Is there a perfect plains game calibre?

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We have a look been putting forward what is the perfect rifle for plains game. Some good some marginal and others to big.
In reality the best gun for plains game is the one you have in your hands at the time the game is sighted providing you are an ethical hunter that will a cleanly kill the game.
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That's what lathes are for mate. You could turn the rims down cut a new extractor groove and end up with a rebates rim like the 425WR.
Problem solved.
Bob
Close, but my actual bolt head for the R8 will only accept the belted magnums based on the 375H&H. So turning down brass only gets me further away from what I really want. I see your point and it's valid, but I'm not the wildcat reloading junkie that you are. I also don't plan on getting another bolt head, at least at this point. After picking up a set of Leica RF binos for Mrs BeeMaa, a spending freeze has occurred on everything. Cheers mate.
 

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I can see it getting a lot better with a 225 grain accubond, Woodleigh or Barnes launched at up to 2,900 fps out of a 35 Whelen. They will do everything the 300 and 338 will do and then some . One shot no tracking what more do you want.
Bob
@Bob Nelson 35Whelen Everytime I play with the mid ".3's" I end up back to the 375h&h, then the cycle begins again. So many good ones out there, just not enough time.
 
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@Bob Nelson 35Whelen Everytime I play with the mid ".3's" I end up back to the 375h&h, then the cycle begins again. So many good ones out there, just not enough time.
@TTundra
It must be awful to have such an affliction but if you have to have one at least it's healthy.
I won't ask what you think your final decision will be because you m at start the cycle again.
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Close, but my actual bolt head for the R8 will only accept the belted magnums based on the 375H&H. So turning down brass only gets me further away from what I really want. I see your point and it's valid, but I'm not the wildcat reloading junkie that you are. I also don't plan on getting another bolt head, at least at this point. After picking up a set of Leica RF binos for Mrs BeeMaa, a spending freeze has occurred on everything. Cheers mate.
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What do you need binos for just follow my philosophy. Hold on hair not air, If'n y'all have to hold on air it's to far away or your rifle ain't sighted to get the best out of it.
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