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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugz View Post
    Am I the only one that hunts with a 30-06 all the time I have 150 and 180 gr Accubond hot loaded hand loads.......sometimes I get really crazy and load up Partitions.
    I don't remember who said it, but it goes, A 30-06 IS NEVER A BAD CHOICE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6mm Remington View Post
    I don't remember who said it, but it goes, A 30-06 IS NEVER A BAD CHOICE!
    I tend to agree, especially in our neck of the woods. 180 grain bullet out of one of them can be deadly on just about any species.
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    While I don't have any tags this year, my rifle of choice is my Rem. model 700 ADL in 7mm mag that I bought on lay-away at Big-5 back in 1980. I shoot Core-Lokt ammo 99.9% of the time in either 150 or 175 grain.
    Back-up is an identical rifle in .270 that I bought for my wife in 1983 only in BDL trim, much prettier than mine.
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    50 caliber muzzleloader - Utah Deer. I tagged out.

    Getting ready to hunt Utah deer with my 2 sons. They will be carrying a .243 and a .270 WSM. The WSM is my favorite caliber as of late. Then both boys will be shooting the .270 WSM for a late season cow elk hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugz View Post
    Am I the only one that hunts with a 30-06 all the time I have 150 and 180 gr Accubond hot loaded hand loads.......sometimes I get really crazy and load up Partitions.
    Slugz.... I have two 30-06?s. My inherited Remington 721 from my grandfather which I?ve used on deer and elk open sights. Just bought a new Browning X Bolt Hunter 30-06 topped with a Nightforce SHV 4-14x56 three days ago. Has not been shot yet, soon though, after I get back from my elk hunt. I?m with ya on that caliber.

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    Tikka Superlite 7mm Rem Mag with 150 grain CoreLokts
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    I shoot all of them regularly and just grab the one I'm in the mood for. Whitetails in Mississippi.

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    Always my .300 win Tikka lite with vortex 4-16x50. Shooting partitions. But I have shot barnes before and that worked well too. Might give move up to 190 or 200 gr though, haven't decided.

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    .270 Win with hand loaded 150 gr nosler partitions. It did not disappoint!

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    In the olden days, 25 years ago ...280 AI (before it was standardized & famous) with a 160 gr Partition at about 2,950 fps and changed to a BT and it was an error ! Should have stayed with the Partition! Next hunt will either be the with the same load/gun or be with a 300 Wthby and 180 Swift Scirocco bonded core at 3,150 fps. It gives me something to ponder on long nights in the winter !

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    Browning 7mm 168 go for anything medium to long range. Browning 243wssm for Ar. Deer.

 

 
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