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Old 07-05-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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What is the best gun to use for deer hunting?
What else besides the 30-30 would be good?

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Old 07-06-2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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Any thing from 6mm up and shotguns with slugs. No real answer, it depends on what you want to use.

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That is alot like asking what the best color is or which is the best pick-up truck. You will get more answers than you could ever imagine. It all depends.

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That is alot like asking what the best color is or which is the best pick-up truck. You will get more answers than you could ever imagine. It all depends.

Agreed with the above ..
Down here (lowcountry SC) with dogs running the deer a Rifles no good
Not only will you probly miss( yea yea always a DBoon out there)
you may Kill the stander next to you. 12ga and Buck shot in the
most used . Add more detail to your Question and youll get a better answer
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I prefer the .223 or the 270. They will kill them cleanly with out blowing the snot out of half the deer. a nice 25-06 is nice to.

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are you trying to start a fight or what..lol...ok seriously the 30-06 is magical in the hands of a competent shooter,but so is the 270,and the 308,,,these 3 have and the 30-30 have killed more deer than the plague.find the one you like and practice,practice..try different ammo brands also,some guns have diff tastes,,good luck

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I've been shooting a Ruger M77 Mark II in .270 since about '92. I've killed a lot of deer and hogs with it and have no complaints. The 30-06 is also a very good choice. Over the past 2 years, my dad (a hardcore 06 fan) and grandpa (shot a .270 for years) have been shooting the .350 Rem Mag and say that it is the best deer rifle ever made. It sounds like a monster, but it really doesn't mess the meat up any worse than the other two. The only exception is if you hit heavy bone, like a hog's shoulder. It destroys the bone and basically turns it into shrapnel.

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A bow and arrow.... no wait, you said a rifle..

Depends on the country you are hunting (as was already stated), and what size of deer.

Best rifle? The one that you know how to shoot and are confident with. I have hunted with .223, .243, .308 and .30-06. All worked very successfully.

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What else besides the 30-30 would be good?

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List is too long to mention. Basically you just go out and buy a firearm that feels good and fits your budget. I recommend you consider the ammunition costs and make sure that fits your budget as well. Practice is the key to hitting your target. The firearm is almost secondary.
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Here in Indiana this will be the first year we are allowed to hunt with a rifle, and only if they are chambered in a legal pistol caliber, 357, 44, 45LC, to name a few. So from my neck of the woods Id have to say historically speaking anything that will propell a sabot.

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