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    I'd go with 7mm or 300 win mag. They are this century's version of last century's 270 and 30-06, respectively.

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    Just pick one randomly from a hat.

    They will all do the job if you know how to put the bullet on target.

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    I love the 7mm-08 but the 7mm mag would do too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawfish View Post
    Savage Long Range Hunter in 6.5 x .284
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    or a 7STW which is what I have. Antelope don't take a step when hit with a 180gr Berger. LOL

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    My deer and antelope last year never took a step either when they got hit with a 130 core-lokt from my .270 win but I will admit the deer did kick just a little. LOL! All of the calibers mentioned above and many more will kill all 3 animals if you hit them well.

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    I think the gun with the best ballistics without the kick of a 7mm mag or a .300 Win mag is the .280, though if you buy off the shelf ammo you may find it harder to get.

    For flexibility the 30/06 is the champ. I've shot one for years but lately I've been using my .270.

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    Thanks to all of thecomments have diffentenly narrowed it down now thank you

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    We have killed elk with 7mm-08 and 300 win mag. 7mm08 is good, but I like heavier bullet.. I hunnt with either 180 or 200 grain 300 win mag. Really it is up to what you can shoot effectively and comfortably. This is really a ford/chevy thing. Everyone had different experiences and different taste and it goes down to what works for you.

    Shoot as many calibers as you can and go from there. It all boils down to shot placement and how you shoot it.

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    I really love the 30-06 and that would be a good cartridge as would a .280 Remington. The .280 is a superb round with great ballistics and not a lot of kick to the shooter.
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