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Old 01-10-2008, 02:55 PM
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My thoughts are that the 243 is good for small varmint up to deer and the 338 is good for deer on up to the biggest meanest critters up north.

For my own battery I think I would pass on the 243 and move up to a 25 cal for varmints up to deer and a 338 for the rest. But if I went for a 3 gun battery maybe a 223 or 22-250, a mid caliber like a 270 for deer on up to elk and even moose and a big bore like a 338 or larger for the nasties.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:00 PM
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I haven't had the privelge of playing with a .338 but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out you're right goat. I know several guys in Alaska and they all swear they are the cat's whiskers.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:25 PM
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22LR...........small stuff

243 Win. ......medium stuff....longer range varmint shooting, smaller deer, antelope, etc.

338 Win. Mag .... big stuff ....big-bodied deer and up from there.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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243

7mm-08

308
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:24 PM
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I'd sat 22 mag, 243, 300 mag
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:46 PM
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243

7mm

338
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:10 PM
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22lr - small game

243 - deer and medium sized game

338 - for the biguns'
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:38 PM
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Truer words were never spoken.

"I say, just buy as many rifles as you can before the Dems take office. "
That's my buddy, JEEPKID

Stand up and be counted

Thanks for all the choices, keep'em commin
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:19 PM
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For a 3 gun battery, I would not include a 243, but since that was the guidelines, I will play along.

I would have barrels for my Blaser R-93 Professional in 308 and 9.3x62, and that should cover everything from prairie dogs to moose and grizzlies.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:06 PM
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.22 long riflefor small game
.22 centerfireof some type (hornet .222/.223 and up) willhandleall north american game
and .243 will handleeverything but the large THICK SKINNED dangerous critters of Africa

The eskimos have used the .22HORNET to takeseals, walrusandPOLAR BEARSfor years.
polar, grizzly and brown bears are about the same size. 400-1500 lbs

It's not theCALIBER of the bullet that kills
It's thePLACEMENTof the BULLET
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