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#6970493 - 11/23/17 12:11 PM What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)?
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Iíve had aspirations of hunting out west like most people. Wife may have a chance of taking a gig out that way. Iíve been saving money for gear and am now looking at a rifle. I already have a .270 that I love. Wanting one I can take moose, elk, bears with. Thinking about a .338 or 7mm. Are they enough for a bear? Looking roughly $1000 range

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#6970495 - 11/23/17 12:16 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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270 is good for most of those, not sure about moose. But the 7mag would probably be my choice.

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#6970500 - 11/23/17 12:22 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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If we are talking brown bear then I would go 338. 7 Mag will do it but the 338 will do it better. You could always split the difference and go with one of the hot 300's.

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#6970508 - 11/23/17 12:44 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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300WM. Plenty of heavy bullets to do the job. Affordable to shoot and easy to find ammo
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#6970517 - 11/23/17 12:58 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
300WM. Plenty of heavy bullets to do the job. Affordable to shoot and easy to find ammo


In the absence of further information, this is the obvious choice.
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#6970530 - 11/23/17 01:23 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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3x on the 300WM for the above reasons plus the availability of rifles that are chambered in that caliber.
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#6970569 - 11/23/17 02:25 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Originally Posted By: BigPig
300WM. Plenty of heavy bullets to do the job. Affordable to shoot and easy to find ammo


In the absence of further information, this is the obvious choice.
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#6970573 - 11/23/17 02:29 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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300 wm sounds good to me. Will it drop bears?

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#6970577 - 11/23/17 02:40 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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Sure.

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#6970578 - 11/23/17 02:44 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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If I ever get a large magnum it will be a 300 Win Mag.
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#6970599 - 11/23/17 03:42 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Originally Posted By: BigPig
300WM. Plenty of heavy bullets to do the job. Affordable to shoot and easy to find ammo


In the absence of further information, this is the obvious choice.


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#6970609 - 11/23/17 04:01 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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Originally Posted By: Ryan06
300 wm sounds good to me. Will it drop bears?


There was a guide on here offering Brown bear hunts in Russia. His advertisement photo was a huge bear; he killed it with an sks. No joke.

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#6970621 - 11/23/17 04:16 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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7rm would be my choice.
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#6970624 - 11/23/17 04:18 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Ryan06]
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.338 win

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#6970634 - 11/23/17 04:30 PM Re: What caliber for big game(bigger than white tails)? [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Sure.





Well that looks like a yes!

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