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Old 08-05-2003, 12:41 AM
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I was thinking a 270 or 30-06 any suggestions????????
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:48 AM
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Toss-up between the .25-35 Winchester and the .460 Weatherby Magnum.
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Old 08-05-2003, 04:56 AM
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greg it depends upon the terrain and distances you will be hunting at. More white tail have been killed with a 30-30 than any other caliber. You can not go wrong with a 30-06, great knock down power and you can shoot them at a distance also.

Here is a suggestion, go down and check out the price of 30-30 & 30-06 ammo and then compare the cost to the other rounds out there. You can not get more bang for your buck than with a 30-30 or 30-06!
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Old 08-05-2003, 05:55 AM
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Greg, Like Taz said depends on the terrain and distance and type of vegetation you will be hunting in. A 30:06 is a good all around choice. I hunt in a heavy thick area at 75 yards at the max shot. I use a Good 12 guage scoped slug gun. The deer fall like rocks,No suffer no pain
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Old 08-05-2003, 06:58 AM
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Take your pick. There are so many combinations it will make your head spin.
For whitetails my favorite is the 6.5 X 55, but some are put off by it thinking it is hard to obtain ammo. It' s not that difficult, but it does cost a bit more than 30/06, 30/30 or .308
My second pick would be 7mm/08.
Hard to beat the 30/06 or .308 though b/c of the availability of ammo and different sizes and shapes of rifles chambered for both.
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Old 08-05-2003, 06:59 AM
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Pretty tough to beat a .308 Win.
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Old 08-05-2003, 07:04 AM
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Wouldn' t trade my .270.
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Old 08-05-2003, 08:13 AM
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Caliber, anything from 22 cal on up can be effective on deer. I chose to limit myself to 25 thru 50 cal. The most effective is the one I have in my hand right now. If all my guns were to be stollen (or distroyed in a fire ect.) the first deer caliber I would buy would be a 7mm.

Cartigde, for me the minimum is a 222 with knowing its limitations. The most effecent start at about a 257 Roberts and go up to 30' 06. Larger and smaller will kill just fine just not as ' effecent' . In the catistrofic loss of above, I would buy a 7-08 first.
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:40 AM
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I did alot of caliber changing over the years ,,then last year i went back with a 30.06,,i have found that it make a great all around hunting rifle for most of the north american game
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:51 AM
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Wouldn' t trade in my Marlin Model 336 chambered in .35 Remington for anything.

Short and compact, 200gr rounds, great in the brush....i real pleasure to shoot.
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