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Best caliber for whitetail

Old 12-05-2003, 06:16 AM
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My opinion, but if I have to have one gun for all ranges you mentioned, it would be the .270, though I would limit myself to 300 yds.

I use a .270 Ruger M77 for the areas where I can get a shot longer than 100 yards. For short range, I use the Marlin 1895 .450 GG.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:37 PM
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i use whatever kills the deer cleanly.

For me its a 12 gauge one ounce slug, in iowa we only can use shotguns and muzzleloaders for deer hunting.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:54 PM
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My personal favorite is the 25.06
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Old 12-05-2003, 02:27 PM
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125 grain
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:51 PM
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270 short mag!
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:44 PM
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.243 all the way! This gone is perfect for deer. Well at least where i hunt. It has bagged one from 80 and 120. Not very far, but for where i hunt this is plenty of gun. For larger game like elk i love the .300 mag.
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:52 PM
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Ruger #1, My Ruger #1 is in .280 Rem. How about yours? 280 cal. = .284" = 7MM but at somewhat slower velocities than the Magnums. For whitetail I have found it mor than adequate no matter the range. I love the Ruger #1 even though it gets a might heavy after carrying it for several miles.
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:35 PM
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30-06 with 150 grain bullet is perfect
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:20 AM
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7mm mag- just my 2 cents
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Old 12-06-2003, 03:01 PM
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.30-06
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