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Old 07-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
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i think it depends on your circumstances and environment. at what ranges are you going to be hunting at? what is the terrain like? there are too many variables to consider to just say such and such gun and caliber are the best for hunting white tailed deer. being a lefty, it does somewhat limit your choices unless you are willing to adapt to the rifle of choice. please give some more specifics so we can make better informed suggestions that might be better suited to your type of hunting.
Axxe you know as well as i do the perfect whitetail gun is a double in .500 nitro express, due to the massive bone structure of the deer
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Axxe you know as well as i do the perfect whitetail gun is a double in .500 nitro express, due to the massive bone structure of the deer
i know Mulie! these East Texas deer are built like elephants! i am definately going to go bigger than a 500 Nitro next year!
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i know Mulie! these East Texas deer are built like elephants! i am definately going to go bigger than a 500 Nitro next year!
Yea i would go to a 35mm just to be safe, you dont want to risk a charge from one of those rouge brush bucks
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Haha nice bring that nitro up here take down a moose

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Haha nice bring that nitro up here take down a moose
sorry, Mulie and i don't hunt moose with anything less than a howitzer!
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sorry, Mulie and i don't hunt moose with anything less than a howitzer!
Is there any moose left?
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Is there any moose left?
just the hooves and horns!
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Lol would be an interesting sight to behold there one minute poof gone the next

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I use a custom built 22-250 set to use heavy bullets.

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Go with any respectable quality rifle (Savage, Weatherby, Marlin, Tikka, etc.) that fits you when you shoulder it. Better yet, try to fire some candidates at the range. I would avoid new Remingtons as their quality has slipped the past few years, but pre-Freedom Group models were great. Unless you reload or have money to burn on ammo, I recommend .308 since it is ubiquitous, comes in many flavors and is relatively inexpensive.

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