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Unread 06-05-2014, 08:35 PM
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Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

I would go with a 6.5 as well, creedmore or 260 Remington are great options. For what you stated in your post I would lean towards the creedmore. Great ballistics for your listed ranges , not a powder hog and components for loading it will not break the bank. Good luck to you in whatever you decide.
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    Unread 06-08-2014, 11:03 AM
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    Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

    I just bought a 6.5x284 for long range shooting and hunting. All the research I have done it is capable of killing ELK at long range so if you put it where it needs to be it, it will be more then fine with deer.
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    Unread 06-08-2014, 11:31 AM
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    Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

    Since you are talking use of a bigger rifle for elk and such I would go a little smaller than many have recommended. I've shot a couple of dozen deer with my Sako 6mm Rem. I've shot them broadside, running away, in the head, behind brush from 2 yards to 200 yards. Killed them all with one shot using 100 grain Sierra Game Kings. I have also taken the rifle after p-dogs with 75 grain Hornady's. It is very accurate and has a 65,000 psi max pressure which gives added flexibility to the handloader compared to say the 243 Win.
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 09:52 AM
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    Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

    Any of the 6.5mm's would do just fine for you. They are all fun to shoot, very accurate and more than enough to handle deer out to and over 500 yards.
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    Unread 06-11-2014, 08:57 AM
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    Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

    I'm actually really interested in 6mm BR. Might not have the oomph for longer range deer but it would be a blast to shoot at the range and for use on varmints. I'm sure it would be adequate on deer at medium ranges.
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    Unread 06-11-2014, 09:03 AM
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    Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

    6.5x284
    280 AI
    Or for the guy who likes ease of ammo and component availability
    7mm Remington Mag.
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    Unread 06-12-2014, 04:22 PM
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    Re: deer and shooting range caliber?

    Thanks for your input!


    Something g to add

    I aswell have a 30 30 that I have scoped. I was wanting a caliber that compliments the 336. I don't want much caliber overlap either.

    Ideally what I want is a deer rig that I can also enjoy shooting at the range and not get punished.
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