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Ok, here's the deal. I don't really need another rifle, but I ran across a deal I couldn't pass up on a T/C Encore Pro Hunter. Currently is has a 209x50 barrel on it. I'll never use that, so I'm going to sell it and buy a rifle caliber. Now the problem is, what to get. I don't really have any gaps that need filled, so, help me choose a caliber! I have the following. .22lr, 5mm Rimfire Mag, .222 Remington, .204 Ruger, 25-06, 30-06, 300 Remington Ultra Mag, and a .450 Marlin. I also have .38 special, .45 auto, and .44 Mag pistols. So, what do I need?
 

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6.5x55 is interesting. The 450 does everything the 45-70 does, and between my 25-30 otts, I don't need a 270. If I was going to get a .17 center fire, it would be a 17 rem. But my .204 covers most of that territory anyway. The 7mm-08 has some merit too. This is going to be a tough decision for me, lol
 

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Snice I've got one 6.5 Creedmoor. Any of the 6.5's are a great choice the .264 bullets are high B.C. One of my buddy's shoots a 6mm/250 it's a tack driver something to think about. Another AI something, have fun with an ol standard.....later
 

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My suggestions:

264 Win Mag- does what the other 264's do if you load down, but you can make it scream if you want.

35 Whelen- Same as the other's have said

6mm Rem- smaller bore centerfire, bridges between your 204/222 and deer rounds.

Each of those three would be predicated on you being a handloader, though.
 

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Hmm, the 35's seem interesting as well. What to do, what to do...
 
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