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The Two Best short-action cartridges? #14116622 09/10/19
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something on the .473" casehead?, or RCM , SAUM, WSM, or maybe super fat Lazzeroni?
(or any wildcat bores based on such)

what are your two ideal selections?


-Bulletproof and Waterproof don't mean Idiotproof.

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14116636 09/10/19
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.243 w
.308 w


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Best at what?


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Oh goodness......


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: alwaysoutdoors] #14116662 09/10/19
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Originally Posted by alwaysoutdoors
Best at what?


best at what suites you best.


-Bulletproof and Waterproof don't mean Idiotproof.
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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14116671 09/10/19
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22-250
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308,
22-250.


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Dillonbuck] #14116691 09/10/19
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Sorry I need three short action cartridges.
.243 win
.308 win
300 win short mag

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14116705 09/10/19
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Then take your pick of 6.5 CM or PRC or .308 Win.


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No, I'm not a Ruger bigot - just an unabashed fan of their revolvers, M77's and #1's.

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I have multiple nulas, but 2 of my favorites are a 30x284 pushing a 168gr berger at 3150 fps and a 338x284 pushing a 200gr combined technology at 2980 fps. both are tack driving hammers

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The only 2 that I like enough to buy them are the 308 and the 7-08.
And not a one in any bolt action unless it uses a NATO type magazine. Mossberg MVP or Ruger Scouts come to mind but there are a few others too here and there.


But in a lever action, auto, or pump I like both the 308 and the 7-08. But all of them work fine.

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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14116845 09/10/19
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Originally Posted by Kimber7man
6.5 creed
6.5 Gap 4S

Plus one

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Got a 325WSM but would like a 300WSM.

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6.5 Creedmoor
7mm-08 Remington
308 Winchester

Sorry, I couldn’t stop with just two!


If we live long enough, we all have regrets...and the regrets that nag at us the most are the ones in which we know we had a choice.

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Originally Posted by irfubar
Fred, glad to see you escaped purgatory..... smile


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.325 WSM for big bears, bison, and hoofed stuff in bear country.
7mm WSM for the rest.

The 6.5mm short magnums are a good idea too but as a practical matter don't outperform the 7mm.

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