Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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  1. JPbowhunter

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    I only own 3 rifles, realistically will add a 22 when my son is older and a 9.3.

    30-06
    50 cal muzzy
    275 rigby

    If i could own any 3 centrefires it would be

    275 rigby
    450/400 NE double
    Well really what else would i need!
     

  2. HWL

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    A .17 Hornet .....for the "fun to shoot"!

    :D Beers:

    HWL
     
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  3. Pondoro

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    .308Win. or 6,5x54MS ( that long 160 grainer just penetrate..I even have old Kynoch solids..)
    .375H&H (what else..9,3x64 of course...brilliant and overlooked, effectively killed by WW2..)
    .470 or .500 Jeffery....or if the lotto hit me, .577NE
     

  4. todd9.3

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    :coffee: i gots to think on that????

    7x57 custom 98 mauser. boy, the deer it has killed(my son now has it)
    444 marlin in a tc encore with 23" MGM barrel
    222 rem savage m340. groundhog hater(sold it, because i shot out the barrel:(, dumb)


    the runner(s) up....
    500 linebaugh tc encore with 23" MGM barrel
    30-40 krag 1898 spr armory(bubbasized :A Crutches:)
    20 vartarg tc encore with 23" MGM barrel
    9.3x57 husky m46
     

  5. JimP

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    Since in haven't chimed in here yet here are mine.

    .22 long rifle
    7mm Rem mag
    .340 Weatherby
     

  6. gesch

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    Limited experience due to living in shotgun land: so...

    22 lr. (Just tried my brand new Marlin this morning—brother kgesch won the shooting competition!)

    270 (love it-if you don’t read some more Jack O’Conner until you do)

    300 Winchester Mag (will do a lot well)
     

  7. bassasdaindia

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    my choices change from year to year as I use more of my rifles and they perform in a certain fashion that suits my hunts, so at this moment in time I will choose :

    1. .270 win - for my Springbok and Gemsbok hunting (I utilize the meat and therefore select my .270 over my .300wm for that reason )
    2. 375 Ruger Alaskan - this little .375 with 20"barrel is my first choice rifle that I pack for most of my PG hunts .
    3. 416 - difficult to choose between my Rigby or my Remington , both work fantastic
    I am sure that my choices will change in time but for now this is my selection.
     

  8. Scrumbag

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    Hard to choose

    .223 Rem - Really like this chambering for foxes and the little muntjac deer
    7x64 - Works well on everything from Chinese Water Deer to Red Deer and Wild Boar (Gets the nudge over my .257 Roberts due to having that bit more thump)
    9.3x62 - Just a great round when you need to sit something down and doesn't beat you up like a 40 Cal (Realise would be light for elephant but I don't have a desire to hunt one of those)
     
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  9. RWilliams

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    For me it would be 6.5x55, 30-06 and a 375 H&H....all veteran calibres, but more than capable of doing whatever I'm likely to ask of them.
     
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    Three is not enough..... not reasonable person would appear with the idea, to have only three women for "everything"!!!

    ...will not work.

    There is always a situation, where you need a very special tool, that fits perfect for the task.

    Three gunsafes.... maybe

    :P Banana::P Banana::P Banana:

    HWL
     
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  11. 300wm

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    22 lr
    300wm
    12/70
     

  12. LivingTheDream

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    12 ga
    270 wsm
    416 Ruger

    Next 2 up
    22 LR
    300 WSM
     

  13. Tintin

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    it's a sad day if we ever have to make do with a mere trio, but...

    204 Ruger
    9.3x62
    404 J
     

  14. sambarhunter

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    .22LR as it was the calibre that I learned my trade with for more years than I remember as a kid,open sights and short range helped me with my stalking schooling.

    7mm RM and near on 40 years with the one rifle makes it like a good wife. Flat fast and hard I carry it just about every day.

    .358 Norma mag,hard hitting and flat shooting for what I want.
     

  15. Luvthunt

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    243 win

    340 wby on rem action

    458

    Honorable mention—22lr—223–7mm rem mag
     

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    cannot be done with only 3!!!

    22 lr-everybody needs a 22!
    222 Rem-varmints
    243 Win-varmints and small game long range
    6.5x55 Swede or 6.5x57mm-small to medium pg at longer range open areas
    300 H&H-medium to large PG at longer range open areas
    7x57mm-small to medium game shorter range bushveldt areas
    375 H&H-large pg at shorter range and smaller dg in bushveldt areas
    500 Jeff DG at shorter range and sort the problems out as a PH
    12ga/9.3x74R O/U combination-bushpig and leopard backup rifle.
    12ga O/U-wingshooting

    357 Sig, Glock 33 subcompact(not for plinking)

    That is about the minimum I would be able to live with!
     
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  17. Baz 500

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    257 Weatherby Magnum.
    35 Whelen.
    460 Weatherby , and I own a 500 Nitro Express Double.
     

  18. Saul

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    Truly too sadistic to make me choose just three.

    .22LR
    .223
    6.5 Creedmoor
    .280 AI
    .303 Brit
    .30-30
    .300 Wby
    .338 Lapua
    .450 NE
    .577 NE
     

  19. BeeMaa

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    I will limit myself to rifle cartridges.
    22 LR
    300 Win Mag
    375 H&H
     

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