The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 10, 2014, 09:43 PM   #51
GeauxTide
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 20, 2009
Location: Helena, AL
Posts: 3,067
I would go with the 260 for this reason. It will push 100gr bullets to 3300 in a 22" barrel. Then, there are the wonderful 120, 129, and 140s!
GeauxTide is offline  
Old January 11, 2014, 01:41 PM   #52
SansSouci
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 13, 2013
Location: Heart of Reagan Country
Posts: 230
Againstthewind,

Shooting big calibers is not fun. I own a .47/70 Guide Gun. That thing flat hurts when shooting hand loads.

I think the 7MM Rem Mag is the best long range rifle ever invented. The reason is it's generally the largest caliber that most hunters can shoot w/o excessive recoil causing flinching. It will shoot a lot father than nearly are hunters are capable of hitting targets. Further, there is magic in .284 projectiles. Their enviable sectional densities and ballistic coefficients are hard to beat unless one wants to move up to where excessive recoil dominates.

Mark is right in that hunters owe it to animals that they intend to kill to put bullets in areas that will cause them to die quickly. What good is it to shoot & wound & never recover the biggest anything? If I am fortunate to even see a once-in-a-lifetime trophy elk, I won't shoot until my guide tells me to drop the hammer. And if I am drawn, I will practice until I am 100% confident that I can make a shot that my guide tells me.
SansSouci is offline  
Old January 11, 2014, 05:43 PM   #53
ripnbst
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 24, 2010
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,388
Sounds to me like your best second rifle is a 12 GA shotgun.

But, to keep it a rifle have you considered a .223? IMO you have the higher end covered. Or a .264 Win Mag.
ripnbst is offline  
Old January 12, 2014, 05:42 PM   #54
hopeisnotastrategy
Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripnbst View Post
Sounds to me like your best second rifle is a 12 ga shotgun

I have a terrific shotgun. Beretta A400 Xtreme Unico. I hunt pheasant, dove, quail, and turkey with it.
hopeisnotastrategy is offline  
Old January 13, 2014, 09:07 AM   #55
hbhobby
Member
 
Join Date: January 14, 2013
Location: Payson Az
Posts: 89
I find it humerous that every time somebody asks a question such as these you get lots of people saying well (insert any weapon here) cant kill as good as (insert their preferred weapon here). I happen to know for a fact that a .22 lr pistol will kill a trophy elk (a relative of mine was arrested for poaching one with the given combination). It is like has been said thousands of times. It is all about shot placement. A .22 short in the right spot will kill faster than a 975 H&Weatherby magna-gernade miss. So hunting in my opinion is 98% shot placement not caliber or distance. So if i can make the perfect shot with a .243 Win I am better off than a shot i cannot make with a .30-06.
Now to answer the OP question. My Favorite weapon is my remington 700 adl in 7mm rem mag. It has outstanding ballistics even way out there, great selection of factory ammo and available components for hand loading.
That said i do have a .243 Win (that has killed an AZ elk), .300 H&H Mag, 7mm mauser, .30-30, .30-06, .45-70, .50, .357 mag, .45 acp and multiple .22 lr
But what do I know i am only a fat guy at home with his Ipad?
hbhobby is offline  
Old January 13, 2014, 12:54 PM   #56
buck460XVR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 28, 2006
Posts: 2,019
Again, for someone with a very limited collection of one rifle, the suggestion of the second rifle to be very similar, just seems to me to be duplication and not expansion. No need to fine tune when you have very little to tune. If the O.P. can afford to go to Africa to hunt dangerous game, he can afford to buy the proper gun at the time. Buying a caliber in hopes that will someday happen is not a wise investment to me. I would want something I could use now, that is not replacing what I already have.....unless I was getting rid of what I already have. If he already has a caliber fairly appropriate for what he is hunting now, than maybe he needs something for the range, varmints, Cowboy Action or just shootin' tin cans out back. Most times, when I see folks asking "what gun do I need now?'' they don't really need a gun for a specific purpose, or they would have a general idea of what gun they needed, at least when it comes to caliber. They ask cause they want a gun, without having a real purpose for one.

If the OP knows his need and true desires, the caliber will be an easy choice. The maker or platform not so much.
buck460XVR is offline  
Old January 14, 2014, 06:57 PM   #57
hopeisnotastrategy
Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 66
Quote:
If he already has a caliber fairly appropriate for what he is hunting now, than maybe he needs something for the range, varmints, Cowboy Action or just shootin' tin cans out back. Most times, when I see folks asking "what gun do I need now?'' they don't really need a gun for a specific purpose, or they would have a general idea of what gun they needed, at least when it comes to caliber. They ask cause they want a gun, without having a real purpose for one.

If the OP knows his need and true desires, the caliber will be an easy choice. The maker or platform not so much.
Buck, you make an excellent point. I don't have anything specific in mind. I was just thinking of adding to the arsenal and wanted thoughts on a good logical next addition to a .270. I think I've actually decided. I am going to be hunting hogs soon so I think I'm going to get a 300 AAC AR-15. It will serve two purposes. I've been wanting a semi-auto hog gun and I've also wanted to build an AR for home defense purposes. Killing 2 birds with one stone.
__________________
Soli Deo Gloria

Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last.
http://scottrossonline.com/
hopeisnotastrategy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07498 seconds with 9 queries