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Old 10-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #31
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I'm not seeing the .30-06 fitting the bill for a charging Grizzly.
There you go. I can see hunting brown bear with a 30.06 if I'm in a tank or something. But when one charges you there is a limited amount of target area to hit and much of the time you'll need something that will penetrate that super thick skull they have especially considering that skull is slanted (like my tank) so bullets tend to ricochet off them instead of penetrating them. If you put a bullet right in their mouth you have a good chance of killing that charging bear but I'd prefer something that doesn't require a perfect shot on a 1500 lb. animal charging at racehorse speeds and bouncing up and down the whole time. Shooting a brownie from the side is going to be a much easier way to kill one so a 30.06 should be able to get that job done. But from straight on give me a .45-70 or a .458. Maybe a double rifle or a .50 BMG.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:16 PM   #32
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I don't know about charging grizzly.

I think I must have enough bear in my family tree

that they simply extend me professional

courtesy , and let me be.

But I prefer the .44 magnum for knocking down hogs. If they

get back up, they're less than docile, to say the least...

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i have in the past shot some larger magnum rifles that rattle my teeth! i owned an older Ruger M77 chambered in 338 win. mag. that would kick like a mule. 338 is pretty stout! of course this was years ago when muzzle brakes and barrel porting were not common yet. i shot a friends muzzle braked 338 a few years ago, what a difference. more like shooting a 30-06! so if i were to ever add another large magnum rifle to the collection in the future, it will be muzzle braked and have a very good recoil pad.

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my go to hunting rifle in my safe is 338 win mag.

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I would give body parts to hunt dangerous game in Africa, specifically elephant, cape buffalo, and lion. If I ever get the chance to hunt any of these creatures, I would very much like to use a classic African safari caliber, the .404 Jeffery.

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I think we can see from these posts that the 30-06 remains a very popular cartridge.

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I think we can see from these posts that the 30-06 remains a very popular cartridge.
the 30-06 has prove itself time after time. think about it, it has been around for over 100 years, been all over the world in war and peacetime, has taken probably more game than any other round, fathered the 270, the 25-06, the 308, the 35 whelan, the 338-06, grandfathered the 243 the 7mm-08, the 6.5mm-08 and many more. yeah, gotta love the 30-06!
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The 30-06 proved itself a long time ago. It has its special place in history. It has always done the job it was used for extremely well. It has power, versatility, availability, etc. You can't go wrong with it.

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what is the most powerful cartridge you would want for hunting dangerous game? also what is the most powerful cartridge you would get if it was only just to get something for the heck of it and just to have something very powerful?
Craig Boddington who's experience hunting Africa and dangerous game is well documented and undeniable has stated many times that with modern ammo the .375 H&H is enough for anything that walks or crawls on this earth with the possible exception of elephant for which he says the 375 is acceptable but he prefers bigger.

I like the .375 H&H and currently own a world class rifle chambered in it (I've owned several in the past). If I was shopping for one to have just for the heck of it though I'd get a new Ruger Alaskan in .375 Ruger a rather useful chambering that will do very nicely for bear, moose, elk etc. Another great option is the Remington 700 XCR in .375 H&H. I owned one and it was a heck of a rifle. Sold it to a buddy of mine that loves big bores and he love that gun.
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All rounds have a purpose, though some are redundant. I like all rounds, nothing wrong with anything anyone mentioned today. If I get a chance to pick up a nice 45-70 I sure would, but I sleep perfectly well knowing I have a R700 30-06, Mossberg 500, and 1911A1 under my roof. Got everything covered from large and small game hunting to personal defense.

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