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Old 06-20-2016, 01:42 PM   #1
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What IS a big bore?

.30/06 caliber and above? Where does that leave the 7MM Magnum? .338 Magnum and above? Maybe big bore would start at the .45/70, but then how about the .444 Magnum? Confusing, isn't it?
 
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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It's almost like asking "what's a saturday night special", "what is an assault weapon", etc. The answer is likely to vary with the experiences, emotions, and even hypocrisy of the person responding. I know that to my dad & his friends, a .30-06 was actually considered a small-bore cartridge. Not that they considered it weak, because he used even smaller guns for deer; but because the 'big' rifles of his early days typically ran from 45 to 56 caliber, and by comparison a .30 caliber bullet was indeed 'small'.
 
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if you have to ask, there's no hope for you. Google it.
 
 
Old 06-20-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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I was asking for opinions. I have my own.
 
Old 06-20-2016, 04:10 PM   #5
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To me Terry anything .40 and up would be considered a big-bore.
JB
 
Old 06-20-2016, 04:59 PM   #6
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the standard has always been above 30 cal, and there's been no point in such since the advent of the BAR in 300 win mag and Nosler Partitions. It's far, far more important to have rapidfire vs dangerous animals. I'll take 5-6 300 mags over one 458, any day, vs a big, charging animal and normally, 308 is plenty. If hunters would just boycott african nations for a year, over the laws vs auto-rifles, those laws would change!
 
Old 01-31-2017, 07:28 PM   #7
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Nice article. thank for share with us
 
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