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Lurch

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what is your favourite calibre and why
« on: January 04, 2013, 11:37:47 AM »
don't need an explanation of why it works the best - just curious what guys like.

and fwiw I like oddball calibres - if nothing for I have something a little different.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 09:26:54 PM »
221 Fireball

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 10:33:28 AM »
I am partial to the 7mm Rem mag. I have killed everything with it, deer, moose, antelope, bear. It's been very versatile and performs well especially with handloads. It was the first rifle I used my dad gave me his when I started hunting and a couple years ago I bought a new Tikka T3 7mm.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 04:53:06 PM »
In N.S. I always used a 30.30 marlin with a 4 power scope on it. Of course in N.S. we only have WT deer.
Now a days I prefer the 30.06, I find thats a good all round rifle for deer, elk and moose, which I hunt all.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 12:36:43 PM »
I try to tailor a round in a calibre I feel is best for the animal and terrain I'm hunting,  Consequently, 450 marlin, 300, 375win, sometimes 32 spcl or 3030 and just for fun and the challenge a patched .54 ball.
That being said, if I'm hunting deer locally and it's strictly about filling the freezer, it always means my scoped blr in 30-06.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 03:40:26 PM »
I can't honestly say as I like any particular caliber over the other. I have a few different guns that I pack around and what ever one I happen to have in my hand for the game I am chasing is my favourite. If I had to choose just one caliber to own,, I would probably choose the .270 rem

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 02:14:04 PM »
Has to be my Ruger M77 30-06

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 10:20:00 AM »
7mm Rem Mag

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 01:53:44 PM »
If i had to pick one, it would be 7mm rem mag. Killed gophers, badgers, coyotes, wolf, deer, elk, moose, bear, and still pack it all big game season.

Next fave's are:
22-250
25-06
44 mag
And the list goes on.........

They all have their place.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 10:14:27 PM »
fav is 338 lapua AI close runner up is 6.5x284 norma

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 04:39:43 PM »
7mm rem mag.... cuz its fast, its flat,  and its dropped everything its ever been pointed at
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 06:11:55 PM by wildmeat »

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 08:39:57 PM »
.30-06 is all I ever used.I never felt under or over gunned with it.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2013, 09:22:07 PM »
6.5-06 and 9.3x62 

Guido

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2013, 08:27:23 PM »
Just because I'm anal, not one poster has listed a caliber. My favourite is .22. Which I shoot out of a .223 rem cartridge.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 09:51:01 PM »
Just because I'm anal, not one poster has listed a caliber. My favourite is .22. Which I shoot out of a .223 rem cartridge.

Well in that case I'm gonna say 12guage..bestest gun out there.. ;D

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 02:02:03 PM »
         Like other members have stated, depending what I am after,I love my 22-250 for varmint hunting,for big game I use a 7.82 Wbird .I use other calibers for different uses.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 09:12:02 PM »
Just because I'm anal, not one poster has listed a caliber. My favourite is .22. Which I shoot out of a .223 rem cartridge.

 ;D

Alrighty then .284

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2013, 05:45:46 PM »
270 Weatherby. The most under rated cartridge. Does everything a 270 does only better.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2013, 06:56:46 PM »
270 Weatherby. The most over rated cartridge. Does everything a 270 does while burning more powder.

fixed it for you.

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Re: what is your favourite calibre and why
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 11:06:11 AM »
fixed it for you.

 No need to. Like I said the most under rated cartridge.