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What is the best rifle to use for hunting all these big game animals as in one rifle not many.elk,caribou,moose

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  • What is the best rifle to use for hunting all these big game animals as in one rifle not many.elk,caribou,moose

    What is the best rifle to use for hunting all these big game animals as in one rifle not many.elk,caribou,moose

  • #2
    Remington 7600 chambered in 270 or 30-06. I prefer pump action that is why I said model 7600.

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    • #3
      Remington Model 700 Bolt-Action in .270 or .30-06! That's where you get your accuracy at longer range shots! I would also look at a 7mm Remington or Weatherby Magnum, especially for those shots over 300 yards.

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      • #4
        Everyone is gonna say .30-06

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        • #5
          As far as chambering, the 30-06 is the bare minimum, and I feel adequate enough. I have one and would not hesitate to use it on any animal in North America short of Grizzly. It is probably enough gun for Griz but I would "FEEL" better with a big punch. But since I, like most people, want to carry more than I actually need, for those three I would love to have something in the .300 to .338 magnum. Good standard would be the .300 Win Mag. More than adequate for all three. If a nice trophy Moose stepped out and I was to nervous to wait for the perfect broad-side shot then I would shot the quartering front shoulder. A 30-06 will more than likely kill a big Moose in that shot, but it may not put him down quickly making retrieval difficult at best. But the .300 mag would probably put him down in short order no matter the angle.

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          • #6
            I was looking at the 300 ultra mag is that too much.I am thinking of long shots.

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            • #7
              It's hard to beat a good 30-06

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              • #8
                30-06 all the way!!!

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                • #9
                  The 300 Rem Ultra Mag is a great choice if you don't mind paying extra for the different levels of loads. I really like the theory behind it but I want to be able to hand load the different levels myself. I haven't seen or read much about it as to any problems with the different levels of ammo. But the theory is sound and very interesting. It is a very good possible choice. One gun that is a 30-06, 300 win mag and a 300 win mag+ all in one. Sounds awesome.

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                  • #10
                    bear39,
                    I own two 300 RUM and three 300 Win Mags. I like the Win Mags much the best. The 300 Ultra have more recoil are less accurate and do not kill any better or farther away. Have taken the animals mentioned above, plus a couple hundred others. So do have some experience in this area. Heck, it is hard to beat an 06

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                    • #11
                      A .30-'06 will serve your purpose as well as anything,
                      just place your shots well. If bears could be encountered where you hunt, I would seriously consider a .338 Win Mag, but they have more recoil than an '06.

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                      • #12
                        Great points guys. I think all that needs to be said has been!

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                        • #13
                          bear39, I owned a 300 Win Mag and replaced it with a 25-06. When I found I was going to be stationed in Alaska, I knew I needed a cartridge that would be effective on Bear and have long Range potential and accuracy. I chose the 338 Win Mag and after 4 years in AK, I never regretted it. There is a serious problem in cartridge selection when deciding what to use. Remember, the average shot is going to be less than 200 yards more like 100 or less. If you look at the performance range of the 30 caliber bullets, you’ll find that the 30 cal magnums are either at the maximum performance range or well over it in velocity causing the bullet to explode rather than to penetrate which I’ve witnessed numerous of times. The 30-06 will do you a fine job, personally I prefer the 338 Win Mag. One more thing, were you find Elk and Moose you got big bear in the area to. The best and preferred rifle that worked best for Alaska I witnessed was the 338 Win Mag, but you got to find one that suits you the best, 73's

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                          • #14
                            Happy Myles, may I add Sir

                            The best "BANG FLOP" on Bullwinkle was a Teenager shooting a 30-06 with over the counter 180 grain Remington Core-Lokt® and MAN, it went down like if it was hit by Thor's Hammer! The hooves were still in the tracks it was standing in, NO JOKE!

                            30-06 is no punk! It drives the bullet just at the right velocity!

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                            • #15
                              Hey Happy, the definition of over kill is a 375 H&H.

                              Fella wounded a nice Bull Caribou never to be recovered but he also knocked down three cows with one shot!

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