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Posted: 8/22/2017 7:54:01 PM EDT
This is one of those stupid threads where we pretend you can only have one caliber.

(In reality, I suppose it's just a which caliber do you like best thread.)

You can have as many guns as you want in the caliber.

I'm leaving 30-06 out because M1 Garand holds too much sway.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:55:32 PM EDT
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45-70
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:57:31 PM EDT
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I have both a 300wm and a 45-70. If I had to pick only one I would go with the 300wm.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:57:32 PM EDT
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Me too.

In this fictional world of awful caliber limiting, I'd get a BFR too.

When an awful situation meets a gun you find interesting... You know you've chosen right.

I think .375H&H would be #2, then 300RUM.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:58:36 PM EDT
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Easy for me, I already have owned it for years...300rum..when you absolutely need to dirt something...
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:01:58 PM EDT
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I would say 300 Win Mag; because I gave up fucking trying to buy .300 RUM from any outlet, as they never have more than 3-4 boxes of the same bullet weight/bullet type in stock at any given time.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:03:11 PM EDT
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I knew you'd show up.

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AKSnowRider is to 300RUM as @PlaneJane is to Bofors.

It's not that no one else likes these, but you are by far the biggest 300RUM advocate, and PlaneJane is the biggest Bofors advocate on the site, that I've read.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:03:57 PM EDT
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375 H&H

Loaded with 270 grain bullets it will shoot as flat as a 30-06 for all around big game hunting.

Load it heavy with 300+ grain bullets for animals that will claw, bite, or trample you.

One rifle will be stainless, CRF, 22" barrel, fiberglass stock. No iron sights, 1.5-6 or 2.5-8 power variable scope.

The other will be blued, CRF, 22" barrel, AAA Walnut, aperture sights, QD 1-4 scope.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:04:01 PM EDT
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Damn hawk, you have a 300RUM?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:06:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:08:08 PM EDT
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I think it covers every base.
The others are a bit better at some things but lacking elsewhere.
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Plus you could have an AR.



300WM ARs are awesome.

I might get one before I get a bolt... just because.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:10:00 PM EDT
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AKSnowRider is to 300RUM as @PlaneJane is to Bofors.

It's not that no one else likes these, but you are by far the biggest 300RUM advocate, and PlaneJane is the biggest Bofors advocate on the site, that I've read.
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Easy for me, I already have owned it for years...300rum..when you absolutely need to dirt something...
I knew you'd show up.

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AKSnowRider is to 300RUM as @PlaneJane is to Bofors.

It's not that no one else likes these, but you are by far the biggest 300RUM advocate, and PlaneJane is the biggest Bofors advocate on the site, that I've read.
Well, its for good reason...I started with several rifles in different calibers for different prey..finally got sick of either having to haul 2-3 rifles along for every weekend or not having the right caliber around when needed..that put me into the one and done book of one caliber with different loads for all times..hence 300 rum...I can load it heavy with 230 grain Berger hybrids and match the 338 lm long range, I can load it with anything from 110 grains to 240 grains to kill any animal on this planet.. and its inexpensive to load compared to 338lm or many other zoot calibers, yet it still has the umph to stop a big bear up close or shoot fur without damage....whats not to like?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:13:13 PM EDT
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Not interested in any of them at all.  The only reason I have a .45-70 is because the gun itself (1884 Springfield), and it's an heirloom.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:15:05 PM EDT
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Well, its for good reason...I started with several rifles in different calibers for different prey..finally got sick of either having to haul 2-3 rifles along for every weekend or not having the right caliber around when needed..that put me into the one and done book of one caliber with different loads for all times..hence 300 rum...I can load it heavy with 230 grain Berger hybrids and match the 338 lm long range, I can load it with anything from 110 grains to 240 grains to kill any animal on this planet.. and its inexpensive to load compared to 338lm or many other zoot calibers, yet it still has the umph to stop a big bear up close or shoot fur without damage....whats not to like?
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It's on my medium list for sure.

Excellent cartridge.

I have two of the four.

I'm sure you have longer distances too. I'll be honest, I don't even hunt every year.  Been two since I was last out.

45-70 serves my purposes currently, plus I just fucking love it. From a history perspective, weight, punch, etc.

I need a 300RUM though. What rifle would you go with? (Not happening this year, But get my gears turning.)
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:17:34 PM EDT
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I also have both and I would choose the .45-70. A bolt action (or very heavy and fairly large semi) in thick brush/swamps pretty much sucks. My JM Guide Gun is ideal there. Long shots in my neck of the woods are rare, but I have found that the .45-70 is quite predictable at distances of 300yds. You can accurately compensate for the rainbow trajectory if you actually try, although 405gr of metal launching around the 2000fps mark doesn't have as much arc as people think.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:18:54 PM EDT
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I knew you'd show up.

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AKSnowRider is to 300RUM as @PlaneJane is to Bofors.

It's not that no one else likes these, but you are by far the biggest 300RUM advocate, and PlaneJane is the biggest Bofors advocate on the site, that I've read.
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Easy for me, I already have owned it for years...300rum..when you absolutely need to dirt something...
I knew you'd show up.

