The 22 LR should be thrown in for free and not counted because of its magical qualities for young nimrods . I still vividly recall as a nine year old boy prowling along the winding creek located below our little ranch house. The stream was lined with willows and cottonwood, where I stalked rogue elephant, man eating tiger, and dangerous lion with my ancient battered Stevens 22 LR. It was given to me by a hunting friend of my dads and I still have It. As i recall a box of 50 shells was two bits, 25 cents, at the local general store.
Tried a 6.5 creed more on water buffalo? Great shot, as she couldn’t move, next shot dropped her. Went with the 300 win mag, bison went down first shot. Can’t say enough about the 300 with a proof barrel!! Next is cape then ??
Just found this. It’s a tuff question but my top 3 choices would have to be based on what I’m hunting. If I was going to pick 3 rifles I can’t live without it would be my 223 wylde, my 30-30 and my 458 socom
Only 3? If we are talking 3 for everything, I would probably have to say 22lr, 12 gauge, and 30-06. If we are talking centerfire rifle rounds...
1- 30-06 This was the first rifle I bought and I got lucky because I didn't know my rear end from a hole in the ground back then. That Savage is ridiculously accurate and turned out to be the best purchase I have made. It will definitely be going to Africa as soon as funds allow.
2- 45-70 with modern loadings. In a Marlin 1895, it is very handy, allows for very fast follow up shots on multiple targets, and puts game down with authority.
3- 22-250 It does a wonderful job turning varmints into red mist and with proper bullets is perfectly capable on game such as white tailed deer. With it's light recoil, it works well for kids.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian