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Only 2 NON-MAG rifles for all N. Am. hooved game?

Old 10-17-2002, 03:12 PM
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Default Only 2 NON-MAG rifles for all N. Am. hooved game?

If you could select only two NON-MAGNUM rifle cartridges for hunting all North American HOOVED game, what would they be?

Why?

By the way, please feel free to include your favorite wildcats in this discussion if you think their performance merits consideration.

You also don't have to base your selections on actual experience. Theoretical decisions are welcome, as long as you provide some data or reasoning to back them up.

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Old 10-17-2002, 03:42 PM
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Default RE: Only 2 NON-MAG rifles for all N. Am. hooved game?

thats easy only need one 30-06 bullet choice from 100 to 220gr Id have it in a bolt gun with 3X9 or maybe 4.5X14 if I have to take two other one would be .243 deer and varment gun

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Old 10-17-2002, 04:02 PM
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Make mine a .308 with 165grain or 180 grain partitions.
With good shot placement it should take anything.
My other gun would be a 45-70 with my 420 grain lead bullets with a tang sight and a globe front. Only way to hunt buffalo(bison).
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Old 10-17-2002, 05:05 PM
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Default RE: Only 2 NON-MAG rifles for all N. Am. hooved game?

i would have to say...

#1 my F.N. sporter in 35 whelen with either 225gr. TBBC's or 250gr. rem core-lokt's

#2 ( i don't own this gun yet !! but someday ) browning BLR-81 in 358win. using 225gr. win silver tips.


both are more than enough for almost any game in the U.S.

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Old 10-17-2002, 05:15 PM
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Yeah, Quilly, I'd have to agree with you about longing for a BLR-81. I once came across two in pristine condition that I promptly bought. I gave one, a 7mm/08, to my brother (he still uses it to take everything).

I kept the.284 Win and it was one of the best all-around hunting rifles I've ever owned. But like most of us, I did something I will forever regret and I sold the thing. I'd give up almost any other gun to get it back.

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Old 10-17-2002, 05:37 PM
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My Ruger MkII M-77 in .30-06, drop 'em quick, and a Ruger Super Redhawk in Either .454 Cassul or .480 ruger. I REALLY love handgun hunting,and you said no mags, so I stepped up from my .44 mag SBH, to the .454, and the .30-06 is a fav from way back!!!

Screw the 10 ring, keep them in the zero!!!
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Old 10-17-2002, 06:15 PM
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I would go with the 7mm and 300 dakota.Neither has a belt and nowhere in their name is magnum mentioned.I would use the 7mm for deer and smaller game and the 300 for moose and elk.Then again the short lazzeroni 7mm and 338 would be just as good.
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Old 10-17-2002, 06:48 PM
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I would have to go with the .270 Win. for varmints up to elk and the .338-06 for elk on up.
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