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Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges off all time

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    Personal choices:
    .22 LR - All small game
    6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser - Goat to red deer
    .357 H&H mag - Everything that walks!

    And we have a winner! I have done some counting (nothing better to do on a Thursday off work), including all honorable mentions and giving long, convoluted texts the benefit of the doubt unless they clearly did not describe a favorite caliber. Not surprising, the crown goes to our birthday guest, the 100 year old ... (Flourish of trumpets):

    .375 Holland & Holland Magnum with 31 votes,

    followed by - a big gap!

    The other calibers, in order of votes, are:
    .30-06 - 14 votes
    .22 LR - 11
    .300 Win Mag - 10
    .270, .300 Weatherby mag - 8
    .22-250, 9.3x62mm - 7
    .223, .404 Jeff, .470 NE - 6
    6.5x55, .416 Rigby - 5
    .308,, 7mm Rem mag, .375 Ruger - 4
    .22 Hornet, .257 Weatherby, .300 WSM, .303 British, 7x57mm, 7x64mm, .458 Win mag, .450-400 - 3
    All other calibers got only 1 or 2 votes.
    Overkill is underestimated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbear View Post
    Personal choices:
    .22 LR - All small game
    6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser - Goat to red deer
    .357 H&H mag - Everything that walks!

    And we have a winner! I have done some counting (nothing better to do on a Thursday off work), including all honorable mentions and giving long, convoluted texts the benefit of the doubt unless they clearly did not describe a favorite caliber. Not surprising, the crown goes to our birthday guest, the 100 year old ... (Flourish of trumpets):

    .375 Holland & Holland Magnum with 31 votes,

    followed by - a big gap!

    The other calibers, in order of votes, are:
    .30-06 - 14 votes
    .22 LR - 11
    .300 Win Mag - 10
    .270, .300 Weatherby mag - 8
    .22-250, 9.3x62mm - 7
    .223, .404 Jeff, .470 NE - 6
    6.5x55, .416 Rigby - 5
    .308,, 7mm Rem mag, .375 Ruger - 4
    .22 Hornet, .257 Weatherby, .300 WSM, .303 British, 7x57mm, 7x64mm, .458 Win mag, .450-400 - 3
    All other calibers got only 1 or 2 votes.
    jeez that must have been a mission! well done! as its its birthday i wont ask for a recount

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    The top three were pretty close to my top three (had 22 WMR instead of LR, but I could live with the little 22 rounds) Some pretty good discussion, too.

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    I guess if I have to limit it to just 3 mine would be the 243 Win. 300 Win Mag and the 1874 Sharpes in a 45/70 (modern round).
    Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.

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    Not counting the good old 22LR. I like the traditional calibers, no wildcats.

    264 Win Mag (will shoot anything from 100gr - 140gr equally well)
    300 Win Mag (Sako and Rem 700) One likes 165 TSX the other 180 Win Supreme Elite
    416 Rigby (Hornady 400gr DGS & DGX)

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    mine are

    500/465 India
    375 H&H
    300 H&H

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    I have thought about this for awhile because I am getting older and need to get rid of some of
    the safe queens while I still have a clear mind. If I was going to travel all over the world and hunt I would own a 223, 30-06, and a 375 H&H. But I most likely will make a couple more trips to Africa for a few more plains game and maybe hunt brown bear in Alaska and a hunt to Canada for moose and caribou and the rest of the time I will be hunting on my farm for deer and turkey. I am not really a diehard conservative when it come to hunting rifles so I will probably keep my Remington 700 ADL 223, my 300 Ruger Compact Magnum and buy a 375 Ruger Alaskan

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    these are the ones i love
    17 hmr
    22/250
    300 rum
    aithough i just bought a packet of 375 hh factory loads (which im waiting for paper work to come back to pick up the rifle )and damn they look like theyre gunna be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Stumpfe View Post
    If I HAVE to narrow it down to only 3, it would be:
    8x68 S
    9,3x64 mm
    .450 Rigby Rimless
    Hello, You know the 9.3x64 (Brenneke) ... Congratulation ... It's so rare, this ammo is too scarse.
    I had had a Mauser in this cal. , better than THE .375 H&H but, .375H&H can be found everywhere, at every price not the 9.3x64....
    That is the reason I sold my rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlSpaeth View Post
    300H&H
    375H&H
    470 Nitro
    Hello,
    Perfect choice, I agree !

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    does it suprise anyone else that this thread doesnt have over seven and ahalf thousand posts ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluey View Post
    does it suprise anyone else that this thread doesnt have over seven and ahalf thousand posts ....
    I'll add one more for you. My top three would be the 30-06, 300 Weatherby, and 375 H&H. IMHO the 300 Weatherby is the greatest all around big game cartridge in existence, obviously excluding the largest of the dangerous game.

