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Old 02-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #71
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I personally use a weatherby vanguard chamber in .308 win i have killed deer at 300yds with no problem at all. I understand you need cheap so weatherby is out of the question. I would personally choose a remington 700 chambered in .308 win. I use 150gr remington soft point core-lokts.
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Any top quality bolt action in .308 Win. is a good choice for platform and ammo availability (up until just recently), accuracy and good ballistic profile. I always felt if it was good enough for police swat teams and military snipers, it was good enough for me.

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #73
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I own a Browning .308 BLR Lightning. It is one of the best versitile hunting rifles I own. Whether it be deer or elk that you are hunting.

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Bigger is always better.
With that said here is the "Mother of God Shoulder Busting" .950 JDJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xohy9gWz7kk

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^^^ Meh, I've already had my shoulder surgery, I don't need another one.

As for the best caliber, given whatever the situation, the best caliber is the one you shoot the most accurately repetitively that gets the job done. If you wish to dislocate limbs, the one above is definitely the winner.

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Tikka t3 270. Case closed

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Tikka t3 270. Case closed
well i'm glad we got that out of the way. i guess we can close this thread now!
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For me, my absolute favorite go to cartridge for up to big Mule Deer hunting is the 25-06 ,launching 115grain Nosler Partitions.

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when somebody says 'what is the best caliber' , my answer is:

FOR WHAT?

shooting squirrels? .22lr
shooting elk? 30-06 springfield
shooting at aircraft? 88 mm

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having been a professional deer culler and on venison recovery here in NZ years ago and on the venison recovery shooting from choppers we used 308 slr's and for my culling Iused a 243 and I still use a 243 today for my deer hunting although I also use a 22-250 sometimes. I think the best Rifle caliber is the one you can shoot the straightest with. Noise and recoil can affect a hunter who has too big a caliber for them to handle. this has been the ruin of some who could have been top shots. this is just my to bobs worth
That's what I'm talkin about!! I don't see why people get 300 win mags for whitetail deer?! If you can't kill any North American animal with a 243 you shouldn't be huntin.
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