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  • I am moving to Maine soon for college and one of the benefits is I am able to hunt in the surrounding area for moose, bear, and

    I am moving to Maine soon for college and one of the benefits is I am able to hunt in the surrounding area for moose, bear, and whitetail deer. I am in the market for a new rifle that would fit the bill for all 3 species of game...What is the best caliber for the latter? (I was thinking of a Marlin lever-action in .45-70...)Thanks for the help

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    I would go with your .45-70 lever action. Also, you could try a bolt action 30-06 from Browning.

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    • #3
      I'd go with the .45/70 also, i also might forget about the bolt action for the sake of faster reload rate just in case a bear or a moose wants to mess with you. Look at the Marin 1895 XLR.

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      • #4
        Have you both heard of the new Marlin SBL? Its the 1895 guide gun with an extended rail, ghost ring sights, and a big loop lever, chambered in .45/70...Thats what I was thinking of or the XLR...what do you think?

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        • #5
          what i would do is wait to buy a rilfecuz in maine theres a store called Kittery Trading Post and they have like thousands of guns that r used but not really bad they have a website where u can cheak out the guns the website is KTP.com and then go to shooting sports and then go to used gun libary

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          • #6
            they also got a lot of new ones and even some left handed ones too

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            • #7
              HunterKid are you from Maine?

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              • #8
                .300 ultra mag The best all around large game gun on the market. Super flat shooting and does it ever pack a big punch on the biggest game.

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                • #9
                  i would go with a 30-06 or a 7mm mag.

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                  • #10
                    i would go with a 30-06 or a 7mm mag.

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                    • #11
                      35 Whelen.

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                      • #12
                        a .308 or a 30-30

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