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    One rifle to hunt the world

    As per the title, one rifle for all game starting with roe and ending with the elk/giraffe/eland/brown bear etc
    Lets start at .308" and stay smaller than .375"

    Obviously shot placement is everything and 303, 8x57, and 30-06 have done it all but if you were going one rifle for basically everything except Big 5 what would you get?
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    Already have it. 30-06 with a Swarovski 6x42 and I really do hunt over the world with this combination.
    Tusker

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    Tusker, what's the largest animal you have shot with the 30-06?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    Tusker, what's the largest animal you have shot with the 30-06?
    Bull Elk in my case.
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    Richard

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    I would like something more potent than .308 the 30-06 is borderline for giraffe they can weigh over a ton,
    Brown bear p--ss im off and you will want something bigger than the 06 it's got to be a .338 for me,
    And Winchester magnum ammo available anywhere in the world.

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    I would just stick with the 375h&h - trajectory of a 308, accurate and sufficient thump to deal with anything large and / or grumpy and in 10lb rifle not too bad on recoil or to carry. Or just stick with a 30-06 or one of the 300 magnums, and if big and grumpy then use 220 gn bullets.

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    30-06 , 300 win mag

    both are easy to get ammo for and can be used in the uk for deer and fox

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    9.3x62

    There are two types of shooters - the fulfilled and successful ones - with a 7 X 57 and those poor souls who have not yet decided to get one!

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    30-06 & 300wm

    That the combo in my cabinet

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