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Old 12-22-2015, 01:24 AM
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Another vote for the 30-06. I didn't want to pay so much for premium ammo in magnum calibers that it was deterring me from going to the range and practicing. I also found it hard to find ammo in stock for some calibers.

I sold my magnum rifle and have my 06 as an all around gun. My theory is that if the ammo is hard to find, or so expensive that it prevents you from practicing then don't buy that caliber. Being comfortable with your rifle and being able to practice shooting it is more important then the caliber of the rifle.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Submoa_hunter View Post
Anyone fans of the smaller more efficient cartridge designs lately? I should of known the overwhelming majority would be 3006, It is surely a great one but there are others no?
I love the 7mm wsm. Simply amazing, with unsurpassed accuracy, according to everybody from bench resters to hunters to plinkers.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:10 AM
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Default Good 'ol gun.

There are many great callibers to suit the full range of big game in North America. There are callibers that out perform the 30-06 for long range shots.
However I love my Remington 30-06 spring. It turned 60 years old this year and has served three generations of hunters in my family and soon will be four. The steel but plate is worn almost smooth. This year I changed over from loading 165 gr SPBT's to 150 gr TTSX's and the TTSX's hit harder. My sentimental vote is for the 30-06.
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:31 PM
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7x57 Mauser
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:38 AM
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Any of the 300 mags.
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Old 12-27-2015, 02:08 PM
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I don't know. But I settled on .30-06 and got a .375 H&H in case I'm wrong.
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Lefty-Canuck View Post
300wby 180gr bullet

Another vote for this setup, and I also have had very good luck with 150gr bullets
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270, 300 win mag, 3006, 308, 7mm mag

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