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#1682873 - 12/21/09 11:17 AM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: mike243]
Krazyvol
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Registered: 11/27/08
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Loc: Knox Co. and Weakley Co

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270 WSM
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#1683538 - 12/21/09 07:19 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Krazyvol]
10mm4me
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Registered: 09/01/09
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30-06 will kill them @ 1yd, 30-06 will kill them @ 800yds.So will every other deer round. You are asking an irrelevant question that no one here can answer. Get to a range, find a gun that fits right w/recoil you can handle in a price(rifle,ammo,scope) you are comfortable with and go have fun killin some deer.
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#1695362 - 12/29/09 02:17 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: TennBuck]
jakeway
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I'd recommend a 270 WIN if you are regularly shooting 250-350 yards. If the vastr majority of your shots are less than 250 yards, with an occasional 300 yard shot, I'd go with 260 REM.

I'd only recommend a 30-06 if you really did go after elk occasionally. If strictly deer hunting, no reason to go with anything other than the first two I mentioned.

Unless, of course, you like the other ones. I have no right to tell anyone that their favorite color shouldn't be blue, it should be aqua-marine.
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#1695609 - 12/29/09 06:28 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: jakeway]
cdw338
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260,270,30/06,etc which one is the best, none of them are calibers, so none of them answered his question, and none of them are the best caliber.
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#1699252 - 12/31/09 03:03 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Gravey]
bigrob
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Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: grundy TN

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7mm 08
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#1703333 - 01/02/10 02:34 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: bigrob]
Wannabe
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It is all about shot placement and your personal comfort with the weapon. I prefer 7MM Mag. I've never had one go more than 50 yds but I also like to knock out their front running gears or add a little distance between their ears and eyes.
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#1707755 - 01/04/10 09:35 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: cdw338]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: cdw338
260,270,30/06,etc which one is the best, none of them are calibers, so none of them answered his question, and none of them are the best caliber.


Good point! Technically, the caliber is the diameter of the bullet. So I'd say the best caliber for TN deer, is the .264 or 6.5mm. Good SD and BC, plenty of weight, Mfg, and construction options.

You decide if the cartridge would be 260 REM, 6.5 X 55 Swede, 260/06, 264 WIN Mag, ...
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#1971740 - 06/24/10 07:01 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: jakeway]
Boone 58
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i have hunted with the 270 for 33 years or so of my 34 + years of hunting 98% of the time.....I love the 270 and it is my first choice. i have killed with the 243 and the 308 and i can tell you the 308 is dandy. i dont prefer the 243 for deer but it is a killer. ....just my personal pref.
use what you feel you will love...as for me and jack oconner we were joined at the hip when i read his first column touting the 270 and its performance and i have always been inlove with it.
I now have the 270 wsm and i expect the love to expand......
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#1975080 - 06/27/10 08:28 PM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Boone 58]
skynimrod
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Registered: 11/10/06
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#1989136 - 07/11/10 05:03 AM Re: Best rifle caliber for deer? [Re: Gravey]
10mm4me
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30-06, .308, 25-06, .243, 7mm-08, .270...They all work equally well.
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