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    What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    that you don't already have?

    For me, it's a 6.5 Creedmore. I LOVE my 2 Grendels, but the added "legs" of the CM appeals to me.

    How about you?

    What are you wanting, that you don't already have?
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    I am pretty content.
    Wanting for the sake of wanting...Maybe a 41 Mag revolver. Just because.
    Possibly a 338 of some kind. Had a 338 Snipe-Tac rifle-Sold It. Had a 338 Lapua Improved XP-Sold It. Maybe a 330 Dakota XP-00...Just because.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    .500 JRH or S&W





    Want but will never get:
    6mm-06
    .25 Souper
    .35 Sambar
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Something in 6.5mm. Leaning toward a .260 Remington.

    Then I would like to explore .35 Whelen.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand

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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Mountain Lionus Domesticus?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Yeah, I made a pre-coffee typo and left the "r" out of "cartridge...

    SUE me
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Lots!

    At the top of the list though,
    7x57
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliFFL View Post
    And the prize for finding a cat on a leash on a ridge goes to...
    Some guy who lives in California!


    I've got my bases pretty well covered. Anything I don't have won't do anything better around here that what I do have. If forced to answer though, likely a .260 Remington. Because I've got a metric butt ton of .308 brass.
    I'd like a lighter, longish range platform though. Which kinda defeats my idea of the .260 for long range. If I do a .260, it would have a long barrel and not be light weight. I've got the 0-100 yard light gun in the form of the 430 SJS.
    I dunno. I'm kind of in a rut in buying/building. Nothing is really tickling my testes.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Six-Gun View Post
    Something in 6.5mm. Leaning toward a .260 Remington.

    Then I would like to explore .35 Whelen.
    I'm thinking the .260 Remington is a smart choice. Plenty of .308 brass around, good ballistics, and a very versatile round in general. And I don't mean solely for ultra long range either. I'm talking practical hunting where most people can bring home the bacon without needing a range finder or any heavy hi BC bullets. I'm talking go to Wally World or Academy and pick up a box of 130-140 grain soft point bullets and go shoot Bambi and Porky. Of course, if you are into shooting into the next zip code that option is definitely open to you with this cartridge. But then again so is a .270, 7x57, 7-08, or a .280.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Want but will never get:
    .25 Souper
    The 25 Souper is something I have always been intrigued with.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    I've been thinking I want a .260 for quite a few years now.....
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Well, I have my .327
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    Well, I have my .327
    A 327 Chevy was a great engine. Do you have one in your pick up or your car? I have a 350 in my Suburban but we're talking guns here...

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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Only hunting class cartridge on my want list any more is the 9.3x66 AKA 370 Sako, go figure

    Sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    I've been thinking I want a .260 for quite a few years now.....
    Of you jump......let me know. I'll send you brass.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    I already posted about the .260 Remington. But that weren't for me, I was only trying my hand at enabling. As for what I'm wanting, I have more than I need. However, there's some that I just want. On here it's not about need. It's about want, right? If I keep this up I guess at some point I'll need to buy another safe. Probably put one in each room.

    As for what I want, I had the long range .270 in mind, but yeah, I, I got enabled again by the same guy that did it to me last time. But he did such a good job last time I just couldn't resist. MHS enabled me into the 9.3x62. The first time I took it hunting I killed a deer with it and fell instantly in love with it. It's now one of my all time favorite rifles.

    Now he did it again with the 7x57. After that last enablement I have full faith in my enabler, and I have full faith I'll fall in love with it too. When I get my tax refund it will happen. I'll take the barrel and action to my gun smith and let him do his magic. Then I'll buy a stock for it, probably a Boyd's pepper laminate. Also, I'll have him add a Beuler Safety. It has a Timney trigger with a model 700 style two position safety on the Zastava action already. But I had my gun smith put a Beuler Safety on my 8x57 and I like it. It's simple and works. So I'll put one on this build too. Then I'll have to figure out which scope I want to put on it. But for this year, the cartridge I want is the 7x57.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Of you jump......let me know. I'll send you brass.
    Sounds like a plan....Thanks!
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    I'm building a .375 H&H on an Enfield action for classic nostalgia's sake, but really. . .

