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  1. #11
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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    A 270 could very well keep the 7mm mag sitting most of the time, with deer and moose at moderate ranges.
    But I like the .308 or 7-08 too.

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk 3 View Post
    7-08 = harder to find good ammo options, ammo tends to be pricier
    6.5CM = low recoil, lots of ammo options, but ammo tends to be somewhat more expensive than others
    6.5x55 = a classic option but ammo is hard to find and very limited options (Hornady Superformance SSTs are excellent), ammo is expensive
    .260 REM = hard to find ammo, ammo tends to be more expensive
    and blah, blah on down the list.

    .308 Win. Lots of excellent ammo options, ammo prices are good, ammo availability is usually very good, recoil is generally quite modest depending on bullet weight chosen.

    Currently, a 308 is a very sensible choice for a general shooter. Not the new kid on the block by any stretch.

    Otherwise get a smaller cartridge size like a .243 or a .223 and use it accordingly.

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    Ya I should have added 308win. Haven't got to it yet but a 125gr load is in the plan in a .308 compact. Good for dogs deer and up close moose.
    No one on their death bed ever said; I should have spent more time at work.

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    270 is pretty much a 7 mag

    243 if your looking for just a deer rifle. They don’t go far hit with a 243

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by RackStar View Post
    270 is pretty much a 7 mag

    243 if your looking for just a deer rifle. They don’t go far hit with a 243
    Not much I wouldn’t hunt with a 243 and good bullets… Sure wouldn’t limit myself to deer.


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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    A 6.5 prc with 140 berger vld would be a top tier choice and going the other way a 300 prc with 212 eldx or 215 berger would be absolutely deadly I own both and have taken elk and moose with both.

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    I love my 7-08 but 9 times out of 10 I grab a 6.5 Creedmoor. I’d go 6.5 cm, 308 or 243 for ammo availability and price.

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    custom barrelled 303 british? mighty fine cart. classic!! moosin
    "A good day hunting is mud on your truck or blood on your hands"

    “Some people go to church and think about hunting……………others go hunting and think about God!”

    It's actually called the 375 "ouch and ouch"!!

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by KodiakHntr View Post
    Not much I wouldn’t hunt with a 243 and good bullets… Sure wouldn’t limit myself to deer.
    agree with you there. Shot my biggest mule deer buck with a 243 at 200Y, dead right there. 85 grain fusion

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    First thought was 7-08 since you're a fan of the .284 caliber, but you did say you were looking for a new caliber soooo I think you'd do very well with a .308. Ammo is inexpensive relative of course to everything else, and easy to find. I've seen a number of moose taken within 200 yards and they didn't go far at all with well placed SST's.

  10. #20
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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    6.5 PRC. Lots of projectiles and factory ammo available, being a Hornady caliber. Designed for todays high BC bullets, fast and flat with manageable recoil

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