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Old 01-10-2008, 10:16 AM
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.223, and .338 Win Mag
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:47 AM
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243

7mm Mag

375 H&H

that should cover any situation
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:10 AM
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.243WIN for varmints and deer/antelope sized game
7mm rem mag for elk/moose/caribou/smaller bear sized game
338 rum for the big brownies and polar bears.........should cover the whole range.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:40 AM
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All the combinations suggested here would work for sure. But just for the hell of it I'll toss out the notion that the 30/06 is so versatile it could be the one gun to do all this...including even small game and turkey and such. The trick is selective loading and the 30/06 has legendary versatility. I've even taken it to the extreme of loading cast bullets over 1.5 grs of bullseye and shooting in my backyard with deadly accuracy. The load drove 170 gr cast bullet about 2/3rds of the way into my 2x8 backstop which I reckon would drop a turkey with about the same meat damage as a 22LR.

As for the big bears etc., the old 06 was killing them before I could spell firearm.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:20 PM
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Goatbrother - you sure make it seem simple.
Pavomesa I think might have you beat.
jeepkid - I'm thinking the 243 can handle my lite work and the 7MM can cover the middle ground.
Rammer - I always want to hear from you; so, 375 Ruger more so than the 338 win mag??
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:38 PM
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Goatbrother - you sure make it seem simple.
Pavomesa I think might have you beat.
jeepkid - I'm thinking the 243 can handle my lite work and the 7MM can cover the middle ground.
Rammer - I always want to hear from you; so, 375 Ruger more so than the 338 win mag??
Yeah, the .243 can handle the light work, but so can the 7mm... I say, just buy as many rifles as you can before the Dems take office.


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Old 01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
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Goatbrother - you sure make it seem simple.
Pavomesa I think might have you beat.
jeepkid - I'm thinking the 243 can handle my lite work and the 7MM can cover the middle ground.
Rammer - I always want to hear from you; so, 375 Ruger more so than the 338 win mag??
338 Win Mag would be alot more shoulder friendly, and alot cheaper to shoot. I just want a real big bore, so it'd be a 375 Ruger for me.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:21 PM
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.243win my fav i dont need another rifle to do all big game


know your rifle know your limits know the game your persuing

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Old 01-10-2008, 01:59 PM
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.243win my fav i dont need another rifle to do all big game


know your rifle know your limits know the game your persuing

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Don't get me wrong... I LOVE my .243 Win., as a deer and smaller rifle. But, this thread is about ALL North American game, and I suspect you're not carrying enough rifle if you take your .243 on an Alaskan coastal Brown Bear hunt...

One gun: .30-06

Three guns: .243 Win. Varmints to Deer/Antelope
7mm-08 Rem. or .308 Win. Deer/Antelope to Elk/Caribou/Moose
.338 Fed. Moose/Elk to Big Bears

I like short action rifles...
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:44 PM
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Goatbrother - you sure make it seem simple.
Pavomesa I think might have you beat.
jeepkid - I'm thinking the 243 can handle my lite work and the 7MM can cover the middle ground.
Rammer - I always want to hear from you; so, 375 Ruger more so than the 338 win mag??
Yeah, the .243 can handle the light work, but so can the 7mm... I say, just buy as many rifles as you can before the Dems take office.

For sure this is the best advice here!
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