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Old 03-31-2020, 08:59 PM
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I've always been a .308 man. I used that calibre in the army from 1974 and onwards. It's done the job of harvesting everything from coyotes with (150 gn FMJ) to Whitetail and Mule deer (155 gn hornady AMAX) . I now use .223 for coyotes. I see no reason to go to another calibre.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:13 PM
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For hunting my 300 win but for having fun at the range absolutely love my 6.5 creedmoore.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:19 PM
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.243. Low recoil , accurate, fun for gopher and good for big game , just know your gun and range.
But as of late I've been bit by the flintlock bug.... (60 cal smooth bore) lots of fun
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:34 PM
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7 Rem Mag
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:39 PM
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I've been banging away with a 7mm-08 lately and I'm impressed.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:50 PM
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I've been banging away with a 7mm-08 lately and I'm impressed.
There is a lot to like about them. I've used mine for ten years and had great results.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:51 PM
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300 WSM or 300 WM for either targets or hunting for me.
300 WSM if I have to carry it for a long time in the mountains.

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Old 03-31-2020, 10:39 PM
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Hello, Im 63 and about 5 years ago I told my son that if I had to do it over again Id choose a 338 Win mag. Id have confidence using it for anything Id ever hunt. With that being said my 7mm-08 has done everything I have ever asked it to do. Tough choice but Id go 7mm-08 with a Partition. Stay safe everyone. Take care.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:42 PM
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Hello, Im 63 and about 5 years ago I told my son that if I had to do it over again Id choose a 338 Win mag. Id have confidence using it for anything Id ever hunt. With that being said my 7mm-08 has done everything I have ever asked it to do. Tough choice but Id go 7mm-08 with a Partition. Stay safe everyone. Take care.
A 140 gr Partition or TSX is good medicine in a 7mm-08. If I was to change, I'd go for a .338 Federal instead of the WM. I just have a thing for that short case.....I'm still tempted to get a Federal, just because.

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Old 03-31-2020, 10:52 PM
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If only one gun for casual plinking , off the bench , Varmints and Big Game, make mine a modern 6.5 X 55 Swede.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:24 PM
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A 140 gr Partition or TSX is good medicine in a 7mm-08. If I was to change, I'd go for a .338 Federal instead of the WM. I just have a thing for that short case.....I'm still tempted to get a Federal, just because.

Hope things are good for you in PA....nice to see you drop in.
Thank you for the well wishes. I have also looked at the Federal. It seems I have a weekly love affair with different cartridges as far as reading about them. A 338 Federal with a 20 barrel seems perfect. Take care. Hope all is well for everyone during this trying time. So far where I live its relatively quiet with the virus but our numbers infected are starting to grow countywide. My wife makes sure I dont go anywhere. Shes the smart one in our house.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:31 PM
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Have to go with a 270 Win.
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Dont own one yet but Ill go with my future 454 casull in a Rossi 92 with 16 stainless barrel.
45 colts for plinking and small game. Shoot 454 casull factory for moose and 45 +p colt for deer
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:05 AM
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Hunting, target, and plinking...Have to go with 308 Win

Buy a 700 Magpul..you're good to go

If you can only have one.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:19 AM
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I like old classics, so my pick is 6.5x55 Swede
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:04 AM
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Within reason the selection is largely moot.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:01 AM
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46 posts and only one nod to the 30-06... interesting. Not to throw a junction in the tracks of another thread, but I think Id go .308 or 30-06.


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Old 04-01-2020, 07:07 AM
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Well I got a BSA SHT 1915 mk1 no111...303.....no scope etc....reliable as all hell...can't take a beatin' and keep on tickin' like a Swiss watch....so when I look at all I have and the possible problems the others can give me being all modern and dressed up I believe the ol'303 gets the nod.


Oops went a little bit overboard on response as I threw in the rifle too.....so of all the calibres....maybe a 7-08.....but if a rifle is included see above.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:12 AM
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46 posts and only one nod to the 30-06... interesting. Not to throw a junction in the tracks of another thread, but I think Id go .308 or 30-06.


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And only a couple of posts that actually listed a caliber, the rest listed cartridges.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:24 AM
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And only a couple of posts that actually listed a caliber, the rest listed cartridges.
The title said caliber but if you read the post the OP asked for the cartridge so that is what I posted
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:29 AM
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Potato...potatoe....


7-08....284....7mm...the little bugger is unbelievable when pushing a 140gr pill for moose/elk and I am sure big bear and the 120gr pills make anything from a deer size game on down freezer wrapped meat


Oh and she acts like a magnum but gives soft kisses like a super model.....
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The title said caliber but if you read the post the OP asked for the cartridge so that is what I posted
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Actually, if you read the first post,he stipulated that a person could have only one cartridge, but he specifically asked what caliber it would be. And then he himself listed a cartridge, instead of a caliber.
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:34 AM
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Actually, if you read the first post,he stipulated that a person could have only one cartridge, but he specifically asked what caliber it would be. And then he himself listed a cartridge, instead of a caliber.
Pretty sure we all knew what he was asking
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Oh and she acts like a magnum but gives soft kisses like a super model.....[/QUOTE]



Sounds like a whole lotta Rosie


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Oh and she acts like a magnum but gives soft kisses like a super model.....


Sounds like a whole lotta Rosie


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I will tell my some to name his rifle "Rosie"......
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:04 AM
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No way....really?
Ya really, the ones you use in a 280AI, 7x57, 7mm-08, 7mm Rem Express, and the .284Win.
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:30 AM
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This is akin to asking a golfer to pick one club or a woman to pick one pair of shoes!!! That said for myself it would be a modern 6.5 x 55 like Salavee related. The velocities, accuracy, and terminal results are legendary. A close 2nd would be a 9.3 x 62 (you can walk into and out of a lot of situations with this old gal). I have soft spots for the 358win, 338federal, and 275 rigby. I have used a lot of 30cal over the years with great success, but they fall short when you take an honest look @ 6.5, 7mm, and 9.3 calibers...my .02
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:37 AM
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308 win, for all around utility. Then 7mm rem mag, for when you need a little extra!
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:25 PM
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I've been mostly a .308 win or a 45-70 guy for years. If I had only one cartridge to pick it would be the 45-70. Of course I would need at least three different rifles...

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