Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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  1. Kawshik Rahman

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    Scrum bag , l have plenty of experience with .22 Long Rifle as my former Shikari Partner in the 1960s decade used to use a Brno auto loader in .22 Long Rifle to kill a fair amount of leopards ( under very particular circumstances ) . During my career as a professional Shikari , l personally would use 12 bore SG 12 pellet shot cartridges for leopard . I also own a .22 Long Rifle bolt operation rifle and a Belgian .22 Long Rifle auto loader made by Brno which l used for hunting Sambhar deer from 1972 to 1990. However , it is a poor weapon for anything larger than a hare. The magnum .22 ( which you American gentlemen refer to, as WMR ) is more reliable for deer if the neck region is chosen as a target. Since 2017 , l have purchased and used a beautiful Austrian Rifle in this calibre from ISSC - the bolt operation SPA model in magnum .22 and l find that it can cleanly dispatch a Sambhar deer with a single shot to the neck region , if my aim is true and good sights are used. The larger powder charge over the .22 Long Rifle cartridge is certainly advantageous.
     

  2. Scrumbag

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    All makes sense, sir. One small correction, I'm not an American!
     
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  3. Kawshik Rahman

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    My sincerest apologies.
     

  4. mark-hunter

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    Thats quite OK. Nobody is perfect! (y)

    Joking, of course! ;)
     
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  5. Scrumbag

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    No worries sir. Being quintessentially British (majority Welsh) I of course have American cousins. Feel very happy in the USA, personally.
     
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  6. Scrumbag

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    Hey, I married a Croatian girl! That's close, right?
     

  7. mark-hunter

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    Quite close to perfection! (y)
     

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    You're wife might read this forum too, huh? ;)
     

  9. CoElkHunter

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    hyipl,
    I give up. What are the cartridges to the left and right of the 9.3?
    Thanks!
    CEH
     

  10. Milan

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    Looks like 404 Jeff and 7x64
     
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    Thanks! I’ve never seen those cartridges in person. Guess I need to get out more?
     

  12. Southwind

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    375 h&h
    300 h&h
    270 win
    6.5x55 swede
     

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    .22 LR i used as a kid
    30-06 my go to gun
    12 g O/U shotgun
     

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    If only 3

    7x57mm Mauser
    375 H&H
    500 Jeff
     

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    Tough question...lots of great options

    308 Win (great GP round)
    300 Win Mag (Larger plains and N.A. game and any game at longer distances)
    9.3x62 Mauser (for pretty much anything, outside of maybe an elephant..quickly becoming my favorite)...when I get a 375 that might take this spot but will have to see when the time comes.
     

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    My same choices including bullet weights if only limited to three cartridges!
     
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  17. Gregg A Jenkinson

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    270 WIN MAG
    300 WIN MAG
    375 Ruger
     
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  18. JMD

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    Is it a stretch to read into a man's choice of cartridge a proportionate amount about him; hmmmmm....

    A 270 has far exceeded my expectations in the 40 years; I would include it as one of the three;

    I am, pragmatical then, according to my query.......
     

  19. Kenneth McMillan

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    My top 3 are.
    7mm-08 Remington
    30-06 Springfield
    500/416 Nitro Express
    However I like all calibres. It depends on how well you can shoot them
     

  20. Bob Nelson 35Whelan

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    My top three are
    35Whelan loaded with either a 225grain accubonds at 2,900fps or a 250gn Speer hotcore for 2,700fps takes care of anything from a sabre tooth field mouse up.
    My beloved custom 25/303 Epps Newton improved, fast,flat and deadly.
    1885 custom load wall in 22K Hornet.

    My son disagrees with me
    308 for everything he has shot including a big Hartman zebra and Oryx
    222 rem for other stuff.
    22lr for his constant practice. Cheap to run.
    12 gauge ou.
     

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