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Old 11-06-2008, 11:22 AM
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Savage 110 .243, russian sks, and Marlin30-30. Remember that no matter how big of a shoulder cannon you get, shot placement is what matters the most. And make sure that you pick a rifle that is suited for the terrain and conditions that you will typically hunt. My friend uses a .300 ultra mag and has never taken a shot over 50 yards...the only thing it does really well at that range is ruin a lot of meat.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:32 AM
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I use a .308. I have not shotor went deer hunting with any gun that I like better. I used to shoot a 7mm Mag, but down in Texas, it's a little overkill for the small bodied deer here.

I use the Winchester Supreme Balistic Silvertips in a 140gr.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:59 PM
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I use a 308, but many around me shoot 300 WSM, 300 WM, 270, 30-06
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:33 PM
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My deer gun is a Savage 99 C in 308. win. Haven't lost a deer or had to track more than 40 yds. And it's fun to plink with at the range.

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:16 PM
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i use either a .243 or .338 using remington core-lokts
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:16 PM
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a.243 has been my caliber of choice for the last ten years, i just like its versatility. flat shooting, accurate, and plenty big enough for any whitetail. shot placement is a lot more important than caliber size anyway. i have been looking at a 25-06 though, but i'm not sure there's enough difference in the two calibers to justify buying one.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:19 PM
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.300 wsm
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:35 PM
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25-06 Rem
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:40 AM
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I shot a Winchester 94 A.E. BLACKSHADOW for the last 8 years and have downed alot of deer from under 50 yards to 175+ yards. Why not get the Marlin XLR in the new 308 Marlin Express it is supposed to be good out to 400 yards for deer.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:54 AM
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Get a rifle that feels right when you handle it, then select a calibur, I would go for a 6.5x55, or the modern equivalent the .260 rem or the 7-08
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