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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14120308 09/12/19
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For me it is:

6X45
7-08AI

I can load either of them up or down to kill anything I want to.

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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14120927 09/12/19
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270 WSM and 308 Win are my pics. Although I’d probably seap the 308 for a 358 if my shoulder could handle it.


FWIW, if you can handle a 270 WSM, you can handle a 358 Win.

My picks:
270 WSM
7.62x39

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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Quak] #14121023 09/12/19
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Originally Posted by Quak
Originally Posted by MedRiver
It is hard to imagine (outside of maybe coastal brown bears) what I would feel unprepared for at reasonable ranges if all I had in my cabinet was a .223 and a 7mm-08.


I’d happily hunt a coastal brown with a 7-08 if I were so inclined. It would work fine I’d imagine and I’d venture a guess that it has many times over


No argument from me. I am sure lots have been killed with even less potent rounds.

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14121095 09/12/19
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22 LR
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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14121391 09/12/19
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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: MikeL2] #14121396 09/12/19
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Originally Posted by MikeL2
250 savage
308 Winchester




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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14121456 09/12/19
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Best for me......for me it would be

.250 Savage & 7-08. (My 7-08 goes by .275 rigby these days tho)


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14122220 09/13/19
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The two that I have owned and used the longest:

6mm Rem
284 Win

Both of these are easy to load and flexible.

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14122273 09/13/19
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We named them all...so the answer is all of them..
But we have forgot one everyone names there favorite but the one that probably diserves the title as the greatest is the good ole 30-30
We don't think of it as a conventional short action carterage but it actually is...

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Lorne] #14122324 09/13/19
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Originally Posted by Lorne
250 Savage
300 Savage



Winner. I could live with just the 300. Does everything I need it to.


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14122336 09/13/19
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308 Win and pick one.


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14122465 09/13/19
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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14122604 09/13/19
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.223 and either the .260 Rem, 6.5 CM or the 7mm08, depending on one shooting needs......


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14123346 09/13/19
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270 WSM
358 Winchester

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14123806 09/13/19
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270 WSM
358 Winchester


I could live with this combo and be quite happy.


God bless America.
Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14123849 09/13/19
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308 Winchester
300 Winchester Short Magnum

When asked while carrying my 300 WSM's I simply respond with "308".


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I've done a talley for all so far (my figures might not be exact), and the results are:

308Win (25)
7mm08 (16)
223Rem (14)
6.5mm CM (12)
243Win (10)

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308 aaaaaand maybe the 358? Seems like you’d have all your bases covered.

Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: Starman] #14124532 09/13/19
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Hmmm....gotta have the 223 in there, and I suppose that I will go with 300 SAUM, since now one has picked the SAUM. Both are so much more than given credit for.


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Re: The Two Best short-action cartridges? [Re: diamondjim] #14124619 09/13/19
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Originally Posted by diamondjim
Originally Posted by Lorne
250 Savage
300 Savage



Winner. I could live with just the 300. Does everything I need it to.


True, that

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