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  • wildone
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    A 7mm-08 and 120 or 140 barnes is hard to beat for a mountain rig JMHO. Short action non magnum and premium bullets. It saves you weight in the action and barrel no need to go more that a 36 mm objective on glass max. Could never figure out why guys build an ultralight and then throw a hubble telescope on it , kinda defeats the purpose. Something between 5.5 and 6 lbs all up is easy to carry and still balances well when it come time to go to work. The 7 's have sheep and goat written all over em. good luck what ever you decide.

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  • Bighorse
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    Uno: My experience is the .25 bullets do get pushed around by the wind more than the .30's.

    Dos y Tres: Fast bullets are flater longer.

    Quatro: More rounds in the gun could be better for bear protection, could be? 300 WSM are fat boys.

    Cinco: .25 cal bullets kill just fine. Yes, even bears.

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  • 270ti
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    In mountain rifles, I'm down to:

    30-06--155gr Scenar
    25-06AI--100gr Scirocco 2
    243AI-105gr Amax

    I'll swap in 168 Barnes TSX, 100gr TSX, and 85gr TSX when when I'm hunting in areas when I'm not worried about longer distance shots.

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  • Kay9Cop
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    I like 6.5 and .338 bullets for their high BC's. In 6.5, I have a 6.5x55 and in .338 I have a .330 Dakota. Right now, the 6.5 is seeing more use because it's more fun to shoot and off the shelf ammo is much cheaper. I would probably only bring the .330 if I was in an area that running into big brown furry things is a very high possibility.

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  • FurFishGame
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    When I graduate, I plan on going up in the mountains around kodiak or PWS and living there for a year, trapin and hunting, just livin life how I want to before I settle down, just because I can, if I only had one gun, I would take a 12 GA, cause there aint nuthin you can't kill with one.

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  • tlingitwarrior
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    A guy should have a gun for every hunt. Its just more fun that way.

    For 20 years I had only one ~ 300 winny mag. Did everything I asked of it an more.

    Of course the 30-06 would do the same, and the .338 and the 325, and the............................

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  • Alaskan22
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    Mountain rifle cartridge??

    Yup...another one of these threads, except this one is more of a personal preference and why.
    I've got my caliber locked in, so this is basically just new info and a good source for others.

    Before I settled in on the 300WSM (flat shooting ballistics, good bullet choice for a non-reloader, and we miiiiight see some bears in Kodiak), I was mulling over a 257 Robers, or maybe a 270 WSM.

    What is your gun caliber of choice?

    Heavy bullets (less wind play)?
    Light (4000fps)?
    flat shooting?
    bigger caliber (bears in the area)?
    smaller caliber (sheep are easy to kill)?

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