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A Caliber You Would Not Use

Old 07-19-2010, 06:24 AM
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I'd prob have to go with nothing under a 243...

I'll bet a lot of deer get killed with 22-250 thoe
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
Zink.... So will at least 100 other other centerfire rifle chamberings.... 100 is probably a conservative estimate..

I guess you are limited to shotgun slugs and handguns..

Hey... No problem , Pilgrim...

I've killed lots of deer with shotgun slugs..

To be specific i use a 30-30 thank you very much
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:31 AM
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a .243 too light a bullet for my taste.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:38 AM
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Thumbs up Agreed, Gunplummer......

Originally Posted by Gunplummer View Post
Buckshot. I had one bad experience with it, never again.
had a bad experience with buckshot as a young'n.....pellets in the gut, due to the pattern spread...as for caliber, depends on where I'm hunting. I don't like my round going further than needed.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:52 AM
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.270 is all you need. PERIOD nothing else needs to be said
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:06 AM
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Not a big fan of the 22 caliber center files or the old lever gun cartridges. They will all work, of course. I just prefer something else.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:37 AM
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Short answer: No.
Assumption being it is legal of course.

Given the opportunity to hunt a good place
with the rule being I must use rifle chambered in "X" caliber,
I would use X caliber rifle. Likes been posted already,
proper bullets would be found and used.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:43 AM
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Don't like the idea of "modern" muzzleloaders, prefer Flintlocks.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
Don't like the idea of "modern" muzzleloaders, prefer Flintlocks.
Let's take this alittle bit farther.I like modern black powder inlines.I don't prefer them scoped.Anyone who does,that's your right.More power to you.
I see magnums as overkill for deer.That said,magnums are great for areas blessed w/abundant mixed big game such as the west.For deer sized game only,standard class rounds still provide more power and reach than most hunters utilize.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:15 AM
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I think .243 would be the smallest I would go. I believe the .300 is a little overkill for deer hunting. Besides muzzleloader a few times and my bow of course, I use a .270 for deer hunting.
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