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Old 09-11-2005, 04:54 PM
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very good thread indeed.... i have learnt so much the last couple dayz..... thanxs to all....
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:20 PM
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Brad..
Check out the Honady Lite Magnum Load's.
It is what I have been useing in my 308's when I get in a pinch and dont take the time to load my own.
The balistic's, in both .308 150 gr and 30.06 165 are awsome.
They are usually almost as good as my handload's in my gun's.
They are not recomended for autoloader's though..
http://www.hornady.com/shop/?page=sh...e45f77a2b066c9
Jed..
Those are impressive ballistics. The 308 Win. is another fine choice.

I believe that these choices all will work for deer.

243 Win
257 Roberts
25-06 Rem
270 Win.
7mm-08 Rem
7mm Rem Mag
280 Rem
30-30 Win
30-06 Springfield
300 Win Mag
338 Win Mag
444 Marlin
45/70 Govt
12 Ga Slug

There are others I may have not mentioned, but these are some of the most popular choices for deer.

Now for the bigger game, I would at least start with a 7mm Rem Mag, or 30-06 for starters. The 300 Win Mag would fit the ticket nicely. The best choice in my honest opinion would be the 338 Win Mag. But as I said earlier, a 30-06 with a 180gr Nosler Partition bullet will put down any North American big game animal. There is no doubt in my mind on that. All you have to do is place your shot precisely.

Brad
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:24 PM
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.300 Win. Mag.

.300 Winchester Magnum- Bullets from 110- 240grs for everything from hunting to precision target shooting. It can do everything the '06 can, but does it faster and farther. Just my preference, I've used it from woodchucks to coyotes to whitetail and black bear with zero complaints.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:31 AM
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I think if i was going to go after something over black bear size, i would probably step-up from the 30-06 i currently use (such as moose, or big bear)(also depending on the guides advice). I have a 30-06 on the advice of several other pennsylvania hunters, and it is good for the deer, and will work for the black bear as well, and like others say even bigger game, but i wouldn't rule out a .300 win mag (i would put a muzzlebrake on it though) for something like elk.
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:10 PM
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30-06 & 7mm rem.mag

I had begun this thread because i wasn't sure what calibre rifle i was going to get next....had either a 30-06 or 7mm rem.mag in mind.....i was going to use this rifle for deer hunting and the occassional moose and caribou hunt. the old 30-30 just dont cut it anymore...... i think i solved the problem..... i went out today and picked up 2 stevens model 200... one in 30-06 and the other, in 7mm rem.mag .... 30-06 for me and 7mm for my old man..... sometime next year i should be in a better position to argue for "best all-around" calibre.

thanxs to all!!!
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:47 AM
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Nothing wrong with that, just remember to give us a range report, and hunting report on how they shoot, handle and function.
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:09 PM
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30-06

Amen! Add 100gr 1/2 jackets as a turtle/squirrel load.

Ruark was quoted as saying "use enough gun". Whelen probably made the better point in emphasizing "use the gun enough".

Possibly the .308 presents a practical comparison to the 30-06 in offering something right for really big game that can truly be used enough to make one confidently expert in the gun he's shooting. Don't know. My .308 gets shot at very long distance from prone. My 30-06's kill a lot of turtles at 30yds. and a lot of crows at 150yds. If I can't get within 500yds of the next thing I'm going to shoot with 180gr boattails, the problem is my craft, not the rifle or the caliber.

You can't get good without shooting a lot and you can't really, practically shoot anything else a lot.

Get yourself a 30-06. Shoot it carefully enough to learn the rifle, but not so carefully as to not shoot it a lot. Only first shots count.

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Old 09-30-2005, 07:51 AM
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12 Guage Rem 11-87. I live in a shotgun only, no rifle area. I also use a .54 prb flint and percussion muzzleloader, and occasionally a 20 ga. Both shot guns are smoothbores, and very effective out to 100 yards. 80 yards is my farthest yet, and a complete pass through. I also bow hunt.

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:08 PM
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My favorite big game caliber!



P.S. that sight in the back is called a hind sight anyone who bowhunts here should give one a try they really work.

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Old 10-02-2005, 08:43 PM
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I like my ultralight 338-06. Drops elk....no problems...no complaints.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:49 PM
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I Looked into converting my old M-77R 30.06 ,into a 338.06..
Like the way it can push a 200 gr slug..
Am a Handloader myself, so it cought my attention when I seen it..
Alway's figured The 338 Win. would be the next logical steap up for me ,untill I researched the 338.06.
Jed
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:05 PM
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smith wesson 500 revolver!
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