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The ultimate open country mule deer cartridge?

Old 01-19-2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1
What is the Ultimate Western Open Country Mule Deer Cartridge?

Name the cartridge and the type of setup you would want it in.
ie, ultralight, sporter rifle, heavy rifle.
stainless/blued, wood/laminate/synthetic
include barrel length and any other key features you may feel important.

Assume open country mule deer and plenty of stalking/hiking on a hunt.
270WSM hands down, 130 or 140 gr. partions or accubonds will get the job done.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:55 PM
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Light weight, synthetic, stainless, 26 inch fluted barrel, controlled round feed, 300 WSM, 150 grain bullet
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:22 PM
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Lightweight 6.5 lb .257 HPA shooting 130grain Northfork at 3600 fps, best open country mule deer cartridge ever
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:01 PM
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.270 synthetic stock bolt action
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:46 PM
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Default My dream gun

Even though I looove my .25/06 shooting about 3,000 fps with a 120 gr factory load, if I had my druthers, this is what I'm hoping for in the near future:

.270 Weatherby Magnum
free floating nickel plated barrel with custom paint
Burris bipod

All the ballistics charts I've looked at for factory loads has this round flying faster than 7mm in most cases, without the recoil. When I get this gun, I probably won't need another for the rest of my life.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:16 PM
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25-06,7mm or a 25-300.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:57 PM
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My back-up would have to be my Sako A7 Stainless synthetic 7MM rem mag.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:34 AM
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I have used a .243Win for several Mule Deer when I was younger. I have also used my 25-06 for even more kills and at further ranges.
If I am drawn this year I will use my .280AI regardless of terrain.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:39 AM
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barrett .50 BMG HANDS DOWN. harvest a deer and turn it into burger at the same time.lol
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