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Old 12-09-2004, 02:11 PM
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which caliber should i use for hunting deer most and some black bear in maine? what if i threw moos in the mix?
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:27 PM
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With proper bullets...any of these will be adequate.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:35 PM
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I have shot all of the big game animal here in Maine with my 308 but would be just as happy with any of the others you have mentioned.
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:08 PM
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What everybody here said....

I will add that in Alberta, a lot of elk has been shot with .270.. The 270 is indeed the most popular caliber out here in the foothills of the Rockies. That's just my observation..
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:13 PM
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what if i threw moos in the mix?
I didn't know they let you hunt freerange cows in Maine.

Like everybody else has said, any of those calibers will work perfectly for all the animals listed. If it's just a coin-flip, then, I personally would leave out the .280 and 7mm-08, because of cartridge availability and cost. Beyond that, if they're all in the same rifle, *shrug* maybe the '06 because it's just a hair more versatile than the .270, but I'd trust my .270 with my life.
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:37 PM
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if it were me, i would just use the good ole 30.06.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:48 PM
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which caliber should i use for hunting deer most and some black bear in maine? what if i threw moos in the mix?
As noted, any of the cartridges you mentioned will do. However, when you throw moose
into the mix I'd have to recommend the 30-06.
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:49 PM
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I like the ballistics of the .270 Win.
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:32 PM
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None of the animals will know the difference. The 06 has the edge shooting 180gr bullets at moose.
 

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