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Which Caliber for Whitetail?

Old 11-24-2003, 05:58 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

If it' s not offered in a 25-06,I would pick the 7mm-08...
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Old 11-24-2003, 06:37 PM
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260 would be my choice.
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:04 PM
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I really like the 25.06 as well as the 30.06. It all depends on what factors you want to take into consideration. If you do nto reload, then ammo is a big factor and you can find much more ammo choices in 30.06 than any other caliber. If you reload, then that' s not a factor and I would go with a 25.06 or the 260.

I currently hunt with a 25.06 and a 30.06, but will be looking to get a 260 barrel for my T/C Encore rifle within the next year or so.

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Old 11-25-2003, 01:53 PM
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.308 Excellent at 250 yards!!
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Old 11-25-2003, 02:09 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

For whitetails out 300 270 win, 2506, 308 or 7mm08 all would fit the bill nicely. No real need for a mag or a 3006 for deer only. If you want a bigger gun for extra distance, ability, game or just because I would say the 7 rem mag or the 300 win mag. The 7 rem mag will be cheaper to by shells for over the counter and give you a higher BC. The 300 will give you a choice of large grain bullets if dangerous game is a possibilty and more umf downrange for shooting large game at longer distance. Personally I use 7 rem mag for my all arounder and am 100% satisfied, it has taken a number of deer at ranges from 50-350, varmits at over 300-500, elk & moose from 40 to 200. IMO as versitile and I think better than the 3006 for my purpose.
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:35 PM
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I shoot a 308. Exellent cartridge, easy to find bullets at reasonable prices.
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Old 11-26-2003, 05:16 AM
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I don' t know ,the 7mm has a pretty flat trajectory.
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:20 AM
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Bigbuck270...I' m a lefty and have decided on a Tikka Whitetail Hunter. I plan on adding a Leupold VXIII 3x10 50mm.
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:04 PM
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dont go 30.06 blew the ass of a deer with that gun and havnt used it on deer since!



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Old 11-27-2003, 07:30 AM
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I shot a lot of deer with a 30/06 but never blew the ass out of one,I allways put it behind the front shoulder.
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