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Old 11-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default What size rifle do you shoot at deer?

I bought a 300 win mag a few years back so i could use it for deer and elk, but am currently considering to by a strictly deer rifle and am just curious what the popular vote is.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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I haven't done a lot of gun hunting in the last 13 years or so (archey)......I will say that my favorite is 25/06 or 270.....If I gun hunt it is with either one of those two....
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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a270, 280or 30-06 would be great....or maybe you like to a little different like me and shoot a 7x57 mauser....great choice of bullets, if you handload, and performance just slightly less than the 280.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:43 PM   #4
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I've used a number, when it comes to deer the list is long. Currently my deerCF is a 7mm rem mag, though wouldn't suggest it in your case since you already have a 300wm and IMO little difference.

I'll start the list of possibles with (no particluar order):

2506 rem (light recoil, flat/fast, accurate and plenty for deer to 400 yards)
270wsm (less recoil then the 300wm but more then the other 2 listed, accurate, fast and flat. Probably the best of thethe 3if your ranges will be 300+)
7mm 08 (enjoyable gun to shoot while benefiting fromthe .284 bullet selection. Not as flat as the other but usually serves the purpose well for most deer hunters where ranges are typically less then 300 yards any way)
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:44 PM   #5
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30-06 180gr. corelok
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:49 PM   #6
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30.06 w/150 corelokt.
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.308 Rem.with 165 Federal Fusions
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:19 AM   #9
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.270, although the .243 is a great rifle.
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257 Roberts, 6.5x55, 30-06, 35 Whelen in no particular order.
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