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    Which Cartridge Have You Used the Most For Big Game?

    So here is bit of an informal poll.

    Which cartridge have you used the most, for shooting big game?

    So big game only deer, hogs, elk moose bear etc. no small game/birds etc. Not what you think is necessarily the best or current favorite etc. but actually shot deer etc with. Let's see what kind of a list we come up, probably no surprise what cartridges come up the most but still we might find something interesting!


    To start off the poll, I have taken most of my big game with...


    The humble ol' 30-30 !

    Next is probably 30-06.

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    1) 12 gauge slug
    2) 20 gauge slug
    Then NY southern zone legalized rifles.

    3) .30-30

    Vooch

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    30-06

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    .270 and muzzleloaders (flint, percussion, and scoped in-line) are about neck and neck in the kill department at this time, but the .45/70 is catching up fast.

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    .45-70 with .35 Rem a close second
    Modified Remlin 1895ABL .45-70 Gov't
    JM Marlin 1895G .45-70 Gov't
    JM Marlin 444 .444 Marlin
    JM Marlin 1894SS .44 Mag
    JM Marlin 1894CB .357 mag
    JM Marlin 336CB .38-55 Win
    JM Marlin 336XLR .35 Rem
    JM Marlin 336D .35 Rem
    CCG Marlin 336 .30-30 Win
    JM Marlin 25. .22LR
    JM Marlin 17VS. .17 HMR


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    .270 or 30wcf

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    Like Vooch I was cursed with shotgun only for many years, so 16 & 12 ga. slugs. Since then it would be many Rifle calibers, but I probably shot the most deer with either a 308W or 35 Rem.
    Team 1894 member #67 1977 44 mag.
    Team 35 member #256 1964 Sears M45
    Team 444 member #355 1981 444S
    Team 30 30 member #830 1980 Marlin 3080 Trail Rider & Win 94 Custom Trapper
    Team Mosin Nagant #28 Russian 91/30
    Team Shotgun #56 Remingtons, Ithacas, a Beretta & a Belgium Browning Sweet 16 A5.
    Team Mauser #4 VZ24 & 1908 Sporters
    Team Winchester #67 Five 94's, a 92 & two M70's
    Team Henry #39 Goldenboy & H001 22lr's
    Team Savage 99 #3 1913 303 Savage 1899

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    30-06 Springfield would be first, then a whole bunch more with various others.

    .280 Remington, 300 WSM being 2nd and 3rd probably.....
    When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"
    Marlin 336rc 30WCF 1948
    Marlin 336sc 30WCF 1961
    And, a couple of 30WCF Winchesters.....

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    Exclusively 30/06 150 grain.

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    308 Winchester


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