Re: top deer caliber
There are several calibers that are excellent deer calibers and over 40 I have probably tried just about all of them. I am almost exclusively a deer hunter and pretty much have settled in on the 6.5x 284. While most of my deer have been taken well under 500 yards, I have shot several between 500 and 1000yards. This caliber is easy to reload, low recoil, deadly accurate, and most importantly,one of the few calibers that just about all the deer I have shot drop in their tracks whether 50 yards or 998, my longest kill. I use 140 Bergers at 2970 FPS. The way I use the rifle, the barrel won't burn out in my lifetime. Just my preference.
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