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Is .308 enough gun

Old 01-10-2006, 01:25 PM
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It is hilarious that your going to GA instead of what everyone thought was going on. Funny stuff.
I'm glad I could accomodate your daily comic relief.

In the cabinet I have two 22 cal. , a 12 ga. , a 20 ga. , a 30-30, and a .308.
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Old 01-10-2006, 01:48 PM
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If you really want a 06 then go for it but if I had a 222 my next gun wouldnt be a 22-250. I'd get something for another purpose.
I try to have a gun for every situation, although my wife thinks I make up half of them. Id rather have a more rounded collection but this is just my opinion. Any new gun is a welcome addition to a collection.
And yes a full moon on Tues does require a different gun then a full moon on Fri, at least Im trying to convince her of that.

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Old 01-10-2006, 01:55 PM
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ORIGINAL: Duckbutter48

If you really want a 06 then go for it but if I had a 222 my next gun wouldnt be a 22-250. I'd get something for another purpose.
I try to have a gun for every situation, although my wife thinks I make up half of them. Id rather have a more rounded collection but this is just my opinion. Any new gun is a welcome addition to a collection.
And yes a full moon on Tues does require a different gun then a full moon on Fri, at least Im trying to convince her of that.




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Old 01-10-2006, 03:11 PM
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The mountain men nearly wiped out the grizzly with their muzzle loaders. However Sometimes the bear won.
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Yeah, with .54-58 and .60 cal!
A .54 cailber muzzleloader shoots a 240 grain pill at about 1500 fps. Sound similar to any other guns you know of? The .44 Magnum. Essentially, a .54 caliber smokepole is as powerful as a 44 magnum. Granted, a .44 has better downrange ballistics. Which is more powerful? The .308 or the .44 Magnum?

What it really comes down to is shot placement. A good shot with a .308 is better than a crappy shot with a .338. I think, Rebel, your lookin for an excuse to buy a new rifle. Hell, I cant blame a man for that!!!
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Old 01-10-2006, 03:46 PM
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I think, Rebel, your lookin for an excuse to buy a new rifle. Hell, I cant blame a man for that!!!

No not really, I have close to 50 already.I have the A-Bolt in .338 and BLR in .358 and many, many more calbers.Thanks!

Edit: Oh, I almost forgot, I have an original Sharpes in .45-90.
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:23 PM
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I shoot 485 grain bullets in my 54 caliber muzzle loader. At close range the 44 mag is a powerful weapon. More so than the old 44-40 which took its share of Big Bears.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:55 AM
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The .308 can kill anything that walks on the planet, but if bear hunting is something that you plan on doing regularly I would invest in a good .338 Winchester magnum. The .375 H&H is a great cartridge and my personal choice for big bear hunting, but thereare not a lot of other uses for it. The .338 could very easily be used for smaller bears, elk, and moose. Most people would rate it as a bit of overkill on deer sized game, but no bear guide will ever call you undergunned with a .338 win mag.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:50 PM
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I'd like to test my .300rum on a brownie. I doubt it would know the difference between a 225 grain from a .338win to a 200grain from a .300rum

Actually, seeing as I'm bored, after comparing *factory* ammo for the 2 @ 100 yards, any of the 225 grain .338wm delivers between 3,100 and 3,400 ft lbs. A 200 grain .300rum delivers between 3,400 and 3,600. I'd be more than confident using that.

Notice I said factory ammo
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:28 AM
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i dont think so
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:40 AM
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If I was hunting brownies they would know the difference between your 200 grain 30 cal, and my 300 grain 375 H&H lol. When hunting really big bears I don't think that any rifle this side of a 458 Winchester magnum is "too much gun".
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