favorite deer caliber

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Mr.Moa, May 10, 2011.

  1. Mr.Moa

    Mr.Moa Well-Known Member

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    What caliber have you killed the most deer with and which caliber is your favorite. Mine is 308. Killed more deer with it than probably all the other combined. But it helps my gun for it is perfect for it Short, light, easy to walk in the woods with, easy to carry, and great treestand gun.
     
  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    06...well over a hundred mule and blacktail deer along with a bunch of elk.
     

  3. mrbb

    mrbb Well-Known Member

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    I a habit of taking different rifle, to keep things newish

    But I think it would be a tie between the 30/06, and a 7mm 08

    or my bow!
     
  4. MEV

    MEV Active Member

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    .257 Roberts...On blacktails and mulies is does a fine job.
     
  5. MHO

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    300 mag.....:)
     
  6. Mr.Moa

    Mr.Moa Well-Known Member

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    Yes 30-06 is a fine deer cartridge to round here in my country unless your hunting powerlines or a rare large field a 308 normally is all needed.
     
  7. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    My old man has always used his 270. win and its always done the job!
    personally i like the 243. win for with in 300 yards and the 7mm rem mag for outside of that
     
  8. Mr.Moa

    Mr.Moa Well-Known Member

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    First deer i killed i shot it with a 243 drt. Playing with a 270 win right now and its starting to come along .53 and i have started reloading for it yet. Plan on tuning trigger more to my liking with a sring and set screw for overtravel. Hope I can shave a little off the factory ammo group between reloading and tuning the trigger
     
  9. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    Too many favorites 300 Wby, 257 Wby, 45-70, and 7mm-08 :)
     
  10. Mr.Moa

    Mr.Moa Well-Known Member

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    false statement ... never can have to many :D
     
  11. danj

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    I have used several different cals. and really like the 25/06 using the 110 gr. Acubond.
     
  12. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    A 270WSM is my favorite go to rifle for deer. A 130g bullet at 3300fps. makes the range really shrink.

    I really like shooting my 50 cal. muzzleloader and 45/70 too though. I kill about the same number of deer a year with the muzzleloader and 45/70 as the 270WSM.
     
  13. 300 ultra

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    270 WIN with 130g Partitions 54 grains of IMR 4350, 30-06 with 150g ct ballistic tips 58.5 GR IMR 4350, 300 ultra with 180 ballistic tips RE 25 .
     
  14. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I have killed hundreds, lost count a long time ago, of WT deer with about everything from 22lr through 45-70. My favorite caliber has to be the 25-06 Remington. It just kills WAY BEYOND what you would think it is capable of. 99% of the time BANG FLOP. Favorite bullet is Sierra 117 Pro Hunter. Second place has to go to 308 Win and the 125 gr Nosler ballistic tip. I also have a soft spot in my heart for anything in .264 especially 6.5X55 and 264 Win Mag. And then there is, Oh forget it, I could go on for hours. :D