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What is the all around best large game hunting caliber? Has to be versatile and good for black bear, deer, and hogs.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Note that these are all .30 caliber... an excellent caliber for game in the range you mention and all the way up to elk. If I had to choose one chambering in that caliber for the game you describe it would be the 30-06. You can see why it has endured the test of time... it is very flexible in range of bullets and power for a broad range of game. If you reload and use the 110g bullets at 3400 fps, it is even a great varmint rifle.

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  • Ga hunter
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    Can't beat the 30-06 or the .308! Both are great for big game

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  • Grassroots89
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    30-06

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  • Sarge01
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    300WSM the 30-06 on steroids without alot of extra recoil.

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  • Bioguy01
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    30-06 or .308

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  • small game sportsman
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    probably 30-06

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    '06.

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  • MidnightBanjo
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    Yup! Its hard to beat the 30-06 for a one gun all round rifle. That's exactly why I bought mine.

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  • Pmacc60
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    Have to say 3o-o6 also for all above reasons!

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  • jhjimbo
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    If you like a long action rifle go with the 30-06, you will not be disappointed. If you like a shorter action rifle i would say the .308 would be the best all around. IMO

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  • Treestand
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    Ditto~~To the above Crew...you just cant beat the 30/06.

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  • Carl Huber
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    I concur 30-06 you can't beat it and there is no shortage.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    I have to agree with 99explorer. The .30-'06 is the answer to your prayers!

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  • upland4
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    30-30 out of a lever gun

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  • 99explorer
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    The old .30-06, hands down.

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