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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2017, 09:13:43 PM »
308 / 40 S&W
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2017, 09:23:24 PM »
Davy Crockett Nuc Rifle / .50 S&W  :hunt2:
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #92 on: February 03, 2017, 09:19:44 AM »
.300WM and 10mm

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #93 on: February 03, 2017, 07:24:47 PM »
308 and 357

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2017, 10:58:11 AM »
This question was resolved in 1906.


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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2017, 11:22:58 AM »
Depends if you are a one gun guy or a two gun guy.  If you are a one gun guy its a Browning BAR 30-06 (possibly a 7mm).  If you are a two gun guy, its a Browning BAR 270 win for deer and antelope and a Browning BAR 300 Win mag for Elk size game.  No need to carry a side arm in the field when you are rifle hunting. I carry enough gear that I wouldn't want the excess weight and bulk.  But that might be that I am an aggressive hunter and will put in 10 plus miles a day.  Just my two cents  :twocents:
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2017, 11:39:13 AM »
There are plenty of aggressive hunter that put 10 miles a day plus on that carry a side arm. I can only tell you my personal experience. 2 time in my life already in the woods hunting. I have had a side arm save my butt. If I had tried to get my rifle off I would have been mauled. Once it was in my pack and once I had the strap across my body while climbing up some steep country. A few pounds of extra weight can be cheap life insurance is all I am saying :tup:


This year my combo of choice was my 6.5 stw and 44mag. A lot of times 300wsm and 357.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2017, 01:23:29 PM »
There are plenty of aggressive hunter that put 10 miles a day plus on that carry a side arm. I can only tell you my personal experience. 2 time in my life already in the woods hunting. I have had a side arm save my butt. If I had tried to get my rifle off I would have been mauled. Once it was in my pack and once I had the strap across my body while climbing up some steep country. A few pounds of extra weight can be cheap life insurance is all I am saying :tup:


If I was hunting in Grizzly country I would carry a side arm for sure too!!  Good comment Carpsniper!
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #98 on: February 08, 2017, 08:40:45 AM »
300WSM. 44Mag
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2017, 06:53:22 AM »
For all around big game in Washington I prefer my .338 with a 2x7 Leapold VariX II and a 6 Mil Dot.
As a surveyor my preferred side arm is my machete for the unruly vine maple.
I leave the side arm at home.
Having spent 35 years working in the woods, I see no need to pack a pistol.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #100 on: February 14, 2017, 09:28:59 PM »
300 RUM C.C. or 338 EDGE, 40 M&P SHIELD.
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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2017, 10:12:15 PM »
.308 bolt action. Don't have a sidearm at the moment, sold to take care of a couple bills.

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2017, 09:42:02 AM »
There are plenty of aggressive hunter that put 10 miles a day plus on that carry a side arm. I can only tell you my personal experience. 2 time in my life already in the woods hunting. I have had a side arm save my butt. If I had tried to get my rifle off I would have been mauled. Once it was in my pack and once I had the strap across my body while climbing up some steep country. A few pounds of extra weight can be cheap life insurance is all I am saying :tup:


This year my combo of choice was my 6.5 stw and 44mag. A lot of times 300wsm and 357.

Mind sharing what happened?  Did the caliber make the difference between being mauled and walking away, or did simply having something handy that went boom work?

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #103 on: February 18, 2017, 08:42:30 PM »
7mm-08 and bear spray.  I carry a 9mm Beretta Nano everyday everywhere, except when carrying a bigger gun ;).  I would 100 times rather spray a bear than wound one with my 9mm anyway...

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Re: Favorite hunting rifle caliber and sidearm caliber.
« Reply #104 on: February 18, 2017, 08:46:18 PM »
This year....308 and 460.  :chuckle:

 

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