Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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  1. Oldschool280

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    22 mag
    6.5x55
    375h&h
     

  2. NWT

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    .22-250
    .300 & .340 Weatherby(s) TIE
    .375 H&H
     

  3. Black Fly

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    Add 50 caliber muzzleloader, since that doesn't use a cartridge
    I've killed more game in terms of numbers of animals with any one of those four, than with all of the other cartridges I've hunted with combined. With the exception of the muzzleloader, I've probably fired more rounds at targets with them as well.
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    That’s what I’m thinking, I’m trying to settle on what I need. i don’t own the .375H&H yet.
    Coupled with my .223 those 4 cover the bases I think.
     

  5. BC.Pat

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    My three Favorite
    375H&H
    9.3x62
    6.5x55
     
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  6. Ray B

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    This topic is so that when the government says you can only have three, that you'll be prepared to pick three and turn in all the others?
     

  7. JakeH

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    Guns? What guns? I lost all of mine in a tragic boating accident.
     

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    I'm sorry for your loss, I have been there.
     
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    3?
    No the post asked us to name 3 favourite Huntimg Rifles of all time. I named 3. These would maybe cover all the bases for Hunting and while i dont have a .375H&H these 3 should do it all.
    Im keeping my rimfires and .223 for not hunting purposes. Rabbits, varminting. Spotlighting. Practice and targets.
    What goverment is going to reduce me to 3? Im moving.
    And i will throw my fishing poles in with that tragic accident as if they see the dust on them they will know i wasnt near the water lately.
     

  10. Timbo

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    For me it'd would be:

    223 Remington
    30/06 Spr
    458 Win Mag

    - and then I'd cache my Beretta o/u 12g in a safe hidey-hole somewhere!! ;)
     

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    7x33 Sako
    30-06
    375 H&H
     

  12. Scott CWO

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    Hard to only list three. For big game, mine would be:
    6.5 GAPP SAUM
    .338 Win Mag
    .458 Lott

    If only 3 for everything:
    .22LR
    6.5 GAPP SAUM
    .458 Lott
     

  13. Jeff 907

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    Tough, so many choices.

    .30-06
    .375 H&H
    12g

    Muzzleloaders aren’t cartridges so also my .50 :)
     

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    I have to add to mine. I picked up a left hand 9.3x62 a while back and it is quickly becoming a favorite!
     

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    Around home, 300 Savage, 358 win, 284 win
     

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    ALL Hunting: .22-250, .270 Win., .338 Win., .375 h & h, and maybe .458 Win. or .416 Rem. Still undecided on the latter two, because I don't own either caliber and still deciding on a buffalo gun?
     

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    I put a Pachmyer ? Decelerator recoil pad on my Browning A Bolt .338 and the recoil is like my .270 Win., or close? FYI.
     

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    1) .375 Holland and Holland Magnum ( my only current rifle is a pre War .375 H&H Magnum Winchester Model 70 with a 24 inch thick barrel . I have used it to take everything from the smallest deer to the largest Brown bear with it . Does 3 inch groupings at 100 yards but has never let me down on game . Hope to take an African Cape Buffalo with it next year )
    2) .22 Savage Hi- Power ( Used to own a Savage Model 99 in this Caliber 7 years ago . Back then , it was legal to take Deer in Maine with a .22 Centre fire and l took over 14 deer with it using neck shots . It's a tack driver in terms of accuracy and makes a lovely varmint rifle too )
    3) .500 Jeffery ( Don't own a rifle in this Caliber yet , but fired one at a friend's ranch once and fell in love with it . My dream gun to own )
    If l could add a shotgun Calibre to this list , it would be the 10 gauge 3.5 Inch shell in my Browning Semi Automatic shotgun
     

  19. Don458

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    22 hornet. 300 savage. 458 wm
     
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    270 Win
    300 RUM
    416 Rigby

    I hand load for all three; a very enjoyable hobby all these years! It hasn't saved me much money, but I shoot a lot. The 300 and 270 have taken numerous animals. Hopefully, the Rigby will be seeing action in a few months!
     
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