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CARTRIDGES : The best caliber???
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From: MooslyMan  (Original Message)Sent: 02/11/2005 13:48
   I wish had a dime for every article that I
read about the perfect rifle cartridge! I guess
it will continue long after Ole Moos has gone
under! Like finding perfection is that easy. To
me why should we have to decide with the
endless picks we have to pick from! Over
the years I have tried to find that perfect one
that is better than the rest! Truth is there are
just too many, and with new ones showing up
year! I decided if I continue this quest, I may
have to add a room just to store the ammo!
   One day I decided to finally choose, it was
easy for me since I reload 99% of my ammo!
I did have some conflicts, but I figured for
deer sized the 6.5/06 was to be my pick and
the other was the .338/06 for larger game! I
had conflicts between the 06 case and the
284 for a while, but the it was an easy pick
due to fact I had endless brass supply for
the 06! Both rifles were built on Rem 700 BDL
actions with 24" tubes and the fit and feel are
the same, both have 2.5x8 power scopes! The
6.5/06 likes the 125 gr. partitions and as luck
would have it the .338/06 shoots the 210 grain
partions into one hole! Now I need to decide
if I will sell my 25/05, 270, 257 Roberts, 338
mag, 375H&H, and among others! If I ask my
wife I know the answer to that! Can I part with
my 264? What to do! what to do! Have I at
last found the perfect calibers? Yes I think I
have! BUT TRUTH IS I LIKE THEM ALL!
 
                                         Moos!
 
 


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From: MooslyManSent: 08/12/2005 09:42
Well as I was setting in the barber shop my old fishing buddy walked in and said" I hear you were selling some of your rifles
and he wanted to know if I had hit my head or have some bad
illness! Since I was trapped and unable to run, I had to defend
myself! No! I`m not sick, just got to many and don`t hunt as
much as I used too, truth is I`m getting old! I`m not a young
man any more and finally faced that fact! Since I had put alot
of my money into fine rifles over the years, it was not an easy
choice to make, but one I felt that I should do it rather than
making my wife have to get robbed if I went under. I can only
say it was a hard thing to do! But a friend of mine took them to
a gun show and had a booth and he sold all I had sent, so I did
not have to see them walk off with a stranger! But I explained
that I had just got a matched set of hunting rifles that I would
not sell !A new 6.5/06 and a 338/06! Yep, thats right no cases
with belt, no magnums! I could tell he had that look on his face
as to why I had picked those, so I beat him to the punch! You
know I like the 26`s, always have! The 6.5/06 will do any thing
the 25/06 and 270 will do and most situations will do it better!
With a bullet selection from 87 to 160 grains it has down range
trajectory advantage that makes the 6.5/06 a versitile hunting
cartridge from varmits to deer! The 338/06 in the 210 grain load
is about 100 FPS slower than and 338 Win Mag with a lot less
recoil and muzzle blast and with the 180 grain Balistic Tip it can
be a fine open country deer load or a 250 grain or 275 grain is
capable stopper for big bears! He looked at me for a minute
then he said" You know my 300 Win Mag is hurting me more
now than it used to and I hate to sight it in, I just never wanted
to admit it! I see your point! Yep as we get older we can tell
wild stores to the younger fellers but we need to be honest
with our selves!

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From: MSN NicknameUncommonValor_GRUNTSent: 09/12/2005 17:31
I really don't think there is a perfect caliber, but the one that comes close is the 30-06. For what we hunt here in the USA, the 30-06 - with it's many variations in bullet size - should being down most of what we hunt.

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Sent: 09/12/2005 19:29
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Recommend  Message 5 of 8 in Discussion 
From: MooslyManSent: 15/01/2006 16:49
Your right, when you use wildcat chambered hunting rifles, you
need to make sure that you take enough ammo, which I have
always done so, since I have reloaded my own ammo for over
40 years which included many trips to Wyoming to out of way
places! I tend to take more equipment than I need, always have
a spare rifle, since a horse fell with me once in Colorado that
broke the stock into, and once a fireing pin spring caused a
problem! I also take a hand reloading press with spare brass,
bullets and such! I never have had to use it, but I do carry it
to base camp! It is fairly easy to neck up 25/06 brass or 06
brass down for the 6.5/06, it is simple to neck up 06 to 338/06
as well! I wanted 2 identical hunting rifles that could cover a
bullet weight range from 85 grains to 300 grains and these 2
do that very well! Now I know the 270 and 30/06 are very fine
rounds. I have owned and hunted with them both! My choices
of the 6.5/06 and 338/06 are totally my choices and may not
be right for others,especially if the hunter is not a experience
reloader!
                                                                Moos
 

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From: MSN NicknamemefishmeSent: 07/04/2006 15:52
hard to beat the 3006, i have killed everything from, woodchucks to moose with it.  I am heading Co in a few years to hunt elk, i have a rem 700 in 300 win mag, i will bring the  mag but the 3006 will be my back up.. mfm

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From: MSN NicknamearmouredtrooperSent: 08/04/2006 11:27
I have a friend that I reload for.. He has 4 rifles, all Blazers from
Germany and all magnum claibers they are;
1- 270 wby mag
2- 300 wby mag
3- 300 win mag
4- 338 win mag
The rifles are all works of art and all sport zeiss scopes I told him that
in my opinion, a 30-06 is more than enought gun to do any shooting in North
America. But I'll tell you one thing,... They are real fun to shoot!

Trooper



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From: MSN Nicknamebobbyd1943Sent: 09/04/2006 15:51
IAM A FAN OF THE .308 ! IT IS MUCH LIKE THE 30-06 BUT WITH A SHORTER ACTION, WERE AS YOU CAN GET OFF THAT SECOND SHOT A LITTLE QUICKER AND THAT MAY MAKE ALL DIFFERENCE IN PUTTING FOOD IN THE POT . THEY ARE BOTH VERY POPULAR SO YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM GETTING ROUNDS FOR EITHER.AND THEY ARE BOTH EXCELLENT SHOOTERS ! SO GET YOUR BUCKS TOGETHER AND GO DOWN TO YOUR SPORTING GOODS STORE, LAY OUT YOUR MONEY AND GO HUNTING . GOOD LUCK BOBBYD

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