What is everyone favorite caliber for deer?

Brant Walton

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I will say that is in my top 3 as well. I started my son out on a 7mm08 and used it for myself on quite a few deer. Its a great round.

Not long ago I would have said the 7-08. Lately though, as much as I hate to say it...I'm pulling the 6.5 Creed out of the safe a lot more and would use that for a dedicated "deer caliber".
 

Brant Walton

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243 works pretty well for Oklahoma whitetails. I have killed a couple with that caliber. I don't own a 243 so it was always with a borrowed gun. I like to try different calibers and my wife isn't a fan of this. Cause usually once I kill something with it I sell it and move on. lol

Have to say .243 in most of my hunting scenarios. .25-06 and the Crudmore are vying for second place.
 

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Nice just hunted with my son this last weekend around Binger, OK for youth season. He was shooting his grandpas 6.5 creed. He has used a 7mm08 the past few years which is a great caliber for deer in my opinion.

I generally switch between a Rem Model 7 243 and Tikka 260. The 243 was bought for my son as soon as he starts hunting but I find my self enjoying it quite often. The Sierra 85 gr HPBT and some Varget do a great job on our Oklahoma whitetails.
 

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