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Old September 21, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Pick one caliber between .223 and .30-06

Not including .22LR, .223, .308 or .30-06. If you had to pick only a single caliber between those to fulfill all your 'needs', what would it be?

This is not a practical exercise, nor is there any intended purpose behind the question. I'm just curious.

I choose 6.5x55. I suspect .270 will win.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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That is a good choice. I would go with .243
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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I'll go with 7mm-08.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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.270 WIN. (It will!)

7-08 would get my 2nd place vote.

.260 Rem to show.....
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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270 Win.

Of course it could only come out the barrel of a Model 70
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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.270 win.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:49 PM   #7
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How about the barrel of a Model 54?

Don't have one. Wish I did.

Mine are Remmy 721's.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:54 PM   #8
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6mm Remington here
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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260 Remington because I reload.
243 if I did not reload
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'm a little biased, but 270 Win for me also. I do have a lot of respect for the Swede also.
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Old September 21, 2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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.270 Win without a doubt.
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:04 PM   #12
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6mm Remington fan. Very accurate with a variety of bullet weights and designs. Long ranger.
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:06 PM   #13
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.308 for me.
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:07 PM   #14
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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I love my swede, but I don't reload, and sometimes it can be difficult finding hunting ammo. For this reason, I rarely recommend it to the average hunter/shooter.

Barring the ones you mentioned, I'd have to go with .270Win

^^^I see the above votes for .308 and .30-06. Apparently, someone needs reading comprehension classes
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:10 PM   #16
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6mm Remington fan. Very accurate with a variety of bullet weights and designs. Long ranger.
So long as it has the faster 1:9 twist, and not the 1:12 of the original ".244 Remington", agreed. A bit more capacity then the .243 Win, and slightly faster twist for heavier bullets... though 1:7 wold have been better!
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:27 PM   #17
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25-06 or 257 Bob
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:35 PM   #18
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I believe someone once said,

"Ain't many troubles that a man can't fix--with six hundred dollars and a .30-06."

That's what I'll take, thank you very much.
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:41 PM   #19
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Not including .22LR, .223, .308 or .30-06. If you had to pick only a single caliber between those to fulfill all your 'needs', what would it be?
Miss that part?

....and it's "700 Dollars and a Thirty-Aught Six"...... by Lindy Wisdom Cooper, IIRC........
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Old September 21, 2012, 07:55 PM   #20
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Aw, poo...

...I can read.....I really, really can....honestly......

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Old September 21, 2012, 08:09 PM   #21
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280 Remington.
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Old September 21, 2012, 08:10 PM   #22
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Hmmm

I've had tremendous sauces using the 7-30 Waters
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Old September 21, 2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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I'm tempted to say 6mm Rem because I have one but I believe I would have to run out and buy a 7mm-08.
Shoot, maybe I will anyway. I've heard a lot of good things about it and very little negatives. But then I would need new dies, new scope, etc.

So many choices, so little time.
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Old September 21, 2012, 08:42 PM   #24
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I would go with the 7-08. I have become a big fan of .284 diameter. Being able to reload with different weights then the normal 120-140 grain loads off the shelf of course.
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Old September 21, 2012, 09:00 PM   #25
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With the right rifle 7.62x54r.
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