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Old 12-22-2015, 01:26 PM
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Default Best Overall Big Game Rifle/Cartridge In Your Opinion?

Just a thread for some fun. What rifle/cartridge would you choose if you could only use one, to hunt all North American big game. Just to avoid the obvious you MAY NOT pick a 30-06Springfield or 308Winchester. And yes, all North American big game includes the large bears.
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:26 PM
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I have it-- .338 Win. Mag.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:35 PM
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.300 Win. Mag, or .300 WSM.
It still has the versatility of the .30 Cal. bullet selection, and can be down loaded to equal 30-06 ballistics or up to its full potential that makes it a magnum.
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.300 Win. Mag, or .300 WSM.
It still has the versatility of the .30 Cal. bullet selection, and can be down loaded to equal 30-06 ballistics or up to its full potential that makes it a magnum.


x2 on the 300 Winchester... and don't forget for the non-reloaders, 300 Winchester ammo is everywhere and relatively inexpensive to buy.

Even though I don't own one, I'm a big fan of the 300 Winchester. It's very versatile and essentially an 30-06 on steroids. Maybe one day my wife will let me buy one.

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Old 12-22-2015, 07:18 PM
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Pick your poison, either the 7mm Remington mag or 7mm weatherby mag
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:08 PM
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x2 on the 300 Winchester... and don't forget for the non-reloaders, 300 Winchester ammo is everywhere and relatively inexpensive to buy.

Even though I don't own one, I'm a big fan of the 300 Winchester. It's very versatile and essentially an 30-06 on steroids. Maybe one day my wife will let me buy one.

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FYI, they are both Winchesters. Which one are you talking about?
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:02 PM
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7mm-08 or 7 Rem Mag
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:10 PM
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FYI, they are both Winchesters. Which one are you talking about?
Not the WSM.

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Old 12-23-2015, 09:37 AM
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Sportdog, for a less controversial subject, please see the Mall of America protest thread in General Discussion....

For my money, it's be a .308 or a 30-06. Readily available, capable of anything on the N American continent with the right load, and almost every manufacturer of long guns chambers these calibers in right and left hand actions.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:12 PM
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Default calibers

lower 48- 300
Alaska - 338
Africa - 375
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