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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Boogieman1 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:11 am

.577 T-Rex bolt action


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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Octang » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:14 pm

I would get a Tikka 30-06. It is actually the next rifle I'm purchasing. A few months ago I bought a tikka t3 270 and I like it so much I want more!
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby JMax1978 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:10 am

I already have the only rifle I would ever need. A BLR .358 Win with a 1.5-5x scope.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby mobymikeguide » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:01 pm

I have a 444 marlin lever gun that I use only here in wisconsin, good brush, marsh gun, heavy bullet lots of knock down power, doesn't have a long range but I don't really need it here. For Western Hunting a 7mm Rem Mag, awesome ballistics plenty big for elk but not too big for deer, flat shooting round. Moderate recoil compared to some of the really big magnums and ultra mags.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby mspaci » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:47 am

Just cause I have it, Win Mod 70 ranger is 06, never felt the need for more. Mike
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby PeteD » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:32 pm

7mms mag, bolt, Stainless, synthetic stock. Looking to change Scope To A Leupold Cds Version
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby OldMtnMan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 am

If you would have asked me 40 years ago I would have said a Win 94 in 30-30. I used one for 25 years and it never let me down. For the last 40 years i've used a Hawken style muzzleloader in .54. Black powder and a PRB (round ball). It hasn't failed me either. My style is still hunt in for close shots.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would

Postby Chuck B » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:35 am

PK_ wrote:I am with hatchet jack. I absolutely love my 12ga 870 with interchangeable barrels.

But for a true rifle, I recently bought a Bolt action 30-06. Ruger american. Nikon buckmaster 4-12x40. Haven't gotten it to the range yet but seems it will be a nice versatile all around rifle for the money. Capable of killing any animal I would set my sights on.



I own the same Ruger and I do like it.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Kane0928 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 am

Any rifle caliber such as 30-06, 270, 300 win mag etc would be excellent choices. In my opinion I'll stay with a 30-06 since the ammo is so easy to get anywhere you go it's just a old reliable round. I've had good luck out of mine and the only down fall to it I'd say is the drop at longer ranges. My neighbor uses a remington 700 and has harvested deer, elk, and even went to Africa shot kudu, a wildabeast I think it's call, and a few other game species I can't remember. Choose what's legal for the states you wish to hunt choose what you like best and don't be afraid to put back extra money for a better quality. Buy once and be content. Goodluck!
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby JeffG » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:54 am

My 308 Savage Hog Hunter is very versatile. with standard loads it takes a variety of game. With the subsonic and cast bullets small game is on the table.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby OH nontypical » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:47 pm

300 win mag for most species, but my favorite is a 270 bolt in either mountain rifle or reg package.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby Grizzlyadam » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:15 am

I'm a fan of the encore. From rimfire, to centerfire rifle, to slug gun, to muzzleloader. Kind of cheating on the one rifle to do it all. Only problem for some is that it's only a one shot deal ;)
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby OldMtnMan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:20 am

One shot is plenty.
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby mspaci » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:17 am

My Winchester Ranger in 30-06 all Ill ever need
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Re: If you could only have one rifle for big game what would it

Postby JakeB » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:50 am

35 Whelen single shot

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