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AKSnowRider is to 300RUM as @PlaneJane is to Bofors.

It's not that no one else likes these, but you are by far the biggest 300RUM advocate, and PlaneJane is the biggest Bofors advocate on the site, that I've read.
I do love a Bofors.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:24:18 PM EDT
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.375 H&H.

You can hunt everything except Killer Whales with it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:26:34 PM EDT
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It's on my medium list for sure.

Excellent cartridge.

I have two of the four.

I'm sure you have longer distances too. I'll be honest, I don't even hunt every year.  Been two since I was last out.

45-70 serves my purposes currently, plus I just fucking love it. From a history perspective, weight, punch, etc.

I need a 300RUM though. What rifle would you go with? (Not happening this year, But get my gears turning.)
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Well, its for good reason...I started with several rifles in different calibers for different prey..finally got sick of either having to haul 2-3 rifles along for every weekend or not having the right caliber around when needed..that put me into the one and done book of one caliber with different loads for all times..hence 300 rum...I can load it heavy with 230 grain Berger hybrids and match the 338 lm long range, I can load it with anything from 110 grains to 240 grains to kill any animal on this planet.. and its inexpensive to load compared to 338lm or many other zoot calibers, yet it still has the umph to stop a big bear up close or shoot fur without damage....whats not to like?
It's on my medium list for sure.

Excellent cartridge.

I have two of the four.

I'm sure you have longer distances too. I'll be honest, I don't even hunt every year.  Been two since I was last out.

45-70 serves my purposes currently, plus I just fucking love it. From a history perspective, weight, punch, etc.

I need a 300RUM though. What rifle would you go with? (Not happening this year, But get my gears turning.)
I hunt with guys who carry both 375H&HH and 45/70..both are in the process of going 300RUM..as for brand now days.....you either luck onto a good Remington or go custom order..but you mentioned AR's above..so this might be right up your ally....


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RND 2100 300rum...


As for the guy above who was complaining about ammo...the guys at defensive edge have brass made for their 338edge witch is based off the 300rum, you would have to resize back down to to 300 but they have high quality custom brass available..I have at least a 1K of once shot brass for mine from years of buying by the case besides reloading...
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:32:02 PM EDT
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I hunt with guys who carry both 375H&HH and 45/70..both are in the process of going 300RUM..as for brand now days.....you either luck onto a good Remington or go custom order..but you mentioned AR's above..so this might be right up your ally....


https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/404934/2100-th-287827.JPG

RND 2100 300rum...


As for the guy above who was complaining about ammo...the guys at defensive edge have brass made for their 338edge witch is based off the 300rum, you would have to resize back down to to 300 but they have high quality custom brass available..I have at least a 1K of once shot brass for mine from years of buying by the case besides reloading...
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Call for price... what do you think? 2k?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:33:26 PM EDT
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You can hunt everything except Killer Whales with it.
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Challenge...Accepted
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:34:38 PM EDT
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I think it covers every base.
The others are a bit better at some things but lacking elsewhere.
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This
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:34:48 PM EDT
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.375 H&H.

You can hunt everything except Killer Whales with it.
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Have to agree with that.  That round has taken everything on this planet worth taking with a gun.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:35:51 PM EDT
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I hunt with guys who carry both 375H&HH and 45/70..both are in the process of going 300RUM..as for brand now days.....you either luck onto a good Remington or go custom order..but you mentioned AR's above..so this might be right up your ally....


https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/404934/2100-th-287827.JPG

RND 2100 300rum...


As for the guy above who was complaining about ammo...the guys at defensive edge have brass made for their 338edge witch is based off the 300rum, you would have to resize back down to to 300 but they have high quality custom brass available..I have at least a 1K of once shot brass for mine from years of buying by the case besides reloading...
http://gif-finder.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Leonardo-DiCaprio-OMG.gif

Call for price... what do you think? 2k?
If I had to guess, based on R&D's reputation for fine firearms..10K..but I want one bad..someday if I hit the lottery....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:37:24 PM EDT
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.300WM, because I will never get to hunt Triceratops.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:40:06 PM EDT
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300 rum is pretty much the high horsepower gun out of that lot.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:40:16 PM EDT
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One World.  One Rifle.  .375 Holland & Holland
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:43:11 PM EDT
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If I had to guess, based on R&D's reputation for fine firearms..10K..but I want one bad..someday if I hit the lottery....
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Not familiar with them.

Wow. I was way off.

That gun looks fucking awesome though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:52:06 PM EDT
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.375H&H

One planet, one rifle.  I use an M70 Alaska.  Light enough, lively in the hands and it puts the rounds where I point it each and every time.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:55:09 PM EDT
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I don't know much above it 300RUM and 300WM, Probably a fine cartridge.  Will shoot flatter than an 308 or 30.06, but not sure how much you actually gain.  375 can dublicate 30.06 ballistics with a heavier bullet-kind of a win/win.  45/70 can be damn fun, ballistics are not all that great, not sure of anything it can shot that can not be shot just as well with the 375.  

