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your rifle of choice for deer? if legal obviously

Old 10-24-2010, 01:51 PM
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If I'm hunting just deer and nothing else, I use my .270 because it's my favorite of two centerfire rifles. If I'm hunting deer AND elk, I use the .30-06 because it has a tiny bit more stopping power than the .270 and elk is a large animal.

I do believe the .270 would fare fine against an elk; shot placement is everything. However, I also think that if I fail to do my part behind the rifle a little bit, but still hit, the "ought six" might make up for it a tiny bit.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:03 PM
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Winchester .243 bolt action for me.... Never lets me down.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:21 PM
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Husqvarna 3006. Is my choice.
My next choice would be my .311 Canadian Imperial Magnum
for my cross canyon shooting.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:25 PM
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Pre '64 Winchester 30-30...lights out accurate w/150 or 170gr
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:40 AM
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Weatherby Vanguard 30.06 with a zeis 4x9 scope. Its all I have as my daughters will not let me touch thier rifles.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:13 AM
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270 no question
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:39 PM
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300 Weatherby mark v magnum and the original made in germany gun not this japanese vanguard junk either. good luck everyone
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:53 PM
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Ask an old timer who was big on reloading knowledge. He said that if you couldn't kill it with a 30-06 you ott be running from it!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:27 PM
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remington 700 bdl dm in .30-06 shooting 165 grains. Love the detachable magazine, golden when you load/unload a bunch during the day doing deer drives/climbing up/down stands.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:34 PM
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Custom built 7mm-338 with a Mauser 98 action, Jewell trigger, Shaw No. 2 Stainless barrell, glass bedded action and custom thumbhole stock with diamond in-lay in forearm. It took me 2 years to build and with my handloads of Hornady A-Max projectiles will lay down deer at distances I won't say on open forum. I just have the videos to back up what I say. If I am hunting in my home state of Il, I use a Knight Disc Extreme or my Magnum Research Ind. Lone Eagle in 44 Mag or my S & W .460.

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