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Ok im looking to buy a new gun but confused on what to get

but im looking for something a bit more powerful than a 270 and 30-06 and better range if not same as the 270.. what should it be ??

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Would a .325 work ??

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Welcome to the site Haretrigger Big smile You'll find all info you need here shortly. Patience is a virtue cool I'm not an expert in the gun dept. but there are lots of well informed people here. What are you planning to hunt with a more powerful gun?

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Mostly Elk,Moose,Some whitetail, caribou -----

Big game of that sort......

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i'm no expert eather,but i use a7mm for just about all,except for my bow Yes

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325wsm is an OK cartridge, although personally I'd stay away as a general purpose hunting cartridge, especially if I were not a reloader. It's basically a 8mm bullet on the 300wsm case (note that they didn't call it 8mmWSM Wink but yet linked it to the 338 win mag in the ads... eye roll ).

The 300wsm is underpowered compared to the full length 300 win mag (suprising but true. factory comparable loads but the 300wsm about 100fps or more below the 300 win mag). Ammo will be harder to find and costly in some instances.

I would look at either the 7mm remington magnum or 300 winchester magnum. Both out perform 270 and 30-06. 270wsm is also a good cartridge (delivers solid performance gains over the 270 win), although you are limited to a max bullet weight of 150gr, which is probably a bit light for some of the game you list.

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Given The animals you are looking at hunting primarily(elk, moose) and wanting a more powerful cartridge, I'd go for the 338 win mag. It is a beautiful round for larger framed animals and the ammo is wide spread and cheap compared to some of the newer magnums.

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I am agreeing with Bitmasher and ChesterG. You want to step up from the 30-06 family to a littgle more power and range. The belted magnums would be the way to go (7mmRem, 300 Win and 338 Win)

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Thanks for the help guys i think im gonna go with the

300 winchester magnum

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The 338 win. mag. wouldnt do the job as good as the 300 win. mag.

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ok

im going to throw down on one of these

http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodinfo/catalog/detail.asp?cat_id=535&typ...