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Re: 2 Rifles [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #15918514 03/20/21
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Current collection: .270 Win and .243 Win.

If I felt sporty: .270 Win and .300H&H


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Re: 2 Rifles [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #15918523 03/20/21
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Why two? I got by with a 7mm RM for nearly 20 years, prairie dogs to elk. Dad gave me his 22-250 at the end of that period.

These days I'd take my Ruger MKII .223, even with its slow 1-12 twist, and Ruger M77 7mm RM, but I don't use them "more than any of the others for big game". Don't really know what I use the most as I bounce between a lot of different rifles - more for fun than need. The .223 is not big game legal here.

Two for big game? Ruger M77 .257 Roberts for the small stuff like antelope and deer and my old Ruger M77 7mm RM for elk.

If I was starting fresh with no rifles at all it would be a similar choice:
.243 Win or 6.5 CM for the low end
7mm RM or 300 WM or PRC for the larger stuff.


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

A good .30-06 is a 99% solution.
Re: 2 Rifles [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #15918543 03/20/21
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Looking at my safe, I have the pick of 222, 223, 22-250, 6.5x55, 270, 7-08, 30-06, 300 H&H and 338-06 for deer.

Then I have the pick of 6.5x55, 270, 7-08, 30-06, 300 H&H, and 338-06 for elk and moose.

Then I have the pick of 375 H&H or 416 Remington for big stuff.

But my go to are the 270 Win and 338-06. But am quite fond of my 6.5x55 and 300 H&H too. crazy

7-08's and 30-06's have not grown on me as much.

Enjoy being a looney, that is certain.


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Re: 2 Rifles [Re: Utahunter] #15918562 03/20/21
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Originally Posted by Utahunter
My 7X57 and 35 Whelen would take care of all I want to hunt.



Same but my 7x57 is marked .275 Rigby. Both are Ruger No. 1's

Re: 2 Rifles [Re: CRS] #15918745 03/20/21
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Originally Posted by CRS
Looking at my safe, I have the pick of 222, 223, 22-250, 6.5x55, 270, 7-08, 30-06, 300 H&H and 338-06 for deer.

Then I have the pick of 6.5x55, 270, 7-08, 30-06, 300 H&H, and 338-06 for elk and moose.

Then I have the pick of 375 H&H or 416 Remington for big stuff.

But my go to are the 270 Win and 338-06. But am quite fond of my 6.5x55 and 300 H&H too. crazy

7-08's and 30-06's have not grown on me as much.

Enjoy being a looney, that is certain.

Now, don't that just beat the heck out of a two rifle handicap...

You think like I do, no surprise here...

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Re: 2 Rifles [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #15918859 03/20/21
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Myself, the two most used are the .270 wcf and the .450 Marlin.Both are Browning BLR's.
I tote the .450 in the off season, checking livestock, mountain riding .The .270 for hunting.

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