Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges off all time

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  1. 505ED

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    The 375 WBy thread got me thinking of my favorite hunting cartridges off all time.

    Here are mine:

    22 LR
    9.3x62 (followed close my a 375 wby--less bark with the 9.3)
    450/400 3" (really it was the gun it was in--but was a sweet shooting as they come)

    Ed
     
  2. trigger creep

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    I was about to start a thread similar to this one. It is hard for me to choose between the .222 Remington and the .22-250 for the .22's.

    Here are my faves:

    .222 Remington
    .270 Win
    .30-06 Spfld.
     
  3. Scott Spencer

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    I enjoy these:

    .280 Rem
    .30-06
    .338 Win Mag*

    *I sold my .338 WM and am having a 338-06 built. I still get the use of .338 bullets but without the belt and the punishment. :)
     
  4. Kiwi505

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    300 Win mag
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    Sorry, I could not stop at three!
     
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    .280 Rem/7x64
    9.3x62
    .375 H&H
    .404 Jeffery

    Me neither!
     
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    6.5x55
    7mm rem mag
    375 H and H
     
  7. Karl Stumpfe

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    If I HAVE to narrow it down to only 3, it would be:
    8x68 S
    9,3x64 mm
    .450 Rigby Rimless
     
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    7x57
    375 H&H
    470 nitro
     
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    Mine are :

    .300 Weatherby Magnum
    . 375 H&H Weatherby Magnum ( in love with it )
    .404 WR
    & .470 JR

    Monish
     
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    I have hunted with a wide variety of calibres and rifles. But when it comes to the big ones their where the occasional shot besides my own 416Rigby and 404Jeffrey. Furthermore most of us I am sure also don’t get to hunt that ofthen with them. So to conclude even if I love my 416Rigby it comes down to two rifles.
    300Win Mag
    22-250
    The perfect bean field couple loaded with Barnes X. From Springbuck to eland.
     
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    300 Win Mag - with 165gn TSX or 180gn Nos Partitions
    22-250 - with 53gn Sierra BTHP's
    416 Rigby - with 400gn TSX
     
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    in terms of African hunting:

    375 H&H
    30-06
    404 Jeffery

    I would take any two of them on a plains game/dangerous game hunt and feel very confident.
     
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    .223 Win? Winchester wishes!
     
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    .308 Winchester
    .300 Weatherby Magnum
    .450 Ackley Magnum

    I only left .22 Magnum and .220 Swift off the list out of respect for 505ED's limit!! And my .22lr's - can't be without them...
     
  16. Silent Bob

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    7mm-08

    .300 winmag

    .375 H&H
     
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    .450 Watts Magnum

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  18. Von Gruff

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    It should be no surprise to anybody that my two all time favourites are the 7x57 and the 404J but I would have to add the 20VarTarg for the small stuff and nobody should be without a 22LR and a 12 guage sxs.

    Von Gruff.
     
  19. BryceM

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    .22-250
    .300 Wby, love it - the ultimate all-round NA and plains game round
    .416 Rigby, but I need more real-world experience with it still

    Also it's hard to leave out the .257 Wby. Great pronghorn & deer round
     
  20. B9.3

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    For me it has been the 300 Weatherby, 340 Weatherby and 9.3x62.
     

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