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Old 12-20-2002, 10:06 AM
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For all around deer hunting you would be hard pressed to beat the 270 winchester because of its wide chambering in different action types that would correspond to the terrain you would be hunting in. For instance it would be hard to beat a good Remington 7600 for pretty much all Northeast hunting. You can then use a lightweight 270 for mountain hunting the South westt if that is your desire. That same lightweight gun will work in the Northwest. A standard bolt action 270 is all you would need to hunt the Southeast. 270's tend not to be finnicky about handloads or factory ammo in fact I have never had one that didn't shoot well right out of the box irregardless of brand.
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Old 12-20-2002, 10:24 PM
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I have a .243 Win, .270 Win amd a .30-06 Springfield all work well but, from what I've read here and in magazines the 7mm-08 is about wha the doctor ordered. When I find it chambered in a NEF I'll own one of them too.
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Old 12-21-2002, 02:31 PM
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My vote goes for the .270, period.

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Old 12-22-2002, 07:25 PM
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The 270 is my favorite, but the 7mm-08 is probably the closest to "Best"

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Old 12-23-2002, 01:09 PM
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I don't know. I own a 7mm Remington Mag. and have dropped several deer and none of them ran off, therefore, I guess it is very good deer rifle.


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Old 12-24-2002, 12:09 AM
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I have shot a lot of deer with a lot of different rifles and handguns. I have shot by far the most with a 308 and a 6.5x55 mauser. My wife has taken ten deer with ten shots with her 250-3000. I have also taken about eight or ten with her 250. We have never fired it twice at the same deer. I started out with a 30-06> Nothing beats it for deer or about any North American game. With a 200 grain Nosler Partition, it is the equal of anything in this country and most others. Having developed a real bad shoulder, I have a real problem any more with recoil. I will stick to the 250, 257 Roberts and my 260 Remington. A friend of mine this year took a nice bull Elk with my 260 Rem. The shot was about 300 yards with a 140 grain X bullet. It destroyed most of the vitals and exited the oppsite shoulder and droped where he stood. Love those Barnes Bullets. I quess I would have trouble picking a best but any of the 25's6's and that ballpark would be fine with me. NO More Magnums. I sold my last one a couple weeks ago.

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Old 12-24-2002, 12:56 AM
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I have shot a lot of deer with a lot of different rifles and handguns. I have shot by far the most with a 308 and a 6.5x55 mauser. My wife has taken ten deer with ten shots with her 250-3000. I have also taken about eight or ten with her 250. We have never fired it twice at the same deer. I started out with a 30-06&gt; Nothing beats it for deer or about any North American game. With a 200 grain Nosler Partition, it is the equal of anything in this country and most others. Having developed a real bad shoulder, I have a real problem any more with recoil. I will stick to the 250, 257 Roberts and my 260 Remington. A friend of mine this year took a nice bull Elk with my 260 Rem. The shot was about 300 yards with a 140 grain X bullet. It destroyed most of the vitals and exited the oppsite shoulder and droped where he stood. Love those Barnes Bullets. I quess I would have trouble picking a best but any of the 25's6's and that ballpark would be fine with me. NO More Magnums. I sold my last one a couple weeks ago.


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Old 12-24-2002, 02:27 AM
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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 12-24-2002, 09:52 PM
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Like to have a dollar for every deer killed with a 06 the last hundred years might have more money than Jordan or Bill Gates
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