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Old 07-04-2022, 09:56 PM
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what caliber btw? That would be a terrifying experience especially solo.. Nerves of steel to get a well aimed shot off in the time its charging.. Have watched several videos of charges they cover ground scary fast
7-08.
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Old 07-05-2022, 09:57 PM
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Everyone knows the 6.5 Creedmoor in the hands of a Power Engineer is the most dangerous combo out there…
Aaah I'm blushing lol...

Kidding aside I have no idea why the OP thinks you need anything above a 7-08. If things were to actually really get western shot placement with a stout bullet would be paramount. If I were to be actively hunting a big bear ya maybe would be considering bullet caliber and what pushes it.

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Old 07-05-2022, 10:27 PM
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270 win, 7mm Honestly folks its not even up for debate!!
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:43 AM
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Everyone knows the 6.5 Creedmoor in the hands of a Power Engineer is the most dangerous combo out there…
Truer words were never spoken, lol. That’s a real panty dropper right there!


But the OP may not be an op, see what I did there

Based on what he has I’d say sell the old 06, and get a lightweight 06. The 280Ai would be my pick over the wsm. Go buy a Kimber or a T3x and slap it in a wildcat.
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:53 AM
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Keep your 7-08 and use good bullets like 140gr Partitions. If you have to shoot a gbear in self defense your bullet will essentially be at muzzle velocity when it strikes.
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:02 AM
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Simple answer...The one you shoot most accurately with.

I have a 270,7mm mag and a 300 Weatherby.I feel comfortable with all of them.The 270 is probably the one I would have to choose though.
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:25 AM
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Simple answer...The one you shoot most accurately with.

I have a 270,7mm mag and a 300 Weatherby.I feel comfortable with all of them.The 270 is probably the one I would have to choose though.
I have the same 3 in the collection. .270 is the last one I would pick.
Different strokes....
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Old 07-07-2022, 07:36 AM
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I have the same 3 in the collection. .270 is the last one I would pick.
Different strokes....
I guess its partly nostalgic,it was my first and only rifle for many years .I killed deer,elk,antelope,sheep and moose with it.Ranges were out to 400 yards, mostly one shot kills.Love that 300 though.
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Old 07-07-2022, 07:15 PM
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your 7mm-08 is a great all around calibre. I would run 140's in it if you can.

If you want to upgrade I would skip the 280ai (which i think is another great round) and move up to the 300 wsm, which will run heavier bullets better then the 280ai.

You already said you will get a brake so no worry about the recoil in the 300 wsm in a lighter weight rifle.

I own a 7mm-08 in a Kimber Montana with a 22" barrel and I am just building a 7 saum, which is ballistically very similar to the 280ai . My intended use my 7-08 is a lightweight bush /cut block rifle with most shots under 300 yards. The 7 Saum will run 168 to 180 gr bullets and be more of an open country rifle, 200 to 500 yards.

If I encountered a Grizzly I would feel comfortable with either rifle and bear spray.
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Old 07-07-2022, 07:58 PM
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Of the cartridges listed, for me anyways, I would definitely go with the old '06.
As previously mentioned, bullet options and available ammo are much higher than likely all the others combined. And, at the end of the day, they just work!
Personally, I would opt for a larger caliber. Minimum 338 or 358, or God forbid, the ultimate cartridge, the 375 HH.
For many years, the 338 was my "one gun" selection. Killed everything from antelope to moose. 30-06 would handle them, but then it comes down to bullet selection and bullet placement.
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Old 07-07-2022, 08:05 PM
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I guess its partly nostalgic,it was my first and only rifle for many years .I killed deer,elk,antelope,sheep and moose with it.Ranges were out to 400 yards, mostly one shot kills.Love that 300 though.
If I could only have one, it would be a .300wby Second choice likely a .338win or .340wby. All bases covered, even good in the gopher patch lol. Killed many a gopher with a .300wby when I was a lot younger and a little more foolish. No follow-ups required
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Old 07-08-2022, 09:41 AM
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I subscribe to the theory that cartridges are more similar than they are different. Really a .308 or .708 are about perfect in my opinion. You can always go bigger but probably not necessary. Most animals will be shot inside of 300 yards. They should be good out to 450 yards.
Smaller is also good. I would happily use a 243 with a good bullet for anything. That being said if I was to come across a 350 inch bull elk or a 200 inch white tail I would wish for a bit more gun. Not because it’s not capable but you would want to be certain.
People say that recoil doesn’t bother them but I will guarantee most people will pick up a .223 and shoot it a lot more than their 300 WinMag. Not just due to recoil and noise but also cost and availability of components.
Of course that’s just being practical and not fun. I own a good selection of guns everywhere from 204 Ruger up to 338 Lapua AI.
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Old 07-15-2022, 12:10 PM
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I subscribe to the theory that cartridges are more similar than they are different. Really a .308 or .708 are about perfect in my opinion. You can always go bigger but probably not necessary. Most animals will be shot inside of 300 yards. They should be good out to 450 yards.
Smaller is also good. I would happily use a 243 with a good bullet for anything. That being said if I was to come across a 350 inch bull elk or a 200 inch white tail I would wish for a bit more gun. Not because it’s not capable but you would want to be certain.
People say that recoil doesn’t bother them but I will guarantee most people will pick up a .223 and shoot it a lot more than their 300 WinMag. Not just due to recoil and noise but also cost and availability of components.
Of course that’s just being practical and not fun. I own a good selection of guns everywhere from 204 Ruger up to 338 Lapua AI.
Don't you think that approach should apply to any Game you might take , rather than just a "trophy"? There are valid reasons most experienced hunters wont use a .243 with a good bullet for everything.. and No valid reasons for using one.
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Old 07-15-2022, 11:52 PM
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300 Win Mag for all ...

180grain Barnes 180 TTSX took this Grouse at 10 m with Sako Finnlight 75 and Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x 44 scope. Shot placement, ( lucky shot as well)

Last year same combination took antlerless Elk at 538 y.

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Old 07-17-2022, 12:03 PM
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300WSM all day
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Everyone knows the 6.5 Creedmoor in the hands of a Power Engineer is the most dangerous combo out there…
I guess you never heard about the 6.5 Grendel yet.
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Old 07-17-2022, 12:34 PM
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300WSM all day
I love my 300 WSM in a short action xbolt.
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Old 07-17-2022, 12:56 PM
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I guess you never heard about the 6.5 Grendel yet.
Lol
Wonder what that guy is doing…. Besides smoking crack
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Old 07-17-2022, 03:00 PM
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What about the 6.5 x 47 Lapua? The Creed gets all the love/hate i like the x47 better than the Creed. It gets the 140 Berger Elite hunters sailing nicely. Low recoil, high BC high sectional density. Whats not to like. (other than you have to be a reloader)
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