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View Poll Results: If only one gun, best general purpose deer caliber
.30-30 Win 9 6.00%
.270 Win 32 21.33%
.30-06 Sprg 59 39.33%
.308 Win 20 13.33%
Other 30 20.00%
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #11
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I was forced to choose other since the best of all time all-around whitetail cartridge was omitted-the 7mm08.

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Old 02-12-2009, 03:47 AM   #12
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30-06 . . . because it's the best all round caliber choice in the USA. Case capacity to custom load up or down. Bullets from about 85 gr. to up around 220 gr.

Besides which, you find yourself out no-wheres at Bubba's Gas N' Go . . . Bubba don't sell ammo, but he has a box of "aught six" in the truck.

Hell . . . most trucks have "aught six" ammo loose under the seats. Sometimes you can find this caliber in the cushions on the couch.

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30-06 hands down. I've killed a lot of deer with them from 40 yds. out to 300+.

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:42 AM   #14
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And that means exactly WHAT to someone that their rifles have NEVER seen a factory round, and never will?
OOPS-I'm down to 7,000 primers Tell me more about factory ammo.







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Besides which, you find yourself out no-wheres at Bubba's Gas N' Go . . . Bubba don't sell ammo, but he has a box of "aught six" in the truck.
Hell . . . most trucks have "aught six" ammo loose under the seats. Sometimes you can find this caliber in the cushions on the couch.
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Are you trying to start an all out brawl? That is exactly what this kind of question does. I love the 06 but what the 06 does in a long action my 308 will do in a short action. Allowing me to have a more accurate rifle because the action is shorter and stiffer. Same goes for the 7mm-08. So I pick the 308 which is one of the most inherently accurate cartridges out there today.

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One other note the Rem Copper sabots are ok in some guns, but there are barrel makers that recommend a warning to NOT use them in their barrels. Hastings and Remington are 2 that I know of, just food for thought?
I've heard that Mike but I shoot them from a NEF Pardner Tracker II single shot equipped with a fully rifled 24" bull barrel. My FIL borrowed it and killed a buck at 170 yards with it this past season. Can't hardly beat that with a shotgun.
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I prefer shotguns, obviously. So, I chose other. I'm not much of a rifle guy, except I enjoy my .22LR and wouldn't reject using a .223, NEF preferably over an AR or AK.

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I also live in southern IN and rifles are legal as long as it is a pistol cartridge with limited case lengths and bullet outside diameters? That's why I said 41mag, which is a great deer round out to 125-150 yards.

One other note the Rem Copper sabots are ok in some guns, but there are barrel makers that recommend a warning to NOT use them in their barrels. Hastings and Remington are 2 that I know of, just food for thought?
.41 mag...My personal all time favorite handgun caliber. If I could find a .41 mag rifle with cut rifling (not micro-groove) I would buy it. I know Marlin made some but they are hard to find.

Kind of funny that Remington recommends NOT using their ammo in their shotguns. Kinda' forked tounge speech, eh Kimo-sabe?
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And that means exactly WHAT to someone that their rifles have NEVER seen a factory round, and never will?
OOPS-I'm down to 7,000 primers Tell me more about factory ammo.
You hit on a point that I find laughable. The 'always able to find ammo in the boonies arguement'. If you are running around the backwoods in search of ammo because you ran out then you have issues. First is poor planning in not bringing enough ammo for the job. Second is if you burned through the ammo you did bring and have nothing to show for it then you need brush up on basic marksmanship before going out again.
I would have to vote other on this one. My preference is the 257 Roberts.
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i say .30-06 because .30-30 does not have the range. the .270 doesn't have the power. and the .308 is probably just as good but .30-06 is cheaper out here and easier to find (not that .308 is hard to find)

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