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Old 08-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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If you are a serious hunter and understand your limitations the range of the rifle is incidental to taking your deer.
Generally, when hunting, I'm going to try to stalk in under 100 yards.

Silly me, but it's just part of the fun of the challenge. I rarely see

something at a distance, and try to take it, right there. I think stalking

has been badly de-emphasized over the years; but good tracking

and stalking skills are a big part of hunting, for me. So I usually am

not taking a shot at 150 yards +.
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Personally I would use a .243 or above.

Here is a page that lists many and if you click on any link it will take you to a table with ballistics for that caliber with various bullet grains/sizes.

I have a .308 and since it is still preferred by the military, police and snipers - I would recommend it. Ammo is plentiful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rifle_cartridges

and you can read this:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/what_calibers.htm

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.270 Win and no need to pay a ****load on ammo Winchester Super X Soft Points will do quite well.

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What is in your option the best rifle for taking deer with in 300 yards?
If that is all you know about your search for a hunting rifle I strongly suggest you do more research before asking for a rifle. For the money Weatherby makes the best rifles. Under $600 you can buy a weatherby rifle that is guaranteed to shoot less than a 1" group at 100 yards. That is if your state allows hunting with a centerfire rifle.

I am a fan of the 30/06. Teddy Roosevelt managed to take every species of game in North America with a 30/06. 300 yards is a easy shot for a 30/06. As others have stated most shots will be far less than 300 yards. I have probably killed over 300 deer in my lifetime. Most of those deer were under 45 yards away when I shot them.
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'06 seems to do anything I need to do.

Most successful 300 yards shots where I live, if measured with a standard measuring device may actually be 300 feet instead. Unless you are hunting under a power line, there are not many 900 foot openings in the woods and few in the fields around here. Unless shooting from a bench, most hunters I know, (who usually fire less than a box of rounds a year) could not make a 300 yard clean kill on a dare. Most kills around here are made from a tree stand 50 yards or less from the feeder.

The most effective weapon I have seen used for deer are cars....My wife has taken three in the last three years.

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For the money Weatherby makes the best rifles. Under $600 you can buy a weatherby rifle that is guaranteed to shoot less than a 1" group at 100 yards.
I beg to differ with that statement.
Weatherby makes a fine rifle,but they are nowhere near the best,and the Vanguard series is just a re-badged Howa.
Almost every rifle manufacturer today guarantee's their rifles to shoot moa groups with premium factory ammo,and several guarantee sub-moa accuracy.
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Personally I would use a .243 or above.

Here is a page that lists many and if you click on any link it will take you to a table with ballistics for that caliber with various bullet grains/sizes.

I have a .308 and since it is still preferred by the military, police and snipers - I would recommend it. Ammo is plentiful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rifle_cartridges

and you can read this:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/what_calibers.htm
Military is adopting the .300 win mag specifically for the mountainous regions in Afghanistan. The 7.62x51 NATO falls short in areas where the msr .300 win mag fills this order.
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It makes a good impression to have a gun made in the USA!

Skip over the Brownings etc and look at The Winchester M70, Ruger M77.

A scope on a hunting rifle aids in safety to identify your quarry and the background. Most hunters use a 3-9X.

Cartridge wise the 30-06, 270 and 308 are popular and for good reason.

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.300 win mag.

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.300 win mag.
Looks like something from a sci Fi movie. Cool
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