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Old 08-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by brandonannette
30/30 win or 303 is what I use or a shotgun slug. 3-06 or the 223 or even 308 moves to fast and deer may never know u hit him still he. Miles away from u and that don't help use the TKF talory knockdown formula,speed not evey thing when come to gun
I have to agree with a previous poster. The idea that the .308 or .30-06 are poor choices for deer is absurd. Both are highly popular deer cartridges which successfully harvest many deer each year.

This also brings up the topic of bullet selection (as opposed to cartridge selection). It's true that a FMJ or other stoutly constructed bullet might drill straight through a lightly build deer, doing minimal damage and possibly allowing the animal to escape and die later. Well designed modern hunting bullets however should quickly drop a deer with propped shot placement, even using magnum cartridges even "fastest" than the .308 or .30-06 are.
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