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    Best all round caliber rifle

    If you had to have 1 rifle what would you choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan71 View Post
    If you had to have 1 rifle what would you choose?
    7x75R Super Express vom Hofe.

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    Here we go again!
    anything that takes your fancy between 243 and 300wm
    for me 308
    BE

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    500 nitro just like martiny any place any game, but real life is a .308 you are never alone with .308 the ammo is in any place in any country

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    My answer will be wholly dependent on confirming an unlimited or otherwise supply of HODGDON VARGET and/or LIL-GUN Powder!

    Iím also mindful that the outcome of this thread, or at least that posed above, will require the disappointed to submit without resistance to a Jelen "Urban Reloaders Posttraumatic Stress ManagementĒ course. But then Iím sure youíre worth it.

    K

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    My 45-120 in real life as it's so versatile. Failing that, 4 bore double

    No big bore? 303 or 7x57 I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    My answer will be wholly dependent on confirming an unlimited or otherwise supply of HODGDON VARGET and/or LIL-GUN Powder!

    I’m also mindful that the outcome of this thread, or at least that posed above, will require the disappointed to submit without resistance to a Jelen "Urban Reloaders Posttraumatic Stress Management” course. But then I’m sure you’re worth it.

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    Hi Dan,

    The best all-round calibre is quite simply the one that:

    a) You feel most comfortable with
    b) You are most confident with
    c) That satisfies the type of shooting that you are likely to do.

    Bear in mind the type of bullet you use will have a great bearing on how successful the effect is on your chosen quarry. On almost all our courses, I get asked what calibre I recommend, and the fact is it really is your own personal choice.

    However, I can tell you that the calibre I most favour for everything from Muntjac to Cattle is .30-06. It has plenty of energy, a huge range of bullet weights, a relatively soft recoil (almost a shove rather than a kick), its what I use all the time. However, I would add that as long as your capable of putting the bullet precisely in the right place, then any deer-legal calibre will do the job.

    Regards,

    Mike.

    Mike Allison
    Managing Director - Jelen Deer Services
    01264 811155

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    .458 Win Mag
    Air rifle for bunnies

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