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WMB30

Single-Sixer
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Dec 16, 2004
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Reno,Nv
204 Ruger; 25-06; 30-06 and if rimfires count .22LR; .22mag; .17M2 and the .17HMR
Bill
 

wwb

Hunter
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Nov 18, 2004
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wisconsin
Not over 66, but not very darn far under it.

.223 - in a bull-barrel bolt action.... I'm not an AR fan
.30-06 - everybody needs one
.44 Mag - superb 50-yard whitetail rifle
.30-30 - 'cause it was my first centerfiore rifle
 

41 mag fan

Single-Sixer
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Dec 6, 2005
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Location
omaha NE
The gun smith I work for is 71. We just built him a 6.8 spc on a mini mauser action. It is short light weight and very little recoil. It should knock the whitetails over nicely. Steve
 

pete44ru

Hunter
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
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Location
Rhode Island
Whatever floats my boat - and works for my current hunting areas/style/game.

For me, it's always been more about the firearm, than the chambering - they'll all do pretty much more than I can do without one.

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SteveRuger

Hunter
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Apr 6, 2004
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Northern, Utah. USA
When I went home to Montana to hunt Elk a few years back & hunted with the old friends most of them were 60 Plus crowd. all but two of them were shooting 300 H&H, 1 was shooting a 30-06, & old Sweed always packed his Savage 99 in 300 Savage. So many years ago I switch to the 300 H&H (about 21 years now ) great smooth push for recoil, stock ( no modifcations but a old Redfield Wide angle scope ). & that is what will be shooting until the last one falls.
 

Sharp Shooter

Single-Sixer
Joined
Nov 24, 2005
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MCCammon,Idaho,USA
Ha! This probably has nothing to do with why you've asking Gary, but I"ll be 66 in a few years, and I'm having my beloved .300 Winchester Magnum coverted to a .308 Norma Magnum for sentimental reasons. You see, when I was 16 I had a girlfriend whose dad had a .308 Norma Magnum built on a pre-64 Model 70 action. I remember more about that beautiful gun than I remember about that guy's daughter. I've wanted a .308 Norma Magnum ever since, and now that I'm able to afford it, I'm going to have one. Not that a .308 Norma will do anything my .300 Win Mag won't - even the gunsmith asked me WHY??. :lol:
Welcome to the forum by the way, Gary. :D
 

pete44ru

Hunter
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Rhode Island
I find it to be more a matter of bullet weight, than caliber - since I still shoot some "big bores", but can now do without using a projectile over 300grs, thank you.

Not withstanding the fact that a .30-06 is NEVER a mistake, and a 180gr JSP outta one will pretty much do anything I'm ever going to ask of it.

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Old Judge Creek

Single-Sixer
Joined
Nov 1, 2001
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320
Location
1881 Ranch, Nv & Northern Ca
45-70,
44 magnum,
308,
30-30,
243,
22 magnum,
22 long rifle

also in my battery are rifles chambered in:
30-06
30-40 Krag
270
7.62.39
223
44-40
45 Colt
357 magnum
54 round ball (long twist)

but I woudn't call these "favorites"
 

c.robertson

Bearcat
Joined
Jan 15, 2006
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29
Location
Grain Valley, Mo. 64029 USA
Just turned 66 in Dec-09, does that count?

.17HMR, .22LR, 9X19mm, .38 Special, .357 Mag., .40 S&W, 10mm, .44 Mag, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .460 S&W Mag, .500 S&W Mag.,

.223 Rem., 6.5X55 Swede, 7.62X39, .30-30 Win., 7.5X55 Swiss, .308 Win., .30-06 Spg., 7.62X54R, 7.65X53 Arg., .45-70 Gov., .45-90 Sharps. & 12ga.

THEY ARE ALL FAVORITES!!! Shooting as fast as I can before the grim reaper comes knocking. LOL
 

pete44ru

Hunter
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Rhode Island
I've found, over the years, that belted (and non-belted) magnums don't do anything for ME, that standard chamberings won't - so I still pretty much shoot every standard offering I can get my money & my mitts on,

I have also learned, however, to limit myself to no more than 300gr of bullet weight, whatever the caliber. :roll:

My favorite CF's are the .30-06 (NEVER a mistake ;) ), the 6.5x55, .444. 45-70 & .356Win/.358Win; with the .22 Mag rimfire getting the nod when I'm not hunting with a .22LR or .22Short.
I have no use, nor love, for any of the .17 cals.

Ditto, the larger shotgun gauges.
I gave up the 12ga over 15 years ago, and use one of my 20's or .410's mostly, with a 16ga every once in awhile for nostalgia trips.

I like both big & little muzzleloaders, but not the mediums (like .45 or .50 cal), currently shooting a .54 and a .32 - and have gone back to traditional side-hammer cap & rocklocks after a 10 year affair with modern inlines.

For me, basically, it's not so much about gathering game anymore - as I feel that I've certainly had my share.
It's more about getting out afield, with good companionship, with a firearm I admire.
YMMV, of course. 8)

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RJ556

Buckeye
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Nov 28, 2009
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Focsani, Romania
Not 66 yet. Five years from it. But, I like mostly the classics: 22 LR, 9MM Luger 357 Magnum (mostly in rifles), 223 Rem, 6.5x55 Swede, 270 Win, 280 Ackley Imp., and 308 Win. I could care less about SSM's, SAUMs and the like.
 
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