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ox1443 06-03-2008 10:32 AM

Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
My brother is on a search for a new rifle but has no clue on what caliber to pick, Some people have told him 30/06 i would have to agree on that but if u shoot a antelope at 200-300 yards with an 06 it will blow them to nothing kind of like shooting a squirrel with a 270,..[8D], He also was looking at a 270 WSM, He already has a 308 Win, But wants somthing with some more juice then that, Any Suggestions, Thanxs


Jaymie

RugerM77.270 06-03-2008 11:47 AM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
The 30-06 will be a good choice actually. He just doens't need to use the same load and bullet for antelope that he uses for elk. He can get a 150 gr. bullet for antelope and deer then 180s for the bigger stuff. If he can get handloads he can even get 130 grain bullets.

bronko22000 06-03-2008 12:53 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
I would say anything in the 270 - 30-06 range would be good. The critical factor for heavier game like moose is bullet selection and shot placement/selection. I have 2 friends that use the '06 for everything. I tease them a lot but its all in fun. They always seem to get the job done. One recently took a 450 lb grizzly at 200 yds with one 180 gr bullet.


bigbulls 06-03-2008 01:00 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 

but if u shoot a antelope at 200-300 yards with an 06 it will blow them to nothing kind of like shooting a squirrel with a 270,..[8D]
That's funny right there.

.270, .280, or 30-06would all be excelent choices.

FastShootingCarts 06-03-2008 01:39 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 

ORIGINAL: ox1443

He already has a 308 Win, But wants somthing with some more juice then that, Any Suggestions, Thanxs



.300 Winchester Mag.

JeffS 06-03-2008 03:05 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
He already has a good one for what he wants but he wants something a little bigger a 30-06 is a good choice since you can shoot a little heavier bullet.

idunno 06-03-2008 03:36 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
I'd probably go with 7mm or300 Remington Ultra Mag. Remington now makes power level ammunition that loads 3 different power levels in one caliber. It's an idea if you don't reload. http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/centerfire/power_level.asp Of course I would shoot all 3 to make sure they shoot as advertised.

FastShootingCarts 06-03-2008 04:18 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 

ORIGINAL: JeffS

He already has a good one for what he wants but he wants something a little bigger a 30-06 is a good choice since you can shoot a little heavier bullet.
A .308 Win. and .30-06 gov't are so close ballistically, it's not even worth getting another Rifle.

goatbrother 06-03-2008 05:45 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
338 Win Mag, it will take anything on this continent.

handloader1 06-03-2008 05:47 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
.300 Mag. Good luck.


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