There sure is....any game, any time, any where....the .375 H&H...235gr-300gr bullets 2400fps-2700fps, .30-06 trajectory with sleeker 270's.....recoil on par with 12ga slugs....friend and dad both own one, dad taking an antelope at 325yds....good for long shots....good for close shots....mine is a 20yr old Sako....fantastic round...there are some new import Mauser action rifles running under $1000...well under, if used...plus, Remington and Browning both make one if you're a fan of their designs....if the $45/bx ammo is a turn-off, handloading gets it down to $15-$20/bx.....most guns will group different bullet weights into the same sight setting at 100yds....Im looking for a good caliber for a rifle for hunting deer,elk,bear and maybe moose is there one caliber that can do this?
Great choice if you handload or have deep pockets, plus keep shots 150yds or less....it has plenty of killing power at extreme range, but has a looping trajectory like a mortar at those ranges....most factory ammo is loaded to Trapdoor Springfield pressure and uses relatively light thin-jacketed rounds not suited for bigger game than deer, but Garrett and several other smaller outfits load heavier bullets at higher velocity for modern guns ONLY.....but to be honest, with those, you're getting into the same recoil camp as the .375....or worse....the H&H gives you a great balance of power without detached retina recoil....many smaller bore magnums REALLY punch....What about the 45-70?
Hard to beat that one...but I've always been a .358 caliber fan...namely the 350 Remington Magnum, which may suit your needs too...but it is a vicious kicking SOB that will cleanly kill ANY North American game within 250 yards from any shot angle with a good bullet..35 Whelen....
Excellent choice for people who don't mind shooting magnums. ForBefore I say this, I am NOT a very experienced hunter, nor have I done much rifle shooting past 300 yards.
If I had to pick ONE caliber for a rifle, I think it would be the .300 Win Mag. I don't have any real experience with "wildcat" or rare-ish calibers, though.
Just my two cents.
I can see it now - ridgerunner's dispatch calls in for a Pacific Northwest pickup. So he grabs his clothes, walks out to the garage, and next to eachother lie a toolbox and a sledge hammer. Ridgerunner grabs the sledge in case the truck breaks down...A 16 pound hammer works for most jobs...:biglaugh: I like big guns.
Sorry...I couldn't help myself.