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Old 12-15-2002, 04:06 PM
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I'm not sure on what caliber of gun i want to get for deerhunting. I'm not really concerned about make but what caliber is "the best".

I know there are many different answers but if you could choose one and only one, what would it be.

Ps... I'm lookin for a flat shooting, VERY accurate gun (ofcourse)
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Old 12-15-2002, 04:47 PM
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my brother has a .270, very nice deer hunting gun
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Old 12-15-2002, 04:48 PM
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Caliber is basically the bore size which has very little effect on accuracy or flatness of trajectory.The cartridge designation describes both the caliber and shell casing which is what really decides the velocity potential.The velocity and ballistic co-efficient decide the trajectory of the round.The accuracy of a gun is decided by the quality of the barrel,bedding,trueness of the action and the suitability of the ammunition for the gun.There are many suitable cartridges and rifles available but if accuracy and flat shooting are your primary concern I would consider such rifles as the remington sendero in chamberings such as the 25-06,7mmrem mag or 7mmstw.
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Old 12-15-2002, 04:53 PM
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for shots out far to up close...


30-06sprg.


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Old 12-15-2002, 05:08 PM
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Depending on what your looking for the BEST could be anyting from .243 to ???? I like the 30-06 best if I had to have only one gun, Ive taken deer from 10yds to 438 yds with mine. For flat shooting the .270 25-06 and many of teh 7mm mags. But again it depends alot on what you like and comfortable with. Again for me its the 30-06.

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Old 12-15-2002, 05:13 PM
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Most people would say the 30 caliber since it makes up so many popular guns. But i prefer the 28 caliber, the long slender bullet gives more penetration, and flies better. I have recovered bullets from deer from both 30 and 28 calibers and there is more bullet left behind the mushroom on a 28 caliber. That means more bullet to drive through. The 30 calibers are usually short and fat which mushrooms into a ball and slows down quick. Just my opinion, so you decide for yourself,
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Old 12-15-2002, 05:20 PM
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The 30 calibers probably offer the most versatility in bullet selection. A lot of deer hunters like the light recoil of the 28, 27, 264, and 25 calibers though. I personally like the increased frontal area of the 338 caliber bullets which I believe offer a little more thump than the 30's. I guess there isnt a best one or we wouldnt have so many to choose from. Get one of each and try them out.

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Old 12-15-2002, 05:29 PM
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I use a .270 for deer. That said, I don't think it's the "best".

If I had to choose the ultimate caliber to use on whitetails...it would be like 3D said, the 25-06.

If you can shoot...and you hit a deer in the vitals....the following calibers are wonderful.

243
6mm
264
270
280
7mm
30-06
308
anything larger....too!

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Old 12-15-2002, 05:41 PM
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30-30 Winchester

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