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Old 11-19-2006, 04:22 PM
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I'm in the early stages of booking a Caribou hunt in Canada next fall. I current have rifles in 338 wm, 308, and 243. I can shoot them all very well.My question is, what one should I use. Any suggestions would be appreciated on rifle to use, and bullet suggestion would also help. I will be reloading my own ammo for the hunt...

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Old 11-19-2006, 04:47 PM
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I'm in the early stages of booking a Caribou hunt in Canada next fall. I current have rifles in 338 wm, 308, and 243. I can shoot them all very well.My question is, what one should I use. Any suggestions would be appreciated on rifle to use, and bullet suggestion would also help. I will be reloading my own ammo for the hunt...

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The 338 Win Mag, hands down, thats a no brainer. You need to look at 225 Gr. NP for that gun as well.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:09 PM
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I'm in the early stages of booking a Caribou hunt in Canada next fall. I current have rifles in 338 wm, 308, and 243. I can shoot them all very well.My question is, what one should I use. Any suggestions would be appreciated on rifle to use, and bullet suggestion would also help. I will be reloading my own ammo for the hunt...

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If you shoot the 338 just as good as teh .308 then bring the 338. I'd load up Partition, Trophy Bonded Bearclaw, Nosler Accubond, or Hornady SST 225 gr.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:28 PM
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338WinMag would be my choice with either Nosler Partitions or more likely Barnes TSX.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:06 PM
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Take the lightest rifle you have. I know there are alot of suggestions about calibers and killing power. The problem is carrying weight where the Caribou live. The country is wide open.

I realize caribou are big, but they go down easy. I have only shot a couple, but I have been around alot of people who have shot alot of them, they all say the same thing. They go down easy. Tom.
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:43 PM
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They are easy to kill. A hunting buddy of mine has taken four with the 30-30 Contender barrel on the T/C Contender. 150 grain Speer Mag Tip bullets. One shot each. The longest shot was 200 yards however. I would take the 308 of those listed. Nothing wrong with the 338.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:33 PM
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.338 Win Mag. Barnes 225gr. TSX. Good luck.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:05 AM
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I've harvested a LOT of caribou, and i haven't seen one yet that needed a .338 mag. to put it down!

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Old 11-20-2006, 10:24 AM
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Holy cow, you guys are going to kill bou with a 338winmag? Yep, it will work.

I see them all the time in Newfoundland. I have yet to pay 2K to actually kill one and probably wont. Pretty stupid animals. At least woodland are. They actually will walk up 5 yards away from you, until they smell you. I am after moose. But most people there kill em with anything from a 243 to 300win mag. For bou, you just want something flat shooting.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 11:16 AM
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I guess if it all goes well for my Caribou hunt in the very near future I should forget about my 270 WSM and use my 350 Rem. Mag or borrow my brother's 338 Win. instead......
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