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Old 06-20-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
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556 or 762x39 will be your best bet.

Once you start reloading ( and you will eventually, everyone does! ), they are all about the same, just depends on the cost of brass and how much you want to spent on projectiles.
If he wants to take deer I wouldn't recommend either of those. I'm not saying they won't kill a deer, but that there are better options. A .308 would do what he wants very nicely.
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If he wants to take deer I wouldn't recommend either of those. I'm not saying they won't kill a deer, but that there are better options. A .308 would do what he wants very nicely.
Plenty of people take Deer with both calibers. 762x39 with a decent softpoint is damn near the same as a 30-30, and we all know how well that caliber works on medium game.

Is 308 better? Sure. But he also asked for cost effective.
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Plenty of people take Deer with both calibers. 762x39 with a decent softpoint is damn near the same as a 30-30, and we all know how well that caliber works on medium game.

Is 308 better? Sure. But he also asked for cost effective.
I know deer can be taken with both, but I recommended .308 because of what you said. I also know that both are cheaper when you buy a little at a time but if you buy in bulk it's not that much if a price difference.
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I know deer can be taken with both, but I recommended .308 because of what you said. I also know that both are cheaper when you buy a little at a time but if you buy in bulk it's not that much if a price difference.
Hell the deer out here in texas could be taken down with a sling shot pretty easily . Tons of hog hunters are using 223 these days also. Many of them are just trying to thin numbers, so clean kills are not the priority.



I stick with 45/70 though
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I would say .223 is not the way to hunt deer..308 is also a short action rnd.30-06 is a long action rnd. Cost of the ammo is close to the same. The .06 has more reload options but the long actions in the gun is a lil more also. Though only about 20-50$. I recommend 30-06. Will drop anything standing in North America. If you wanna Chase a deer for a half day. Use .223... you wanna get to Dressing, well 30-06.

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If not reloading and only buying ammo a few boxes of 50 at a time, what is the most cost effective caliber larger than a 22LR but not larger than a 30-06 ? (Sorry I have no interest in 17HR at this time.)

I'm looking for a fun distance rifle for the range but also if the opportunity came up I might legally tag a deer. Is 223 to short of range and still have enough power?
.243 is good minimum for deer, .270, .280, and. 308 are all good too, 30-06 is great (as is 7.62*54r and .303 brit) and will take anything in north America.

Btw: .223 is not legal for deer in most jurisdictions, nor ethical.
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For the cost of a rifle that shoots .243, .270, .280, . 308, or .30-06 you could buy a Mosin Nagant and all the ammo you will need for a long time of hunting.
If you learn the rifle, it is accurate out as far as you can see.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=90&name=Russian+1891%2f30+7.6 2x54R+Mosin+Nagant+Rifles
The Russian version of the .30-06.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=ABB76254SP

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