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.243
6.60%
.270
26.42%
.22-250
0.94%
.25/06
6.60%
.300
5.66%
.30-06
19.81%
.308
10.38%
other
8.49%
.7mm
11.32%
.30-30
3.77%
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Best Deer Hunting Caliber

Old 12-01-2007, 08:06 AM
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Default Best Deer Hunting Caliber

I know you guys get asked this a lot, but exactly what is your guyz'z favorite deer caliber of all time. Me and my buddy want to know. Cause theres a lot of arguing going on over this subject.


Sorry if you caliber is on there.

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Old 12-01-2007, 08:12 AM
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For me it is the 30-06 150 gr and the gun I currently use. I am pretty dang good with this gun.
To me most of the time it is the shooter and not the gun.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:43 AM
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Default RE: Best Deer Hunting Caliber

I would say it depends on where you are and the type of hunting you do. But to me the most versatile rounds are the 270 and the 30-06 and my nod goes to the 270.

The only ones on your list I have problems with are I think the 300 mag (if that is what you meant) is a bit big for deer, but it will work. And the 22-250 is a little light. I am surprised you listed it in a poll for the BEST deer cartridge. But I believe it will work on deer with a well placed shot. If it was all I had I would use it without hesitation.

My personal favorite for my type of hunting would be the .243 though.

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Old 12-01-2007, 09:07 AM
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Default RE: Best Deer Hunting Caliber

I would have to go with the .270, because that is the only rifleI own!!!!
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:23 AM
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I know. Your right the 22-250 is light for a deer. The only reason that I put it on there is because if you go to the guns forum, the 22-250,270,25/06 and 308 seem to be the most popular. Personally i think the CZ 6.5x55 and the 260 rem are my favorite for big game.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:42 AM
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Default RE: Best Deer Hunting Caliber

of course it's the 270.i love the 270 useing 150 grainremington core lokt's and i think in my opinion it is great for all rifle.i shoot coyote's,deer and my uncle kills elk,antalop,sheep,bear and he also goes on moose hunts with his wheatherby 270.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:30 AM
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I like the 7mm08
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:41 AM
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7mm for me... To the point of the .22-250 being light, it isn't even legal in all states for deer....
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:25 AM
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Default RE: Best Deer Hunting Caliber

Sorry a pet peeve of mine but you are not asking what caliber we think is best by your poll but rather "What Cartridge".

Ie: listed are 4 .308 caliber cartridges - 3030, 308, 3006 and 300. All use the same diameter bullet therefor making them all the same caliber!

As to your question I have used a number of cartridges but being I hunt more then deer each year the 7mm rem mag is the one that has stuck (for now at least). If deer were the biggest quarry my caliber choice would be a .257. (Cartidge 25-06rem or 25-06AI)
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:07 PM
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To me it is the .308 with any of the variations in bullet size/weight.

.243 Winchester
.257 Roberts
.260 Remington
etc.
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