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You get to choose four; small, medium, large & dangerous

Old 07-07-2010, 04:53 AM
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.375 H&H

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Old 07-07-2010, 06:45 AM
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.300 Win Mag
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
7mm 175gr FMJ sounds more ideal...than 150gr 270 partitions...

check out these section densities...

I think I'd either want a very trusting and PH backing me up closely...or a gun barer nearby with something big...

I hear ya about always wanting to take something with a certain caliber, for me I really want to take a buff with a .458-500gr bullet.

I know they make 160gr bullets for the 270, maybe a 160gr solid? Of course I guess it would depend on what the dangerous game was...cape buff/elephant, vs. lion/leopard, etc...?
O' Connor took grizzly, jaguar, lion, tiger, and leopard with a .270 most shooting 130s some shooting 150 partition. I assure you the 150 will kill a cape buff, just didnt say where I was gonna shoot him. Im gonna try to kill everything I can with one for sure.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:26 AM
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The original post specified North America, right...??..

In that spirit...

Small....22 LR

medium..7mm08 OR .280 Rem with 120 or 140 grain bullets

Large... .280 Rem with 140 or 160 grain bullets


9.3 x 62 with 250 or 286 grain bullets

Dangerous... 9.3 x 62 with premium 286 grain bullets
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:17 AM
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.35 rem

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This is pretty hard to do. On the large end it's a pretty easy choice, I'm not a long range shooter so I wouldn't need anything fancy and I'm really partial to lever actions. If I were to plan an elk hunt where I would test my long range skill I'd choose the .338 marlin express but for anything else the 45/70 would work great. It's at the small end of the scale where it's tough to limit yourself.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:35 AM
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You could download the 45/70 for small game and go big for anything dangerous. I consider it one of those "all around" cartridges.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:08 PM
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222 Rem. Mag=small; 25/06=medium; 300 Weatherby mag=large; 416 Rigby= dangerous. I could have added alot of different calibers in the small and medium but there is only several choices for large and dangerous
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