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MyRawTalent 11-03-2012 05:51 PM

Deer hunting
 
What is the best ( in your opinion ) or some rifles that are the best to do deer hunting with?

AsSeenOnTV 11-03-2012 05:54 PM

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Gatoragn 11-03-2012 06:12 PM

If centerfire rifles are legal, I agree on 270 and 30:06. Also add 25:06, 308, 280, 7mm mag, 35 rem, many others. I hope to get one with my AR in 6.8 spc this season. My list is not nearly all inclusive.

Bolt, lever, pump, semi-auto, single shot, all will put venison in the freezer.

243 and 30:30 have taken lots of deer, just not my cup of tea. YMMV

Shotguns with slugs or 50 cal black powder.

Larger caliber handguns, 357 mag as a minimum, or rifles in these calibers when rifle calibers are not allowed (see Indiana hunting regs.).

I have taken deer with 12 ga buckshot, 308, 270, 280, 7mm mag, 50 cal bp.

kytowboater 11-03-2012 06:28 PM

I've used .44 mag, 30.06, .270, .300 win mag and .50 cal black powder. All listed in previous posts are good choices.

racer_x 11-03-2012 06:31 PM

30-30 , .22 opps i didnt realy say that lol joke guys

MyRawTalent 11-03-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by AsSeenOnTV
98 mauser bolt action in 270 winchester, 30.06, or similar

No such thing as 'best' but for me, my favorite is my Sako 25.06

Almost everyone I ask they say 270 and I think you just convinced me . It's probably what I'll get.

c3shooter 11-03-2012 09:02 PM

Depends on where you are. In the SE US, 100 yards is a fairly long shot. The Winchester 94 and the Marlin 336, both in 30-30, are the first and second most popular deer rifles in the US. Move West, longer ranges, bigger deer, the 30-06 family of cartridges- 30-06, .270, 26-06, .308. .243, etc.

AsSeenOnTV 11-03-2012 09:05 PM

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AsSeenOnTV 11-03-2012 09:06 PM

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racer_x 11-03-2012 09:12 PM

Glad you guys brought that up i hunt in the woods 100 yards is long for me. Ive never killed a deer past that but there are times ive hunted in friends stands that a 270 or 300 mini mag would be wonderfull.


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