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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2024, 06:08:21 PM »
Lower 48 I'm good with my 6.5x284.
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2024, 06:15:17 PM »
6.5mm Creed is my current do everything cartridge. Would not hesitate to shoot any NA big game animal with it. Bullet selection might vary. Just got back from shooting today. Didn't miss spotting a single impact from 250 to 615.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2024, 06:22:25 PM »
6.5mm Creed is my current do everything cartridge. Would not hesitate to shoot any NA big game animal with it. Bullet selection might vary. Just got back from shooting today. Didn't miss spotting a single impact from 250 to 615.

The 6.5's are all very accurate and as long as you understand bullet construction and velocity you can get a lot done with them.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2024, 05:18:04 AM »
.22 caliber
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2024, 06:59:45 AM »
.300 win, add a brake, done!
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2024, 02:47:21 PM »
I go back and forth between a 22" 30-06 with 180s at 2,700 and a 20" 308 with 165s at 2,700. Each has a Nightforce 3-10x42 SHV with a 4x Leupold in reserve.


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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2024, 03:04:04 PM »
7mm Mag works for me.
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2024, 03:06:30 PM »
308, all those Army snipers canít be wrong.

"all those Army snipers" are only shooting 150 lb humans, not 600lb elk.  And, just to be clear, they don't really get to "pick" their caliber, unless they're Spec Ops, and then none of those guys are shooting .308s. 
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2024, 03:18:09 PM »
I own quite a few , but my faves are 300wsm and 6.5PRC - the 6.5PRC is a very impressive shooter

Another :tup: for 6.5 PRC here. Don't see the need for anything else at the moment. If I had a passed-down 300 or 7mm I'd probably stick with one of those as well.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2024, 03:29:24 PM »
Hand loaded 30/06
With powders like Ramshot big game can get close to .300 win numbers.
Hard to beat a tikka t3x 30-06

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2024, 04:02:09 PM »
7mm Mag works for me.

Same. 180 berger

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2024, 06:55:08 PM »
The 6.5s are awesome but if I only had one itíd be in a 7mm cartridge.  Use a 280AI the majority of the time but a 7mm rem mag, 7 SAUM, 280 REM, or even a 7mm-08 would work well.  Might change if I was in Alaska and then would probably jump to the .300 WSM.  Good thing you donít have to pick just one.
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2024, 07:30:03 PM »
I Love my 7mm Rem. Mag.!!!

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2024, 07:51:24 PM »
Thos question is loaded as a 7 layer burrito from Taco Bell. I would say .300win, it will kill anything in North America. But a .270win or 30-06 will do the job with less recoil.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2024, 10:30:11 PM »
For the last twenty years mine has been a 30-378 Weatherby, I picked up a .28 nosler a couple of years ago and like it but it hasn't been in my hands long enough to prove itself, every time I pull the trigger on the Weatherby animals fall over dead, sometimes while doing back flips

 


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