Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges off all time

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  1. jduckhunter

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    22WMR, .338WM, .375Ruger
     
  2. Pancho

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    In order of preference:
    264 WM - pre 64 Mod 70 named "Betty". Betty is my mother and she always kept me fed.
    375 H&H - pre 64 Mod 70 named "Susie". Susie is my wife. She took over from Betty many years ago.
    300 WM - Mod 70 Classic Supergrade. No name on this one but it sure is pretty and shoots like greased silk.
    I also enjoy and hunt quite a bit with 6.5x55, 300 H&H, 7x64, 243 Win, and 223. My favorite handgun is a Ruger Single Six with the 22 Mag cylinder.
     
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    Most practical three would be:
    22 lr
    30-06
    .375

    But my personal favorites would be:
    22 hornet
    7x57
    .404
     
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  4. bebo

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    In order of preference:
    264 WM - pre 64 Mod 70 named "Betty". Betty is my mother and she always kept me fed.
    I also enjoy and hunt quite a bit with 6.5x55, 300 H&H, 7x64, 243 Win, and 223. My favorite handgun is a Ruger Single Six with the 22 Mag cylinder.

    .375 H&H with pre64 Mod 70 & .300WM Classic Supergrade ! Perfect choice !!;)
     
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    Wow! ok, here goes:

    220 Swift
    340 Weatherby
    416 Ruger

    Also ran: 257 Weatherby, 300 Weatherby, 44 Magnum lever gun
     
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    .243 Win.
    .300 H&H
    .375 H&H
     
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    Welcome to AH salesman,, it would be very difficult to argue your choices!
     
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    Welcom to AH salesman! :happywave: with those 3 calibers you have Africa well covered.
     
  9. colorado

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    270 Win
    375 H&H
    500 Jeffery
     
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    hi colorado i presume they all would have 30inch barrels ? ;)
     
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    Hello Colorado,
    Tell us why 500 Jeffery ? Is it better than .505 Gibbs ? :)
     
  12. bebo

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    My choice

    FIRST
    .270Win
    .375 H&H
    .470 NE (dream)
    OR
    .300Win Mag
    .416 Rigby
    .470 NE (always dream)
     
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    nope just 24", 22" for the 270. Hope you're doin well
     
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    good thanks, apart from not being able to get back into my time zone here, still 8 hours behind!!!:dozingoff::shakehead:
     
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    I would have to settle with these
    22 hornet
    7 x 57
    .375H&H
     
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    The 500 Jeffery is a lovely cartridge and capable of the same performance as the Gibbs, but if I could've afforded a custom rifle or built one I would've gone with the Gibbs. It's just so damn impressive. The CZ bolt face diameter in a Gibbs leaves so little metal I found it a tad scary, so I would've gone with an action (Montana PH, GMA, etc) with a larger bolt diameter. That being said, my CZ 550 in 500 Jeffery shooting 570grain bullets at 2300 fps is my favorite rifle to shoot offhand. It's very accurate and recoil is reasonable.
     
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    I changed my mind
    35Whelen then
    35Whelen
    then for backup, 458 win mag

    Sorry guys on some Belgian Wheat beer tonight. Just having some fun. For those that don't know me, I like the 35Whelen
     
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    Are you trying to wake Bart up! Next thing you know you are going to put 458 Win down 3 times in a row (lol).
     
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    NOOOOOoooo..... If I wanted to wake BART up I would have said 30-06, 30-06, and 308. How quick you forget Eric.:draught: Bottoms up...
     
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    Yes, the 30-06 for sure!
     

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