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Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« on: January 04, 2017, 12:38:23 AM »
So what is everyone's favorite caliber for hunting big game? If you could only choose 1? What is your choice of caliber for a sidearm you pack for protection while hunting?
I choose the .30-06, and the .45
I know one gun choice is "boring", but lets keep it to your favorite caliber of rifle and sidearm.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 01:29:42 AM »
7 Mag and 40 sw
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 01:48:58 AM »
30-06. And I see no need for another gun while out hunting. If it's dense bear country I may also carry bear spray.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 06:59:16 AM »
.338 Win Mag ,   .338 Win Mag

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 07:06:41 AM »
338 win mag......40

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 07:13:49 AM »
300RUM 10mm
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 07:28:34 AM »
My trusty ol .270 Win and by default my .45

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 07:29:33 AM »
30-06. Never bought into the need of carrying a sidearm while modern rifle hunting.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2017, 07:30:02 AM »
6.5 creedmoor...and I only carry a 22 for grouse...no need for a sidearm.


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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 07:30:25 AM »
325WSM and .44mag

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 07:46:32 AM »
264 win mag/ 40 smith

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 07:58:30 AM »
.270 and my ruger lcr .357

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 08:25:23 AM »
338 rem ultra mag  41mag

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 08:46:06 AM »
.243/9mm

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 08:47:38 AM »
AR-15 in .223 for the long gun, .25 ACP with a 4" barrel for the sidearm

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2017, 08:49:50 AM »
.243 and 45 Colt.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2017, 09:07:27 AM »
270 wrthby, 45

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2017, 09:17:44 AM »
300rum/40

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2017, 09:41:47 AM »
.243/9mm
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2017, 10:22:36 AM »
If I had to pick one it would be 7mm rem mag and 38 special.  But I don't carry while I hunt and I don't use 7 mag anymore either.  I hunt deer with 270 win and elk with 325 wsm.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2017, 10:35:52 AM »
7mm rem mag / .45 ACP

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2017, 11:10:47 AM »
300wsm/40
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2017, 11:41:41 AM »
I have to go with the OP on this one - .30-06 and .45. I've got the Springfield and I want a 1911 Kimber or Colt badly.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2017, 11:55:06 AM »
280ai and 44 special.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2017, 12:08:18 PM »
22 LR and 22 LR

 

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