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Which Caliber for Whitetail?

Old 11-22-2003, 06:12 PM
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Default Which Caliber for Whitetail?

Know the brand rifle I want now just need to decide on the caliber. My range will be out to 250yds.The choices offered are: 270 Wby Mag/30.06/300 Win Mag/308/7mm Rem Mag/7mm 08 Rem. Let' s here your opinions....Thanks for the feedback..Back40
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Old 11-22-2003, 06:22 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

Personally I would forgo the 270 Weatherby Mag. Not because it is a bad cartridge, but it can be expensive if you don' t reload. Besides, the 300 Win Mag, 270 Weat Mag, and 7mm Rem Mag are really a bit much for strictly a whitetail cartridge. Again, all are fine cartridges and if going after elk or something then the fit the bill. As far as the 30-06, 308 Win, 7mm-08 Rem choice I would choose the 7mm-08. Less recoil than the 308 and 06, plus it is flatter than both and has great sectional density and downrange ballistics. Funny you didn' t mention a 270 Win being available.
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Old 11-22-2003, 07:00 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

what about the 25-06 or the 243 , both great cal. for whitetail.
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Old 11-22-2003, 07:03 PM
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My vote would be for the 308
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Old 11-22-2003, 07:21 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

I fell the 30/06 is the most versatell calaber that is known at these time my vot goes to the 30/06
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Old 11-22-2003, 07:23 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

I would probably choose the 308 or the 7mm 08.
Both are excellent whitetail cartidges with less recoil than the others listed.

Either would be more economical to reload than the others, so you could afford to shoot more.
Both these calibers are available in short action bolt guns which have good handling characteristics.

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Old 11-22-2003, 07:37 PM
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Default RE: Which Caliber for Whitetail?

I also have to give my vote to the 30.06, tried and true!
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Old 11-22-2003, 07:52 PM
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30-06 would be my first choice. 338-08 or 35-Whelen would be an even better first choice, if you handload? IMHO
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Old 11-22-2003, 08:58 PM
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I' d go with the 30-06 too. From me to you, you don' t feel the recoil at all when you' re shooting at a deer.
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Old 11-22-2003, 09:26 PM
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The 7mm-08 is the perfect whitetail cartridge.
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