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#60945 - 04/25/09 11:25 AM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? * [Re: Kent_Warnberg]
Burnie Offline
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7mm rem mag,7mm/08,257rob,243win and 338win mag. Just a few of the many cal. I have used! The 7mm rem mag is my all time favorite.
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#60946 - 04/26/09 04:34 AM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: Burnie]
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Registered: 01/12/08
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Loc: Co Durham, England, UK
Here are some of the calibres I currently own: 22rf, 204, 6BR,7-08,6.5 x 284 and 300 win mag. Most of these are full custom rigs, a couple with carbon barrels. If I wanted to reach out and touch things I would say it would have to be in 30 cal. But for general hunting, the 7mm and 6.5mm personally I think are the boys. The 6.5 has a huge selection of bullet types and weights, has huge BCs and very good penetration if you look at ballistic gelatin tests. So I will go with a 6.5, even the venerable 6.5 x 55 is still hellish popular

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#60947 - 04/26/09 12:46 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: RichK]
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Registered: 02/12/06
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Loc: Lakeland, FL
I've never had a problem dropping Florida hogs and deer with my .270 Featherlight. If I were to hunt larger game I would go with 06 or a .300 mag.
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#60948 - 04/26/09 02:13 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: sterusmall]
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Calibar is best determined by the game your'e after and the terrain you are hunting . Out west a 30/06 or 270 are very common. Back east a 30/30 is pretty common.I killed most of my elk and deer with an old Belgium made 30/06. I use a .308 Mannlicher model 77 Ruger now, with a 20" bbl. But in and out of the swamps I still go to my Marlin .44 mag with the carrier modified to use Garret Hammerhead cartridges. Again a 20" bbl and no scope, just Lyman peep sights. It kicks a bit but balances like a dream on your shoulder or in your hand. My Guide Gun or .35 Remington are winners but...................smaller/ lighter is better for a 60 year old guy with arthritus.
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#60949 - 04/26/09 10:09 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: RKS3860]
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Calibar is best determined by the game your'e after and the terrain you are hunting . Out west a 30/06 or 270 are very common. Back east a 30/30 is pretty common.I killed most of my elk and deer with an old Belgium made 30/06. I use a .308 Mannlicher model 77 Ruger now, with a 20" bbl. But in and out of the swamps I still go to my Marlin .44 mag with the carrier modified to use Garret Hammerhead cartridges. Again a 20" bbl and no scope, just Lyman peep sights. It kicks a bit but balances like a dream on your shoulder or in your hand. My Guide Gun or .35 Remington are winners but...................smaller/ lighter is better for a 60 year old guy with arthritus.




I have a Marlin 336C in .35 Rem and it's a heck of a good gun.
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#60950 - 04/27/09 04:10 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: sterusmall]
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Loc: Florida

"I have a Marlin 336C in .35 Rem and it's a heck of a good gun."
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I agree 100 %!!! I don't why it is not more popular. It kicks like a 30/30 but kills way out of porpotion to the calibar. My freind now deceased, went hog hunting and he used my .35 It dropped the hog like it was struck by lighting, no steps just down and dead. It took 4 shots with my .44 mag..... heart/ 2 lung, and finally a head shot for me to drop mine.

The 35 rem shoots a .357 cal dia and is better than the .357 Maximum that many raved about. Factory loads are great but handloading is fantastic. I like that rifle so much, I gave it to my son. He won't give it back, I asked. :-)
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#60951 - 04/27/09 07:00 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: RKS3860]
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Registered: 09/15/05
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Loc: Deep East Texas
My first T/C Contender was 35 Rem. The head space was too long and it misfired about 25% of the time. Traded it to a gunsmith who said he could fix it.
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#60952 - 04/27/09 08:35 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: tomthbomb]
RKS3860 Offline
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So ..................do you like a 35 Remington?
:-)
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#60953 - 04/27/09 10:22 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: RKS3860]
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After that little problem I moved on.
Now I shoot 300 Savage and 45-70 when I hunt with Contenders.
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#60954 - 04/27/09 11:39 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: tomthbomb]
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Registered: 10/31/07
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Loc: Garden Valley, Idaho
Anyone having or wanting a Thompson-Center Encore or Pro-Hunter, should use this web site and not the TC factory. Believe me, this guy knows his stuff.


http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/
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