Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges off all time

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  1. spike.t

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    looks like you have wheat intolerance :biggrin2::beer:
     
  2. Norwegianwoods

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    If we didn't have the stupid limit on how many hunting guns we can own in Norway, I would build myself a 375x62 :)
     
  3. spike.t

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    interesting, but would it be worth going from .366(9.3mm) to .375?
     
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    Going to a .375 bullet makes it legal for DG in all African countries, and you can use it in any long action like a standard Mauser action and have good magazine capacity.
    The ballistics will be the same as a 9.3x62 and as far as I know you will have lots more bullets to choose from when using .375 bullets.
     
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    yes i know that but it just seems a lot to do for little gain. if you get around to it let me know as it would be interesting. i will just stick to my standard 9.3`s for the time being and let you do the experimenting :D
     
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    9.3x62mm
    .45-70 Government
    .308 Winchester
     
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    .222 Remington
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    Closely followed by the .350 Remington Magnum!
     
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    If it,s game killed then in the US,it would have to be
    30-30
    45-70
    45 cal ball
    as far as me
    I hunt with
    223 Ruger Varmmit bolt gun
    44mag,,Ruger auto loader Carbine
    308 Savage 99f lever
     
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    270 Win
    375 H&H
    500 Jeffery
     
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    270win
    308win
    375 H&H
     
  11. Poucher

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    22lr
    17HMR
    223 Rem
    243 Win
    270 Win
    308 Win
    8x57 JS
    28 Gauge
    12 Gauge
    9,3x62
    44 mag
    45-70
     
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    Three???
     
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    Like women, is never enough and the next one is the one you do not have, I let you choose the three you like the most...
     
  14. Poucher

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    But I probably if I can not have them stay with 22lr, 270 win and 9,3 x 62
     
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    I know it says 3 however I can't decide , so here's my 4 :

    416 Rigby
    375 H&H
    9.3 x 62
    338 win mag
     
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    I was able to buy from a very good price a Winch 70 SE .416RM so , now :

    .270W 120 to 330 yds (150grs , 130grs)
    9.3x62 (20" CZ550 synthetic , handy) 286 grs :50 to 160 yds
    .416RM : 400grs 50 to 130 yds (DG and Heavy games) else 300grs 100 to 200 yds exit .375 H&H
     
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    Take the .376 Steyr ( 9,5x60 ) in a Steyr Prohunter. It is the 9,3x64 shortened to 60 mm and opened to .375 dia. Ammumation produces Hornady - 225 gr and 270 gr Hornady Interlock.

    Mannlicher
     
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    .223 Rem
    7x57
    8x68 S

    From roe deer to eland ...

    Mannlicher
     
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    Just three huh, that's pretty tough ;)

    My top three favorite cartridges are:

    338-06 on a Mauser 98 action
    358 Winchester in a Savage 99
    375 H&H in a Ruger RSM

    I know its a little overlap, hands down, these are three of the best cartridges ever designed. If I could add two more, I would take a 30-06 and a 22 LR. Sounds like a perfect battery to me!
     
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    I have refrained from posting in this thread, because I really want to put 4 down...but I will play by the rules:

    .375 H&H
    .300 H&H
    .22 Hornet

    Honorable mention to the .308 Winchester.

    Is that cheating?? :D
     
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