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How many different Cartridges?

Old 11-21-2015, 06:27 AM
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Default How many different Cartridges?

The deer rifle thread prompted me to make this poll. The last few years I've been trying to use different guns each year, just because it keeps things exciting for me. I know some guys are 1 rifle people, and others have closets full. So how many different cartridges have you used to harvest a deer? And if you can, post what all you've used.
.44mag, .30-30, .30-06, .300Savage, .30-40, .243, 7.62X54R, 12ga Slug.. Also a compound bow and a crossbow. So I'm at 8 plus the two bows.

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Old 11-21-2015, 07:42 AM
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17hm2,17 hmr, 22 LR, 22 mag, (damage permits where I was instructed rimfire only)
223, 22-250, 243, 6mm PPC, 6mm, 25 wssm, 250 savage, 6.5 gibbs, 270, 270 weatherby, 280, 7mm-08, 7mm mag, 7mm Allen mag, 7.62x39, 308, 348 Winchester, 350 rem. mag, 458 socom, 45 cal mzzldr, 50 cal. mzzldr, 20 ga., 16 ga, 12 ga., 30 herrett, 41 mag, 7mm JDJ, 375 JDJ, 10 mm,45 acp
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:52 AM
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Hmmmmm...I gotta think about this one...

.243 Win, .243 Ackley, 6.5x284, .270 Win, 270 Wby, 30/06, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm RUM...and a .50 cal muzzleloader. I think that's about it.

The .243 Ack and multiple .270 Wins have see the most action.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:08 AM
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May forget some, 32 win spcl, .308, 30-06, 338-06, 35 rem, 35 whelen, 7mm mag, 300 win mag, 300 wsm, 20 ga, 12 ga, 16 ga ( old mossberg bolt action) 50 cal mz, 54 cal mz, need to throw in my bow and crossbow ;-)
Still have all but the 16, 54 cal, 35 rem and 35 whelen (darn) I am just waiting for the deer to cooperate to add the .280 to the list, maybe ths year!
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:19 AM
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257 Roberts,303 Brit.30-30,30-06,308 Win.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:52 AM
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In rifles I have used: .22 LR, .22 Mag, (special permits were in hand) .243 Win, 30-30 Win, 30-40 Krag, 300 Win, 300 H&H, 32 Win, 35 Rem, 350 Rem Mag, 375 H&H Mag, 44 Mag (rifle), 45-70, 450 Marlin, 6.5x54 MS, 6.5x55 Swedish, 7x57 Mauser, 7mm Rem Mag, 9.3x62 Mauser.

In handguns I have used: 357 Mag, 41 Mag, 44 Mag and 7mmTCU.

In blckpowder I have used .50 cal and .54 Cal.

In shotguns I have used 20 Ga with slugs, 12 Ga with buckshot and 12 Ga with slugs.

In archery I have used 50 lb recurve, 50 lb compound and 150 lb crossbow.

By my count that makes 31. When I voted I said 15+. I'm kind of surprised the count came out this high.
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:11 AM
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Impressive list Flags, I'm only 25... I'll get there someday. I'll be carrying a .44mag revolver this year hoping to add on with that.
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:12 PM
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my first deer was taken with my cousins 300 win mag. after that ive used my 300 H&H mag, 30-06. I use the 06 now for deer.
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:28 PM
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I only own a mod 88 Win in .308 and a marlin 1895 Guide gun in 45-70 but I have killed one deer with a 30-06 belonging to a friend of mine. The .308 I have had since 1970 and has killed more deer than I can remember since I didn't keep score, the 45-70 has taken 4 in a row and 6 hogs.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:33 PM
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My list is small since I hate change and go with what has worked for me. I bought my first gun at 16 about 51 years ago and it was an 06. Gone through several guns in that caliber and have harvested many deer, elk and caribou along with smaller predators with that caliber. I have an Ithica 37 deer slayer for hunting the mid west slug gun states and have both a 54 and 50 cal ML all of which which have given up more than a few deer. I almost bought a 300 win mag for elk but the 6 I have killed the past 9 years haven't moved more than a step or two and I love the lite weight setup I have.
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