Calibers

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by timbawwolf, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. timbawwolf

    timbawwolf Member

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    What are some good calibers for short/mid range (300-500 yards) deer hunting? I want something a little different, so a .308 is out. I've been looking at the 270 WSM, .257 Weatherby, and 25-06. What do yall think of these calibers? Thanks
     
  2. Guest

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    If you want a fast flat shooter..

    270 WSM 135gr SMK at 3100-3200 fps and you got a real deer killer to 500 yards and in a hurry too!!!
     

  3. timbawwolf

    timbawwolf Member

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    The 270 WSM is in the lead right now. Remington is offering it in the model 700 SPS, so if I decide on this caliber, this is what I'll get.

    I was thinking about a 130gr Barnes Triple Shock X at around 3300fps... Would this be a good deer load?
     
  4. Guest

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    Timbawolf, that sounds like a nice load out to 500 yards. The problem I found with high velocity loads is that often the accuracy suffers....but if it groups well you have a homerun.

    I love the WSM calibers so you won't go wrong.

    Best of luck!