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.257 Roberts, 7mm RM or 7X57, .338-'06. Add other calibers as needed.
 
Posts: 504 | Location: S. E. Arizona | Registered: 01 February 2019Reply With Quote
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.257 Roberts, 7mm RM or 7X57, .338-'06. Add other calibers as needed.


Definitely not a Wby fan Big Grin although the 7 mm RM shows there is hope. Smiler
 
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.280 Remington, .35 Whelen. .25-06 Remington
 
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.280 Remington, .35 Whelen. .25-06 Remington


These are the exact three rifles I use these days for all of my NA hunting!

Last year, I tried two new rounds and was successful in taking two Pronghorns with a 275 Rigby and a 6.5x55.

Hope to use my 338-06 soon, and I have used a 338WM a lot in the past.

But the three you mentioned are my 'go to' rounds for Antelope, Deer, Elk & Moose.

Good choices Al, even if the 25-06 isn't considered a medium bore on this forum.
 
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.257 Roberts, 7mm RM or 7X57, .338-'06. Add other calibers as needed.


Definitely not a Wby fan Big Grin although the 7 mm RM shows there is hope. Smiler


Different strokes...
 
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340 Weatherby, 300 Weatherby, 257 Weatherby

.378 Weatherby, .300 Weatherby, .240 Weatherby Wink


378, 30/378 and a 224 would be nice Smiler

Now you're talking! Lol
 
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I had to give this some thought. It wasn’t easy. I only considered Calibres I have now and settled on;
6mm remington
.270 Weatherby magnum
.375 H&H
 
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Thank you for your comments Surefire7. I've switched to the .280AI for antelope over the .25-06 and to the .35 Whelen from the .280 Remington for Wisconsin Whitetail. I understand your interest in the the .338-06 since I have a .338 Gibbs that I haven't bloodied yet. I've carried my .338 Win Mag for elk. The .338 Win Mag is built on a US model 1917 action and is not the lightest rifle to carry. Antelope in the wind fall with the .280AI using 140 grain Nosler Accubonds.
 
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Thank you for your comments Surefire7. I've switched to the .280AI for antelope over the .25-06 and to the .35 Whelen from the .280 Remington for Wisconsin Whitetail. I understand your interest in the the .338-06 since I have a .338 Gibbs that I haven't bloodied yet. I've carried my .338 Win Mag for elk. The .338 Win Mag is built on a US model 1917 action and is not the lightest rifle to carry. Antelope in the wind fall with the .280AI using 140 grain Nosler Accubonds.


I agree with this thinking. The 280 AI seems to make the 25-06 unnecessary. 140 grain Accubonds at 3150 FPS are as flat as a comparable bullet weight out of the 25-06.

I’m currently thinking about rounding out my 280 AI / 35 Whelen combo (both stainless synthetics) with a nicely stocked 300 win mag or H&H that can pull double duty in either direction.
 
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Thank you for your comments Surefire7. I've switched to the .280AI for antelope over the .25-06 and to the .35 Whelen from the .280 Remington for Wisconsin Whitetail. I understand your interest in the the .338-06 since I have a .338 Gibbs that I haven't bloodied yet. I've carried my .338 Win Mag for elk. The .338 Win Mag is built on a US model 1917 action and is not the lightest rifle to carry. Antelope in the wind fall with the .280AI using 140 grain Nosler Accubonds.


I agree with this thinking. The 280 AI seems to make the 25-06 unnecessary. 140 grain Accubonds at 3150 FPS are as flat as a comparable bullet weight out of the 25-06.

I’m currently thinking about rounding out my 280 AI / 35 Whelen combo (both stainless synthetics) with a nicely stocked 300 win mag or H&H that can pull double duty in either direction.


280 Rem. or 280AI plus a 35 Whelen make an outstanding 2-rifle battery for all NA hunting. I agree that a 25-06 is then not necessary. However, a 25-06 & 35 Whelen cover a lot of ground as well.

The 280 however, makes a better 'backup' for a 35 Whelen if the Whelen goes out of action for any reason, as the 280 can shoot up to 175 gr. bullets, where the 25-06 tops out at 120 grs.

I use my 25-06 mostly for Pronghorns in CO & WY, and that's plenty for these 120 lb. (males, max) Antelope. Besides, I have both a gorgeous Dakota Deluxe and a Ruger Express in this caliber that just have to go hunting every year! Smiler
 
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Yee haw! so many that work, few that wouldn't so you can't hardly go wrong..I named my favorites, but that depends on what I have on hand at the time.
I always have a 30-6, 30-30, 338, 375, 7x57, 250-000, 25-35 and I have many others at one time or another. Im in the process of thinning the herd other than the above, but they keep coming back, my latest is a Brno mod 21 8mm/06 Ackley..

The keepers last a little longer than the rest is the best I can do..No such critter as the perfect 3 rifle battery in me casa..


Ray Atkinson
Atkinson Hunting Adventures
10 Ward Lane,
Filer, Idaho, 83328
208-731-4120

rayatkinsonhunting@gmail.com
 
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If I had to choose 3 medium bores as defined by accurate reloading, I’d go with the:
.30-06
.358 Win
9.3x62


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