Status: Offline
Points: 1006
Well I have to clarify, for me big game is moose and black bear, the 308 with paritions has always worked in that regard.

   Focus
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 14:30
helo18 View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: December/02/2006
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 5431
Small Game - 22-250, 223
 
Medium - 270,  6.5, 264
 
Large - 300 wm, 375 ruger
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 14:55
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
sm game 22-250
medium game 6.5 rem mag or .264 win mag
large game 300 winmag
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 16:02
Blackbird View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/10/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 279

I think you mean, favorite chamberings, not calibers. I can't believe you guys don't have 1 6mm. listed for varmints. Mine would be:

varmint. any 6mm.

deer/antelope. .243 Ackley

elk/moose. any 30 caliber (with a fast twist bbl.) from .308 Win. and larger 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 16:38
Big Squeeze View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
GOOGLE NINJA

Joined: August/30/2007
Location: Anaheim, Calif.
Status: Offline
Points: 3143
Varmits,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Don`t hunt!
Pigs, hogs, deer, black bear, elk, moose,,,,,,,,,300 WSM
Bison, Big Bears, Lg. African plains, caped buffs,,,,,,,,,,a soon to purchase 375 Ruger Alaskan! I will wait to buy in`08 to see if Ruger makes any changes to the Alaskan!!........... Gotta maintain my shorter barreled compact reputation around here!!! 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 17:07
Argie View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: September/25/2007
Location: Argentina
Status: Offline
Points: 28
Small game: 223
Mediun  game: 270 & 30-06
Large game: 338 Win Mag & 45-70 (reloaded)
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 17:15
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14321
Squirrel sized varmints:  1.  .17 Mach 2; 2.  .17HMR; 3.  .22LR
Long range and med. size varmints:  1. .204 Ruger; 2.  6mm BR; 3.  .223 / 6 - .284 / .22-250 (tied -- for entirely different reasons)
Medium size game:  1.  7mm-08; 2.  .260 & .25-06 (tied); 3.  .308
Large N. American game (not to include African dangerous game, which I've never hunted):
1.  .300 WM; 2.  7WSM; 3.  .338 WM; honorable mention:  7mm RM
Paper:  1.  6PPC; 2.  6mm BR; 3.  6.5 - .284 & .308 (tied)
 
I can't really select just 3.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 17:20
sinsir View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: March/02/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 75
are we talking our favorite rifle rounds, hunting rounds, or just our favorites ? my favs would be
.22 lr - shoot all day long for $25, it fun and great for plinking and little critters
.45 APC - paired up with a good old fasion 1911, why would ya carry anything else ?
.308 - nuff said ... lol
 
ok it helps if ya read the post ... so the revision -
 
.308
.22 / .22wm for small game like rabbits,and critters
.223 - for critters that are past 100 yards....
 


Edited by sinsir - December/07/2007 at 17:27
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/12/2007 at 22:36
timber View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman


Joined: June/03/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 354
Favorite Hunters: 223, 30/06, (EDIT: Forgot my 260)
Favorite Shooter by far: 6.5x55 SE (Just purchased 500 rounds of Federal Classic )
 
EDIT: I took this quote from rifleshootermag.  "I have, for example, written several articles over the years about why I'd never choose the .30-06 for any kind of hunting, yet I never hesitate to recommend the caliber as being the very best choice for those who are not handloaders, who are not frequent shooters, who do not dote on guns and who want versatility from one rifle rather than a rack full of specialized ones."
 
My first high powered rifle was a 30/06 and most recent purchase is a 30/06.  I didn't hardly ever use the former for 25 years and I'm beginning to remember why.  Just a tad too much recoil and not quite flat enough for a distance shooter.  Because it's such a 'do everything cartridge' one wonders if it does anything really good.  I may just replace it on my favorites list with a 280.


Edited by timber - December/15/2007 at 23:05
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2007 at 09:20
sigsmoker View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: November/07/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 39
.17 HMR
 
.270 WIN
 
Dinner and a Movie
 
Wink
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2007 at 14:15
Dogger View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: January/02/2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 5348
Safe to post again?
Favourites based on what I currently have in the safe and my mood at the time:
 
Small game:
If I'm eating it  - 22LR
Destroying it - 22-250
 
Medium game (for me deer / bear)
Walking - 44 mag
Sitting 30-06/308
 
Large game (moose)
7mm RM/338
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/13/2007 at 17:36
mwyates View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 1196
Back to the post.
For me, small game is squirrel  - 22LR
Deer - .260 Rem or .45 Colt
Big game is hogs - .260 Rem or ..45 Colt
I should say that my first preference for deer and hogs is a 100gr Muzzy broadhead
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:07
cyborg View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar
God of Wind

Joined: August/24/2007
Location: North Georgia
Status: Offline
Points: 12082
For squirrel, Rabbit, I'll use a shotgun, or a 22 semi auto.
Turkey shotgun
Deer 300 winmag, 30-06, 308, 7mm mag, 357, 44 mag, 30-30, or a 35 depending on situation.
Bear 300 winmag, 30-06, or 7mm mag, and the 44 mag just in case, I spent four hours in a tree doing my best impersonation of an owl once, never again.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:14
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
that must have sucked
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:22
cyborg View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar
God of Wind

Joined: August/24/2007
Location: North Georgia
Status: Offline
Points: 12082
My buddy Lowell and I were bear hunting, He's about 5'4" and he's married to the female wrestler Wendy Richter, she's about 6'1" FUNNY pair, anyways we were treed by this big bear, it came outta nowhere, no time to react except run to the nearest tree, and try to put some distance between us and it, neither of us was carrying a pistol, so in the tree we sat. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:27
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
great fun there
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:33
cyborg View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar
God of Wind

Joined: August/24/2007
Location: North Georgia
Status: Offline
Points: 12082
Funny when I look back on it, but fun ain't the word I'd use to describe it. I wet myself Lowell crapped himself, He kept asking me " Do ya think that bears gone?" I'd say to him "Why don't you climb down and find out"
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:37
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
dude you should have used to body functions for defense, maybe pee on the bear throw poop at it!
 
back to regularly scheduled programming sorry for that interuption i knew there had to be a good story to hear there.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:40
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8047
This thread has changed.....................................
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/14/2007 at 10:44
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
i will fix it
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  1 2 3 5>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Top 3 calibers"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Light Recoil Huntin Calibers JF4545 Firearms 194
The best Scope mounts for Magnum Scope Calibers jleinum09 Rings and bases 18
What calibers should I consider? Hatari Firearms 44
Topping a 70 Super Grade saltydog235 Rifle Scopes 2
Help, Diamondback on flat top AR?? Triggerfish Rings and bases 7
Table Top Tripods - Zen Ray ED2 Marine24 Tripods, sun shades, lens covers, etc. 4
Top 5 Underrated Rifle Cartridges Chris Farris Reloading & Ballistics 32
Leaked Video of Top Secret new SS feature Chris Farris Tactical Scopes 18
Looking for medium rings/mount with rails on top Whaptor Rings and bases 10
Brass: Your top 3 and bottom 1. garyalarson Reloading & Ballistics 33


This page was generated in 0.359 seconds.