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.22 for whitetail????

Old 01-23-2005, 10:20 PM
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a 22 is plenty big enough



M.T., do you have any ideal what a 22 is?
























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Old 01-23-2005, 10:35 PM
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The 25-06 is another good choice for deer and antelope. Some use it for elk as well although its a little light for that.
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:49 PM
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Ok I for one am getting sick of seeing this same type of thread over and over again. Whats the joy of shooting a deer with a small caliber, in my opinon is a stupid stunt. Sure if everything goes perfect you can kill a deer with a 22mag but why fiddle around with "what could go wrong?" Pick a yourself a larger caliber put the hairs behind the shoulder and squeeze. You shoot ahead you get shoulder=dead deer, shoot back=dead deer, high=dead deer, low well u miss. Why not use a caliber that leaves a little bit of room for error instead of chancing the shot to show off. If some of you folks plan on ever coming up to Canada to hunt ya better leave them pea shooters at home because i highly doubt a outfitter here is going to let you out of camp with a toy.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:06 AM
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The 25-06 is another good choice for deer and antelope. Some use it for elk as well although its a little light for that.
I'll second the 25-06. It is very flat shooting, low recoil, and handles 120 grain bullets very well. Nearly anybody can learn to shoot one well with a little practice.

As far as .22LR, I think using one is illegal everywhere (or should be). A .22LR is good for close range varmints and plinking. It doesn't have the power or penetration needed to hunt large game with.

Texas allows the use of any centerfire rifle cartridge. I know people that use .222's and .223's successfully. But these cartridges have limited range for deer-sized game and limited bullet selection in factory ammo.
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:03 PM
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thanks a lot people...i'm new to hunting but i've decided to get a better gun. i'm getting a remington 710 bolt action 30-06 w/scope
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:11 PM
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if economics is a concern--you might check out the savage brand of rifles as opposed to the 710 (I haven't heard very many good things about the 710) however, Savages are reasonable in price and outstanding in quality

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Old 01-24-2005, 12:42 PM
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M.T., do you have any ideal what a 22 is?
it was a joke, but i do have a 22-250, that i'm sure is capable but not the best choice, plus its not legal here, smallest allowed is .24 cal, and the smallest i shoot is a 260 rem. i also own several 22's and one 22 mag. but i would never ever consider using either on deer.
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:57 PM
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I wouldn't ever think of using it... bad idea. Even though, it could be just as deadly, if hit right, why try. Besides the fact it's probably illegal in your state.
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Old 01-24-2005, 01:44 PM
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M.T.Hands, my apology, I thought you said it was okay but having re-read your post I realized I read it wrong. SLAP!!!SLAP!!! Bobby
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Old 01-24-2005, 01:53 PM
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I have a Savage 110 in .270 win caliber with a Simmons scope, its a very good gun for the money. I can shoot 1/2" groups at 100 yards anytime. I dont know anything about the 710, but savage makes a very good gun for the money...
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