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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    And because we love to shoot we will keep buying them and keep the industry looking for new options.
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    And there’s tahat too!
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    Funny how our addictions/hobbies fuel whole industries.

    That and giant military contracts...
    For myself I just like the appeal of different calibers for different purposes. As I mentioned I like my .340 for a all around cartridge. But for specific animals I'll pick one of the smaller ones that I have from a .25 caliber up to a .30 caliber, I have quite a few of those in between ones.

    Lately I have been on the .25 bandwagon. Before that it was the 7mm/284, and before that it was the .30's that suited me.

    Granted there isn't a one size fits all caliber or round for the majority of North American game and how boring it would be if we all just had to shoot a .30-06 or a .243?
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    270 wsm with 140grn accubonds

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    .270 win. Shot antelope, deer, and elk. Hopefully moose, and buffalo too, sooner than later.

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    I would not want a 243 for all game even though I did kill a bear with my 243wssm. I can do anything with my 7mm from coyote to elk. I will never have a moose tag and also would not solo spot and stalk bear with the 243.

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    I researched the hell out of this topic back in 2001 when buying my first new rifle. Lefty, so my options pretty limited in factory offerings -- 30-06, 7 MAG, 270 Win, 300 MAG and I think .243.

    Buddy pressed for the 300 MAG, but I a recoil wimp. Decided on the 30-06.

    It's not sexy, but wide range of bullets, easy to find bullets pretty much any where, not too heavy, okay on recoil, and just plain gets the job done.

    Gun manufacturers are smart people...always coming out with the latest and greatest, always finding ways to get us to purchase more. I don't own a ton of guns, but what I do have suits my needs perfectly.

    Next purchases are a new pack, lefty bow, and spotting scope.

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    My go to is my Lazzeroni .284 Firebird...preforms great on antelope, deer, black bears and elk...great sheep round too (if I ever get drawn). For anything larger then elk, I'll have to get a new gun! HAHA

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    30-06 is a great choice for versatility and ammo availability. Throw in handloads even better. I really enjoy shooting the 30-06, my rifle is very accurate (sub 0.5") with handloads, full loads have a mild recoil compared to the 300 WM.

    The 300 WM is a great choice especially if you reload. With reloading, I go can full tilt or reduce loads to hot 30-06 velocities if I were concerned about recoil or wanted a slower velocity for light game.

    If I had to pick ONLY ONE I would pick the 300 WM for the reasons mentioned.
    Since I don't have to pick one I usually reach for the 30-06.
    Last edited by Mule3006Elk; 12-20-2017 at 09:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daubs View Post
    I researched the hell out of this topic back in 2001 when buying my first new rifle. Lefty, so my options pretty limited in factory offerings -- 30-06, 7 MAG, 270 Win, 300 MAG and I think .243.

    Buddy pressed for the 300 MAG, but I a recoil wimp. Decided on the 30-06.

    It's not sexy, but wide range of bullets, easy to find bullets pretty much any where, not too heavy, okay on recoil, and just plain gets the job done.

    Gun manufacturers are smart people...always coming out with the latest and greatest, always finding ways to get us to purchase more. I don't own a ton of guns, but what I do have suits my needs perfectly.

    Next purchases are a new pack, lefty bow, and spotting scope.
    I DISAGREE. If it's accurate, can hunt anything in NA, pleasant to shoot with mild recoil, find ammo anywhere, and has been getting the job done for 100+ years, then the 30-06 meets my definition of SEXY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    375h&h! It's accurate with any load I give it from 235 grain to 300. Will cleanly kill snowshoe hares to Brown bear! Great caliber!!
    I'm calling BS on that round taking a rabbit!! Pics or it never, ever happened!

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