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Old 12-15-2002, 06:50 PM
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I prefer the 250 3000 savage but sinxe these are hard to find i would go with the 25-06
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Old 12-15-2002, 07:00 PM
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.50 BMG...no need to worry about range, if you can hit it you WILL kill it! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Sorry, couldn't resist!

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Old 12-15-2002, 08:56 PM
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It all depends on your style of hunting and the terrain, but in all honesty there is no &quot;best&quot; deer cartridge. The one that comes closest for me is the 7mm-08 Rem. Hits hard, shoots flat and has little recoil.
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Old 12-15-2002, 10:15 PM
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Old 12-15-2002, 10:45 PM
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12ga smoothbore. The most versatile gun in the world.
Rifled slugs, out to 75 yards, GREAT BIG HOLE!!!, awsome knockdown power, massive (and short) bloodtrails. Add a scope and go to 100 yards if you can cut it. And bullets are cheap under 3 dollars a box.

Or if you want, use buckshot if legal, 45-50 yards, great bloodtrails, smackdown power, and it's easier to hit a moving target.

And when you get tired of those dang squirrels under your stand, use
#7 1/2 or #6 shot and get some meat for the pot.

Practice practice practice, and know your gun and it's limitations, then go have some fun.

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Old 12-15-2002, 10:49 PM
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Anything between a .243 and a .458 winchester mag all of them put deer on the ground the rest is personal preference.Is recoil a factor?,Do you want high velocity, or higher energy at longer distances? What type of action do you want the rifle in?

It's the operator that messes up....not the equipment.Have confidence in yourself and shoot straight.
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Old 12-15-2002, 11:04 PM
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7mm Mag. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2002, 09:56 AM
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Like the farmer said when he saw the Giraffe....&quot;There ain't no sech annymal!!&quot; There are a number of excellent deer-killing rifle calibers/loads that perform so similarly that there is no real difference! As far as shotguns go, I have seen enough deer hit with slugs,(&quot;awesome knockdown power&quot, which never even showed the slightest sign of being hit before running off up to half a mile, that I recommend NEVER using a shotgun if a high-powered rifle can be legally used instead, and buckshot is even worse!! The reason buckshot is illegal in most jurisdictions is that it lets more wounded deer run off into the woods to die later than any other possible type of load!!

Keep yore powder dry!!

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Old 12-16-2002, 11:03 AM
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7 mm. (You decide if you want .08, mag, ultra, wsm or other)

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Old 12-16-2002, 11:15 AM
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In addition to all the great rounds posted, I'd like to add 6.5MMx55 Swede. Mild recoil, plenty of knockdown, and fairly flat shooting.

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