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#5700194 - 10/11/11 03:40 AM What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada?
Dixie_Rebel Offline
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What deer cartridge is the favorite of most of you Canadian deer hunters?

1. 300 Win Mag
2. 7mm Rem Mag
3. 30-06
4. 270 Winchester
5. 308 Winchester
6. 7mm-08


Edited by Dixie_Rebel (10/11/11 03:40 AM)
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#5700385 - 10/11/11 05:55 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: Dixie_Rebel]
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You forgot .303 Brit & .300 Savage.
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#5700559 - 10/11/11 07:02 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: Son_of_the_Gael]
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Actually I don't own anything on your list.The .270 is probably Number 1,but I've shot more than a few BC Mulies and whitetails with the .280Rem and the .280AI. Monashee
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#5700665 - 10/11/11 07:37 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: Monashee]
medicman Offline
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303 Br
6.5x55
270
30-06
308
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#5700784 - 10/11/11 08:03 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: Dixie_Rebel]
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Originally Posted By: Dixie_Rebel
What deer cartridge is the favorite of most of you Canadian deer hunters?

1. 300 Win Mag
2. 7mm Rem Mag
3. 30-06
4. 270 Winchester
5. 308 Winchester
6. 7mm-08


Just to show on your list. A few years back, the 303 Brit for sure, and also the 300 Savage and 30-30. Most prolific for the past century would have to be the 30-30 lever gun.
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#5700814 - 10/11/11 08:11 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: the_shootist]
n007 Offline
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Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
Originally Posted By: the_shootist
Originally Posted By: Dixie_Rebel
What deer cartridge is the favorite of most of you Canadian deer hunters?

1. 300 Win Mag
2. 7mm Rem Mag
3. 30-06
4. 270 Winchester
5. 308 Winchester
6. 7mm-08


Just to show on your list. A few years back, the 303 Brit for sure, and also the 300 Savage and 30-30. Most prolific for the past century would have to be the 30-30 lever gun.


This is probably the correct assumption, personally I use a .280, though this year I will bring along my .257 Roberts as I have it shooting 100gr TTSX pretty well.



Edited by n007 (10/11/11 09:01 AM)

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#5700937 - 10/11/11 08:47 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: n007]
1OntarioJim Offline
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Loc: N. Shore, L. Ontario
Not mentioned in your list and not necessarily a "preferred" cartridge are shotguns with slugs (both 12 & 20 ga.)and 50 cal. muzzleloaders for those of us forced to hunt in the built up areas of southern Ontario.

When hunting in WMU's allowing rifles it might be whatever I pull out of the safe for a given hunt.

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#5702675 - 10/11/11 06:12 PM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: 1OntarioJim]
Jordan Smith Offline
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Numbers 1,2, and 3 are great elk, moose, and bear rifles, but most guys around here use a .25-06, .270, .243, or 7mm-08 for deer wink
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#5703359 - 10/11/11 11:06 PM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: Jordan Smith]
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Loc: PoCo, B.C. Canada
243, 25/06, 270, 303, 308, are just some I own and hunt.
Cut my teeth on a 303 British.
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#5703786 - 10/12/11 06:37 AM Re: What's the perferred deer cartridge for guys in Canada? [Re: Partsman]
Dixie_Rebel Offline
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Why is the 303 British so popular with Canadians?

No one that I know of produces factory rifles in that chambering.
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