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Old 08-25-2014, 09:40 PM
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I'm trying to make a excuse to buy another rifle but can't seem to I guru out another caliber I need for hunting . The calibers I already have are 22 , 22 mag 22 250, 7mm rem mag 300 weatherby mag, 410 ,20 gauge rifled bolt shotgun numerous 12 gauge pumps and autos muzzle loader . Help me out what do I need to fill the gap I thought 25 06 and if marlin was up to quality a 45 70 just because I always wanted a guide in 45 70 what u think help a gun nut
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:07 AM
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tough question as there are so many different calibers to me it looks like you got the small game, birds & big game covered so I really can't help you make an excuse. I can tell you if you have money to burn you only need one reason You are a gun nut just go out & get yoursel a new gun LOL
how about a brush gun nice lever action 30-30?
I don't see the most common calibers either .30-06, .308, .270
how about a semi play varmint gun .223 or 7.62X39
or heck go big .416, .450 Nitro Express, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, .460 Weatherby Magnum, .470 Nitro Express or .500 Nitro Express.
just a few
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:29 AM
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how about the .17 HMR or the .260 or the .223 all good calibers to have available.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:25 PM
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I think you've got the low end covered, and the middle magnums in 7mm and 300. What I don't see is a nice, light, hiking field rifle in 243, 7mm-08 or 308, or even .30-30. I agree that everyone in dangerous woods could use a guide gun, but you can look at 444 Marlins also, or just a Win 94AE in .44 Magnum.

Some more info would be helpful, such as your location and what you hunt. My answer would be different if you're in DE looking for whitetails or Alaska looking for Brownies.
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Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959 View Post
how about the .17 HMR or the .260 or the .223 all good calibers to have available.
No doubt.17 HMR is a good option but Marlin 917VS rifle along with a 4-12x AO Simmons AETEC scope can also make a good choice.
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