Which caliber to keep?

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  1. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    7X57
    300 Win
    .375 H&H

    Great selection and will take you around the world. Can even get that buffalo you’ve been wanting!
     

  2. ve7poi

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    Like the way you think if I do that can get at least 3 more trips in lol
    But then I wouldn’t have the pleasure of deliberations over riflestyle/caliber/make for each trip.
     
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  3. CBH Australia

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    So keep the 7x57. I’m infatuated with my 7mm-08 I understand.
    Keep the .375 H&H, I’m wanting to get one.

    That’s hunting taken care of.

    You will find there are one or 2 others there that you need to keep. Maybe for family or whatever reason makes you happy.

    I only have 7 centrefire calibres , I’d get more but sometimes it is easier to know which one you would always grab first for a local hunt where most rifles will suffice. But there is nothing wrong wit him using my .458 on a pig. I need to practice and use it well being what it is. Nothing wrong with overkill in ethical hunting.
     

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    I use my Browning A Bolt .338 in Colorado for elk and deer. No moose tag yet. I have a Pachmyer? Decelerator recoil pad on it and the recoil is like my .270 Win., or thereabouts. Shoots straight and kills quickly!
     
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  5. Hoss Delgado

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    .404 Jeffery for the big stuff,
    .375 H&H for everything
    .30-06 for the light stuff
     

  6. ILCAPO

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    I have a thing for the classics. I never did succumb to that disease known as "magnumitus." Yes, I have a couple magnums; a 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester, but other than that, my battery is pretty much a line up of classic cartridges.

    I have a Remington in .222 Remington and Ruger No. 1 in 22-250 Remington. Then there are a series of classic deer guns; 6mm Remington, 257 Roberts, 6.5 x 55 Swede, 7 x 57 Mauser, .30-30 Winchester, two .30-06s (a Remington 760 Gamemaster pump and a Santa Barbara Spanish bolt action), .35 Remington and .35 Whelen. Recently I put money down on a Remington Model 1917 in 25-06. I plan to build a Belgian FN Mauser action I have into a 280 Ackley Improved, and later on to add a Sako in 8 x 57 Mauser.

    See a pattern here? Most of my chamberings are based on one of three cartridge cases; the 250-3000 Savage, 7 x 57 Mauser, and .30-06 Springfield. I'm a huge fan of the 7 x 57 Mauser and .30-06 cases which have spawned many a great hunting cartridge.
     

  7. Milan

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    Well...right now I am thinking of getting rid of the magnums first...but it's so hard to sell a nice .375 H&H...Especially since the one i have now is comfy to shoot, yet handy. But I think, due to my tinnitus, I'm gonna go for guns that are "quiet"...7x57, 9.3x62. I may leave my 30-06 to my son, so he can easily get ammo and cheap. And I may, for now, also keep one of the 8x57/60 just for fun at the range or the odd hunt or use the 7x57 at the range and hunt with the 8.

    Luckily guns are not selling right now in my area due to economy, so nothing will move until I sell off the ones on chopping block first.
     
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  8. ILCAPO

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    Where is your area?

    Also, you mentioned a .375 H&H. What kind of rifle? Do you have a photo?
     

  9. DillonG

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    I completely agree. I sold my 300WM for a 308 and I am looking at getting a 375HH. Don't see a need for any other hunting rifles. Those 2 calibers IMO are all a hunter would need. Sure a .22, muzzelloader, and shotguns are necessary too.
     
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  10. ILCAPO

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    It's not a matter of need. It's a matter of WANT. Some of us just like the artwork and craftmanship of a fine firearm. I'm looking to have a nice stock made for an elegant looking Santa Barbara Deluxe Mauser in .30-06 I bought some years ago. It came from the factory with nice engraved scrolling on the top and bottom of the receiver and around the barrel where it meets the receiver. Very classy looking gun -- not gawdy. I'm just looking to have it tested by a gunsmith I've contact near me to ensure it shoots well before I spend the money. If it is 1.5 inches or better at 100 yards, I'm good with that.

    I have a couple customs built on VZ-24 Czech Mauser actions which I love; 257 Roberts and .35 Whelen. Also have one I bought already made on a German Mauser action (Oberndorf); 6mm Remington. They are sweet shooters.
     
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    My take is a regular rifle, long distance rifle, all around rifle and a big bore to keep all the rat guns in check ;)

    So, keep the '06, .300WM, .375 H&H and build the .404 Jeffrey.
     

  12. Jeffrey

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    If you wanna have two guns: the ‘06 and the 375.

    I really like the 9.3X62 and the .338WM as well.
     
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  13. Milan

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    Hahaha...Now you're making my decision harder again... :D
     

  14. Milan

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    I'm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    The .375 is a very nice Whitworth Mk X. Don't have pictures but could take a couple...
     
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    Why all the hazzle..?

    I am a gun nut and my woman has a shoe fetish.. We live perfectly with that… :whistle:
     

  16. Milan

    Milan AH Enthusiast

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    And then there is that....who says I should not keep them all if they make me happy, right?
     

  17. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

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    Keep the 7 x57 and the 9.3
    Sell the rest and make a n voice 404 Jeffery.
    With the money left over go back to Africa.
    Cheers mate Bob
     
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  18. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

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    I agree mate
    I have the 25 for most stuff
    The 35 Whelen for bigger
    And
    22K Hornet for small game I don't want to vaporize.
    It was hard to sell others but now I don't waste a day deciding what to use.
    Cheers mate Bob
     

  19. Bob Nelson 35Whelen

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    Just go to the Calgary indoor shooting centre when you feel the urge to do something different. That way you can sell some and get to use what you don't have.
    That way you can have your cake and eat it too.
    Cheers mate Bob
     

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