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What is the most versatile caliber?

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  1. lgbloader

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    Well... It's a little fun!!!
     
  2. H&Hhunter

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    .30-06, .375H&H or the one you have in hand at the time of use.
     
  3. gregormeister

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    I myself am a 30-06 or 270. man but I do have a 30-30 too and lets be honest the 30-30 round has killed more big game then any other round in the U.S.......
     
  4. HGUNHNTR

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    .375 H&h
     
  5. bcp

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    I'm thinking of taking up golf but don't want to spend a lot of money or carry a heavy bag.

    Which club should I buy for shots from a few inches to 400 yards?

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    I'd like to start doing some home remodeling but don't want lots of tools.

    Which is most versatile; hammer, screwdriver, saw, or pipe wrench?
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    Anything that will take a moose will take a whitetail.:)

    Most versatile caliber? 12 Gauge. Works on everything from doves to brown bears. Maybe not the best for a lot of applications, but it will work on any kind of game within its limitations.

    Another question thread with no great answer.

    .30-06 is always an answer, though.
     
  7. oneounceload

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    7 mag, 7-08, 6.5 x 55, '06, any of the 300's will all do the job
     
  8. Loosedhorse

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    .375 H&h
     
  9. pbrktrt

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    although i have other calibers, the .270 win does everything i ask of it very well. with loads from 90 gr to 150 gr it covers the bases.
     
  10. Afy

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    The most versatile hunting gun... 12 GA.
     
  11. Shawnee

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    "Which club should I buy for shots from a few inches to 400 yards?"


    The BEST club in EVERY golfer's bag is ALWAYS ....

    ....the pencil.

    ;)
     
  12. jdomin

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    3006

    3006
     
  13. 308win

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    12ga shotgun - anything from dove to moose to bear
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    If you add Africa, then yep, I'd say .375 H&H is the one to run with, for a "just one" caliber.
     
  15. WyoCowboy

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    .280 Rem - Hands down!
     
  16. Magnuumpwr

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    50 BMG, kills everything from rabbits to small aircraft. By the way you just have to cook the aircraft alittle longer! All kidding aside, I would go with the 30/06 for commercially available variety of ammunition loadings.
     
  17. Floppy_D

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    12g is wonderfully dynamic. Lowely dove to big bear. Sure you can kill a dove or a bear with 458 Lott, but which leaves the most edible meat?

    Shotguns are inherently dynamic.
     
  18. caribou

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    30-06 ......
    is the "All Alaska" round, cause if you cant kill it with a 30-06, you should hide.

    100 grn. .243win is my favorite commercial big game round, and 7.62X54R czech LPS is my favorite Milsurp round.

    .22lr gets the rest.
     
  19. Chuck Spears

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    .243 is a big game round?
     
  20. caribou

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    .243 is a most excellent big game round.
    Accurate and hard hitting.
    I have seen Brown Black and Polar Bears dropped with ease and good shot placement several times. I have owned and used a Rem700ADL with 100grain bullets for years , before I got ahold of a Sako'd Mosin.
    Ive dropped countless Caribou with the round and its deadly.
     
  21. Chuck Spears

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    And people flame me for using .280 on everything. I need to invest in a .243 to make the .30-06 and .308 folks even more agitated.
     
  22. caribou

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    .280......270.......243.

    Plenty of power and bad things happen where they pass through.

    Bullet placement, bullet placement, bullet placement are the three rules to a clean kill.
    Never mind "With what", its all about "Where" .

    .280 is fine round.
     
  23. MountainWalk

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    A long time ago, I would have said thirty o six. Now I say 338 win mag. With bullets from 180 to 300, in conventional bonded or solid form. I would hunt most 99% of anything on any continent and not be too over gunned and barely undergunned. The 338 win mag will do almost anything a 375hh will do. Most 33 cals have better sectional density that 37's
     
  24. ds92

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    12 Gauge!

    A 12 gauge can take anything from rabbits up to bears!

    but if i had to say a rifle i would say a .308 with a nosler partition tip
     
  25. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    That made me chuckle. :)
     
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