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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Your Caliber List

So, after reading this article, I was considering what calibers I would need to hunt all of the species I plan to hunt. While that might vary per each person, I'm now ordering a .17 Fireball for Fox. I have a .223 for yotes, 7mm-08 for whitetail, and .270wsm for larger game. Might need one bigger for bear?

What are the rifles you think fit into the categories for the different sized game you will hunt, what are your preferences?

Sure a 30-06 or like gun, with good shot placement, can kill most anything, but it is not ideal for all species so let's hear your breakdown.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 08:14 PM
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I think the .30-06 is ideal for all species. I used it for groundhogs, deer, turkey, bear, and Moose just within the last two years.
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I'd say that you're fairly well equipt for just about anything you care to hunt up to elephants with the 7mm-08 and that 270 thing.
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Oh boy this will be a good one. Can't wait to see where this goes. 1st. for me is 22mag. varmints, g-hogs,fox 2nd.222 same plus yotes and longer hogs, 3ed. Swift for those far away hogs 4th. .270 the deer hunters rifle, and 4th. 300rum for the harder hit... Sorry but they are my on hand guns and thats my list. One to add soon .243 ?? 25.06?? 6.5 Creedmore??? What to do What to do??? I can't live with one gun, just one woman....later
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7x57 (2)for deer and smaller. 30-06 for truck gun. 375 H&H for fun. 458 win mag for Buff. Soon to get a 6.5x55 for smaller stuff. the .17hmr and .22 are just for plinking and the occasional not so bright groundhog.
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Small game 22 lr, Varmints 22 hornet, Deer 240 Wea. Mag, 270 WSM,30/06. Bear and Big Game 340 Wea. Mag.

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.17hmr varmints. 45-70 deer and bear (driving). .375 Ruger for posting on the bear drive and one day i'm gonna hunt bigger animals. Gotta go see the boss about that huge pay raise.

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For deer/bear I have:
1. .30-06 (most used)
2. 300 Win Mag
3. 35 Rem
4. .300 Savage

For fox/coyote I have:
1. 22 Hornet
2. 22-250

I also use my 12ga fox fox/coyote (the majority of the time)

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Le's see I have a .22/250, a couple of .223's. of course a .22 lr, a 6mm, 7 x 57, couple of .270's, a .300 Savage, a .308, a 30/06, a .300 Win., a .338 Win, a 30-40 Krag, a 7x54R. Think I am ready for all of North America. Most often used is the .300 Win. for ghogs on up.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 12:07 AM
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You sure like that 300 !
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