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#1199775 - 02/24/09 10:56 PM Best rifle caliber for deer?
mossyoak3d
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Any recommendations for West TN deer hunting for shots up to 250 yds or so?
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#1199790 - 02/24/09 11:24 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: mossyoak3d]
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We could make a long list of long range guns. I just picked up a 270 for a good long range west tn rifle. I considered a 308. I got a good deal on the 270 and it shoots alittle flater.
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#1199797 - 02/24/09 11:33 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
cecil30-30
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Can't go wrong with a 30-06!
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#1199803 - 02/24/09 11:52 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: cecil30-30]
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I find it hard to leave my .300 in the case. My .308 is my all around gun.
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#1199923 - 02/25/09 06:46 AM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: SALECREEKHUNTER]
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.243 Winchester. Flat shootin', hard hittin', low recoil, low noise. Drops 'em dead as a mackerel at the fish market.
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#1200399 - 02/25/09 11:06 AM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Hogbear]
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270 is good up to 300 yards.
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#1200400 - 02/25/09 11:07 AM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Hogbear]
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25-06 is what I have used in Hardeman for years. Best bullet for this gun IMO is the Win silver tip 115 grain. Killed deer out to 340.

In the same league for a mid long range non magnium caliber Id ad the 270, 280, and 308. There are a bunch more that will do the job. 250 really isnt that long of a shot for most modern calibers.

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#1200621 - 02/25/09 01:22 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: BowGuy84]
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Can't go wrong with a 30-06 a 308 Winchester or a 270 Winchester.
7mm rem mag
243
270
308
25-06
264 Win Mag
30-06
All good ones yep.


Edited by Locksley (02/25/09 05:30 PM)
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#1200723 - 02/25/09 02:55 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Locksley]
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7mm rem mag
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#1200838 - 02/25/09 04:27 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: mossyoak3d]
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243
270
308
25-06
30-06
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