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Location: pearl river,la
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rifle calibers?

What caliber rifle sould i get? Any idea'sout there. 30-06, 7mm, 300mag.etc

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Location: NE Kansas
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rifle calibers?

Need to decide on what you want to use it for first.

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Location: pearl river,la
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rifle calibers?

I am going to hunt whitetail,hogs in LA swamp mainly. But i am planing on going elk hunting within the next year or so.

Location: North Carolina
Joined: 03/15/2006
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A lot of factors here

For hogs and whitetails the choices are endless. I personally shoot a 30-06 because I got a great deal on one. How far north are you going when you go elk hunting? Will you be getting into big bear country? How much walking with the gun? How long will your shots be? In little bear country anything starting around 270ish and going up will get the job done. In big bear country, something with more knock down power is a real good idea. How kick tolerant are you? Some of the really big stuff can put a hurting on the shoulder. If you are going to do a like of hiking, something light like a wsm may be a good idea. I have seen this discussion in other forums and it can be almost endless. Big smile

Location: Mcdowell co N.C. & Indian River co FL
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rifle calibers?

I love my REM model 700 30-06 . I fell confident hunting anything in North America with it.

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Location: Utah
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The 30-06 is extremely versatile and among the calibers you're considering, choice of bullet / i.e. bullet construction is more important.

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Location: Washington's Back Country
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BUY A 50 BMG and call it good.... Thumbs up ...lol JK I'd go with prolly the 7mm....good on everything...I mean it's just shot placement....

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Location: jennings louisiana
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I use a Remington model 700, 30-06. I think its a great all around gun.
My last kill was 250 yard shot, the spike ran 5yds. and fell dead.
When I hunt the swamps I use my trusty 30-30. There is rarely more than a 75 yard shot.

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30-06 iyou will take most advanatage off.
But you have to consider type of game you want to hunt.
Hogs, board,deer it will be ok.
Cayotes and varmints it overkill.

I would as my self what do I want to hunt and what I can buy.

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Location: Goose Creek, SC
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I to use the REM 700. Greatly versitle in the wide open as well as the heavily wooded areas we hunt in here in SC.

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Im partial to the 7mm, but any of those will work great on all the game listed and beyond. The 7mm will be better and longer ranges followed closely by the 300. For me the 30-06 would be my last choice... Why you ask... range range range... the 7mm has great bullet stability Thumbs up

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