What’s your big bore caliber of choice? 💥

MACHTECH

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Got the shadow out this morning for it's first 50 rounds. I was just fire forming brass, but all indications are this thing is going to hammer!
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I went with a 7-35 atacr instead of my beast. At 60 moa cant, I ended up with 35 mils of useable adjustment in the elevation turret after zeroing. Can't wait to get back to Kansas!
 

kthomas

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Mines hardly considered a "big bore", but it's as big as I got at the moment. May spin up a barrel for it in 33 or 37XC if I ever get the itch.

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sako17

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The 280 AI brings a lot to the table. Better with the lighter bullets than the old 06. Good sectional density with the 160s and 175s for heavier critters. Easy on brass and your shoulder. A fair amount of cool factor as well.
 

Where's Bruce?

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Nothing that fancy...but 45-70 Govt is my favorite. It just flat out knocks critters down. Fun brush gun, sent this bull cartwheeling.IMGP2067.JPG
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First round was double lung, second round blew 3" of neckbone out and tossed this 2009 bull like a rag doll. Crappy video shot with an old flip phone. Best viewed in full screen. He was dead before he hit the ground. Used a converted Mauser & Buffalo Bore ammo. Location: Utah near Fishlake.

 
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rth1800

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Did you start with a commercial Mauser for a rimmed cartridge or did you modify an action to feed them?