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The caliber I would vote for that can cover all aspects of hunting big game animals is the .338 Winchester Magnum. Many years ago, I packed the 300 Win mag as my tool of the trade so to speak. However, their is a very distinctive difference between elk size animals that are hit with a 180 grain bullet from a 300 Win mag verses the more authorative SMACK of a 225 or 250 grain bullet from a .338 Win mag striking an elk or moose.

I have over the last dozen years or so, really noticed that big game animals, struck by a bullet from a .338 mag are more likely to show the hunter more physical signs of being hit. This takes away any after thought of a hunter wondering weather they hit the animal or not. I have hit elk using a 300 mag and wittnessed the animal run to the dark timber as though I missed completely. Now much to my joy I found that elk 150 yards away! Animals hit by a bullet from a .338 mag just don't seem to go near as far before giving up the ghost. This is my humble opinion of course, nothing is written in stone.

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Hey shato davis who was talking to you?Can you reed?This was a poll I reposted to see if theier results were acurate,nobody ever said the poll had anything to do with antelope,chill dude,grow up!

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Looks whose calling people dense.You have the 300 mags.8 mm mags.and then say others are dumb to be out hunting antelope with a .338 win.mag.My choice would also be .338 win.mag.and i'd sure as hell rather have it in my hands for a big bruin than most others on your list.Your question was all around North American hunting which includes everything (rabbits to grizzly's)so all of your choices are a little excessive for bunny's.

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If it doesn't suit ya. Don't participate. It's quite simple.

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Participate in what some hot head not liking other peoples opinions.

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"if you had to choose one caliber it would be...."

Hmmm, if I HAD to choose from the selection... I'd choose a... lightsaber. Yeah. And my next choice would be one of those Star Trek phasers. Not the cheesy ones that looked like a remote control, but the one that looks like a real ray gun. I had a Batman squirt gun as a kid and it looked like a Star Trek phaser so instead of being Batman I'd pretend I was Captain Ki -

Damn, sorry. I voted 7mm Mag. Wink

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Lol rick Ill add those two to my next poll maybe it will keep some of the "hotheads" from whining,and when did i say it was "dumb" to shoot an antelope with a 338? get your facts straight before your "hothead" takes control of your mouthi.e. keyboard.Good point fuzzy,why oh why does every topic on this forum have the potential for the "hothead factor"?lol neath this poll is for NA big game not rabbits and if you would read before you react you would know this is a poll for the calibers ONLY on the list,not your favorite squirel or rabbit rifle,this is NOT my list,I took the list from a magazine poll....good lord please give me the strength to deal with them....

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Why are all the choices high-powered magnums?

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Perhaps you missed this capt.........heres why

NONYA wrote:
I did the poll because these calibers were listed in a poll in a issue of North American Hunter Magazine last fall as the new favorites and in thew poll the two ultra mags took 90% of the vote wich I found completly unbelievable so i thought it would be simple enough to run the poll here and compare results,how wrong i was!I guess when you make things too simple they get complicated,it was a waste of time ,i will regret it the rest of my life...LOL

I picked the 7mm Rem Mag but hunt with a 30.06 and one day will own the 7mm Rem Mag.

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In my next poll the FIRST line will be disclaimer reading "The first and only requirement of participating in this poll is the ability to read and fully understand the english language"Thanx for taking that one for me TJ LoL

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