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Choose a PA rifle ...

So, for applications let's say of the PA Hunting Seasons which rifle would you take if you could select from the calibers below? (Only one) And why?

The list includes the calibers I am currently looking for in my next bolt rifle. I understand some of your favorites have been left out.

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308 but only because you don't have 7mm-08 on the list.
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My pick is 7mm though i have a 7mm wsm. Its my go to gun with 150 gr bullet it is great for deer and with 160gr bullet it will handle bear and elk. You also can never go wrong with the 30-06.

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243 have used it for years and enjoy carrying one. I've taken my first bear with it and countless deer.
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7 mm i got one and its the most powerfull on the list , will be good for pa bear and deer,very accurate also.
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Re: Choose a PA rifle ...

I chose the .308. Mainly because it's the closest thing on the list to the 7mm-08 which is what I would actually choose. I'm primarily a .30-06 guy but if I'm buying a rifle just for use in PA I don't need an '06. I think the 7mm-08 is ideal for all around work in PA and that makes the .308 a close second. The '06 is a good all around gun but the problem is there is always something better it seems. Out west you're better off with a .270 or a 7mm mag. Up north in the Moose woods you're better off with a .35 Whelen or a .338 WM. Bear over bait a .45-70 seems to be the ticket. On and on it goes. The .30-06 is right for the guy that wants to do this stuff but he doesn't want to have to own an arsenal.
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Re: Choose a PA rifle ...

I pick the 308. Although I still wouldnt pick it how come the 270 isnt there as a choice?
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How can you beat an /06???????????

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Not a fan of the 270.

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Guess I should say because everyone else in camp shoots a 270.

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