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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2017, 12:16:21 PM »
Left and right. :twocents:
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2017, 04:43:59 PM »
300 win mag in the browning a bolt....45 ACP but rarely, rarely carry in the field.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2017, 05:04:13 PM »
Bowtech Carbon knight ever since I met Coach :chuckle:

And my .40 is ALWAYS on my hip..
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2017, 05:12:04 PM »
300wsm or a 30-06. Sidearm a 10mm if I carry one.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2017, 07:19:09 PM »
7mm Rem Mag and Ruger 45 Colt

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2017, 09:05:29 PM »
Just because my lucky elk rifle is chambered in it (that I bought used):

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2017, 09:11:56 PM »
300WSM/10mm

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2017, 09:14:43 PM »
My favorite deer rifle is a Tikka chambered in.308 win. and my go-to elk rifle is a 300 win mag.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2017, 10:08:08 PM »
This year was a REM 700 257 Weatherby and Sig nightmare 357 Sig. 
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2017, 01:08:17 AM »
7mmRM/ FN FiveseveN
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2017, 03:40:22 AM »
30.06 and .22 LR or .22 mag. 

I've got a stainless Ruger single six with inter-changeable cylinders. I like to pack it with the .22 mag cylinder loaded with birdshot when I'm deer or elk hunting in case I see a grouse. Works great.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2017, 08:24:23 AM »
30.06 and .22 LR or .22 mag. 

I've got a stainless Ruger single six with inter-changeable cylinders. I like to pack it with the .22 mag cylinder loaded with birdshot when I'm deer or elk hunting in case I see a grouse. Works great.

Sitka do you use the blue tipped birdshot or the old style crimped brass type? I have had terrible luck with the blue stuff, perhaps its me??

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2017, 08:28:43 AM »
300 H&H and if I take a pistol its a 22LR revolver.

H&H has proven too hot for deer though.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2017, 12:25:17 PM »
30.06 and .22 LR or .22 mag. 

I've got a stainless Ruger single six with inter-changeable cylinders. I like to pack it with the .22 mag cylinder loaded with birdshot when I'm deer or elk hunting in case I see a grouse. Works great.

Sitka do you use the blue tipped birdshot or the old style crimped brass type? I have had terrible luck with the blue stuff, perhaps its me??

I use the plastic tipped CCI loads. They don't have a lot of range, but work great for knocking them off a branch overhead, or one that's just sitting on the ground looking at you. I don't attempt any wingshots.  By the way, the .22 LR birdshot loads are worthless.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2017, 12:52:28 PM »
.243/.357 for deer sized or smaller critters.  Larger stuff or bear country .300WM/.44 mag.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2017, 01:12:00 PM »
Mathews DLD  :chuckle: :chuckle: :hello:   And S&W M&P 45 sheild :yike:
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2017, 01:39:07 PM »
300wsm and a 380lcp are whats on me most the time! 270win sometimes
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2017, 01:42:58 PM »
30/06 and 9mm
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2017, 07:07:14 PM »
My rifle is 300 Win Mag and side arm is Ruger .357. It is so nice to carry the side arm with bird shot for grouse while hunting. No one ever turns down grouse with camp dinner!

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2017, 07:22:33 PM »
.22-250 .45LC
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2017, 08:52:35 PM »
7mmRemMag/.40S&W

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2017, 08:57:40 PM »
223 and potato gun  :chuckle:

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2017, 08:58:10 PM »
223 and potato gun  :chuckle:
is the potato gun flatulent powered?
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2017, 09:07:05 PM »
Absolutely! Otherwise it wouldn't be humane! On a side note, I have a wrist rocket that might take the place of my 223.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2017, 09:47:28 PM »
30-06
And two Bond Derringers in shoulder holsters. 45/.410.
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