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#6371145 - 07/16/16 10:48 AM If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle??
WileyCoyote Offline
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Looking at narrowing down my reloading bench bullet & powder selections to ONLY ONE CALIBER, with as many as 2 or 3 or more? rifles mebbe in multiple cartridges ALL IN THE SAME CALIBER BULLETS or not .... to cover the rest of my Hunting Years with...what say the Peanut Gallery
Texas Only One Caliber
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 07/16/16 10:48 AM
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Edited by WileyCoyote (07/16/16 10:53 AM)
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#6371153 - 07/16/16 10:59 AM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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For me, it's .308. I don't have any statistical data to back it up. Except that its plenty of gun for anything in Texas, ammo, and I'm guessing components, are extremely easy to find, and are cheap. And it has multiple chambering that's are extremely popular. 308 win, 30-06, and 300WM. You could have EVERYTHING covered with one bullet if you could find one they all shoot minute of vitals.
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#6371154 - 07/16/16 11:02 AM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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This peanut picked .284. My 7mag can morph into a 7mm-08 and back with a simple change of load. That covers everything from nilgai to hill country whitetails.
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#6371168 - 07/16/16 11:20 AM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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I picked .257, but I don't hunt exotics.....
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#6371180 - 07/16/16 11:30 AM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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Should have responded to my own Poll 1st...Oh Well

Right now I am running (#1) an inexpensive but a tad better quality IMO TC Venture than a Patriot/Axis/Lightning bargain priced 270 for a "Beater" to drag thru the mud, with a K+ of bullets on hand. (#2) a T3 Hunter 260 for a "fair weather" every day shooter & back up to the other 2 guns, with almost a K of bullets on hand, & (#3) a 300WSM Wood Blue M70 Fwt with almost a K of bullets on hand thats begun to punish me off the bench the older and more beat up my shoulder gets...and I am beginning to feel like something's WRONG with this picture of too much bullet inventory to keep up with, and trying to keep up with the powder/primers for all these 3 different calibers as well.

So I am looking at recreating the same 2 or 3 some rifle choices but all at least in the same bullet diameter...with combo's like a (A) Do All wet weather Beater Compact/Lite 20/22" barrel good to 3-400 yards with a smaller less expensive scope (B) a 24-26" Target/Varmint Barrel for busting FJG's steel pop ups with, out to his back fence line @ 800 yards or more, and (C) a 400-600+ yard West Texas Mule Deer/Aoudad shooter...that'll not be toooo heavy to carry up hill...now that I lost 40+lbs during thr recent move sweating my Azz off...lifting that bale & toting that barrel.

So in thinking about this makeover...I really think a .284 diameter would be my 1st choice ....or mebbe a .308 diameter bullet for my 2nd choice gives me the best overall functional selection. Ya'lls thought's appreciated.
Ron


Edited by WileyCoyote (07/16/16 11:36 AM)
Edit Reason: speling obviously
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#6371181 - 07/16/16 11:34 AM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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I chose 308 because there is not an AR platform that I like as of yet in 270. If and when that happens it will be AR in 270.

If it were not for the hog killing option I would go 270 bolt gun. up
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#6371206 - 07/16/16 12:00 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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.308

30-30, 300BO, .308, 30-06, 300 win mag, 30-378.... it covers everything you could ever want for texas.
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#6371236 - 07/16/16 12:43 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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Registered: 08/18/13
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personally i'd have no problem using my 25-06 for the rest of my life. every game animal I've shot with it only needed one round and it died either right there or within a minute or two.

that being said I choose the .308 because I have more bullet options, more power for bigger, tougher Game and in a short action with an 18.5" barrel it's mighty handy.
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#6371238 - 07/16/16 12:44 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
.308

30-30, 300BO, .308, 30-06, 300 win mag, 30-378.... it covers everything you could ever want for texas.


That's about as good as it gets, right there.
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#6371251 - 07/16/16 01:04 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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I voted for 30 caliber.
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#6371274 - 07/16/16 01:26 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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I voted 30-cal, but I love my quarter bores too.

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#6371288 - 07/16/16 01:40 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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.308 for me. I shoot mostly 165-168s and I feel this bullet takes care of anything I'd shoot in Texas.

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#6371397 - 07/16/16 03:48 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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For me it's my .270 Win. and/or my .30-06.
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#6371399 - 07/16/16 03:50 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
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#6371424 - 07/16/16 04:22 PM Re: If you could only chose one caliber for a Do All Texas Hunting rifle?? [Re: WileyCoyote]
Big Stan Offline
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Besides all of my calibers, my go to hunting rifles are 7mm Mag and 7 STW. But I have two more custom builds heading my way in .308 Crusader GAP and .300 WM in Rem 700 in about a month. These two will be my 2016 season hunting calibers. I am sure they will be lights out for the hogs and deer.


Edited by Big Stan (07/16/16 04:23 PM)

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