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VazDaGoon 03-26-2013 02:45 PM

Hunting Calibers
 
So I'm new to hunting and I have a very important question. I plan on buying two rifles, one for big game and one for small game. My question is what calibers would be suitable for both rifles. I'm leaning toward a .308 or 30.06 for big game like deer and elk but I'm not sure what caliber rifle I should use for turkey, coyotes, boars, etc... I apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MisterMcCool 03-26-2013 02:47 PM

We use shotguns for turkey. And that .308 will make a great all around hunting caliber.

RUG3R44 03-26-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool (Post 1191173)
We use shotguns for turkey. And that .308 will make a great all around hunting caliber.

I agree w/ MCcool.

VazDaGoon 03-26-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
We use shotguns for turkey. And that .308 will make a great all around hunting caliber.

What other small game would be suitable with a shotgun. Is there a barrel difference or are shotguns ONLY limited to pellet and/or slug size.

MisterMcCool 03-26-2013 03:28 PM

You can change barrels and chokes or use different shot size or slugs. Shotguns are extremely versatile. But don't have long range ability.

BornToHunt 03-26-2013 03:54 PM

Get you a nice .270 flat and faster shooting than the 308 and -06 and either a 243 or 22-250 for your small game. I use a 22 magnum for turkey and small varmints. Very powerful little round.

VazDaGoon 03-26-2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BornToHunt
Get you a nice .270 flat and faster shooting than the 308 and -06 and either a 243 or 22-250 for your small game. I use a 22 magnum for turkey and small varmints. Very powerful little round.

Will the .270 effectively bring down almost all big game?

bigdaddy573 03-26-2013 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by VazDaGoon

Will the .270 effectively bring down almost all big game?

A 270 is a great big game rifle and a good shotgun either 12g or 20ga is great for small game hunting.

BornToHunt 03-26-2013 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by VazDaGoon (Post 1191322)
Will the .270 effectively bring down almost all big game?

Absolutely. The 270 is a fantastic round from coyotes all the way to elk from 100 to 180 gr bullets.

BornToHunt 03-26-2013 06:26 PM

Very accurate also. Sleek bullet design


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