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Old 12-02-2015, 09:37 PM
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I will play.

For me its a 300WM with 180gr premium bullets (180gr Accubonds is my medicine). Been using a 300WM for 25 years.

For the last 18 years its been a Sako m75ss 300WM top with a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x40.

I prefer 180gr bullets-great ballistics and downrange energy but a 165/168 TTSX would be ideal or maybe the 150gr Accubonds for loading to shoot smaller sized big game.
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:38 PM
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Although I've been killing stuff for as long as I can remember with my 300 weatherby and 180 grain bullets, I would have to say that on the off chance I was going to be in tight with big coastal bears and other man killing "stuff", I would be inclined to have a 375 h&h as my "one" gun. Then I would never ever be thinking I was under gunned for anything here. From point blank to 400+ as a hand loader i'd have it covered :-)
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:55 PM
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Hang on...are we talking CF only? If not - the old 12G gets my vote as the one to rule them all.

Multiple barrel options, inserts, can take birds....or am I am going all SHTF on this?
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:56 PM
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280 rem with a 140gr tsx or 7mm rem mag with a 160 accubond or partition. Shot and killed lots with both of these with excellent results.
Another vote for .280 Rem and 140gr ttsx
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:01 PM
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Hang on...are we talking CF only? If not - the old 12G gets my vote as the one to rule them all.

Multiple barrel options, inserts, can take birds....or am I am going all SHTF on this?
well played, foster slugs hit hard
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:52 PM
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:21 AM
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As of the last couple seasons, 338-06 is my choice.
Same here ... a 30-06 on Steroids
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:22 AM
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Hang on...are we talking CF only? If not - the old 12G gets my vote as the one to rule them all.

Multiple barrel options, inserts, can take birds....or am I am going all SHTF on this?
12 gauge is a center fire cartridge.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:10 AM
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As of the last couple seasons, 338-06 is my choice.
I'd second that ... .338 is awesome also. Not necessary but man do the game tip over nice with either. I've shot 30-06 for years but after shooting the .338 i wouldn't pick a 30-06 again. If i want a flat shooting gun then i grab the 7mm ... a well placed 140grain triple shock will knock down anything in Canada so It begs the question ... why use more!!! My answer ... .338's are just way better!!!
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:15 AM
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Hang on...are we talking CF only? If not - the old 12G gets my vote as the one to rule them all.

Multiple barrel options, inserts, can take birds....or am I am going all SHTF on this?
i was thinking 7.62x54. It'll kill anything on the continent you can shoot somewhat accurate to 400 yards and if shtf you can arm yourself and most of your family with 6 or 7 thousand rounds for fairly cheap. 👍
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:39 AM
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:42 AM
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If the 30-06 were just invented this year it would be hailed as a modern marvel cartridge capable of killing everything North America has to offer, all in a package with very manageable recoil. And, it wouldn't just be marketing hype. It would be the gospel truth. Some things are just hard to improve on.
Just a git r dun cartridge.

Other cartridges listed are great too but you also got to take into consideration availability, ease of just buy and shoot as appose to reloading, farting around with pet loads etc don't get me wrong the 338-06 sounds sexy but she needs a little too much attention for the average guy.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:51 AM
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.300 winmag hands down one of the most versatile calibers with widespread grain and bullet choices available.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:59 AM
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I'm a big fan of the Ol' .257 Weatherby Mag / 120 gr SPBT, I dropped a lot of meat with that rig but this year I was truly enlightened by the 45-70. I never owned one before and now I cant believe I waited this long. Although it is defiantly not a long range precision tack driver, inside of 200 yards (and that's stretching it) I was quite impressed with the knock down power of the caliber. I am going to have to settle on those two. I cant do just one.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:59 AM
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12 gauge is a center fire cartridge.
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Yeah yeah yeah...you know what I meant. Couldn't figure out how to edit the damn thing after I posted
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:05 AM
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Yeah yeah yeah...you know what I meant. Couldn't figure out how to edit the damn thing after I posted

Seriously though, Barnes himself suggested that the 12 gauge would be the best all storing gun yo have if a person used only one for the reasons given.
Everything from slugs to bird shot . Sure, it won't take a deer at 300 yards but most deer aren 't shot that far away anyway!
I think the OP was talking about rifles specifically though .
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:59 AM
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Another vote for .280 Rem and 140gr ttsx
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It's one I don't currently own. 280AI
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280 rem with a 140gr tsx or 7mm rem mag with a 160 accubond or partition. Shot and killed lots with both of these with excellent results.
Currently shooting the .280 Rem with 140gr TTSX, I'm waiting on a McGowen 280AI bbl to arrive. Will use same bullet.
It's all you need. If I were to start all over it'd be a 30-06
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:24 AM
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7mm-08......
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:34 AM
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Seriously though, Barnes himself suggested that the 12 gauge would be the best all storing gun yo have if a person used only one for the reasons given.
Everything from slugs to bird shot . Sure, it won't take a deer at 300 yards but most deer aren 't shot that far away anyway!
I think the OP was talking about rifles specifically though .
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If rifle only the I vote 30-06. It is my usual tried ands true go to gun
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:55 AM
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Currently shooting the .280 Rem with 140gr TTSX, I'm waiting on a McGowen 280AI bbl to arrive. Will use same bullet.
It's all you need. If I were to start all over it'd be a 30-06
Apparently not or you would have ordered a 30 cal barrel.

I decided a few years ago to put together my dream rifle. Thought long and hard about the 280 but as I don't reload I saw no advantage over the 06 shooting 150s. The same applies to the 270, 06 will do the same just as well and many things better with the added bonus of upping the weight right off the self.

I also have a 7x57 that I believe is the perfect deer round when shooting 140s. If it were my only rifle, I wouldn't be loosing any sleep over it.

Having said all that, if someone were to make a Sako quality 303 British I would be all over it, just because.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:01 AM
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But that's the magic of it. It does everything fairly well and just simply works. Kind of like the Toyota Corolla of the cartridge world.
308 would be the Corolla, 30-06 would be a loaded up Camry with the V6
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:54 PM
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300 win mag for all around with a well constructed 165 or 180 grain. Anything under 30 cal is good for ladies and smaller game. Any big bear guides suggest a 300 mag as a minimum
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:15 PM
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Apparently not or you would have ordered a 30 cal barrel.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:42 PM
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7mm Rem Mag and a 160 of some flavour.
Agreed ....I don't own one but probably should!!
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:42 PM
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If you had to choose just one for game such as deer, moose, elk and bear what would it be. What have you had great success with?
winchester 270 cal model 70 no more no less happy hunting
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:44 PM
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I'm really liking my 280 Ackley.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:27 PM
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Only one cartridge...308 Win. would have to be it then.

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Old 12-03-2015, 05:29 PM
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300 win mag has took 90% of my game, would have to say it's the do it all for me. Flat, powerful and will take anything with ease. Would be interesting to poll this up afterwards
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:09 PM
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30-06 hands down.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:49 PM
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308 would be the Corolla, 30-06 would be a loaded up Camry with the V6

308 is the Tercel
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