Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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  1. geoff rath

    geoff rath AH Enthusiast

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    Maniacal cackle after that post .......
     
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  2. 8 x 60

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    .22 LR Everyone should have one
    8 x 60 JRS 'cause it's so damn cool
    .243 Win 'cause it fills the gap between the other two
     

  3. Milan

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    Was not going to get in on this but cannot resist any longer, so here we go:
    .22LR
    7x57 (could not really decide between it and 6.5x55, 8x57 and .30-06, but let's say the 7 gets the nod)
    9.3x62
     
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  4. Ragman

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    1) .22lr
    2) .308 Win
    3) 7mm Rem Mag

    I also love .17 WSM, .223, .22-250, .243, 7mm-08, .270, .30-06, .30-30 and .300 Win Mag!

    That should do it!
     

  5. Don458

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    22 savage hi power. 8x72 r 9.3x64 brenneke 50-70 gov. .577 nitro. I like odd stuff. Lol
     

  6. redriverjake

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    Big game ideal 3...

    270 Win- 130gr Barnes TSX
    375 H&H- 270gr Barnes TSX
    500 N.E- 570gr Barnes banded solid

    Last 3 on earth..

    22lr- semi auto
    375 H&H- this time with a 300gr flat nosed solid
    12ga - 3in chamber
     

  7. Certus

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    .450 nitro. My first classic big game cartridge.. (has a .458 win mag before it which leads to...)

    .458 win mag - my first big bore.

    .22 hornet. Shot more with this cartridge than any other.
     
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  8. Marty Weatherup

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    300H&H
    400Whelen
     

  9. Clodo Ferreira

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    7x57
    30-06
    375 H&H (lately I am shifting from my beloved .375 to my also beloved 9,3x62...)
     

  10. 2L8

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    Centerfire Rifle Battery
    .223 Remington
    .30/06
    .375 H&H

    Add to that:
    .22 LR
    12 ga.

    I think with those five long arms I could realistically hunt anything and not feel overly handicapped.

    Sometimes the choices are common, pedestrian and boring because they are very good at what they do.
     
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  11. dchamp

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    Center Fire:
    8X57is
    9.3x62
    .458 Lott

    followed by the:
    6mm Rem.
    8X68s.
    375 H&H

    Rem Fire
    .22LR
    .17 HMR
     

  12. Alaska

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    22 LR
    338 Win Mag
    30-06
     

  13. DHH45

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    My favorites are:
    257 weatherby LH ultra light weight
    300 weatherby LH ultra light weight
    375 RUM on a left hand Mark V
     

  14. Hunter Franklin

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    30-06 Springfield

    375 H&H

    This last ones hard but am going to say 470 nitro for some reason.
     
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  15. ldmay375

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    Not including rimfires, this is my stab at all time personal favorites:
    223 Remington/ 5.56 x 45
    30-06 Springfield
    338 Winchester

    The 223 and 30-06 would probably be constants. They are not flashy in today's hyper velocity cartridges, but suit me fine.
    I have several cartridges that are favorites and 3 does not scratch the surface.

    Also other real favorites for me are:
    7mm-08
    7mm Remington
    7mm WSM
    308 Winchester/ 7.62 x 51
    300 Winchester
    300 WSM
    8x57
    325 WSM
    375 Ruger
    375 H&H
    416 Ruger
    416 Remington
    Of these, at the moment, the 7 WSM, 325 WSM, 375 Ruger, and 416 Ruger would be favorites.
    An 8x57 in stainless/ synthetic is at top of the want list.
     

  16. 2400

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    22-250
    270 Win
    375 H&H


    with a tip of the hat to the 22lr and 12 ga
     

  17. njc110381

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    I've never spoken to anyone else who has an 8x60JRS. That really is cool, I have one too!

    Calibres for me are .22lr, .22-250 and 6.5x55. In the UK those will cleanly deal with everything we have outside of the zoo. Everything else I have is because I enjoy learning about different rounds. my 8x60 is a drilling. I barely use it but sometimes I go out and don't know if I will need to shoot a squirrel or a deer, or maybe both. It's perfect for that.
     

  18. Bruce

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    TOUGH choice, but for local African hunting, I love:
    30-06
    300 Win Mag
    375 H&H Mag
    Including elephant, then 458 Win Mag
     

  19. Neil Molendyk

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    22 LR
    270 winchester
    416 rigby

    All three are classic legacy calibers in my opinion and with them there is one for every game animal available.
     

  20. Michael Dean

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    The 375H&H is my heavy gun, the 7x57 Mauser is my all around rifle and a 22lr has to be in everyone's closet. The 22lr was my first rifle received at age nine; I've put more rounds through 22lr's than all the other rifles combined.
     

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