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Old 08-20-2002, 06:34 AM
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Open any Reloading Manual and go the the first page of the first 6mm/.243 cartridge. Any of those cartridges and on up until you get to the 505 Gibbs or 600 Nitro, ought to be PERFECT for deer! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>



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Old 08-20-2002, 07:12 AM
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Seriously, like someone else said there is really no such thing as a &quot;perfect&quot; deer cartridge. Perfect in the sense that it is the absolute best in any and every hunting situation. There are some good rounds out there and then you have some very good rounds out there. But the same round that would rule the plains and fileds of the mid-west, would be almost useles in the thick swamps here in southeast. On the other hand the rounds that anchor deer on the spot here in the swamps would not have the range neccessary for the plains and fields of the mid-west. Then you have some rounds that are suitable for both, but not the most effective at either one.

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Old 08-20-2002, 05:07 PM
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i personally tend to look for the perfect whitetail gun as opposed to caliber. dependin on where you hunt, 80% +/- can be hunted successfully with in my opinion the handiest rifle around marlin/winchester lever action carbine.

althought i haven't done any hunting with my savage 99 yet so that opinion may change..

the thrill of the hunt is more important than the kill
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Old 08-20-2002, 06:26 PM
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..30-06..The best for me.......

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Old 08-20-2002, 06:49 PM
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Ditto the .243 on up!......
The one that you can shoot well!
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Old 08-20-2002, 07:59 PM
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The perfect cartridge for any game is one that kills it quickly.

Know your game - smaller deer will can be taken humanely with the smaller calibres. Bullet construction is more important than the calibre.

That being said it would be a waste of your time and the animal to really overpower the task. (.50 bmg on squirrels wouldn't leave much meat).

I spoiled some meat on a 200lb whitetail when I drove a 180 gr coreloct from my 30.06 through the shoulder into the heart and lung area at 80 yds - but I'm glad I had the power to take that shot - the deer died instantly. There was plenty of unspoiled meat.

Another time I used the same gun on a 180lb black bear at 100 yds with a 180gr premium partition. Bears are tougher than deer and I needed all the power I had.
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Old 08-20-2002, 07:59 PM
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The perfect cartridge for any game is one that kills it quickly.

Know your game - smaller deer will can be taken humanely with the smaller calibres. Bullet construction is more important than the calibre.

That being said it would be a waste of your time and the animal to really overpower the task. (.50 bmg on squirrels wouldn't leave much meat).

I spoiled some meat on a 200lb whitetail when I drove a 180 gr coreloct from my 30.06 through the shoulder into the heart and lung area at 80 yds - but I'm glad I had the power to take that shot - the deer died instantly. There was plenty of unspoiled meat.

Another time I used the same gun on a 180lb black bear at 100 yds with a 180gr premium partition. Bears are tougher than deer and I needed all the power I had.
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Old 08-20-2002, 09:36 PM
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Any one of the 7mm mags. for mule deer. Good luck.
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Old 08-20-2002, 10:56 PM
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i feel most comfortable with a the 7mm-08 so thats where i'm heading. found this out recently

The gun costs money, the clothing, the bullets, the scent killers, everyone costs money. but a good hunt is priceless
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Old 08-21-2002, 07:27 AM
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