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Old 11-21-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
 
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Default Best long range deer caliber

Whats the best deer caliber with the flattest trijectory at 200 + yds?
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
 
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my vote on a good longer range deer gun is a 30-06 which is my favorite deer gun and it shoot good at that distance.
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
 
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.243
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
 
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a 270. or 300. magnum
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
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.243 85 gr sierra gameking. flattest shooter, and very little drift.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:04 PM   #6
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All things considered the 270 is hard to beat in all catagories.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:05 PM   #7
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7mm is really good past 200+ yards and packs a wallop, but you probably could get good, clean kills at that range with a 243. flat shooter, not a lot of recoil and they have a nice assortment of load sizes. never hunted deer with a rifle her in upstate new york but if i could i probably would start out with a 243. happy shopping and go kill a slob this year



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6.5mm Swede and Win. .270!
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.300 up north.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:55 PM   #10
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Ya the .270 looks good on paper, but my expierence with them is they werent very impressive on grouping at a 100 yds, much less 300.
never seen a .270 that was a shooter.
my bud just bought and got rid of a rem LSS in .270, for the same reasonI just mentioned. Dont know why. I here a lot of good things about them, but havent seen it.
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