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Old 12-16-2002, 10:40 AM
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My choice would be a 25-06...for today anyway...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 12-16-2002, 03:01 PM
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There are so many great deer calibers it would be impossible to say which is the best.I like my 270,30-06 7mm Rem Mag to name a few.It's all depends on the hunting you plan on doing. In a heavy thicket or brush you wouldn't want a small caliber using a light weight bullet.I think the 30 caliber rounds are most versitile and would probably pick one of them if I was only going to have one rifle to deer hunt with.
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Old 12-16-2002, 03:03 PM
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270win or 280rem. Zeak
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Old 12-16-2002, 04:13 PM
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The best deer hunting caliber is the one that you are most accurate and comfortable with from any position. That being said, if you could only have one gun, 30-06 Springfield, If your like most of us on this board you can never have enough guns. Currently my favorite is a Remington 700 ADL in 257 Roberts, or Sporterized Swedish Mauser. Both are under 1&quot; accurate, mild recoil and have some pretty impressive results on deer.
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:11 PM
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Pretty tough to beat a .270 Win. Devastating at 30 yards or 330, mild recoil and ammo available anywhere in the world.

Having said that, I also like the .257 Roberts, .25-06 Rem, 6.5x55 Swede, .260 Rem, 7x57 Mauser, 7mm-08 Rem, 280 Rem and .308 Winchester.

All of these are near perfect deer rounds, with mild recoil and close-in/long-range versatility.

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Old 12-16-2002, 07:20 PM
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I have always had good luck with .308, 30-06 , and the .300 mag but the 06 for the first choice.
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Old 12-16-2002, 09:31 PM
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i love the .30-06 myself..i dropped a few deer with it and seen many others dropped with it...you hit them in the boiler room with a good 30-06 bullet(like nosler balistic tips) and at the most you might track 50 yds...ive never tracked over 25yds with a well placed hit...and that hit was actually a bit to far forward...and its a good round for just about anything in NA...i wouldnt go after grizzlys and might rethink about moose..but most anything else you should be good...and like quilly said..it has long range power also..there are tons of other rounds out there that are great too..but i love the 06...you cna get bullets real big..or pretty light...its pretty versatile and has great power for deer...

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Old 12-17-2002, 05:25 PM
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.30 cal. or the 7's as a second choice

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Old 12-18-2002, 07:03 AM
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Alot of thought and research led me to buy both a 30-30win and .308win, I use them both equally during the season depending on what kind of hunt is planned; iron sighted lever 30-30 on drives and scoped bolt .308 when sitting.


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Old 12-20-2002, 07:42 AM
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I have shot a lot of cal. but the one that I enjoy the most for average deer size game is the 7mm-08 rem. I have stacked the deer up with this cal.
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