Best Caliber for sheep hunting

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you have probably just described the forte of the nosler partition.
upper middle weight for calibre on thinner skinned, lighter boned animals.
this is a far cry from big boned, thick skinned thins that stomp, gouge, or bite.
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I have shot one sheep. Dall ram in the Yukon territory, 325 yards. .308 Winchester, 165gr. Nosler partition. It worked.

Funny how these boring old calibers just seem to get the job done!
 

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funny how good a 7mm stw with a 150ish gn bullet would have done on a sheep at that range.
the target would have been within a sensible point blank range and you just aim dead on.
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Nothing against it, I have some whiz bang guns myself. However, I’m very comfortable with my 7x57 to 400 and a bit. No muss, no fuss, just gets the job done. I guess the romantic in me just likes the classics.

For the same reason I do not use scopes with externally adjustable turrets. Tens of thousands of rounds in prairie dog towns taught me how to dope the wind and know my trajectory.
 

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Yes, the boring old cartridges have been used the world over and will continue to do well.
I’ve owned a few .308 and still hunt with one. The gun nut in me says I need something a little more interesting, you only live once and I have the nod to build a lightweight rifle. That will be a .280ai for me.
 

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