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Favorite caliber for distances of 150+ yards?


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I realized why there was some confusion, I too was a little confused, because I thought this round had been around longer, but when I read that link, for whatever reason, probably the bourbon, noticed the Carcano, which I've shot plenty of times, and thought it was the same round.

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12 minutes ago, RussK said:

Haven't seen anything said about a 7mm magnum ...  Looking at one and a 30-06 .. trying to make up my mind and doing a lot of reading ... any opinions ?

It has been my experience that this is a matter of preference. It's the famouse battle of .20 cal variant vs .30 cal variant, lighter rounds have been found to have flatter trajectories. 

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16 minutes ago, RussK said:

Haven't seen anything said about a 7mm magnum ...  Looking at one and a 30-06 .. trying to make up my mind and doing a lot of reading ... any opinions ?

The 7mm Mag. is a fine caliber but bullet weight is limited. For me the 300 Win. Mag. was a better choice for reloading. More variations of bullet weight can be used in this caliber. 

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On 6/13/2022 at 11:51 AM, billyblazes said:

From 100 yards to 1250 yards I enjoy what I can do with 6.5 Creedmoor.  I'm only punching paper or hitting steel, but the fast, flat shooting bullet has made me appear to be a better shooter than I am.

I've said the same thing about mine. Ammo is/was expensive. Even more now... 



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I’m still a huge fan of 30-06. Maybe because I load and shoot so much of it.

I also really like 270WSM for longer ranges. I have my eye on the 6.8 Western also. Similar to 270WSM but with faster twist bbl


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I guess I'm the only person who still likes it and and is willing to throw out 308win. The furthest I have ever shot is 650m but the 308 did that just fine. It is my deer rifle (18" AR308) of choice and I got four deer this past season all in the 160-200m range and 3 didn't move 10' from where I shot them. The 4th was just a bad shot on my end. I tripped on a root and dropped my rifle, startled a young antler-less buck, I picked up the rifle and waited for him to pause, he did and in my haste to make up for dropping the rifle and nearly busting my..... cheeks.... I forgot basic marksman ship and didn't utilize a hold over so instead of a good hit I gut shot the poor guy. He took off. but all the others plopped right down. 

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