Fwiw, I have enjoyed hunting with a 308, have 375, 45/70, and 45WM.  Will problably hunt with a Grendel more than anything else this year (at least until if seems like I am undergunned)
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:57:03 PM EDT
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If I was a world-wide hunter, it would have to be the .375 H&H.

However, I'm not a world-wide hunter and never will be except for the most unlikely of circumstances.

Looking at it in a SHTF type situation, the .45-70 wins bigly.

You can load it with round balls to 500+ grain buffalo slayers, with practically any powder you care to name.

Jacketed bullets? You don't need them. With a mold, a fire and some scrap lead, you can shoot.

Black powder is what it started with, and I know how to make my own and have done so in the past.

Smokeless powder? The .45-70 can use everything except the very slowest magnum rifle powders...sure, many powders won't give optimal performance, but they'll work regardless.

It's not a long-range round, to be sure...but 'long range' is relative. Where the Roosevelt bulls hang out during hunting season, 30 yards is a long shot.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:00:38 PM EDT
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I'd go with 300WM, I can't see myself ever needing anything more. I like 30 calibers and honestly it's probably around the limit of what I can shoot well.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:15:56 PM EDT
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I chose .300 RUM about 15 years ago to handle any current and future hunting in North America (not hunting bears).  It's a big long and heavy, and overkill for whitetail, so I got a .444 Marlin instead of a .45-70 in 2007 to handle my short range woods whitetail hunting.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:18:02 PM EDT
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I went with .375 H&H as I already have one and a good amount of ammo.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:26:01 PM EDT
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.45-70

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:28:02 PM EDT
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I already have four in .45-70.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:39:06 PM EDT
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375 H+H, one planet, one gun.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:39:38 PM EDT
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my 300RUM

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:46:52 PM EDT
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300RUM looks fun.

I have a 45-70 so I am biased and want to say that.... but in the end I think Id go with the 375 H&H

I have a 7mm mag too, but that does not even come close to 300RUM lol.

I would take a 338WM over a 300WM.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:51:28 PM EDT
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I have an 1895 Marlin with a 16 inch barrel. A fun little rifle. Kicks pretty hard with Underwood 305gr +P Extreme Penetrator ammo. Expensive, but I bought some today at Midway USA because they have free shipping today only with code on home page.

Side note: Sportsmans Guide has had great prices on some ammo and tons of other things if you are a member, because they have several free shipping coupons. Use code "brsh1708" or other codes for free shipping. I bought 55gr Lapua .223 (51 cents/round) and 75gr. Hornady Black Match .223 (51 cents/round) with free ship coupon.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:52:31 PM EDT
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I hunt with guys who carry both 375H&HH and 45/70..both are in the process of going 300RUM..as for brand now days.....you either luck onto a good Remington or go custom order..but you mentioned AR's above..so this might be right up your ally....


https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/404934/2100-th-287827.JPG

RND 2100 300rum...


As for the guy above who was complaining about ammo...the guys at defensive edge have brass made for their 338edge witch is based off the 300rum, you would have to resize back down to to 300 but they have high quality custom brass available..I have at least a 1K of once shot brass for mine from years of buying by the case besides reloading...
http://gif-finder.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Leonardo-DiCaprio-OMG.gif

Call for price... what do you think? 2k?
If I had to guess, based on R&D's reputation for fine firearms..10K..but I want one bad..someday if I hit the lottery....
I love the RUM and all but Falkor has an "AR" in 300 NORMA.... so much want
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:52:50 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:06:01 PM EDT
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.375 H&H

All big game can be hunted with this.  It's a bit dicey for elephant and Cape Buffalo, but other than that you can hunt everything on land.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:06:06 PM EDT
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The only real use for a rifle in 300 RUM is as a donor action for a 404 Jeffery.

 375 H&H for the win

45-70?
I guess if you are worried about injuns and/or want to play with lever guns.

300WM is a decent cartridge until you are face to face with something interested in eating you. 

I have all four (well, the 300RUM has been stripped down to become something useful, a 404 Jeffery).
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:14:23 PM EDT
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This^

Do love my 45-70 though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:21:01 PM EDT
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Out of those 45-70, but I do love my 300 Wtby Mag.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:22:28 PM EDT
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The old H & H is very versatile and effective for anything on earth. I will carry it for my remaining years here in AK.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:35:27 PM EDT
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It's my 3rd one

I call her "Pam"(from Archer) she's a big and mean and you can't help but love her.

I haven't shot it in an a while as I've been playing with 308s and a 6.5 Grendel. I forgot how fun it was to get behind a rifle that can you can confindently reach out a touch stuff way the hell out there fairly easily. The 6.5s are great and the 308 is a good do all, but I love a big 30cal magnum
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:38:23 PM EDT
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If 300RUM is an answer, then 300RUM is *the* answer.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:43:31 PM EDT
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300 Win Mag.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:49:52 PM EDT
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300WM, since I can get it in Semi-auto.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:01:27 PM EDT
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Ole 45/70.
Than 300wm/375h&H next.

Can find all of them in the bush.

For some reason 300rum is hard to find out here.
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