Best All-Round Rifle?

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Ruan Bouwer, Oct 25, 2014.

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What Is A Better All-Round Rifle? (In Your Opinion)

  1. .243

    2.9%
  2. .270

    97.1%
  1. Von S.

    Von S. AH Fanatic

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    The best all around rifle is the one you have with the round it's chambered in. It is confidence that does 90% of your killing......

    Though I must say that I like to take all my shots aiming west.

    It kinda makes me giggle a bit when I cut loose with that 600 Overkill and for a split second the earth stops rotating.

    :A Banana:
     
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  2. Osoprimero

    Osoprimero New Member

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    Bullet placement is most important factor when hunting with any weapon. Between the two calibers I am a great fan of the .270 for whitetails and large (200+ lbs) wild pigs. The .270 will definitely give you more options on bullet placement on larger animals than the .243 (fine caliber for deer). That being said I have been to Africa twice with a 30.06 taking animals from eland, zebra, etc. on down.
     
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  3. lwaters

    lwaters BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    The 270 was my first rifle. Shot a lot of deer and coyotes plus a couple of antelope. But now I think for the hand loader the 30-06 would be better. In a good modern bolt action with a 24 in. barrel it will do about anything a 300 mag will do. You pay a price in recoil and expensive ammo for that few extra yards that I myself can't really take advantage of.
     
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