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.243 Winchester
6.77%
.25-06 Remington
3.13%
.257 Roberts
0.52%
.270 Winchester
17.19%
7mm-08
8.33%
6.5x55 Swedish Mauser
1.56%
30-30 Winchester
10.42%
30-06 Springfield
22.40%
.308 Winchester
5.21%
Other
24.48%
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What rifle caliber do you use for your whitetail hunting?

Old 10-27-2006, 09:21 AM
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Default RE: What rifle caliber do you use for your whitetail hunting?

I shoot a 30-06 springfield with a brownging action. It used to be my dad's which he used for about 20 years, but he gave it to me when he bought his 300 win mag the year they came out. It doesn't matter how accurate you are with a 300 mag as long as you hit them they are going down.. But i still love the 30-06!! best rifle i've ever shot!!!

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Old 10-27-2006, 09:56 AM
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I voted 30-30.

My win. 94 AE Blackshadow with it's 24 inch barrel is a tack driver at 200 yrds, I have had it 5 yrs now no problems and i have got a deer every year since i got it. i have also use a 7-08, amd 6mm.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: What rifle caliber do you use for your whitetail hunting?

Ok, here are the "others"

.300 Savage (2)

.44 Rem. Mag. (2)

.300 Win. Mag. (5)

.500 S&W (1)

.338 Win. Mag. (1)

.325 WSM

7mm Rem. Mag. (9)

.270 WSM (1)

.22 Hornet (1)

.45-70 Gov. (3)

.260 Rem. (1)

.38-56 Win. (1)

7mm STW (1)

7mm WSM (1)

.450 Marlin (1)

.32 Win. Spcl. (1)

.35 Whelen (2)

.280 Rem. (1)

Looks like the top ten are:

1. 30-06 Springfield(a classic)
2. .270 Winchester
3. 7mm-08 Remington(I'm surprised by that one!)
4. .30-30 Winchester(Not down by much!)
5. .243 Winchester
6. 7mm Remington Magnum
7..308 Winchester
8. .25-06 Remington
9. .300 Winchester Magnum
10. (tied) 45-70 Gov.
and the 6.5x55 SwedishMauser.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:57 AM
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:25 PM
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Default RE: What rifle caliber do you use for your whitetail hunting?

I started with a Marlin 336 in .35 Remington, but switched to a Remington 7600 in .30-06. I still take my .35 as a brush/backup gun.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:21 AM
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I rifle hunt with a Marlin Model 336 lever action chambered in .35 Remington caliber, no scope. I bought the rifle, new, in 1976 and absolutely love it.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:18 AM
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45/70, 300winmag, 270wsm,.44mag, .243 in that order.Just love that old 45/70
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