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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #78 on: May 20, 2021, 07:35:06 AM »
I was recently trying to decide the best "all around" caliber for a hunting rifle. Since I already have a Magnum and a 30-06, I chose a 270 Winchester. But the reality is there are 12-20 great options with only minimal differences in real world results. In my opinion the focus should probably be on what features are most desired in a rifle. In my case I wasn't considering home defense, so a bolt gun made the most sense for me. If that had been a consideration, I may have considered a semi auto or lever action.
For myself weight, barrel length, all weather protection, detachable magazine and a standard readily available cartridge were all on the wish list.  A threaded barrel to allow a brake ( really not needed) and possibly a suppressor were a plus as well. Once you narrow down the operating system and features, the cartridge choices will likely be 2-4 standout choices as well.

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #79 on: May 20, 2021, 10:08:24 AM »
So, I have to ditch all my rifles but one🤔  If legality was not an issue, my 10/22. Light, cheap, handy, and kills everything. Following the rules, it would be my M94 .375. Same reasons as the Ruger, and it just feels nice to carry.

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #80 on: May 20, 2021, 10:11:58 AM »
If we're doing the one gun deal, I am going with a Winchester 1873 in .45 Colt.

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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2021, 11:06:45 AM »
7MM 08

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7mm-08 in a BLR SS Takedown model would be my dream gun.

I think I'll start looking now!
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Re: Best All Around Rifle for Versatile Use
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2021, 04:48:03 PM »
If I had no guns, and got to choose one, it'd be a drilling that I encountered one evening in Germany,  7x64/20/22mag. Beautiful gun, quite heavy, and probably worth more than I made that year. I think it would cover any critter around here.

 


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