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Offline JimmyHoffa

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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #120 on: May 21, 2017, 09:07:39 AM »
Pretty much my understanding too.  Keep shuffling lists of new calibers/designs to sell more stuff.  An 03 Springfield in 06 would be fine for probably 99% of all big game.

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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #121 on: May 22, 2017, 07:52:51 PM »
375 H&H would be sweet for an elk rifle!   :tup:

Or maybe a 375 Ruger, if you're a reloader.

I just got a 338 a couple months ago so it'll probably be my elk rifle from now on. That is until I get bored with killing elk so easily and "too dead" with it, then I might go back to my 270 for the added challenge.
375 Ruger Guide Gun with a Nosler 300gr. Accubond traveling 2590fps is my elk rifle. Back up is REM 721 300 H&H shooting 200gr. Partitions.
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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #122 on: May 23, 2017, 01:35:35 PM »
With bullet performance these days hunting and killing has changed drastically in the last 50 years. You hear about the debates of old from the 50's 60's 70's and today about which is better blah blah blah. I say find a gun that you are confident with and know your range and limitations while hunting and get out and enjoy the woods. I happen to have a .270 WSM and really do enjoy that rifle, I have never hesitated shooting anything with it. I did shoot my bull last year with a .280 Ackley Improved, and after messing around with that cartridge last summer I really like it as well as far as performance!
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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #123 on: May 23, 2017, 02:11:47 PM »
Usually about 20% bigger than I need  :tup:

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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #124 on: May 23, 2017, 05:53:40 PM »
338 rum lights out
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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #125 on: May 23, 2017, 06:11:45 PM »
With bullet performance these days hunting and killing has changed drastically in the last 50 years. You hear about the debates of old from the 50's 60's 70's and today about which is better blah blah blah. I say find a gun that you are confident with and know your range and limitations while hunting and get out and enjoy the woods. I happen to have a .270 WSM and really do enjoy that rifle, I have never hesitated shooting anything with it. I did shoot my bull last year with a .280 Ackley Improved, and after messing around with that cartridge last summer I really like it as well as far as performance!


 :yeah:  This... and practice!   The latest and greatest magnum will not make you a better shooter. 

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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #126 on: May 23, 2017, 06:13:02 PM »
It is impossible to use a larger caliber rifle than you need

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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #127 on: May 23, 2017, 06:19:00 PM »
Dead is good.
But deader is better
How can you argue with logic like that?
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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #128 on: May 23, 2017, 06:19:54 PM »
Well almost no one uses #2 and #3 on that list but other than that its close to the order I would put them but I'm used to areas where elk going an extra 50 feet means another 1/2 day pack outa the canyon but I would drop the 30-06 below 7mm mag.

I was catching up on this thread,If 50 feet is a half a days hike then you got bigger problems then your rifle.
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Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #129 on: May 24, 2017, 05:19:27 AM »
Well almost no one uses #2 and #3 on that list but other than that its close to the order I would put them but I'm used to areas where elk going an extra 50 feet means another 1/2 day pack outa the canyon but I would drop the 30-06 below 7mm mag.

I was catching up on this thread,If 50 feet is a half a days hike then you got bigger problems then your rifle.

C'mon, you know the Magnumb crowd tends to over exaggerate everything.

 

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