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Best rifle for big game in Alaska?

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by David D, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. David D

    David D Marksman Member

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    im going up to alaska for about 3 years and im just wondering about a good big game rifle. ive got a .308 and a 30-30 plus more but just wondering if i should go to a 7mm or a 30.06? well just let me know guys. thanks
     
  2. THE JOKER

    THE JOKER Sharpshooter Member

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    300 win mag. and up
     
  3. Deer Slayer

    Deer Slayer Sharpshooter Member

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    I agree with JOKER.300 win mag minimum and up
     
  4. woolworh

    woolworh Sharpshooter Member

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    45-70
     
  5. Karat

    Karat Sharpshooter Member

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    .45-70 is always the answer...lol
     
  6. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Sharpshooter Member

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    It all depends what you'll be going after and your tolerance to recoil. Alaska natives take such things as moose and caribou with such things as the 223 Remington and 30/30 Winchester. With the right bullet, a 30/06 would ge good for everything. For more range, go with the 300 Winchester or 300 Weatherby Magnum. If you really want some punch for say grizzley, get a 338 Win. Mag. or a 375 H&H Magnum.
     
  7. KurtM

    KurtM Sharpshooter Member

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    Having spent a lot of time up there I would say a 338 win mag! for all around.
     
  8. dustingaunder

    dustingaunder Sharpshooter Member

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    338 Lapua. Just cuz.
     
  9. N3TD3ViL

    N3TD3ViL Sharpshooter Member

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    Why wouldn't the .308 be okay for hunting big game?
     
  10. saddlebum

    saddlebum Sharpshooter Member

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    375 ruger
     

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