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Old 02-03-2005, 11:23 PM
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Default Whats the biggest gun u would use on a whitetail?

everyone has stated what their minimum is on a whitetail deer caliber i was just wondering what is the biggest caliber you would use on a deer? I've seen the damage on deer shot with the magnums and it is just to much in my opinion alot of meat is wasted. The biggest i think i would ever consider is a 30-06 and that would only be on big deer. I currently use a 6mm rem and find it to be the best caliber i have ever used for deer. So what is overkill to everyone what your max?
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:19 AM
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Nothing any bigger then a 300 mag , I use shotgun only and I use a 10 gauge with copper clad hollow point slugs.
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:30 AM
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300 win is the biggest I have used but I usually use something smaller .
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Old 02-04-2005, 02:52 AM
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7MM-08 or 308. Thats more than you really need though. I would use my 25-06 its niether to big nor to small. Anyway these are three good whitetail and mule deer rounds. Add the 6.5 Mauser and you have it all.
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:06 AM
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the .06 is all the bigger you need
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:46 AM
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Nothing bigger than any of the .30 caliber rounds.
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:21 AM
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I wouldn't use anything larger than .30 cal, any bigger and the bullet will just be too tough to effectively expand as it should. (actually would also use the 8mm Mauser, as the velocities are low enough).
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:57 AM
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Biggest I've used is a 577/.450 Martini Henry. Also used .45/70s and .444s.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:12 AM
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50 bmg
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:00 AM
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.35 Remington. You can never tell if'n yore gonna run into a bear or a hog in these mountains. So I like to carry somethin' that'd take care of anything.
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