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Old 05-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #41
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I love .270 for deer. Shot a lot of woodchucks too. Now, my almost exclusive N. American gun is my .308 the variety of ammo is great. While i still love the flatter .270 my .308 is now my go to

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #42
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My old Win Mdl 70 270 purchased in 1952 killed pronghorn, mule deer, elk, and other unwonted critters mostly with reloaded ammo using 130 and 100 grain bullets. I dident need it but got a 308 Norma Mag , reloaded 165 grain bullets and shot pronghorn, mule deer, elk ,and a few unwonted critters with it. About twenty five years ago got a good buy on a 340 Weatherby Mag and shot a few elk with it. It was fun using the 308 and 340 Mag rifles but I could have killed the same critters with the 270 Win rifle . My brother in law who was somewhat older than I only used an army surplus 30-06 purchased from the NRA and shot Wyoming pronghorn, mule deer, and elk using factory ammo. So get a 270 or 30-06 and reload bullets to match the game . Reload 130, 140 and 150 grain bullets for the 270, and reloaded 165, and 180 grain bullets in the 30-06.

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30-06 should do a fine job for a deer/elk rifle,I chose a 7mm rem mag for a deer/elk rifle and have been quite pleased.

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I've never hunted elk and doubt I ever will. When I bought my first rifle the advice I was hearing was the 30-06 was the do-all for big game in this country. I'm just a deer hunter. I've always purchased bolt guns based on the 308 bullet just to consolidate the cleaning accessories.

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I've never hunted elk and doubt I ever will. When I bought my first rifle the advice I was hearing was the 30-06 was the do-all for big game in this country. I'm just a deer hunter. I've always purchased bolt guns based on the 308 bullet just to consolidate the cleaning accessories.
What's an all round, round that you can hunt with in north america and then take on safari?
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What's an all round, round that you can hunt with in north america and then take on safari?
Anything that would kill an elephant would also kill a deer.
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Yeah but what will kill an elaphant? I don't know about a 45 70? Lol

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What's an all round, round that you can hunt with in north america and then take on safari?
Doncha need at least a 375 H and H to hunt any of the big 5 in Africa?

And if you can afford going on a safari to africa, you can afford a second rifle
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Doncha need at least a 375 H and H to hunt any of the big 5 in Africa?

And if you can afford going on a safari to africa, you can afford a second rifle
375 H&H magnum is the smallest round permitted in most African countries. But nobody wants to hunt dangerous game with an unfamiliar rifle. It would be best to have a single rifle that becomes natural to you.
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Yeah but what will kill an elaphant? I don't know about a 45 70? Lol
a modern 45-70 that is made to handle the higher pressures can easily kill a bull elephant.
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