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The best rifle for deer?

Old 06-06-2005, 04:16 PM
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270 pump Remington. Or 30-06. I like the Remington pump because of its quick follow up shot if needed yet the ones I have had give up very little in accuracy to a good bolt gun. I have had four or five of them and have never had a malfunction of any kind with feeding or extracting. Good all around deer rifle.
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:03 PM
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I like any of the standard "deer sized" calibers, some favs of mine are 7mm-08, 260 rem, 308 win, 30-06, 8x57 mauser, 270 and 280.
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:47 PM
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For making consistant 400 yard kills on deer,three components are required:

1)a cartridge with sufficient energy to reliably kill a deer at 400 yards

2)a rifle and load combination that is accurate to 400 yards

3)a hunter that can consistantly place a bullet in the vitals at 400 yards

The first two are fairly easy to find but the third component is usually the difficult one. Most people simply will not spend the time and ammunition necessary to develop and maintain the skills necessary to be consistantly accurate at 400 yards.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:02 PM
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30-06 all the way
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:23 PM
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Most people simply will not spend the time and ammunition necessary to develop and maintain the skills necessary to be consistantly accurate at 400 yards.
So true. I've noticed they'll also sight those rifles in on a nice calm warm day and think they're ready for deer season.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:29 PM
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the .06 if ya dont bowhunt
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:46 AM
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My favorite is a Remington 700 in 308 Win. I'm fortunate to have a decent selection of firearms to chose from. When traveling on a hunt I will normally take two firearms. My 308 is always one of the two that I will carry. The other is often a 7mm Rem. Mag.
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:52 PM
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I like the .25-06. I also use the .243 for this purpose, but think the .25-06 is a little better, more forgiving of a marginal shot.

Notwithstanding, there are just a lot of good deer cartridges including the .270, .30-06, .280, 7 mm mag, .308, .30-30, and many others.
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:41 PM
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Nothin drops a deer dead in its tracks like a go ol' 30-06
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:54 PM
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I live and hunt in the catskills and you can't much go wrong with the old standard's,30-06,270,.308 etc..The 30-06 is arguably the most versatile with the wide range of bullet selection.If I only had one rifle it would probably be a 30-06.I would not be concerned about 400 yard shots.If you are mountain hunting 95% of your shots will be within 100 yards.
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