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
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    And where's the .308 Winchester? Oh well another poll it didn't make, But I still use it.
    is not 3006 the same as 308

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    More case capacity, can push a heavier bullet. But yes .308 is the caliber.
    Quote Originally Posted by 308_saka View Post
    is not 3006 the same as 308

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    Talking >308 vs 30-06

    Ok,,, this should give you some idea,,,,
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    Attachment 96221

    Also note of info: Both are .30 Cal. ie.... .308 measurement between the "Lands", and a .30 measurement "Top of Land to Land", in other words this is how the "Rifling" in the Barrel is measured, which are actually called "Lands & Grooves" w= Rifling, there are also "Multiple" types of "Rifling-Methods" as well.
    Last edited by The German; 06-26-2018 at 11:26. Reason: Additional Info:
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    I'd agree with the .300 win mag. Enough power to do what has to be done as long as you put it in the right spot, but won't take your head off with recoil

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    I have shot a few moose with .35 whelen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    i was wondering how Common the .35 / 338.06/ .340 and 338 RUM are they seem to be favorites for a few shooting buffs. but really this is a poor collaboration of common hunting calibers..
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