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Old 11-25-2006, 06:06 PM
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i have been waterfowl hunting for about 6 years.I am wanting to take up whitetail deer hunting?what is the best gun to start with?only looking to hunt whitetails,probaly average size around 120pounds.Any info would be helpful
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:47 PM
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Well i'd either say 30-06 or 7mm mag. Im buying a 7mm mag this summer because im gonn ahafta shoot across fields since im gonna start hunting on my aunts farm. good luck
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:57 PM
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what brand of 7mm?
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:06 PM
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A 7MAG is over kill for deer it is made for elk and stuff i woud recomend any thain from a 22-250 up to a 30-06 i shoot a 243 wssm i woud recomment on one of those it is faster drops less hits harderand more accurate than a regular 243 perfect for deer
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:17 PM
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I think a .243 of .270. I shot a 30.06 and im shooting a 150grain bullet and id still like to do even less damage but its my all round gun for moose to deer that why i enjoy it but id still like to use a .243 or .270 for just when im deer hunting. So for just deer i think go with a smaller caliber
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:18 PM
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Get a Remington 700 action .308 and go hunt anything in North America. Best all around caliber for us.

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:28 PM
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Well i'd either say 30-06 or 7mm mag. Im buying a 7mm mag this summer because im gonn ahafta shoot across fields since im gonna start hunting on my aunts farm. good luck
Way overkill for a 120lb animal.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:36 PM
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.300 Winchester Magnum. And get a Savage.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:48 PM
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In my opinion the 30-06 is the all around gun. The ammo you can make or buy is of the greatest variety. This gun will take anything down in North America. Good luck to you and hopefully you will make a good choice.
Ihave a 270, a 30-06 and a 243, and I use all of them.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:37 AM
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7mm-08 is a great deer cartridge. I like the Remington 700 Mountain Rifle. It has a removable clip and is lighter it makes a nice carrying gun.
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