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Old 10-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #21
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My favorites in order:

1. .303 British in 180gr - It's big and slow, and it flat out drops deer
2. .308 in 180gr - It's just a great all a round cartridge (and it's put two slick heads in the freezer this year)
3. 7mm Mauser in 162gr - Another great all a round cartirdge. It would probably be #2 on my list if I had a different rifle in this caliber. (And 7mm-08 has almost identical ballistics so I have no doubt it would be a great deer cartridge as well)
4. 30-06 in 180gr - I have a love hate thing with the 30-06. It's the only caliber I've ever lost deer with but that was due to bad bullet selection many years ago. I tried some odd 150 gr hollow points that just wouldn't get the job done. But I loved shooting it, killed my biggest deer with it, and the last rifle I bought was another 30-06. It's probably going to be my go to deer rifle in the future but I've got to drop a few with it before I can say for sure.
5. .243 in 100gr. - It just works. I don't why or how that little bullet does such a great job on deer but it does.
6. .30-30 in 170gr (not sure if they still make those?) - It doesn't have the range of the others but it's great in the woods.

I've never shot deer with a .257 Roberts but I would like to get one at some point. I believe it would be a great deer cartridge as well.
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As I've gotten older I've also gotten lazier and require something light in the woods. I haven't been able to hunt in while and have number of rifles to choose from, but these two were the last ones I've grown fond of using. This vintage '94 Winchester SRC from the 20's in 38-55 and Steyr Mannliccher Model M carbine in 7x57 mauser does the job beautifully.
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The 7-08 is VERY hard to beat!!!
The recoil is mild, it hits hard, it shoots flat, and it comes in a small package (short action 18 to 20 inch bbl).
It is one of the most efficient and effective rounds available.
+1 for the 7-08.
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As I've gotten older I've also gotten lazier and require something light in the woods. I haven't been able to hunt in while and have number of rifles to choose from, but these two were the last ones I've grown fond of using. This vintage '94 Winchester SRC from the 20's in 38-55 and Steyr Mannliccher Model M carbine in 7x57 mauser does the job beautifully.

Love that Winchester...
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/248766/remington-express-ammunition-308-winchester-150-grain-core-lokt-pointed-soft-point-box-of-20

Puts em down & they stay down..............
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What about ammo availability, also have any of you shot a .280? My grandfather is sending me an old remington .280 that has hardly been shot
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All kidding aside, the .280 Rem. is a fantastic cartridge. It can be loaded in a range from 110gr to 175gr bullets, good for just about anything. My late father's .280 700 is right handed, I'm a leftie so I am looking for something in .280 that fits me.
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I am sure that the rifle is a remington 740, so that will be the third remington 740 that I have
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30-06 150 grain Remington Core lockt. Any reasonable distance, this round takes deer. Especially the big northern ones, where I live
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What about ammo availability, also have any of you shot a .280? My grandfather is sending me an old remington .280 that has hardly been shot
My father and hunting buddy both shoot a .280. It's a great cartridge. If you noticed there where quite a few 7mm fans on this thread be it 7mm-08 or 7mm Mauser (7x57). The .280 is a 7mm bullet. It is a necked down .30-06 case just like the 7mm-08 is a necked down .308 case.
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