View Poll Results: favorite "all around" big game hunting rifles in Alaska?

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  • .30-06

    157 21.19%
  • 7mm Magum

    41 5.53%
  • .300WM

    208 28.07%
  • .338WM

    193 26.05%
  • .45-70

    24 3.24%
  • .35 Whelen

    18 2.43%
  • .338-06

    13 1.75%
  • .340 Weatherby

    17 2.29%
  • .338RUM

    11 1.48%
  • .375 H&H

    59 7.96%
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Thread: Poll: Your "all around" AK hunting rifle-caliber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle50 View Post
    4mer,

    I have absolutely fallen in love with my 325wsm. It's all I carry anymore and have shot several brown bears and moose with it over the last 4 years.

    Randy
    Several years ago when I posted this rifle poll, only 10 cartridges were allowed by the software in this forum. For that reason I chose the most widely used hunting rifle calibers in Alaska at the time, based on a published data from shooting ranges in Anchorage among other factors. This data was also published by the NRA. By the response to the poll, it seems that at least a few years ago, the .30-06, .300WM, .338WM, 7mm Remington Magnum, and the .375H&H topped the list in the order listed.

    If we conduct another poll today, I imagine that the result would be somewhat similar in relation to the cartridge bullet diameters (.30-caliber bullets, .33-caliber, and so on). The main difference relates to bullet case design, such as belt/no belt, short case/longer case, and so on. Nowadays we have all kinds of rifles, for example your .325WSM, but the bullet diameter is the same as the 8mm rifle.

    The result of a big game hunting rifle poll conducted today would probably be quite similar to the one above, or something like this:

    a. .30-06, .300s, and .338s
    b. 7mm (s), .375, .45-70, .270 down the line, maybe .308, and even the .30-30

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    Nah, it's the "Wind". Its a silent but deadly killer. "some guy in Montana" invented it by necking down a .50 BMG. So fast you can't even hear it. like 8,000 FPS

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    Here's the newer survey. A few different options

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ge7?highlight=

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    .375 and hunt the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Here's the newer survey. A few different options

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ge7?highlight=
    That poll is OK, too. But again, the most widely used cartridges with big game hunters in Alaska are the same as the ones listed in this poll (.30-06, .300WM, .338WM, and so on).

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    348 WCF in the pre-war Deluxe Model 71 long tang with 98 A bolt peep. It used to be very popular in the 40s and 1950s.
    Your eyes must be good and its a 125-150 yard rifle. Its a bear rifle, especially in the wildcats from the 348 cartridge.
    Ask those who have one or used to hunt with one.

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