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Hunting Calibers

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I am sitting on my back porch looking at the backfield this evening as the sun goes down . The air has that fall chill in the air , getting close to hunting season , well dove season is in now . It got me to thinking how many calibers rifles would I like to hunt anything that doesn’t fly in North American . Here’s my list . Let’s hear yours and it doesn’t have to be 4 calibers .

Small Game - .22 long rifle
Varmint / Predator - .223
Deer size - 6.5 cm
Large Game , up to moose and brown bear - .300 Win Mag
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.338 Win Mag for everything....

and if I had to pick a second a .270 Winchester.

Don't get me wrong...I have a bunch of rifles in all kinds of calibers. Even a few Creedmoors...6mm and 6.5. But they can't hold a candle to a .270 Win or even a .308 at any reasonable hunting distance.
 

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Probably won't get much meat off of your squirrels and rabbits.
At some point, meals through a straw, so maybe he is just saving time and skipping the blender.
 

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I don’t hunt much anymore but friends and I have a deer camp in Southern VA that’s a mix of wooded timber and bean fields. More often than not I’ll hunt in the timber with my old .35 Remington (Model 8). Anything across a bean field I’ll usually use a .270 Wby Mag.
 

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The only shotgun that is a caliber that I know of is a 410 , rifles calibers only .

You might not hunt a certain animal class and I don’t hunt anything larger than a deer , but cover all size / classes of animals .
 

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The only shotgun that I know of is a 410 , rifles calibers only .
Killed my 1st bull Elk with a 12g slug, and a lot of deer and pigs. For some, the shotgun with slugs is THE big game getter.
 

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Killed my 1st bull Elk with a 12g slug, and a lot of deer and pigs. For some, the shotgun with slugs is THE big game getter.
True , I mostly use a shogun . I live in a shotgun only county for deer . But this thread is about rifle calibers to cover every animal in North America , even if you don’t or haven’t hunted that class of animal , maybe a fantasy thread and not real life . Most of us will probably never hunt a elk , moose , or a brown bear .
 

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Small Game - .22 long rifle or maybe 12 gauge
Varmint / Predator - 22-250, 22 lr or 300 BO
Deer size - 270 or 243
Large Game , up to moose and brown bear - .300 Win Mag or slug

Several of my mentioned guns are on the plan to buy list.
 
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