Hunting Calibers
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Hunting Calibers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
VazDaGoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 122
Liked 22 Times on 17 Posts

Default 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.

__________________
VazDaGoon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-26-2013, 02:47 PM   #2
Table of Warriors Placeholder
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MisterMcCool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Bumfugg, Egypt
Posts: 8,093
Liked 6897 Times on 3762 Posts
Likes Given: 13618

Default

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

__________________

No offense and none taken (̿▀̿ ̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)̄

MisterMcCool is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 240
Liked 72 Times on 57 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterMcCool View Post
We use shotguns for turkey. And that .308 will make a great all around hunting caliber.
I agree w/ MCcool.
__________________
AVENGE ME!!
RUG3R44 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
VazDaGoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 122
Liked 22 Times on 17 Posts

Default

Quote:
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.
__________________
VazDaGoon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
Table of Warriors Placeholder
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MisterMcCool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Bumfugg, Egypt
Posts: 8,093
Liked 6897 Times on 3762 Posts
Likes Given: 13618

Default

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

__________________

No offense and none taken (̿▀̿ ̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)̄

MisterMcCool is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BornToHunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mansfield, Texas
Posts: 134
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

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.

__________________
BornToHunt is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
VazDaGoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 122
Liked 22 Times on 17 Posts

Default

Quote:
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?
__________________
VazDaGoon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bigdaddy573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,488
Liked 36 Times on 30 Posts

Default

Quote:
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.
__________________
bigdaddy573 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BornToHunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mansfield, Texas
Posts: 134
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VazDaGoon View Post
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.
__________________
3Now therefore, gather your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field to hunt game for me.4 And make me savory food, such as I love and bring it to me that I may eat..(Genesis 27:3-4)
BornToHunt is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BornToHunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mansfield, Texas
Posts: 134
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Very accurate also. Sleek bullet design

__________________
3Now therefore, gather your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field to hunt game for me.4 And make me savory food, such as I love and bring it to me that I may eat..(Genesis 27:3-4)
BornToHunt is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
CQC calibers GrtWhytHype AR-15 Discussion 18 12-12-2012 05:18 PM
How many calibers do you own? Dearhunter The Club House 19 05-16-2012 03:46 AM
How many calibers do you own? Yunus General Handgun Discussion 145 05-13-2012 01:23 PM
5 calibers for life sweeper22 General Handgun Discussion 69 10-29-2011 10:13 AM
Just 3 calibers audrey_z General Rifle Discussion 9 05-29-2007 08:37 PM