Your 3 favorite hunting cartridges of all time

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I will assume we are referring to favorite African cartridges.
300 Win Mag
416 Rigby
if my focus is on elephant i leave my 300 home and take
416 Rigby
450 Ackley

if you need three toss in a 22LR
 

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20 ga. mag
 

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Favorite For big game:
280 Ackley
300 Win Mag
416 Rigby

If I could only have three:
.22Lr
300 Win Mag
12 gauge
 

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22lr. Best rifle ever!!
300winmag awesome bovine rifle
375 h&h. Cape buffalo? Let you know this June
 

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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.
 

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What bovine species?
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 ??
 

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Here is my 2 cents worth. Note these are South African cents:LOL:
6.5x55 swedish
300 Winmag
375 H&H
Ammo is available all over the world
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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If forced to choose only 3 the 270 winchester, 30 06 springfield, and 375 h&h would be my picks.
 

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There are many, but if you were to choose only 3 calibers to hunt the world, they would be:

270 win
300 Win mag
416 Rigby...

And if they let me put one more to make the set really COMPLETE, it would be the 22 WMR
 

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