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Offline DavidM

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #120 on: April 10, 2017, 11:11:57 PM »
I never used to feel the need to carry a side arm until three years ago after a Deer hunt in Idaho. Helped my partner pack out his Deer and from the time we headed down the trail until we got to the truck we both felt like we were being followed. After we got unloaded and settled down on the tailgate for a much deserved beverage we heard a howl that we figured was only about 100 yards back up the trail we just came down. Now let me say this earlier that same year I went to Central B.C. and hunted Moose and watched a pack of Wolves take a very large Bull Moose down. I now carry a 10mm on my hip no matter if I have my 308 or my 300 WM with me. The side arm choice was what our guide in Canada carried. My wife now carries a 40 when she deer hunts with me.   

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #121 on: April 11, 2017, 09:49:37 AM »
I just bought some 9mm +p 147g HCFN ammo to carry.  Debating whether to carry the setup in .45ACP.  Probably carry bear spray too at some point.

i just don't want to buy and carry a wheel gun, though I realize less than .357 seems to be ineffective against bears. 

Though I think an autoloader caliber might be effective against cougars or wolves.

Plus there's something to say about a loud boom against either of the three animals, in terms of stopping them.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #122 on: September 01, 2017, 12:39:57 PM »
30-06. I am from PA. If I were buying now(I am 68) I would look to a mag. My pistol is a .480 ruger super redhawk 9" w/ burris 2 to 7. My son has the .454 casull version. When you pull the trigger you think you were kicked by a mule.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #123 on: September 01, 2017, 01:10:48 PM »
270 win and a 40 during archery season

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2017, 09:24:11 PM »
300wby for all  and my 357mag never leaves my side

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2017, 02:19:47 PM »
300WSM and Slingshot my uncle made for me :IBCOOL:

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #126 on: September 08, 2017, 10:16:16 AM »
300 Win Mag Ultralite

No side arm, just a slower running hunting partner..  :chuckle:
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #127 on: September 08, 2017, 08:49:20 PM »
30.06 and a smith & wesson 40

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #128 on: September 08, 2017, 10:23:04 PM »
.300 win mag and my Sig .45


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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #129 on: September 09, 2017, 03:43:39 PM »
308 Norma mag and xds 45acp. :tup:

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #130 on: September 09, 2017, 05:15:23 PM »
6.5X284 and Kimber 10mm

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #131 on: September 11, 2017, 10:22:55 AM »
30-06 ,10mm

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #132 on: September 11, 2017, 02:51:10 PM »
Good to see a lot of 10mm showing up.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2017, 03:47:13 PM »
270 win, no handgun

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2017, 04:03:14 PM »
.270 win, i also own a .300 win mag but rarely hunt with it. I carry a .45acp, but I plan on changing to a .44mag eventually

 

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