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    Cartridge & rifle choice - game specific !

    Perhaps a new version of the time tested question !

    What do you shoot for the following, gun, cartridge and load ?

    Antelope (pronghorn) - I shoot a ULA mod 20 in 257 Ack with 115 gr AB

    White Tailed deer (east) - Wild west Guns Guide gun converted to takedown in 45-70, 350 gr Hornady FP
    ULA mod 20 in 284 Win 140gr AB

    Mule deer - ULA mod 24 in 280 AI (non Sammi) 150 Scirocco or 160 Part

    Elk - Jarrett in 300 weatherby 180 gr Scirocco

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    ~20 years ago, with limited funds and limited vacation time, I opted for a gun that could safely "do it all."

    That gun was the tried and true 30-06, in Browning A-Bolt (lefty). It has served me well.

    I did manage to win two fantasy football leagues in the early 2000's, and used that $$ to purchase a rare find for a lefty...a Winchester Model 70, 7MM Rem Mag, stainless with red-ish wood stock. Beautiful gun.

    Those two are what sit in my gun safe. I figure with different bullets / loads, I can kill pretty much anything that walks North America.

    Nope, not sexy...but practical...and economical. (although my Brother's plan of getting a Springfield Armory M1A1 in 6.5 Creedmoor has me interested...)

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    My first go to rifle was a old 06 that a uncle had given me. It was used on everything from rabbits up to elk, mostly deer but it worked on all of them. When I retired it I went to a Ruger 77 in 7mmRem mag. That one was used on everything from rabbits up to elk and served me very well.

    Now that I have had time to accumulate a few other rifles I'll take along what suites me for the occasion. For deer and antelope it will likely be a .25-06, for elk and anything larger it will be my .340 Weatherby. I'll relegate the old 7mm Rem mag to the safe.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    Antelope-Browning A bolt Medallion, chambered in .270 Rem. with 130 grain round.
    Deer-Browning A bolt Medallion, chambered in .270 Rem. with 130 grain round.
    Bear-Browning A bolt Medallion, chambered in .270 Rem. with 130 grain round.
    Elk-Browning A bolt Medallion, chambered in .270 Rem. with 130 grain round.
    Any other big game I could actually afford to hunt-Browning A bolt Medallion, chambered in .270 Rem. with 130 grain round.
    I do how ever have a back up rifle, just in case something happens to my primary rifle. A Browning A bolt Medallion, chambered in .270 Rem. with 130 grain round.

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    30-06 in a Ruger 1B for antelope to elk or more using 165 gr. Nosler Accubonds or Partitions.

    280 AI in a Winchester Model 70 Classic Sporter using 140 gr. Accubonds or Partitions for antelope to elk or more.

    6mm Remington in a Ruger 1B for antelope up to elk on occasion using 100 gr. Nosler Partitions.
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    Antelope 220 Swift 60 gr hornady ruger m77
    Marlin 336
    Whitetail 35 rem 200 grain corelokt or ruger m77 270 130 gr corelokt
    Bear ruger m77 270 130 corelokt
    Mule deer Remington 700 cal 300 rum 180 scirrocos
    Elk 300 rum 180 gr scirrocos.
    Mix n match in different conditions and terrain.
    Last edited by swampokie; 06-19-2018 at 07:58 PM.

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    Winchester model 70 7mm 175 gr corelokt,
    Moose, elk, mule deer. I'm a believer of " if it ain't broke, why change it"

    06, I shoot 168 nosler trophy grade

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    elk deer antelope .308 ruger m77 or .300 win mag rem bdl
    Depends on who im hunting with and cover / terrain
    Have everything from .223 to .300 ultra and I do love an ar for yotes but I was told once watch out for the guy who only hunts with one gun he probley know how to shoot it.

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    Deer and Elk....
    270 Winchester/140g Accubonds
    30-06 / 165g Accubonds

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    A 35+ year old Rem. model 700 in 7mm mag. Using 150 grain Core-Lokt ammo for deer and antelope and 175 for elk.
    I've never needed more gun or thought it was too much and it has never let me down.
    When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

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