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

knitepoetknitepoet Senior MemberPosts: 22,395 Senior Member
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?
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,949 Senior Member
    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.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,089 Senior Member
    .500 JRH or S&W





    Want but will never get:
    6mm-06
    .25 Souper
    .35 Sambar
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    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.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
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    Adam J. McCleod


  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Mountain Lionus Domesticus?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,395 Senior Member
    Yeah, I made a pre-coffee typo and left the "r" out of "cartridge...

    SUE me :tooth:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,889 Senior Member
    Lots!

    At the top of the list though,
    7x57
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    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.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,949 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Want but will never get:
    .25 Souper

    The 25 Souper is something I have always been intrigued with.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,673 Senior Member
    I've been thinking I want a .260 for quite a few years now.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,005 Senior Member
    Well, I have my .327
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    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...

    :jester::jester::jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,342 Senior Member
    Only hunting class cartridge on my want list any more is the 9.3x66 AKA 370 Sako, go figure:jester:

    Sako
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,089 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    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.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    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.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,673 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Of you jump......let me know. I'll send you brass.

    Sounds like a plan....Thanks!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,803 Senior Member
    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?"
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    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.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,687 Senior Member
    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
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,395 Senior Member
    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
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,673 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    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.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    None, really. I'm more interested in bloodying some I already have.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Red HorseRed Horse Member Posts: 96 Member
    Lots!

    At the top of the list though,
    7x57

    This!! Also getting interested in a 6.5 Swede
    zu Gleich

    "Better is the enemy of Good"
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,889 Senior Member
    Ok the 7x57 is *near* the top of the list, 9.3x62 might be the real *top*
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    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.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    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.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • gordonjustusgordonjustus New Member Posts: 3 New Member
    I've .375 Holland & Holland Magnum on top of my list.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,889 Senior Member
    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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