Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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  1. crudeoildude

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    here are my 3 22-250 Rem,25-06 rem 300nwin mag have a 25-06 with a 03a3 action douglas supreme barrel and semi manliquer stock that is a tack driver with 100 gr barnes ttsx
     

  2. Boyd Brooks

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    308 Norma Mag
    358 Norma Mag
    and my ultimate fav 416 Taylor!
     
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  3. Adrian

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    .243
    30-06
    .375

    That's what I own right now so it would be wrong to select anything else.

    Standard and boring I know but I wouldn't mind betting that those three calibres have taken more game than many others.......
     
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  4. Pheroze

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    I really like the idea of the 358 Norma as well but I am not sure where I would use it instead of the 308 Norma. How do you see the overlap?
     

  5. Boyd Brooks

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    I got the 358 Norma for moose using 250gr Nosler Partions. 20" barrel with a Boyd's laminate stock, great for walking or sitting on a watch.
     
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    .223
    .308
    .375

    Slight variation on your standard and boring but also what I have and use.
     
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  7. larry4831

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    I like the 257 wby , 375 H&H and my 458win. Oh and my 22 mag! Shoot the heads right off those spruce hens!
     

  8. MikeDeltaFoxtrot

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    I can't really come up with three. The overwhelming majority of my big game hunting has been with 300 Winchester Magnum, in one of two rifles. I have also killed a fair number of white tail deer with a 50 caliber muzzle loader. I took my .375 H&H to Africa, and hunted with it two days. I didn't get a shot at a kudu, but I did take a nice waterbuck. I have killed a lot of varmints with 17 HMR using Hornady vmax loads, but I wouldn't call it a favorite.

    So, all that said:

    300 Win Mag
    50 cal muzzle loader
    375 H&H Mag
     

  9. Von S.

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    This is a very difficult question as there are so many different species of stuff to kill and many will onver lap into a different category.

    Ok

    Stuff that will kill me, stomp me, eat me, squish me or play wild ping pong with my jingle Bob's?

    600 OK
    500 NE
    460 WM

    Things that will use you as a training aid to teach their children how to hunt or what to run over for fun.

    378 WM
    458 Win
    416 Rigby

    Long range dropping of animals that you just can't or don't want to get near and have a great chance of hitting.

    30-378WM
    378 WM
    The Ultra Mag Line

    Rounds to use in the country of Texas for Speed Goats, Mulies and white Tail Deer.

    264 Winchester
    25-06 AI
    6 mm x 06 AI

    Small edable stuff like deer.

    250-3000 AI
    308
    7 x 57

    Pigs and stuff like that.

    223
    6.5 Grendel
    AK rounds

    Bad People.

    All the above and then some.
     
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  10. TXHUNTER338

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    THREE IS NOT ENOUGH ....BUT
    .204 RUGER
    257 ROBERTS
    .275 RIGBY
    .338 WINMAG
    .450/400
    AND I HAVE KILLED A LOT OF HOGS AND A FEW DEER WITH THE .300 SAVAGE JUST BECAUSE I LOVE MY MODEL 99 RIFLE
     
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  11. superdutch

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    I think mine might go like this:
    223
    270WSM
    375 Ruger

    223 covers varmints, and cheap target shooting, 270wsm covers whitetail, most plainsgame toys Kudu and Elk, and the 375 covers everything else.
     

  12. superdutch

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    *to
     

  13. Bob O

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    Mine are (in order):

    .300 RUM (Very accurate to 1000 yd)
    7MM Rem Mag (Great all around)
    .30-06 Springfield (Trustworthy)
     

  14. Buffhunter

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    7x57 mauser, 300 win mag and 416 rigby. Covered for ever situation.
     
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  15. thriller

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    well since its rifle only

    308 win
    17 mach 2
    375h&H
     

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    That's a tough one. I have to go with 22lr, 7mm mag and 375 HH. I'm going to sneak my old Rem. 870 12 gauge in here, too. In a way, I'm not surprised to see the 375HH show up in nearly everyone's list.
     

  17. 700xcr

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    Remington 700 BDL 243win
    Remington 721 300 H&H
    375 Ruger Guide Gun
     

  18. geoff rath

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    Excluding the 22LR (bit hard to do), any decent 30 caliber (308/30-06), 9.X64 Brenneke and either 416 or 450 Rigby
     
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  19. geoff rath

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    We all are learnin' from each other, eh?
     

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    Am I goin' to see you at Brett's on the sixth?
     

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