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Old 08-04-2008, 09:14 PM
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Another Question, I Have Picked Out A Browning A-bolt Rile.i Want A Caliber That Will Work On Anything From White Tail To Moose. Do You Think A 30-06 Or 300 Would Do The Job. Thanks Hank
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:04 PM
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Hank, I would lean towards the 300, I have shot one
for years and found it can handle about any type of
game. It make a great long range whitetail rifle and handle
moose and elk with no problems.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:06 PM
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Hank, I would lean towards the 300, I have shot one
for years and found it can handle about any type of
game. It makes a great long range whitetail rifle and will
handlemoose and elk with no problems.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:57 AM
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The 30-06 is quite capable of killing most every big game animal there is. I have used one in the past for both Black Bears and Moose in Ontario with good success over the years.

Depends where you are thinking of hunting, if you are planning an trip to Northern BC or Alaska then go with the 300 if they are not in your plans then the 30-06 will be enough for you.

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:10 AM
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I have an A-bolt in 300WSM. And I used it for elk a couple years ago. Have also used it for whitetail with lighter bullets. As long as I do my part it does it's with great results.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:09 AM
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The 300 will do anything the 30/06 can, but just a little better. There is a price to pay though. It comes in recoil and ammo costs. The 06 is usually available in more compact rifles than the 300.


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Old 08-05-2008, 10:25 AM
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7mm Rem Mag...

I've been using one for about 10 years now
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:47 PM
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The 30/06 has to be one of the best made, lots of people speak highly of the .308 but my gun of choice is a Remington 700 .300 Ultra Mag. Did a litlle custom work to it - limbsaver recoil pad, muzzle break, trigger job, new stock and floated the barrel. Gun smith also hand loads the rounds, cheaper than the store rounds and better too. One sweet gun!

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:08 PM
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I personally feel anything 270 and above would do the job. Just remember the recoll factor and get somthing you can shoot without thinking about how bad the kick is going to be. Being able to shoot the gun well and shot placement are the most important thing. After all a gut shot is still a gut shot no matter what you shoot it with.
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I agree get a .300 I shoot a .300 wby mag and load my own. Also as stated above make sure you can handle the recoil, the biggest gun in the world can' kill anything if you don't hit it, but you could always put a brake on it. The nice thing about a 300 is you can get a really light bullet 110 gr or so all the way up to 220-250gr range. If you load your own you can play with powder and create a pet load. My favorite is a hot load w/ a 180 gr barnes tripleshock great accuracy and enough ummph to knock a moose on his butt!!
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