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What is a better caliber for big game .30-06, .308, or .300 WSM?

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  • DV Jeff Ward
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    Originally posted by CPT BRAD View Post
    If your talking about big game, I would include bear in that, and that would be a 300. For all around use I like the 308, good shot placement and you won't be tracking many of them. That and its a pleasure to shoot and bullets are cheap.
    .308 is nice and good for the military, but the '06 is a more vertile round with better accuracy, penetration and bang for your buck...

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  • PotterMan96
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    I think the .300 is the best out of them all but that is just my opinion.

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  • rocky d bashaw
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    30-06 is my vote, never let me down

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  • platte river rat
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    all three are good----Remember---lots of hours on the range make you shoot where you want to---not just a few rounds ever hunting season--- respect whatever you hunt, make the first shot count.

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  • infantry08
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    A handloaded .308 can equal a factory loaded 30-06 pretty easily. My .308 is like a pet to me...it's part of the family. It's an efficient cartrige that is quite versatile. It's also a short action and recoil is tolerable for most. As for the whole idea of hunting the big bears with one...I think we could all agree a .338 would just make more sense. I'm sure with a high quality bullet such as the Barnes TSX there would be sufficient penetration around 100 yards or so but I wouldn't want to be face to face with a brown bear if all i had was a .308 with any load.

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  • RyanDilley7
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    My favorite is 30-06.

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  • buckeye
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    The 30-06 is probably the easiest to find ammo for, but i personaly like the .308. I am trying to save up for one now.

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  • Christian Emter
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    Personally I like the 308 and 300.

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  • steve182
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    They are actually the same caliber, same bullet, different case, load.

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  • Ye ole Coaste
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    Addenum for the Offical's out there!!: the weapon or rifle used to hunt in Oregon was a bolt action 308 remington mod#7 properly licensed and documented !!
    No need to panic no auto weapons were used in the writing of this article or reply----I would gladly accept the use of or gift of the semi-auto vesrion of the M14 since there are two many to mention here? the dreams of the YOC are revealed on screen!!!

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  • Ye ole Coaste
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    Howdy, glad to see some of U were on track with the 308!!!I was on a nuclear W/T team USN and finally had to go qual. with a marine group.I was the best shot 3yrs running on the Navy side. I walked away from the qual shoot humbled and hang-dogged.Seen the marines nail bull's eyes at 300 yds thru the same hole!!! that day convinced me that the 308 was optimum round and the M-14 was the weapon that any hunter,serviceman or sportsperson could ever want. Used one in Oregon to drop some mighty fine elk and mule deer up to 200yds in rain,wind,and blizzard to 28'below. That is all!! Carry ON!! YOC PS then I switched to the USCG but thats another tale for another time!!!

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  • timothyfaw
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    30/6 rifle

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  • CPT BRAD
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    If your talking about big game, I would include bear in that, and that would be a 300. For all around use I like the 308, good shot placement and you won't be tracking many of them. That and its a pleasure to shoot and bullets are cheap.

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  • shane
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    All the same bullet weights and types available, but the WSM fits more powder. I guess it wins. It won't be overkill for anything you would use a .308 on.

    Really, it's all subjective to what you are hunting, where you are hunting, how far you plan on shooting, and if you are recoil sensitive or not.

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  • hjohn429
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    It really depends on the game and the range. I like the 30-06 best, but that's just me.

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