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Wuts your favorite rifle caliber

Since the title is favorite caliber, I'll go with .224. Why? Simply because there are a lot of cartidges that shoot this caliber:

223 rem
222 rem
221 fireball
22-250
220 swift
22 Hornet (although I think the original spec was .221 Think )

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Good heads-up on that Bitmasher. Thumbs up I guess I would have to go with the .308 but my 303brit with the .311 pills still has a soft spot.

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Actually I've got two, 6.5 and 7mm. Many great cartridge's here. Don't really have a favorite. Flavor of the day is a 6.5x06 and a 6.5x55. If I didn't reload, it would be the 7x57 and 280 Rem.

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Got to say the old Brit .303, then my 7mm Mag, then the .243

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With all apologies to the newer, higher-energy loads now available for the 30-06, premium-line ammunition now available for the 300 Winchester Magnum also enhances its performance as well. It would be more than a little absurd for a person to buy a 30-06 simply because they expect to equal the 300's performance with the high-energy loads. A lot of those loads, particularly the Hornady LM's, do not necessarily deliver the results shown on ballistics charts.

As for the Accu-bond 30-06, it all depends on which load you're comparing it to.

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I HAVE TO SAY RIGHT NOW IT IS THE NE W T/C ENCORE IN 7MM 08RESTING IN MY SAFE WITH LAST YEARS FAVORITE WIN. M70 7MM WSM WHICH IS NEXT TO ..............ON AND ON

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Right now it's my .325 in Kimber Montana. Now if I had to choose one rifle to hunt wtih the rest of my life sad Hope this never happens, it would be the .375 HH and I suppose this has a lot to do with living in alaska all my life. It shoots flat and far enough and will handle practically everything on this planet. recoil is acceptable, ammo is everywhere, and it's tried and true. Practically a 30-06 and a .375 HH would be perfect. But I said practically.

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I really like my 9,3x62 with a barnes triple shock in any weight bullet weight and a-frames. I have taken everything from small antelope to large afircan plains game. In many parts of Africa where .375 is the minimum caliber, this round is acceptable as well. It looks a lot like a 30-06 on steroids and will kill anything on the N. American continent. I would not feel undergunned for most of African danerous game as it has been used on them all with great success. It retains energy well and works out to 300 yds, while not unpleasant to shoot. Only real problem is finding factory ammo in this country. I Europe and Africa, no problem. After that I like my .375 H&H.

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Anything but a 30-06 (tired old warhorse) should have been scrapped when the 270 was brought out.

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The 270(bullet .277 diameter) and the 30.06(.308 diameter) both have their place in society. The 06,because of its larger bore can handle heaier bullets and the 270 a more streamline bullet, thus flatter shooteting.

Compare 150 gr bullets of both.. 270 longer,thinner
30.06..shorter,fatter
Both cases are the same except 270 slightly longer so you can't accidently chamber the wrong shell in the wrong rifle.

My son uses the 30.06,myself the 270. Both calibers get alon well together, more so than the hunters Big smile Big smile
Both will be around forever, each doing their own thing.

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