Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by 505ED, Sep 22, 2010.
Maniacal cackle after that post .......
.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
Was not going to get in on this but cannot resist any longer, so here we go:
7x57 (could not really decide between it and 6.5x55, 8x57 and .30-06, but let's say the 7 gets the nod)
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!
22 savage hi power. 8x72 r 9.3x64 brenneke 50-70 gov. .577 nitro. I like odd stuff. Lol
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
.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.
375 H&H (lately I am shifting from my beloved .375 to my also beloved 9,3x62...)
Centerfire Rifle Battery
Add to that:
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.
followed by the:
338 Win Mag
My favorites are:
257 weatherby LH ultra light weight
300 weatherby LH ultra light weight
375 RUM on a left hand Mark V
This last ones hard but am going to say 470 nitro for some reason.
Not including rimfires, this is my stab at all time personal favorites:
223 Remington/ 5.56 x 45
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:
308 Winchester/ 7.62 x 51
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.
with a tip of the hat to the 22lr and 12 ga
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.
TOUGH choice, but for local African hunting, I love:
300 Win Mag
375 H&H Mag
Including elephant, then 458 Win Mag
All three are classic legacy calibers in my opinion and with them there is one for every game animal available.
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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