Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges off all time

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  1. AZDAVE

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    Just a little outside the box thinking(y) My 405 is a Simson double rifle that is just so much fun to shoot. At some point it has a alaska bear written all over it.
    Taking my 450NE double for Cape Buff next year. still trying to decide which to bring as second rifle? 9.3x74R double, 9.3x62 custom mauser, or 416 Rigby Ruger RMS. My better half is bring her 7x57 and twin to my 9.3x62. Just over a year to go and cant wait.
     
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    Listed in order of usage...
    30-06
    22-250
    .375 H&H mag
     
  3. Andrews

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    Just 3 huh, cutting it kinda close here, but I would have to go with:

    Winchester Model 70 25 WSSM. It routinely puts 3 Hornady 117 grain Interlocks in a 1/2" 100 yd group. Very compact, easy on the shoulder rifle. Nothing safe within 300 yards.
    Interarms Mark X 338-06. Hands down one of the most underrated cartridges in the history of humanity. Nearly equals (as far as game is concerned) 338 WM, holds an extra round in the magazine, less blast and recoil, and less powder burnt. A winner all the way around.
    Ruger RSM 375 H&H. The number one rifle in my collection. Was previously owned by Ed Matunas and used on a few of his safaris. I WILL take this rifle on my own hunt one day!! lol The cartridge is an without a doubt, the single most useful weapon ever designed.
     
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    .30 Gibbs - my favorite for elk, etc for about 30 years, before I replaced it with my .300 Weatherby, my current favorite!
    .375 RUM
     
  5. Steve Steyr

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    .220 Swift
    7x57 Mauser
    450/400 3"
     
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    AZDAVE,

    Either your 9.3x62 or perhaps share wife's 7x57 but, the 9.3 seems like the best one to me.

    Out,
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    I agree with Velo Dog.
     
  8. AZDAVE

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    Thank you, 9.3 it is:) After I built mine. My better half said "Where is mine?" Gotta love a woman that has her priorities in the right place.
    Guess I need to get her a
     
  9. AZDAVE

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    404 Jeff to finish above post.
     
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    You better had.
     
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    SMILE!
     
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    22 LR: Shoot anything small and competition shooting
    .308 Win: Shoot anything medium and competition shooting
    .375 Ruger: Shoot anything big and dangerous
    12 Guage: Shoot anything that flies
     
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    22/250 Remington, 270 Winchester and the 9.3x62 Muaser if I Have to stop at 3
     
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    .375 H&H
     
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    270 Win or 338 WM
    375 h&h
    416 Rigby

    covers all my bases.
     
  19. Harrison E

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    ??? Why ? historical ammo ... maybe a little weak ... but so soft:LOL:
     

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