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i just talked to a friend who is a guide in utah and alaska. he uses a 33-78 or a 378 or something along those lines. i think he said it was a weatherby load. what is this gun? who makes it? and what is the load?... his wife even shoots one. he said on the bigger guns, you can use a muzzle break to control the recoil.......

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It is a 30-378 or 338-378 weatherby and it is a necked down 378 weatherby to 30 cal. or 338 respectively. It runs along the same power lines as the 300 rum or 338 rum and even exceeds them. It is a powerful cartridge. IMHO, even with the brake the recoil would be atleast in the 30-06 range.

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you're right. i looked it up. it was the 30-378. i see that weatherby makes the guns. all of them are $1,300 plus. i have a 270 model 70 now and am looking for a bigger gun for say elk and maybe bear. i think the 30-06 is more appealing. a smaller caliber. the 30-378 is a large caliber in a longer gun with much recoil. the ballistics are very impressive however.

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If I were going to get a elk and bear gun, I would think about the 7mm rem mag. the 300 win mag. or the 338 win mag. all three are capable of killing and I know that the 300 doesn't really kick that hard.

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i keep studying the ballastics of the 7mm rem mag, 30-06, and the 300 win mag. i would like the bigger gun (300 win mag) but don't really like the recoil idea. i guess i need to shoot one. when i look at the ballistics, the 7mm and the 30-06 look a lot alike....??

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A 7mm Remington Magnum shoots faster and flatter than a 30-06 with all bullet weights, in fact, it is the round I consider to be king of the all-around cartridges. Handloaded, it can drive a 160 grain bullet at 3100+ fps, and properly sighted in, maintains only 8 inches or so of bullet drop at 400 yards. A 30-06 is still a favorite for most hunters because it not only has the power to take down any game animal in North America, including the big bears, but it also has an enormous selection of hunting bullets ranging from little plinkers to monsters in the 200 to 250 grain class. Generally, optimum bullet sizes are 150-180 grains, handling everything from deer and antelope all the way up to elk and moose. Either of these rounds give a hunter pretty much all the power he or she needs.

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