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Re: What calibre?
Reply #30 - Jun 26th, 2009 at 9:22am
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Can't go wrong with a .270.
  
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Re: What calibre?
Reply #31 - Jun 26th, 2009 at 11:14am
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Dairyispoison wrote on Jun 17th, 2009 at 8:46am:
steveh054 wrote on Jun 17th, 2009 at 3:54am:
In New Zealand .308 can't really be beaten - you can buy ammo for them anywhere. If you reload you can load them with 110 grain pills thru to 220gr and there is nothing in NZ you cannot kill with all the variety of projectiles - powder and shit you can get that is suitable for .308. I have a Howa better than Sako .308 that shoots many beasties every year. ('cept this year 'cause I'm in Ozzie) It hits harder than a 2-poofy-70 (like gimp uses) is cheaper to run than a 25- costalot- 06 ( like Carlsen Highway uses) it is as accurate as the average shooter can shoot and you can only kill an animal so dead. So I ask you,-- what is the best caliber for NZ???

7/08.  It's the .308, but less recoil, better killling efficiency, slightly flatter trajectory, and has taken that old .308 brass and finally made good use of it. Wink



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get the .308 there is no advantage at all going for the 7mm08 Tongue
  

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Re: What calibre?
Reply #32 - Jun 26th, 2009 at 2:28pm
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Any caliber that puts enough energy into your target to kill with one clean shot, at the maximum distance you can shoot into the target.
For bush shooting the maximum distance you can shoot while standing.
For everything else, the maximum distance you can shoot while supported ;
Thats for hunting

    Target and some varmiting is another matter

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Re: What calibre?
Reply #33 - Jun 26th, 2009 at 6:54pm
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Just the 260 for me ashfishman, but several mates use 7mm08.
Tussock I'll have to give it a miss cheers anyway - family weekend.
  

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