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    What Is Your Favorite All Around Caliber...And Why????

    I am sure that a lot of you have already read this blog post, but I wanted to get it out and post the question from the title.
    What say you? What is your favorite all around caliber for big game and why?
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    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!!

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    My 30-06 or .280AI. Both are well balanced accurate cartridges that you can hunt everything in North America except maybe the larger brown bears. Even at that the 30-06 loaded with a 200 gr. Accubond or Partition would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6mm Remington View Post
    My 30-06 or .280AI. Both are well balanced accurate cartridges that you can hunt everything in North America except maybe the larger brown bears. Even at that the 30-06 loaded with a 200 gr. Accubond or Partition would work.
    I will admit that the old .30-06 has a pretty special place in my heart.
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    I have quite a few different ones that I use for different animals.

    But if I would pick just one it would be my .340 Weatherby. It is a fantastic long range round and will get the job done at any distance that I can shoot. All the animals that I have shot with it would of been one shot kills but I live by the motto that if the animal is still standing keep pumping rounds into it.

    The smallest animal that I have shot with it was a spring buck in South Africa and I carried it with confidence on my grizzly hunt in British Colombia.
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    Mine is the 7mm, I really like the versatility of the round. Though I only shoot 175 grain rounds it's been a very accurate around and gun for me.

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    If I had to pick just one, it would be hard for me to pick between my 30-06 and .300 Wby. I think it would be the .300 because of better performance with 180 gr and above bullets.

    I shoot a 25-06 on deer, antelope and feral hogs and love the caliber, but I don't think it has enough oomph (shooting a 117 gr bullet) for elk or moose.
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    Make mine a .270 win. An all around for me would be a rifle mainly for deer that can stretch to elk. And this opinion has changed over the years. A decade ago I could go along with the 300 mag as the all around and my go to rifle was a model 70 7mm rem mag, but as time goes by I find the lighter less recoiling .270 win a bit more to my liking. A 130gr of any flavor for deer and such up to a 150 or 160 partition for Elk. But I'll temper my opinion with the fact that I've only been elk hunting twice and have not been successful.

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    I like my 280. 140gr handloads with R19 powder and nosler partitions has been lethal on deer, elk, antelope, and bear. I also like a lighter recoil.

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    I’m like CC. I love my 25-06 but not for elk. My favorite all around is the .300 win mag. Simple, capable, available.

 

 
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