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Old 10-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #31
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There's a lot of excellent deer cartridges on the market that do a great job filling deer tags.

I happen to like the 7mm cartridges,my Dad has had his 280 Rem since the early 60s which has been a excellent deer cartridge. I bought my Son a 7mm-08 Rem when he was 9 yrs. old and for the past 14 seasons now it has been a solid deer hunting performer which I really like.

I've been hunting with a 7mm Rem mag for nearly 25 seasons now and love the horse power!
The deer/elk load I handload is a 160 grn Nosler Partition bullet traveling nearly 3100 feet per second,zeroed at 200 yds and just 34 inches low at 500 yds.

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #32
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Not splitting hairs, but I had a thought that there's a difference between a big Muley buck, and a yearling doe Whitetail. Some hand cannons apropos for a big Muley might mangle a poor Whitetail. That is of course unless your intent is to mangle, LOL! My buddy Bob has been known to use his '06 on obnoxious Red Squirrels giving his stand away to the entire Northwoods. He really mangled one , all left was a rear leg and a little hide. I still harass him about that!

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Ain't no best cartidge.

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Ain't no best cartidge.
But some are better than others
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But no best.

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.30 Remington with a 150 grain Sierra RN SP, or .35 WSL with a 180 grain cupro nickel jacketed softpoint.

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I know that there arent any best, as you can see everyone has different opinions. I just wanted ideas for my next rifle

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Ok what kind 280 do you have comeing. Bolt rifle, pump , semi auto? You will have a great cartidge in the 280. bullet weigths from 120gr to 175gr can cover anything in north america except a grizzly. Sounds like you may have what you need all ready covered. The 280 can do it all real well.

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I have a 308 and a 7mm rem mag. Both work very well from 20 feet to 300 to 400 yards . When I grew up the 280 was in its lost years, changed to the 7mm express , died and came back a few year later again as the 280 . Barrel twist changes, bad advise and advertizeing and just got lost to many other cartidges of the day. Its still a great cartidge. Till us what 280 rifle you have comeing and any history you can on it.

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I don't have much history on this rifle, but it's a remington 740

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Ain't no best cartidge.
I disagree.
It don't matter what your intended target is if you consider the variables, choices and don't let myth, emotion, and misinformation influence you can come up with a 'best' cartridge for any intendted use. The problem is MOST people do not have the training, experience, and OPEN MIND to come up with a logical answer.
In other words if you use the scientific method and have the right info you can increase the probability of using the right weapon/caliber/bullet combination for ANY intended purpose, but as I said above VERY few people have the ability to do this and when they do they are invariably belittled and put down by those who disagree.
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