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Old 11-06-2008, 07:00 AM
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I will use either a .270 or 30-06. I also use a 30-30 from time to time if i feel like carrying a light gun.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:00 AM
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:06 AM
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270 win. and I have a 300Weatherby on the way for anything bigger.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:29 AM
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Lets see...the most versitile gun and the oneI prefer is my custom Mauser in 30-06 although I have also been known touse a .243, 25-06, any one of my .308sor 30-06s, 8mm, 300rum, .30wcf, 35 Whelen AI...
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:44 AM
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sounds like quite the variety - i am kinda leaning towards the tika stainless/laminate 270 wsm. seems like this would be an excellent gun and i am already very pleased with the tika.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:52 AM
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Rem 700 270win Stainless
130gr Hornaday SP

Great deer gun or anything gun. You could put in a 150gr partition and drop an elk or kill anything in north america with a 270 win.

Ive got 5 deer on mine last year and all but 1 buck were retrieved 30yrds from whereI shot em andI flat out made a bad shot on the buck.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:59 AM
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7mm Mag if you like alittle bite with your bang or a 270 are both great weapons
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:06 AM
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I shoot a 270 win now, but I am pretty sure next spring I will trade that off for a Browning X-bolt 270 WSM. My brother just got one and it is SWEET!
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:32 AM
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.308 with Remington Core Lokt 180 grain
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:42 AM
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ORIGINAL: tjlindho

7mm Mag if you like alittle bite with your bang or a 270 are both great weapons
7mm is pretty close to the 300 Win mag...not really much point in moving to that IMO.

I would suggest 270 or .30-06, both great deer rifles, slight nod to the .30-06 in available grains and versatility.
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