what caliber for Christmas?

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by SurvivalNut, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. .223

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  2. .22-250

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  3. .243 Win

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  4. .270

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  5. .308

    23.1%
  6. .30-06

    53.8%
  7. Other caliber

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  8. None-A sack of coal will keep you warmer

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  1. SurvivalNut

    SurvivalNut Retired Army

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    I overheard momma is going to buy me a new rifle for Christmas. I have pistols, AR's, SKS's and all versions of 22's. I do have a family heirloom 30:06 bolt action.

    Disregarding commonality of parts and ammo, to add a new rifle,bolt action, what caliber would you add?

    Specifically for range and knockdown for deer and upwards.

    I don't have much choice but I can influence small hints regarding caliber without giving it away.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

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    .30-06 is a real common deer rifle right around here. An entire region of hunters can't be wrong. :)
     

  3. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    '06 If you've already got one, you've got ammo too.
     
  4. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    .338 Lapua would be fun. Lots of people have a hard on for the 6.5mm Grendel. People also like the 6.8mm. .50 BMG makes for a fun hobby although it would probably blow a deer to pieces.

    I'd say a .308 would be nice. Can't go wrong with an M1A. A FAL would be nice too.
     
  5. Expeditioner

    Expeditioner Well-Known Member

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    .30-06. It is a good all around hunting round and ammo is easy to find. At least both arguments hold true for me in my area.
     
  6. richtaber

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    Even after more than one hundred years of existence, the venerable 30-06 still reigns as one of the finest all around big game cartridges for use on the North American continent. That being said, I find the 308, (7.62x51mm) a fine cartridge. It does not have the recoil that the 30-06 does, and it is more than adequate for deer size creatures. It is also available in many different bullet weights which can be used in a variety of situations.