What cartridge have you thought about the most, but never owned a rifle in it?

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  1. trigger creep

    trigger creep AH Enthusiast

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    Thanks for looking that up. So I am not legally allowed to possess a firearm, but my dad is allowed to own a rifle that I use. He owns every rifle that I use and he bought them for my use, so it is legal.
     
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    trigger creep AH Enthusiast

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    All I know is Nosler makes a rifle in 6.5X284 Norma. Those Nosler rifles cost a lot of money though.
     
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    I have a friend who rebarreled a rifle to 6.5 -284 but it is a cartridge that although it is very good down range, is not that good for very long. He went back to a 6.5x55, knows his trajectory and has the same sucess. Actually a 6.5x55 or 6.5x57 loaded to modern pressure levels is not that far behind the 6.5-284 and a very good choice.

    Von Gruff.
     
  4. Jdean2011

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    The gun i was actually looking into was the nosler m48, very expensive but definitely a dream rifle for me. I would go with the 7mm mag, but nosler does not make it in that caliber for whatever reason.
     
  5. monish

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    I propose you should take up PH ship as a career , and the day you consider being one just let me know ,your .375 H&H Magnum would reach you .... I wish you all the best in life and may you hunt soon in AFRICA , the Hunters Paradise ............

    Monish
     
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    trigger creep AH Enthusiast

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    Okay, I'm consider being a PH. Give me the .375 H&H now. LOL, just kidding.. I dream of the day when I get my first .375, I wonder what manufacturer I will get.... Ruger, Winchester, CZ, or another company?. For now I can just dream about what .375 I'll get. I also day-dream of the day that my .375 will slay it's first Cape Buff, may this dream come true soon.

    BTW, I wish you the best in life also and may you be a PH someday also, the dream life.
     
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    You would have lots of choices , Hollands, Rigbys , WRs, & many many more, in doubles or bolt, cape buff when is walloped with a well placed chest or shoulder shot lumps down like a rabbit ... I took first buff of mine in Tanzania with one shot loaded with a .300 grain Silver tip Winchester in the.375 H&H Weatherby, it was chest cavity shot , it collapsed dead..... Its a feeling that is indescribable. May you experience a great début buff hunt routine . All the Best . The .375 H&H would be in rack ,awaiting you .....

    Hope to pursue my dream , but at times I feel I have missed the BUS............ but making an effort to catch !

    Thanks ............

    Happy Hunting !!!

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    trigger creep AH Enthusiast

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    Wait a minute, Holland&Holland, Rigby, and Westley Richards...... What do they cost 20-30 thousand US dollars? Even if you would be so kind as to give me a .375 H&H in the future, I wouldn't ask for a Rigby or any of the others listed above! You are a very kind person, but I would never ask that of you.


    You haven't missed the bus, but don't tarry any longer!
     
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    .470 Nitro, shot a few of them but never owned my own. Great cartridge!!!!
     
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    I have two on my want list. 450 3 1/4 and .577 3" BPE......I have two .375s, 8 x 57JRS, couple of 06s, 32 Win. Spec. and a 45-70.... along with some other dust collectors.
     
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    Guys any double will work but I would love the .470NE as it is such a traditional caliber. T

    Thank you!
     
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    I've owned a couple of 450/400 nitro's, shot quite a few water buffalo with em, and a couple of .500 light nitro doubles, loved shooting them. My .416 Taylor is a grand gun, but love my .375 H&H.
     
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    338 Win Mag. Also dreamed about a 470 NE Double Rifle and a 577 NE Double Rifle!!
     
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    trigger creep AH Enthusiast

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    I share your dreams about a .470 Nitro Express. I am quite a few years away from having one though. If I ever get one. At least dreams don't cost anything....
     
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    I had always dreamed of owning a 45-70 Sharpes and doing a bison hunt with it after reading stories of Buffalo hunters in the old west and as you can see from my profile picture at age 48 I fulfilled that dream, I guess now I need to start dreaming of something in an 375. Bob
     
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    I just got one of my wish list rifles, the Ruger Hawkeye African in .375 Ruger. So now I am down to 4 on my list.

    1.) 1878 Sringfield Trap door rifle, original.
    2.) Barret .50 Caliber
    3.) .338 Lapua
    4.) 416 Rigby

    Of course that list will keep growing I'm sure....
     
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    That is what will happen. The 8X57 Mauser was on my list for a while, but then my dad bought me a Husqvarna 8X57 mauser. So, I replaced the 8X57 with the 7X57 Mauser on my wish list. I am still waiting for the right 7x57 Mauser to show up and then I'll snatch it. Then I'll have to come up with something to replace the 7X57 Mauser on my wish list. IT NEVER ENDS.....
     
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    I dream the most about a 220 swift or a 257 Roberts. I certainly don't need them but who ever has enough guns. If it was a double rifle it would be the 450/400.
     
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    A 404 Jeffery would be nice.
     
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    I want to do a classic safari of 21 days or so in Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana or Tanzania equipped with a .318 Westley Richards and a .404 Jeffery.

    For here in the states, I'd like a .338 Federal or .338-06.
     

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