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    If I could only have three they would be:
    25-06
    338 Win Mag
    416 Rigby

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    Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges off all time
    my 3 favorite cartridges are the one I killed my Waterbuck with is my favorite, 2nd would be the one I killed my Zebra with, and 3rd is the one I killed my kudu with. all 3 of those were 300wsm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebo View Post
    the 9.3x64 (Brenneke) ... better than THE .375 H&H
    I have to ask, as a genuine matter of interest, how you came to this conclusion..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCMAN View Post
    I have to ask, as a genuine matter of interest, how you came to this conclusion..?
    hello ,
    Why I tell the 9.3x64 Brenneke is better than the .375 H&H :
    (dont confuse with the 9.3x62 Mauser)

    Create to compete with .375 H&H ....older...

    0 - The both ammo are very, very close ...diameter, weight, energy, quantity of movement,
    accuracy ... but ...

    1 - 9.3x64 case is shorter than the .375HH : need standard action 98 type only
    2 - its Speed is faster : better flat trajectory, longer range, a fewer
    3 - Better BC for the 9.3x64
    4 - Better Energy (1/2 * Bullet Weight * square(speed) a fewer
    5 - Quantity of Movement (Speed * Bullet Weight) are very close
    6 - Cost per box in Europe is egual

    That's all, not so bad vs THE .375 H&H Majesty .

    I have had a Mauser Rifle with "Nickel" scope, mount : "Montage crochet" (like "Suhl": very expansive, need a true gunsmith ...), (assembly with hook ???? I don't know the translation in english for "montage crochet", "montage de Suhl").

    The barrel was a 25" : metric 63 cm.

    I have had a Rem. 700 Safari .375 H&H and now I have a Winch Mod 70 Safari Express .375 H&H.

    I shoot about 20 cartridges each two weeks in this caliber and that from many and many years + other cartridges (.270w or 9.3x62 now).

    Target : classic paper for accuracy and .. logs, bloks of wood (Diam : 10 to 15"), steel target (thickness 1", 1.1/2") range : 50 yds, 100 yds until 200 yds.

    Results : More accuracy for the 9.3x64, better range, deeper hit but I repeat any BG will not feel the difference ...

    Why I sold my rifle 9.3x64 Brenneke ?

    It's very difficult to find this cartridge : (: RWS, Brenneke ?, Sako ? before it makes .366 Sako (9.3x66) , A.Square ??? and ???

    I am not sure about the perenity of this cartridge which is , nevertheless, frequently used in East Europa for BG.

    A curiosity :

    tigr9.jpg

    Rifle Saiga Tigr 9 cal. 9.3x64 Brenneke ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebo View Post
    hello ,
    Why I tell the 9.3x64 Brenneke is better than the .375 H&H :
    (dont confuse with the 9.3x62 Mauser)

    Create to compete with .375 H&H ....older...

    0 - The both ammo are very, very close ...diameter, weight, energy, quantity of movement,
    accuracy ... but ...

    1 - 9.3x64 case is shorter than the .375HH : need standard action 98 type only
    2 - its Speed is faster : better flat trajectory, longer range, a fewer
    3 - Better BC for the 9.3x64
    4 - Better Energy (1/2 * Bullet Weight * square(speed) a fewer
    5 - Quantity of Movement (Speed * Bullet Weight) are very close
    6 - Cost per box in Europe is egual

    That's all, not so bad vs THE .375 H&H Majesty .

    I have had a Mauser Rifle with "Nickel" scope, mount : "Montage crochet" (like "Suhl": very expansive, need a true gunsmith ...), (assembly with hook ???? I don't know the translation in english for "montage crochet", "montage de Suhl").

    The barrel was a 25" : metric 63 cm.

    I have had a Rem. 700 Safari .375 H&H and now I have a Winch Mod 70 Safari Express .375 H&H.

    I shoot about 20 cartridges each two weeks in this caliber and that from many and many years + other cartridges (.270w or 9.3x62 now).

    Target : classic paper for accuracy and .. logs, bloks of wood (Diam : 10 to 15"), steel target (thickness 1", 1.1/2") range : 50 yds, 100 yds until 200 yds.

    Results : More accuracy for the 9.3x64, better range, deeper hit but I repeat any BG will not feel the difference ...

    Why I sold my rifle 9.3x64 Brenneke ?

    It's very difficult to find this cartridge : (: RWS, Brenneke ?, Sako ? before it makes .366 Sako (9.3x66) , A.Square ??? and ???

    I am not sure about the perenity of this cartridge which is , nevertheless, frequently used in East Europa for BG.

    A curiosity :

    tigr9.jpg

    Rifle Saiga Tigr 9 cal. 9.3x64 Brenneke ?

    so Docman have you warmed up your calculator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike.t View Post
    so Docman have you warmed up your calculator?
    Not yet ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebo View Post
    Why I tell the 9.3x64 Brenneke is better than the .375 H&H
    They can be compared, I will agree, but definitely not better..
    Read this : A Most Marvelous Metric | Rifles | Guns & Ammo | Page 5

    @ Spike, getting it warmed up, mate.

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    Although it's there, .375 H&H is still alive and shows everywhere its ability. I enjoy with it!

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