1 Caliber – Which One?

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  • December 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm #528419 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004
    :-k 270 :thumbup

    x2 Jack O’Conner!! 8D :thumbup

    December 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm #528420 Back to Top REPORT

    Countryboy95

    Joined: 7/2/2009
    .338 Win. Mag. will surely take out Alaskan bears but you have to pick a low powered loading for deer
    December 4, 2009 at 1:04 am #528421 Back to Top REPORT

    Worthless

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    .338 Win. Mag. will surely take out Alaskan bears but you have to pick a low powered loading for deer

    Bullet construction makes much, much more difference in what kind of meat damage you get than caliber. All things being equal the more powerful round will do more damage, but Id rather have more gun than less. Plus as a handloader I don’t have the problem of worrying about what is commercially loaded; I can tinker to get an ideal load.

    Summary of above points: 338 Win Mag still the all around best rifle for all North American game. Its not even a competition.

    December 4, 2009 at 4:20 am #528422 Back to Top REPORT
    colorado-dave
    Colorado Dave

    Joined: 1/14/2005
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    7MM baby!!!

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    Everything from Yotes to Moose :D

    Shoots straight and flat and has the punch behind it.

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    December 4, 2009 at 5:33 am #528423 Back to Top REPORT
    redneck0372
    redneck0372

    Joined: 1/13/2008
    7MM STW
    out of the 3 30-06, .308, .270 id go with the 30-06 but the gun i hunt with is the 7mm STW puts them down iv taken deer and elk with it and wouldnt be afraed to take bear with it
    December 4, 2009 at 5:59 am #528424 Back to Top REPORT
    bojangles
    bojangles

    Joined: 6/9/2008
    If i could have only 1 gun it would be a 12 gauge shotgun. Covers everything from quail to grizzlies. I’d have to have a few barrels and chokes, though.

    But if i’m going after big game, it’s gonna be a ruger m77 ’06. :thumbup

    December 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm #528425 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
    q2hunter

    Joined: 6/21/2007
    This is another question that you are going to get a lot of different views on, very few of which can be argued. Just about any of them mentioned will do the job with proper load for a specific animal. That being said, my #1 choice would with out a doubt be the .284 caliber, and my cartridge of choice would be the 7mm Weatherby mag. The ballistics of this particular caliber are facinating through out a wide range of bullet choices and cartidges, and with my experiences with them, I’ve yet to find a cartridge in this caliber that wouldn’t just flat out shoot well. I’ve hand loaded for the 7mm Weatherby, 7mm Winchester, 7mm Ultra, 7mm-08, 7mm WSM, and the STW. Some bullets haven’t matched real well with some of these rifles, that happens. On the other hand, I’ve been able to find several for each of the specific rifles that do match well for accuracy. For me and my trusty ‘ol 7mm Weatherby, its 139gr. partition with 72grains 4350 for whitetails. about 3350 fps. I haven’t hunted any larger game, but if I were to, I’d be starting probably with a 160grain accubond. I’ve shot them through paper and it looks good. Packs a bit more punch on the bench thats for sure.

    Of course I’ve also put the smack down on whitetails with .243, .270, 6.5×55 Swedish (really sweet low recoil cartridge), .300 Win Mag, .444 Marlin, 30-06, .300 savage, and I’m sure I’m missing a few. Bullet selection and shot placement, they all work!

    December 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm #528426 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    We chrono’d some 250 grainers from my bud’s 700 Classic (when that came out) in .35 Whelen and got right at .338 Winmag V.

    This in a non magnum bolt faced rig. You can rebore or rebarrel any ’06 bolt faced rig. Big Green even offered it in pumps and autos for a spell.

    We had some accuracy issues initially, as the airspace (forget what powder) was a bit big. Went with a filler and std dev dropped to single digit and it shot at an inch. All the time.

    Light gun too (think the stock was made of balsa………..so light and of such crappy/lack of grain). The gun moved you a bit, but it didn’t hurt.

    I liked tossing the big bullets so much I sold my little .300 winmag :D

    December 4, 2009 at 5:14 pm #528427 Back to Top REPORT
    marku
    marku

    Joined: 5/18/2009
    I like the Berger 180gr VLD .701BC and it can be used for a hunting bullet. Push it 3000fps and its flat shooting. I beleive it was 6.5 mills for 950yards
    December 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm #528428 Back to Top REPORT
    stalker
    Stalker

    Joined: 8/17/2007
    30-06

    i still prefer my .300 though…

    December 5, 2009 at 3:18 am #528429 Back to Top REPORT

    Worthless

    Joined: 12/28/2006

    We chrono’d some 250 grainers from my bud’s 700 Classic (when that came out) in .35 Whelen and got right at .338 Winmag V.

    This in a non magnum bolt faced rig. You can rebore or rebarrel any ’06 bolt faced rig. Big Green even offered it in pumps and autos for a spell.[/color:1mnfp7cn]

    We had some accuracy issues initially, as the airspace (forget what powder) was a bit big. Went with a filler and std dev dropped to single digit and it shot at an inch. All the time.

    Light gun too (think the stock was made of balsa………..so light and of such crappy/lack of grain). The gun moved you a bit, but it didn’t hurt.

    I liked tossing the big bullets so much I sold my little .300 winmag :D[/quote:1mnfp7cn]

    I wish Remington would still make the 760 in 35 Whelen; it’d be a killer thicket rifle; but I still think the 338 has it beat in overall versatility. You may get 338 Velocities with 35 Whelen handloads but you wont get the sectional density or ballistic coefficient in bullets of equal weight

    December 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm #528430 Back to Top REPORT
    m-gardner
    m gardner

    Joined: 9/11/2009
    Any of the 300 magnums would do. I liked the 338-06 A-Square. Had one in a Weatherby Ultralight. The Barnes 185 Tripleshock got 2950 fps out of the 24 inch barrel. It shot as flat as my 270 win. and put elk down fast. Recoil was grim out of the ultralight rifle and it ate two scopes during it’s stay. A 3×9 Leupold and a K-4 Weaver. Anything lighter than a 300 mag is questionable on the really big stuff especially if you come out west where 400 yard shots are reasonable.
    Mark
    December 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm #528431 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006

    7MM baby!!!

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    If you think about the bears as well as possible long shots in the west I will have to lean towards the 7 mag.

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