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Old 10-22-2010, 04:32 AM
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There isn't just "ONE" suitable rifle or cartridge, for harvesting deer. When I sold hunting rifles for a time, it was never what I used. It was one that the prospective hunter was interested in. And as long as it was one of some fifteen calibers, I could honestly say to them. "Now that is one great deer rifle you picked out."
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:59 AM
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When I was 16 in 1968, I bought my first hunting rifle with the help of my uncle at Brooks Brothers, a 1908 Model Mannlicher Shoenauer, 6.5 x 54, 155 gram bullets, and it's the only gun I use for hunting. It's compact and light to carry, feels like a toy, packs a wallop, and brings back enough memories to last a lifetime. Granted, finding ammo for it has been a b-otch, but it will always be in my hands when I down a deer. My son, for his first gun, bought a browning A-bolt 270 bout 7 years ago, and he swears by his choice.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:10 AM
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Encore 25-06. The single shot makes me slow down and put it where it needs to go.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:20 AM
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Browning BAR 30-06. I love that gun. Can it drive tacks? No, but that is what thumbs are for. It has never let me down.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:01 AM
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I got a Marlin 30-30 topped with a Redfield 4X scope when I was 14 yrs old. 22 years later, it's still my primary deer rifle. I usually hunt a pretty thick area during gun season where the longest shot might be 60 yards. It's perfect for that.

Occassionally I'll hunt a field edge where I very well could have a 200+ yard shot. There I'll take my old Savage 7 mag with Swift 4.5x14 scope.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Valentine
There isn't just "ONE" suitable rifle or cartridge, for harvesting deer. When I sold hunting rifles for a time, it was never what I used. It was one that the prospective hunter was interested in. And as long as it was one of some fifteen calibers, I could honestly say to them. "Now that is one great deer rifle you picked out."
very nicely said,now it would just be up to the shooter to do his part with a good shot.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:40 AM
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Winchester 30-30 used to use a win .270 but once i got the 30-30 it's hard to go back to the .270
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:09 PM
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Browning A-Bolt All Weather in 30-06 topped w/ a Simmons 4 x 12 -44 Mag. I can take head shots at 200 yrds, and have video to prove it. Then I guess I'm like everyone else and the ole 336 30/30 to fall back on.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:46 PM
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Custom built rifle that shoots 7mm Mauser. My grandpa's neighbor used to be a pretty well known gunsmith and he built it for someone and they never came to pick it up or pay for it. My grandpa bought it quite a few years ago and it is what I have always used. I need to refinish it some day because it is starting to show its age. It is a fine gun in my opinion.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:52 PM
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I absolutely love my 30 03 but like everyone else has said... that 30 30 hase quite a few notches on it. Excellent replies im very suprised to see how many others use the marlin
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