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    could this be

    338-06...could this be the ultimate calibre for red stags, boar, elk, moose, and non-DG plains hunting in one rifle? I'm thinking that it should be allowed into France, and be big enough for Kudu and Eland where perhaps the standard 30-06 might not be?

    wonder if you can load sub 200g pills?..

    thoughts?

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    Too many numbers in the cartridge designation - it would totally confuse the FEOs who already can't get their heads around .357.

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    Why bother? It's not like the world is short of cartridges and there aren't many gaps that weren't already filled by 1960, or even by 1930.

    I keep hearing that France is dropping the military thing and quite honestly I can't imagine who in this country is going to let the French pick a rifle or cartridge for them anyhow so it doesn't seem such a big deal other than that they were only too willing to welcome us with military cartridges both times they let the Germans invade.

    You can make up nearly any random combination of numbers and tout it as the next big thing but history seems to indicate that there weren't a whole load of "next big things" in the cartridge world and we just about ran out of scope for them a long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Too many numbers in the cartridge designation - it would totally confuse the FEOs who already can't get their heads around .357.
    not a fan of large calibres now, i have a 308 and i can't see me going any bigger ...........ever. then again im not shooting as much as i used too,

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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    . both times they let the Germans invade. ....
    Twice? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Prussian_War Regards JCS

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    To be fair, I always thought the 338/06 makes a lot of sense. No real need for it here in UK or Ireland, but it would make a great pig round. Given the 9.3x62 has existed for about 100 years, I doubt it will get off the ground.
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    Hi

    The 0.375H&H seems to do it all including the 'dangerous game' albeit at the minimum level.

    Lots of experienced people (John 'Podoro' Taylor, Tony Henley etc al) who have done more than most of us will put together speak highly of it.

    I'm not saying there isn't room for 'evidence based' demonstrable benefits over the existing availability but only time can tell......

    L
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    My post yesterday on the 6.5-06 thread said that the next build will be 6.5-06 the one I am in the middle of is a 338-06 so stand by your beds I will let you know how I get on I am just waiting for the action to arrive.
    The barrel came from the States the stock from Scotland and the loading dies from Oxfordshire hopefully the action from Yorkshire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    338-06...could this be the ultimate calibre for red stags, boar, elk, moose, and non-DG plains hunting in one rifle? I'm thinking that it should be allowed into France, and be big enough for Kudu and Eland where perhaps the standard 30-06 might not be?

    wonder if you can load sub 200g pills?..

    thoughts?
    PKL I used to pick up on Game shoots with a Lad that had been a cropper in Africa he shot every animal Elephant, Hippo, Ku Du you name it he shot it. All with 30-06. The 30-06 is upto the job no problem.

    Jimbo

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    338/06 and 35 Whelen do everything the 338 win may does out to 150 yds but without the bang, recoil and fuss. Popular in the US amongst elk/moose/bear when you don't need the range of the 338 mag. Fills the same space as the 9.3x62 or the 318 Westley Richards, sending a 220 / 250 g bullet with good size frontal area at reasonable velocity into big animals. But the 220g 30-06 does pretty much the same.

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