    No, not really needing/wanting a new cartridge. My father and I have killed six deer in our chosen area, and we haven't yet had to reach as far as the 200 yard zero of our "big" bolt guns ('06 & .280). I'm going hunting with a smaller cartridge (.308) in a shorter barrel with a smaller scope to reflect this.

    There's been a little voice in my head for several years that wants to tinker with a 6.5x57 AI, but the louder voice of reason keeps asking "WHY?"
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    6.5 Creedmoor or 6.5 A-Squared just because.

    I am impressed by the ballistics of the .41 mag in a lever gun, but I really have no need for it. ( snide comments welcomed here. ) In theory a high end .41 Mag has more energy than a .300 BO or 7.62x39 in an 18 inch barrel, and still is a manageable handgun cartridge, making it a pretty ideal combo revolver lever gun carry package.

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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Now that I have a .45-70 set up for hunting, I cant think of a new cartridge I want for hunting.

    Now, I don't have a .44Mag handgun. I think that would be the only one that I really need to pick up
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    In the name of "full disclosure"...
    I don't "need" anything with "longer legs" than the Grendel.

    The longest shot I've ever taken at game is a lased 152 yards and that was the first deer I killed with a 223 last season.

    The vast majority of deer I have killed have been inside 100 yards
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by knitepoet View Post
    In the name of "full disclosure"...
    I don't "need" anything with "longer legs" than the Grendel.

    The longest shot I've ever taken at game is a lased 152 yards and that was the first deer I killed with a 223 last season.

    The vast majority of deer I have killed have been inside 100 yards
    Stand farther back.......there...... fixed it.....
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    None, really. I'm more interested in bloodying some I already have.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighShooter View Post
    Lots!

    At the top of the list though,
    7x57
    This!! Also getting interested in a 6.5 Swede
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Ok the 7x57 is *near* the top of the list, 9.3x62 might be the real *top*
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by knitepoet View Post
    In the name of "full disclosure"...
    I don't "need" anything with "longer legs" than the Grendel.

    The longest shot I've ever taken at game is a lased 152 yards and that was the first deer I killed with a 223 last season.

    The vast majority of deer I have killed have been inside 100 yards
    That's by far more the norm for 95% of us. I've killed a few farther out, but I'll take inside 100 any day. T'ain't no thang with me!

    And if that case all ya need is a good accurate .30-30. However, it's nice to play it safe and be armed with something that WILL reach out there farther, but if you hunt in an area that presents few shots farther than 100 yards, a long range capable rifle is not a necessity.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    And the prize for finding a cat on a leash on a ridge goes to...
    Some guy who lives in California!


    I've got my bases pretty well covered. Anything I don't have won't do anything better around here that what I do have. If forced to answer though, likely a .260 Remington. Because I've got a metric butt ton of .308 brass.
    I'd like a lighter, longish range platform though. Which kinda defeats my idea of the .260 for long range. If I do a .260, it would have a long barrel and not be light weight. I've got the 0-100 yard06 light gun in the form of the 430 SJS.
    I dunno. I'm kind of in a rut in buying/building. Nothing is really tickling my testes.
    I know what you're thinking and according to forum precedence all 6.5s are made to shoot across zip codes. But I've always had a different opinion as far as the usefulness of those .308 based rounds like the .260 and 7-08. The 7-08 came out right around the time the model 7 did and I always put the two together as "Made for each other" and I now include the .260 in that group. I always said that if I ever bought a model 7 I would get it in 7-08 and now that the .260 is an option it would be attractive to me in a lighter rifle. Besides, if I want a long range rifle I'd want it on a short mag case or an 06 length case.
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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    I've .375 Holland & Holland Magnum on top of my list.

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    Re: What catridge are you "wanting" for hunting...

    Quote Originally Posted by gordonjustus View Post
    I've .375 Holland & Holland Magnum on top of my list.
    Same, but ive got the barrels/ actions/ stocks on hand so I didn't include it on the "want" list since its on the "About to happen" list

    Got dies, brass, several varieties of bullets, factory ammo and 2 .375 barrels, plus half a dozen actions to narrow down
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