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    Ok folks, if I had a choice of only 3 different hunting cartridges in AK I'd choose.. 204 ruger, 30/06, and the 45/70. These rounds are good enuf for my hunts in the YK delta. What's your three choices for AK hunting?

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    Only three.......I would start with a good bolt action 22LR, 243 Winchester and 338 WM. Other calibers that I would like to have (and do) would be a 223, 308 and 45-70.

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    12 gauge, .22lr, 7.62X54r

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    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

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    .22 LR, .410 shotgun, and a 30-06
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    .22 LR, 12 gauge, and 30-06.

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    223, .30-'06, and who cares, save this as my wildcard.
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    22lr,12ga, 30-06
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    .22 LR, 12 gauge, and 30-06.
    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    22lr,12ga, 30-06
    Pretty hard to beat this one. I'd have to say the same.
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    12 ga,30_06,375 h&h
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Pretty hard to beat this one. I'd have to say the same.
    Me too..... I've got two out of the three, but have the 270 instead because it was a gift.......
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    .22, .375 H&H, 12 gauge.

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    .22lr 12ga 300Win

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    God forbid....heck, I've even got more than three .30 cals....

    Pressed for such constraints- I'd skip the .22LR altogether and go with a .308WIN, a .338WM and a 12ga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Pretty hard to beat this one. I'd have to say the same.
    If I did any duck or goose hunting, I'd go with the 12 Ga. But since most all of my bird hunting is grouse or ptarmigan I'd rather stick with the .410. Don't like shooting dinner to pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post

    Pressed for such constraints- I'd skip the .22LR altogether and go with a .308WIN, a .338WM and a 12ga.
    The .22 is such a handy gun though and cheap plinking. But as hard as it's getting to be to find ammo, if I had to switch from the .22, I'd probably go to a .17 or .22 mag which fits my pistol. The .22 mag with birdshot works fine in the pistol for an occasional grouse when I'm deer hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodux View Post
    If I did any duck or goose hunting, I'd go with the 12 Ga. But since most all of my bird hunting is grouse or ptarmigan I'd rather stick with the .410. Don't like shooting dinner to pieces.
    True - I almost never take the 12 gauge out of the safe, as all of my bird hunting is like yours. That said, I figured the 12 gauge would make a good lynx and coyote gun while also covering the small game angle. Thankfully, I don't need to make such a choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    True - I almost never take the 12 gauge out of the safe, as all of my bird hunting is like yours. That said, I figured the 12 gauge would make a good lynx and coyote gun while also covering the small game angle. Thankfully, I don't need to make such a choice!
    I'd prefer the 20ga for just upland stuff... but the 12 makes more sense for busting lynx and coyote as well as waterfowl for the "only" shotgun you'd have.

    Yeah...pretty happy I don't have to make that choice!
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    12 gauge pump. 5.56 Nato in a AR platform. 300 win mag in a bolt action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    22lr,12ga, 30-06
    Me too....
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    The 12ga. with 1 1/4oz slugs fills the anything on the planet role and 1oz of 8's the birds and such. Buckshot for all critters both four and two legged. Of course all said and done think fish also.
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