If you had to choose just one caliber???

Greyman

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There are a lot of great all around calibers but when you come down to the parameters of factory ammo it has to be the 30-06 you can walk in any hardware store in the middle of nowhere and find a box of 30-06. The next I would agree with the 12 gauge, It would be cool if someone made an affordable over under with both-I remember Baikal used to make one but I never actually handled one.
 

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.600 nitro express I’m not man enough to shoot one but if I had to have one. Jokes aside probably a bps magnum.
 

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If we are talking cartridge, then the 300 win mag gets my vote.
 

blueknight99

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How much more powerful is the .300 Winchester Magnum versus the .30-06? Also, is there any recoil difference. I have a .270 wichester and one to have another big game rifle, looking for a cartridge to go with it.
 
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wllm1313

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Lot's of .30 and 7mm...Where's all the 6.5 guys? :ROFLMAO::unsure: lol
I only own two rifles, a .22lr and a .264 win mag. The .264 has been a great all purpose caliber, but you have to reload and even then bullet selection sucks. Cabelas/basspro/sportsman seldom carry anything, you can’t even get a box of etips on their websites. So for someone who wants to be able to just run factory ammo I wouldn’t recommend a 6.5... maybe components will become easier to find with the hipster craze.
 

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How much more powerful is the .300 Winchester Magnum versus the .30-06? Also, is there any recoil difference. I have a .270 wichester and one to have another big game rifle, looking for a cartridge to go with it.

Honestly their is not as much difference on maximum point blank range between the 2 as you would think. With todays scopes and range finders I think it is a mute point.

To me there is a noticeable step up in recoil and muzzle blast going from a 30-06 to a 300 win mag. I think the muzzle blast bothers me more than the recoil, but I personally don't care for it.

My rifles have transitioned from a 7mm Rem Mag to a 7x57, 30-06, and a 9.3x62. I think the 06 sized cases are a great combination of power and shootability. If I were picking one for everything, I would be happy with a 30-06. Bullets for every type game is readily available off the shelf and most people can shoot an 06 accurately.
 

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Honestly their is not as much difference on maximum point blank range between the 2 as you would think. With todays scopes and range finders I think it is a mute point.

To me there is a noticeable step up in recoil and muzzle blast going from a 30-06 to a 300 win mag. I think the muzzle blast bothers me more than the recoil, but I personally don't care for it.

My rifles have transitioned from a 7mm Rem Mag to a 7x57, 30-06, and a 9.3x62. I think the 06 sized cases are a great combination of power and shootability. If I were picking one for everything, I would be happy with a 30-06. Bullets for every type game is readily available off the shelf and most people can shoot an 06 accurately.
Another 9.3x62 shooter!
 

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Ordinarily I’d say .30-06, but lately I’ve fallen in love with my Mauser in 7x57. I’d feel comfortable using it on everything from predators to elk.
 

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I've recently been reaching for my 7mm RM for nearly all hunting applications
 

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Though I could make do with pretty much any 30 cal. magnum, if I had to pick one it would be the 300 Win. which I don't even own at the present time.

I actually used a 300 win. for everything listed for a lot of years and never wished for more or less gun, except on the occasional coyote. I did however wish for a working rangefinder a few times.
 
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