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Old 03-23-2015, 06:17 PM
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For woods hunting in the Northeast where bear is open I have used my 358 M 99F shooting the 200 gr Silvertip since 1966 the most.

For open land my current favorite is a custom mauser 30-06. I am primarily shooting the 155 gr Berger VLD's in .30's.



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Old 03-31-2015, 05:27 AM
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I've shot deer with a .243, .30-30, .300 savage, .30-06, 7.62X54R, and .44mag, also with a crossbow and a compound bow. Very difficult to pick a "favorite" but my Go-To gun when I'm getting desperate has always been my Remmy 700 in .30-06.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:25 AM
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My most used rifle for whitetails was a 8mm Mauser my Grandfather picked up along the way (German war surplus). I bought a 7-08 a couple years ago, and love it, but since I'm in shotgun-only land right now, haven't had it out for whitetails.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:14 AM
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I use my Remington model 81 in 35 rem in the swamp I hunt, when I field hunt out comes the 99 in 308 win !!!
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JagMagMan
My all-time favorite is the 6MM Remington! The .308 Win. is a close second.
I know that there is not much difference between the .243 Win. and the 6MM Rem. Both will kill any Whitetail on the planet, with ease! I just favor the 6MM Rem. Maybe it's because the 6MM was my first deer rifle caliber.

6MM Rem for me as well with a good 100 grain bullet and you are good to go. Close second for me would be sticks and strings.
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