21 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: 08/27/2004
Posts: 1964
A New Hunter

LOL thats funny any gun store around here probably has 5 or 10 of em and a .303 is what i started with and still shoot so id say a brit would be a good option but a i cant complain about a 30.06 either they are both good guns my grandfather has been usin a 477 for a couple years now and he loves it

Offline
Location: Utah
Joined: 03/03/2005
Posts: 383
A New Hunter

I too suggest the venerable 30-06 which is extremely versatile and will take care of all your hunting needs in North America.

Offline
Joined: 08/27/2004
Posts: 1964
A New Hunter

i disagree all .30 cal guns are good for north american hunting you gotta get the feel for your gun first anyway then you will master it try out a few different ones forst before you make your choice you might like something other then what everyone else likes i personally use my .303 for everything and love it and anything from a 180 grain to 250 grain bullet will do the job just look up a few things and youll make a good decision.

Offline
Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/22/2005
Posts: 242
A New Hunter

Ammo for the 303 is unavaliable here unless you order it through one of those military surplus mags and that FMJ junk is no good for hunting. Shame on You!

Offline
Joined: 08/27/2004
Posts: 1964
A New Hunter

Im canadian so i wouldnt be in your shoes we can get pretty well everything here. At any local store that sells ammo.

Offline
Joined: 09/01/2005
Posts: 9
A New Hunter

I say 308 30-06 or a magnum like a 300 win mag.
308 is a nice round and very versitile with many difrent factory loads available for it also great for the recoil sensitive shooters.

30-06 same versitility as the 308 but a lil more punch and range and it is easy to find a used rifle in 30-06 if you arn't going to buy new.

Or a .300 win mag I say the 300 because if you are going magnum why not get a seriously hard hitting flat shooting accurate round just beware of the heavier recoil AND THE MUZZLE BLAST ! go for dear and elk moose bear and even Big bear's just check the price of ammo b4 you decide to get one.

Offline
Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/22/2005
Posts: 242
A New Hunter

You cant go wrong with the 30-06,good caliber for deer,elk,antelope and bear.Wide variety of factory ammo and rifles avaliable for this caliber,I have a Remington 700 adl that my father bought in the 60's and hunted with for many years,I hunted with it for about 4 years and took deer,antelope,elk and B bear with it.I keep it sighted in and ready to hunt for any of my friends to use when they come to visit or hunt. Thumbs up

Offline
Location: Utah
Joined: 03/03/2005
Posts: 383
A New Hunter

Now you're praising the 30-06! neener! So what wrong with the 7mm? Laugh Thought you'd flip-flopped for a second. Oops!

With kidding aside, it seemed for quite a while that we needed a 7mm Magnum Section because no other caliber would do.

Thank-you for using some objective balance in recognizing other calibers that are similarly effective.

Steve

saskie's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
A New Hunter
nevadahntr wrote:
Ammo for the 303 is unavaliable here unless you order it through one of those military surplus mags and that FMJ junk is no good for hunting. Shame on You!

Trust me - the .303 Brit is likely THE most common and traditional big game round in Canada. It was the rifle our grandfathers shot during WW2, they knew it and trusted it. After the demobilization there were millions of surplus rifles available for pennies. So when they returned to hunting for sport or food, it was a natural logical choice. It has probably taken more deer, moose and bear in Canada than all other calibres combined. It may no longer be in production, and it may not be a sexy new super mag or popular - but it's the hands down quintessential Canadian big game cartridge.

Go into any hunting/ammo shop in Canada - even the smallest ma and pa stand in the most backwoods rural town you can find and in their ammo case they will have:
30-30, 30-06, 270, 300 Mag and .303 Brit.

Offline
Location: Utah
Joined: 03/03/2005
Posts: 383
A New Hunter

In the U.S., the 303 British isn't thought of as highly as it should be, even though it packs a whollop and would probably catch on more if it was named the 303 Brute. Thumbs up

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Bear Jokefuzzybear809/05/2011 15:04 pm
Looking for a hunterNot a hunter but a eater110/05/2006 12:31 pm
Hunter Orangearrowflipper203/18/2011 11:59 am
Old deer fire5179408/15/2010 01:43 am
Elk hunter bagged a camelbitmasher512/18/2003 10:38 am