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Whats the best all around big game caliber for the united states?

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  • Dayne
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    22 long rifle, drops anything from bacteria to clowns, get the 467.2 grain bullets for the best accuracy. Aim for the left butt cheek and it will expire quickly and effectively. It's a cheap round and is available at McDonald's

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  • platte river rat
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    I favor the 300 WSM, but the 30-06 or 270 Win will probably win this poll.

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  • Clay Smith
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    Carbon fiber/titanium .50 BMG it will get the job done. Good luck with the recoil and ammo.

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  • ranchhandTCR
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    30-06 is proably you most versatile gun to purchase you can buy 50 grain to 220 grain bullets for a 30-06 and you can kill anything in america with it.

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  • BigBboy25
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    Not my favorite caliber but if I wanted to hunt everything in north america without hesitation and have one rifle to do it, I'd get a .338 Win Mag. It would be plenty for everything, including the big bears.

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  • bass bomber
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    Theres a reason why the springfield 1903 and the M1 garand were 30-06.

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  • scratchgolf72
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    +1 res hahaha!!

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  • jamesti
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    .300 savage is a good one as well.

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  • RES1956
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    Such a caliber does not exist, just ask my wife. Different species ALL require a different caliber and some types of hunting tactics require a different action type in the same caliber for the same game.
    This is what I have told my wife for the last 30 years and if any of you Bozos make her think that a person could feasibly get by with a SINGLE rifle or caliber I will hunt you with the same resolve as would be necessary to kill a record Marco Polo sheep.
    May this topic never darken these pages again.

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  • pudgexl29
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    30-06 is definatly the most versatile

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  • jay
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    If you must take big bears into account; I'd want something in the .30 caliber range. .300 wm, weatherby, rum, etc.

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  • J4huntfish
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    7mm remington magnum, you can oad it up fo big game but also take 500 yd shots if needed

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  • Treestand
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    AJM: I have taken only one Black Bear with a M/70 243W
    100Gr round,I was NOT hunting for Bears in up-State NY
    I was Deer Hunting...Stoped to take lunch at the Base of a mountan, when HE broke through the Heavy Brush and sented my lunch?...3 rounds fired in to his neck stop him at 40Feet from ME! its not a caliber I would use on All BEARS!!...Lunch was (penut butter and jelly)...Lol

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  • davycrockettfv
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    Plenty of more powerful calibers out there, but the 30-06 has loads that will let you hunt anything in the States and hunt it well, so it's the best all-around IMHO.

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  • tneal1987
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    Looks like the 30-06 is a very popular gun, I agree with everyone though, it is really shooter preferance and depends on the big game being hunted.

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