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All-around cartridge for North American game?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Sgt_R, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. Alaska444

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    +1, well said.
     
  2. texas chase

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    +2. :)
     
  3. savanahsdad

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    lets not froget W.D.M. Karamojo Bell killed over 1000 elephants with a 7X57 , but I guess if you don't know waht you are doing then a bigger gun is what you may need :neener:

    so to the OP. Did you pick a gun yet ? got a pic ?
     
  4. Alaska444

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    Shot placement with adequate penetration trumps everything else. I remember hearing about some of the promotion of .357 magnum using professional hunters to kill grizzly bears with the new caliber. Not too many folks would volunteer for that duty any longer.
     
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    Between the .308 and 7mm-08, I could care less. I'm a 30-06 guy and have been for a while now. But back east I think I would lean towards the 7mm-08.
     
  6. savanahsdad

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    right , I was replieing to post #174 , I forgot to check the reply, he think a 30/06 and 308 are on the light side ! so I thought I would post the 7X54's record in post #178
     
  7. Alaska444

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    Fair enough. Shot placement appears to trump just about everything else in many ways giving even the tiny .22 LR lethal capabilities in the right hands.

    For the rest of regular folks, center of mass with large bore revolvers is the way to go.
     
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    I would like to modify my first post to say that I like the 06, but of the choices you listed it would be the 308. Terribly accurate and will take most game cleanly. It is just a tad less capable than the 06. The 06 only shines when using the heavier bullets. Up to 180 ot is great.
     
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