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Old 11-01-2011, 03:42 PM   #41
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I want a double in .450 Nitro. Don't know that I'll ever part with the coin though. I have a .338 Win that does everything up here pretty well.

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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!
Yeah this.

Plus, my gun hoard is getting out of control, pretty soon it's going to

have it's own zip code and climate.

I'm very reluctant to get another caliber, unless there is a specific

usage and purpose, for which it would be justified.
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Just waiting for Ruger to make the .373Ruger African in a all-weather version. I am not interested in the all-weather in the 20" barrel, nor do I want to purchase a field rifle with a wood stock with out stainless steel. Come On Ruger! Build It Already!!!

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Fat fingered the keyboard .375Ruger!

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It was pretty interesting seeing a 20mm rifle being built on an episode of Sons of Guns". The had a hard time finding a few rounds for it. I almost hate to think of what damage a 20mm round would do if it hit something that was alive.

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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?
I really got into shooting big bores several years ago. They still interest me because with proper handloading they can be very accurate. I pretty much own and shoot all of the calibers up to and including the .50 BMG, which really is the best buy on a shot for shot basis, if you compare ammunition costs of the big bore African cartridges. I can buy .50 BMG ammo for as little as $2.00 a round. In comparison .460 Weatherby Ammo can now run as high as $145.00 for a box of 20. That comes to right around $7.25 a shot before taxes. I handload it for a lot less, but considering you can do the same for .50 BMG as well, it still is substantially more expensive. Factory rounds for the .416 Rigby can be even more expensive depending on which bullet is loaded. These are some of my big bores. Some of the photos are older scans and are a little grainy.



Remington 700 Safari Grade .458 Win. Mag. With H&S Precision Kevlar Stock



.338-378 Weatherby Accumark



Bushmaster BA-50, .50 BMG



Ruger #1 Tropical .416 Rigby



Browning A-Bolt Medallion .375 H&H With B.O.S.S.



Weatherby Mark V DeLuxe .460 Weatherby Magnum
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billt, i want to shoot those! very nice collection of big bore rifles.

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billt, i want to shoot those! very nice collection of big bore rifles.
Thanks. Of all of them, the .50 BMG will put the biggest smile on your face!
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Thanks. Of all of them, the .50 BMG will put the biggest smile on your face!
if i ever got the chance to shoot a 50 bmg like that, you couldn't ever get the smile off my face! very nice looking rifles there and glad you posted some pictures of them.
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I own an AI "AWSM .338 Lapua", a Barrett .50, and a Chey Tac .408.....

All of these long guns are powerful enough to take down the largest game I think a lot of guys on here are talking about.

I went buffalo hunting on a reserve with my .338 Lapua and it dropped a bull like a sack of bolts. Didn't even flinch after he dropped. I've also used the .408 when I went Grizzly hunting in Montana. Grizzly was killing my friends cattle and sheep so he asked myself and a couple friends to stalk it and dispatch it. The .408 literally busted the bear's head into three pieces.

BEFORE anyone says that is inhumane, understand that I had went away to relieve myself. A friend saw the bear and shot it with my rifle ( I planned on a heart or lung shot so I could have it mounted on my wall).....

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