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Offline Loup Loup

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2024, 06:06:14 PM »
An old timer once told me: “the best way to hunt whitetails, is with rat poison”.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2024, 09:45:28 PM »
I’ve been using a 30-06 pretty much exclusively for the last five years and I live and hunt in Alaska now.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2024, 10:40:40 PM »
 7mm Rem.

 Can load lighter weight bullets for smaller game and even the 165gr+ that everyone seems to think you have to have fired out of the 30 cals. :rolleyes:

 I’ve never needed more than one bullet fired from my 7mm, and I’ve shot more than a couple decent critters in my life! :twocents:
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2024, 03:59:16 AM »
.300 wm kills everything all the time
One shot. One kill!

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2024, 07:02:09 AM »
.300 wm kills everything all the time

I dont think you even have to pull the trigger. Just point it at them and it scares them to death! :chuckle:

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2024, 10:18:33 AM »
Semi surprised I haven’t seen anyone say .300 PRC…

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2024, 02:24:21 PM »
7mm Rem.

 Can load lighter weight bullets for smaller game and even the 165gr+ that everyone seems to think you have to have fired out of the 30 cals. :rolleyes:

 I’ve never needed more than one bullet fired from my 7mm, and I’ve shot more than a couple decent critters in my life! :twocents:
I agree with all of your statement.
7mm mag is the most underrated older cartridge.
With all the fancy bullets and powder it can really be loaded up.
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2024, 03:56:33 PM »
I like the analogy of using properly sized wrenches to get the job done correctly. Myself, I prefer ViseGrips. Therefore, 30/06 for everything

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2024, 06:30:07 PM »
Okay okay, one of those guys. I guess I should have known someone would go with the vise grip or crescent wrench analogy. I was really just trying to come up with an excuse to have a few more rifles.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2024, 06:46:34 PM »
...I was really just trying to come up with an excuse to have a few more rifles.

In that case... 6.5 PRC, 270, 280, 280AI, 7mm mags (any of them), 308, 30-06, 300 mags (any of them), 325 WSM, 338 mags... to name a few.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2024, 07:12:54 PM »
Thinking about converting the 6.5 CM to a 6 CM to get a few hundred FPS more out of it. 7” less drop at 500 with it. That with 108 ELD-M’s and a .223 with 77gr TMK’s for everything.

“Big boned animals” is funny.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2024, 08:18:51 PM »
Thinking about converting the 6.5 CM to a 6 CM to get a few hundred FPS more out of it. 7” less drop at 500 with it. That with 108 ELD-M’s and a .223 with 77gr TMK’s for everything.

“Big boned animals” is funny.

 Building one right now myself! ;) :tup:
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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2024, 09:16:57 PM »
Thinking about converting the 6.5 CM to a 6 CM to get a few hundred FPS more out of it. 7” less drop at 500 with it. That with 108 ELD-M’s and a .223 with 77gr TMK’s for everything.

“Big boned animals” is funny.

I was going to do the same thing....then I decided to run an 80 grain bullet in my creedmoor at just shy of 3700 fps.  It is pretty amazing and super flat shooting.  When I burn the barrel out, I may make the switch to 6mm creed.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2024, 06:49:02 AM »

".300 wm kills everything all the time"

I agree and mine is the first one I grab, BUT.......
packing a 6.5 cm is sure a ton nicer and it helps me feel like I'm minimizing my global footprint.

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Re: All-Around Big Game Caliber
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2024, 06:51:55 AM »
300 Weatherby Alaska to Africa and the lower 48

 


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