Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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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!
 

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If i could own any 3 centrefires it would be

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

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

:D Beers:

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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
 

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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
 

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

.22 long rifle
7mm Rem mag
.340 Weatherby
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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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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:

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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
 

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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.
 

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

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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
 

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

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