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I wouldn't trade my 300 Savage, Model 99 for anything. Elk, Bear, Antelope,deer, and Barbary Sheep have fallen to mine here in NM. Nothing larger is needed. Loaded with Barnes XXX, it will do the job as well as the big boomers.
I helped butcher an Elk shot with a .270 this Fall. Front shoulder and rear ham were mincemeat. That caliber sucks for Elk.

All these magnums are a solution to a problem which never existed.

Other rifle of mine is the .223. Shot over 700 prarie dogs last year and 40 coyotes.

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Location: sw missouri
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my .243 is always on and done the job. maybe i should get out and experience the world with all these calibers....i just can't let go of something that has treated me so good. eye roll

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Location: new brunswick
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hey buddy0758 do us all a favour and get off whatever crack your smokin man Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Location: pennsylvania
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buddy0758 wrote:
I wouldn't trade my 300 Savage, Model 99 for anything. Elk, Bear, Antelope,deer, and Barbary Sheep have fallen to mine here in NM. Nothing larger is needed. Loaded with Barnes XXX, it will do the job as well as the big boomers.
I helped butcher an Elk shot with a .270 this Fall. Front shoulder and rear ham were mincemeat. That caliber sucks for Elk.

All these magnums are a solution to a problem which never existed.

Other rifle of mine is the .223. Shot over 700 prarie dogs last year and 40 coyotes.

Well let me start by saying the magnums were not intended to solve the problem that doesnt exsit. they were build and designed for the guy who thinks speed is where its at. as well as the 45/70 is still around for the guy who things big heavy slow is what you need.

now after saying that most of my hunting has been done with my 30-378 weatherby, from deer in P.A. to bear and musk ox in ALASKA. but i also have my .280 Ackly Improved that will do it just as well. its all about choices, and what one guy thinks is the pinnical of cartridge performance is what another might find to wimppy for anything other then mice, but to say you only need one caliber is rediculas, for if that were true we would all be shooting 30/06's and that would be it. Yes

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Location: new brunswick
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Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up ha woooooooooooo.giver daddy

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Location: sw missouri
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i'm not gonna lie, i am fond of the .280 ballistics. would love to shoot one.

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Wouldn't the round and rifle used be considerate to the terrain hunted.

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Location: Wandering the World, Currently at Ft. Campbell, KY
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I prefer my S&W .308 Bolt Action but have my 30-30 Bolt Action as a back up.

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Fav for whitetails = 257 Rbts, but will use anything that will knock them down!

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Location: Adirondacks, NY
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I use a Winchester 30-06. 165 Grain bullet. I feel it could be used on almost any North American Big Game by simply using a larger Grain bullet. That was part of the reason I went with the 06.

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