1 Caliber – Which One?

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  • December 3, 2009 at 12:09 am #528404 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter101
    Bowhunter101

    Joined: 11/12/2008
    .35 Remington
    December 3, 2009 at 12:30 am #528405 Back to Top REPORT
    nc_thin_dawg
    NC Thin Dawg

    Joined: 3/24/2008
    Location: The Old North State
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    I bought my Browning A-Bolt in 30-06 for just the reason you ask. I still look forward to elk and moose hunts some day but for now the performance on whitetail with the Hornady 150 gr SST is quite impressive. :thumbup
    "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learnt something from yesterday." John Wayne
    December 3, 2009 at 12:56 am #528406 Back to Top REPORT
    damond
    DamonD

    Joined: 1/29/2008
    338 Winchester Magnum; hands down beats any caliber mentioned above for all of North America’s wildlife.

    I have to agree,and damage to white tails isnt as bad as what a 7mm would do,only difference i have seenis,a deer usually runs 20 or 30 yards after being shot with a 7mm,but with a 338 win mag,they dont flinch.

    December 3, 2009 at 4:13 am #528407 Back to Top REPORT
    wihill
    wihill

    Joined: 5/25/2007
    Only one? I’ve had this soft spot for a 45/70 Gov for a long time…

    Just seems right…

    Unnecessary, but right.

    :thumbup

    Pure Shooting Excitment
    December 3, 2009 at 4:27 am #528408 Back to Top REPORT
    fishn521
    fishn521

    Joined: 2/2/2007
    Location: Wisconsin

    It’s more about the bullet design and matching it with the animal you intend on taking then what caliber you use.

    Pick the right bullet and place your shot and a .243 will take anything in North America.

    Of those you listed, I’d choose the .30-06 There is a huge variety of commercial loads for it.[/color:2qaxlr5y][/quote:2qaxlr5y]

    This is the reason I would chose the .30-06. If load availability were not an
    issue, the .300 WSM would be my choice.
    [=}=]

    December 3, 2009 at 4:40 am #528409 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    7mm STW… :D

    All in all, I’ve taken every from Deer to Red Stag with my Browing A-Bolt
    .270, and its been great. 140gr. Nosler Partitions for Deer are just awesome! The Weatherby .30-378 is a superb round as well! .308 is so
    seldomly used anymore, but of those rounds listed, I’d take it before a
    .30-06. But the first one I’d take before them all is the 7mm STW, next
    would be the .30-378.

    Oh, and don’t forget the .280… :thumbup

    December 3, 2009 at 4:55 am #528410 Back to Top REPORT
    raz4back
    raz4back

    Joined: 7/15/2009
    300 WSM I’ve shot 5 deer ranging from 25 to 400yds, as well as a 250+lb hog and the total tracking required for the 6 animals was 40 yds. The first deer I shot was with a 150gr ballistic silvertip and the bullet broke apart on impact leaving no exit hole, the deer traveled 40 yds. After switching to xp3s every animal I have shot has dropped on the spot. The hog took a step just before I pulled the trigger resulting in a gut shot, yet he still fell on the spot. After that I was definately sold on the 300wsm. :thumbup
    December 3, 2009 at 5:08 am #528411 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    30-06… It just whack’s critters!
    December 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm #528412 Back to Top REPORT
    bones
    BONES

    Joined: 8/18/2009
    30/06 for sure…..but i really like to smack whitetails with my 300 ultra mag forget the lung shot with big guns and put it on there shoulder. In saying that that .257 weatherby does a number as well
    December 3, 2009 at 7:39 pm #528413 Back to Top REPORT
    backstrap
    backstrap

    Joined: 3/13/2009
    Thompson center 30 cal. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
    December 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm #528414 Back to Top REPORT
    marku
    marku

    Joined: 5/18/2009
    Lets see ive got a………

    2x- .223 Remingtons
    222 Remington
    .220 Swift
    .22-250
    2x- 30-06
    4 .308 Winchesters
    .30 cal Carbine
    7.62×39
    .243 winchester
    .25-06
    6.5x.284
    2x .270 winchesters
    7mm Remington
    7mm-300wsm
    .30-30
    .300 winchester
    2x 30-378 weatherbys

    Im probley missing a few but anyway these are owned between me and my father and ive shot them all. If I had to pick the ONE it would be a .300 Winchester. It can cover anything in NA easily has a vast range of bullet selection from 110gr-220grains. A nice stainless Model 70 action with a McMillan stock and Broughton barrel with a effective muzzlebrake and a 2lb trigger would be the ULTIMATE hunting rig. Thats my .02 :thumbup

    December 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm #528415 Back to Top REPORT

    Jeremiah

    Age: 37
    Joined: 7/2/2004
    Location: PA
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    No wider range of bullets/loads or more readily available brass than with the .30-06. I’ve seen plenty of African plains game taken with the .30-06. So, I have no fear of hunting anything in N.A. with it. My 700 in aught-six has served me well though I must admit that lately I’ve been hunting with a .45-70. Ballistically challenged, perhaps. But, boy it makes big holes. :^O
    December 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm #528416 Back to Top REPORT
    youngoilguy
    youngoilguy

    Joined: 4/5/2007
    i’d say a 300 rem ultramag. from grizzlies in alaska to deer in pa. they have the power level ammunition and it’d be the pick for me.
    December 3, 2009 at 10:09 pm #528417 Back to Top REPORT
    rdnk4lf
    rdnk4lf

    Joined: 1/23/2009
    30-06 / 270
    use both of em
    both kill deer
    rather have 30-06 [=}=] :thumbup :D
    December 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm #528418 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA

    7mm STW:D

    All in all, I’ve taken every from Deer to Red Stag with my Browing A-Bolt
    .270, and its been great. 140gr. Nosler Partitions for Deer are just awesome! The Weatherby .30-378 is a superb round as well! .308 is so
    seldomly used anymore, but of those rounds listed, I’d take it before a
    .30-06. But the first one I’d take before them all is the 7mm STW, next
    would be the .30-378.

    Oh, and don’t forget the .280… :thumbup[/quote:2dic5rd6]

    Kills Elk at 500y! And if you shoot a deer at close range you don’t have to cape them as the load does it for you and if you want meat all you have to do is shoot near them as the vapor trail will put them down :D

    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
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