What's your favourite general purpose calibre?

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  • Cobra

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    When I lived in NW Alberta, I probably favoured my .338 Win Mag, along with 30-06 and a .35 Whelen. A number of years ago I bought a 7mm-08 after my cousin raving about his and started using it occasionally. Well, the more I used it, the more I was impressed by it's capabilities. Now that I'm back in Ontario, I probably reach for the 7mm-08 more than anything else. I currently have a Savage Sierra and a Mannlicher styled carbine from Remington's Custom Shop in 7mm-08. What's your favourite general purpose calibre?
     

    phatcyclist

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    .308 has been good to me. I use it for hunting and target shooting. My first .308 right would do a 2/3 MOA group, and then I could take it and get a pig. I have really limited optics on my new .308 rifle, but I suspect it is just as accurate.
     

    Bullseye Shooter

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    Always been a big fan of the .280 Remington. I know, I know, some guys will claim all it is, is a .270 Winchester on steroids, but the bullet selection is great. I had my Rem 700 chamber throated, so I can seat the bullets out a bit and have been able to approach 7mm Mag velocities without as much powder as the 7 mag requires. With either the Rem 150 Core-Lokt or Hornady 154 grain bullet, I've been able to get 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards.
     

    Pappy

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    7x57mm Mauser!

    7x57mm Mauser. I have a very early Ruger M77 long throat and hollow bolt.
    Also several Mauser rifles in 8x57mm and 7.65x53mm, but, the 7mm is the favorite.
     
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