People who shoot 30-06’s know they can hit an animal in the right spot to kill it. Therefore a larger caliber is superfluous and would be just for show.
I’ll prety much guarantee that I will have far less tissue damage and boloodshot meat on an Antelope taken with my .375 than that of an equally placed shot at the same distance by someone shooting a 270 Win with 130 grain bullets! We’ve (wife and I) have taken many deer and Antelope using our hunting rifles and lose very little meat!As I said, I was joking guys.
Maybe I hit a nerve.
I agree with CC that there isn’t really “one gun” that suits all … at least not if you’re bringing Africa into the discussion. But for North America, the 30-06 will handle anything there is and is a pretty fair “one gun”.
I do believe there is such a thing as overkill and certainly shooting an Antelope with a .375 would qualify.
I’m glad you’re happy with your choice of caliber.I’ll prety much guarantee that I will have far less tissue damage and boloodshot meat on an Antelope taken with my .375 than that of an equally placed shot at the same distance by someone shooting a 270 Win with 130 grain bullets!
Thanks.....it simply works!I’m glad you’re happy with your choice of caliber.
I’m sure it works great. That’s awesome.
I have a real question though … how can you guarantee that canon will cause less tissue damage than a .270?
I purchased a .280 rem for my wife about 25 years ago. It became my son’s gun when he turned 12. We’ve killed lots of stuff with it over the years. I agree it does it all, I personally think it’s the best of all the 30-06 based rounds. Very large variety of bullet weights and types available for it.The .280 Rem does it all. Oh, I use a bipod.
I took 19 rounds w/me to WY this week. I brought back 17 rounds to IA...
I have have buddy that says you can eat right up to the hole using a 375.Thanks.....it simply works!
I’ve seen many animals harvested by high velocity rounds, 270’s (including a few by my wife before she moved up to a little larger caliber), 264 Mags, 300 Mags, ect and nearly always there was much more bloodshot meat than with the .375 H&H. When I went to my AI, it makes noticeably more blood shot meat than did the H&H. So.....you try to put it in the ribs behind the shoulder to minimize meat loss!
The 30-06 and the 375 H&H are near ballistic twins (when bullets used are in the typical/standard weights)....the “aught 6” has not been noted as a meat destroying cartridge!
In the more common rifle weights, the .375 H&H is quite tame! Forty or more rounds from the bench in an afternoon is quite doable. Many shooters quickly discover that it’s actually very pleasant to shoot. In fact, in the aforementioned rifle, it has far less felt recoil than my wife’s .338WM. The same cannot be said for my 9 pound AI......20 rounds at a sitting is plenty! memtb