Favorite medium/large game hunting rifles

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Spad2137, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Spad2137

    Spad2137 New Member

    47
    0
    0
    Let's hear em fellas. What's your favorite hunting rifle that can take most/all large game in north America. .223 and larger...
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    7
    1
    0
    first of all, i consider the 223 a varmint caliber not medium or large game caliber. some states even have a minimum caliber size that can be used. check your states game regulations.

    the smallest caliber i would consider would be a 243 or 6mm. personally my favorites would be either my 30-06 or 7mm Rem. Mag. for most hunting situations. most any caliber will work effectively as long as you understand it's limits of distance, proper shot placement and to use the proper ammo for the game you re hunting.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

    5,160
    59
    48
    My Savage in "thirty-aught-six" Springfield...............
     
  4. 94browninghunt

    94browninghunt New Member

    311
    0
    0
    my gpa's browning 338wm or my dads 338lm :D one of those, im a 338 guy!
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    16,381
    217
    63
    Winchester Model 70 or Remington 700 in .30-06 or .308.
     
  6. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

    2,879
    4
    38
    7mm rem mag and a ruger action but a 308 and a savage is right there.
     
  7. RaySendero

    RaySendero Member

    225
    1
    18
    Spad2137,

    Can't pick just one - Have several favorites depending on hunt situations.
     
  8. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

    799
    1
    0
    I prefer my Rem 760 30.06. I like the pump for the area I hunt as it is easy weilding and quick for a second shot if necessary. I have a lot of chioces but the 760 always comes through. If I am driving thick brush I may take the old 30.30. If I am hunting the fields the 760 still holds it's own out to 250 - 300 yds. but 300 is what I consider an unethical range for my level of markmanship.
     
  9. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

    4,738
    2
    0
    i use a win mod 70 in .308... if i had all the cash around id be using the .416 barret. but hey i can dream right?
     
  10. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

    1,912
    14
    38
    all around rifle

    The all around rifle I have that will take any game in North America, which includes Brown Bear, would be my Colt Sauer 300 weatherby mag.

    DSCN0593.jpg
     
  11. Spad2137

    Spad2137 New Member

    47
    0
    0
    Hahaha I know man trust me, only reason I said that was so it wouldn't turn into a varmint thread, I understand shot placement and proper ammo are crucial I was just asking what everyone's personal favorite was, don't fret im not in anyway shape or form practicing inhumane, uneducated hunting
     
  12. Spad2137

    Spad2137 New Member

    47
    0
    0
    Hahaha u and me both
     
  13. Spad2137

    Spad2137 New Member

    47
    0
    0
    Love the 300 weatherby mag, my buddies father, and supreme hunter, would be thrilled to hear that hahaha great choice
     
  14. Spad2137

    Spad2137 New Member

    47
    0
    0
    I've only shot the .338 once! Judging by your enthusiasm I may need to call a few friends and head to the range again, it's been too long since me and notorious .338 have crossed paths
     
  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

    11,010
    0
    0
    I'm gonna go way out of most of y'alls ball park w this one which wont surprise them that knows me;)-7.82 warbird or my 7mm rem mags. Either my custom or my Marlin x7m, both 7 rem mags.
     
  16. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

    2,193
    0
    0
    Well browning we are on the same page again pal my vote is my 338 second vote is my 300ultra, god i love big nasty ol belted mags
     
  17. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

    2,193
    0
    0
    I knew you would vote for birds of war or should we say the warbird
     
  18. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

    11,010
    0
    0
    I gotta take my 338 win mag as my #3 choice......although the Warbird will beat Mad Mikes christenson 338 anyday of the week and chase it around the block twice on Sundee;)
     
  19. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

    11,010
    0
    0
    Can you blame me???? And I said it wouldn't surprise them of you uns that knows me Mad Mike;)
     
  20. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

    2,193
    0
    0
    I doubt that but i know it will hold its own but beat a cc arms any day haaaaaaa nope