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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435414 11/20/20
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Remington '06 using 150grain reloaded Core-lokts for 90% deer elk antelope.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435423 11/20/20
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Whitworth Mauser mannlicher stocked 7x57 with Leupold VXIII 1.5-5x, backed up by a Colt Coltsman L579 in 308 with a VX-2 3-9x40. Neither has seen daylight this season due to work.

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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435432 11/20/20
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Cz 550 fs in 6.5 x 55. Zeiss conquest 3-9x40. Or model 94 Win in 30-30.

Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435433 11/20/20
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Imo, the choice of rifle is more important than caliber. A good rifle that you like and fits you in anyone of numerous calibers will serve well. I found a used CZ 550 I loved. It happened to be in .308 but if it was 270, 30/06, 6.5 or .243 I'd have bought it just the same.

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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435448 11/20/20
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Tomorrow is our rifle opener and I'll be carrying the Winchester 94 NRA Centennial in 30-30 that my Uncle Hank left me, in his memory. It's the first time in 45 years I won't be hunting with him.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435459 11/20/20
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I killed deer with a .280 Rem with a 150 gr. Rem Corelokt and a 6.5 Swede with a 139 Gr. Hornady ELD-X . Results were the same.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: Mach3] #15435476 11/20/20
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This year, I'm using one of my 308's I feel I'm in good company with it.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435477 11/20/20
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This Howa in .308 works just fine for me

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It also shoots quite well

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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: Jim_Conrad] #15435480 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Its not gay if your 270 was free.

Thats called "thrifty".

Most thrifty folks don't spend $28 dollars for socks.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435484 11/20/20
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I dunno until I wake up. Might be a .224, or... .25/.28/.30/.38/.40/.45/.50/.56/.73


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435507 11/20/20
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Mossberg 500 with 12ga pumpkin balls, open sites too. RAW!!!

Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435516 11/20/20
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Traveling to hunt whitetails this year. Season (for me) starts Sunday with a borrowed .308W, Ruger UL tanger. Or maybe a .243.

Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435521 11/20/20
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Stainless lw model 70 in .30-06

Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435554 11/20/20
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Usually a 280 or 300 win till I quit buck hunting. Then I switch to a 243, 223 or my Grandpa's 107 year old Winchester 32 special to do the doe killing. My eyes are getting to where I have problems neck or head shooting does using open sights and I refuse to body shoot a doe that I plan to eat. Even a 10mm pistol will kill a doe when shot in the head or neck.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435648 11/20/20
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Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in 7mm-08 when the rifle is the last thing to be concerned with.

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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435649 11/20/20
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The Shamanic Deer Battery

Here are all the deer rifles used by the Shamanic Dream Team. You'll see we're heavy on 30-somethings-- mostly 30-06.


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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: CashisKing] #15435716 11/20/20
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Rem 760 in .35 rem w Leupold 2-7x.
200gr Hornady Leverevolution does an inch at 100.

Maybe Ruger #1 ( pre B ) in .280 rem. Leupold 3-9x.
Aint zeroed yet ( have Corelokts to try 140gr ).

Steyr Prohunter .30-06. Leupold 3.5-10x. Cheap ww 150gr does an inch at 100.

Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: slumlord] #15435717 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by slumlord
Mossberg 500 with 12ga pumpkin balls, open sites too. RAW!!!


Proly drink Old Style too

Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: DigitalDan] #15435823 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
I dunno until I wake up. Might be a .224, or... .25/.28/.30/.38/.40/.45/.50/.56/.73


I think that was a Johnny Cash song. Lol



This year my weapon of choice is a Ruger Merkin in 6.5 Missmore. My wife is toting a Mossberg Trailerpark in 243.

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Re: Deer hunting rifle... what caliber? [Re: Rickshaw] #15435834 11/20/20
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Stainless lw model 70 in .30-06

I like both!

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