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RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? #2370174
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Interested in the different calibers used for deer hunting beside the
usual, 30-30, 30/06, 308, 270, 243, etc?

Also, the ones who shoot lever actions, some good calibers there.

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370188
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Both boys shoot 7/08.

I carry a Switchback XT when I hunt alone, which is rare.

My favorite caliber is 7mm Rem Mag pushing a 139 grain NP.


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370190
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257 wby, 22-250

Used to shoot a 7mm-08. Won't hunt with one again. My personal experiences have never been good.

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370208
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Been shooting a 7 mag the last few years. Before that I my 270 or 243.

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370209
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7mm08. 308. And last a 30-06. I prefer the 7mm08. But caliber doesn’t really matter that much.


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370211
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.308 Been fooling around with them probably 30 years.


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370218
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.308 and 280 ackley for me

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370219
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Y'all know I have been through tons of rifles in alotta different calibers but one I settled on that just flat out gets the job done is 25-06 shooting 117gr Hornady interloks..One rifle I'll never part with and it has out performed every other caliber I've ever used on deer.

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: trox28] #2370231
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Originally Posted By: trox28
Y'all know I have been through tons of rifles in alotta different calibers but one I settled on that just flat out gets the job done is 25-06 shooting 117gr Hornady interloks..One rifle I'll never part with and it has out performed every other caliber I've ever used on deer.


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: hunterbuck] #2370237
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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370240
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I have always used 270's now I shoot a .270 wsm and in close quarters I use marlin 30-30 but have 7 mag , 300 wsm also

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370251
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270 and 12 gauge 00 buck. 7mm 08 for the wife

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Garytho2008] #2370252
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.308. All I need.


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370257
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I've come to liking the 6.5 CM this year. Previously I shot 243 and 30-06. I have leaned more towards less recoil due to a torn labrum.

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370266
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.270 and .300WM


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: top cat] #2370272
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Originally Posted By: top cat
.308. All I need.


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370274
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I got a 6.5 creedmor in December. I took it hunting for the first time this morning.

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370308
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Bolt - .243, 25-06, .270, 30-06, 7x57
Lever - .450 Marlin (1895M), 45-70 (Ruger #1)
All handloads.

Depends on what I feel like that day...

Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370322
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Originally Posted By: Uwharrieman
Interested in the different calibers used for deer hunting beside the
usual, 30-30, 30/06, 308, 270, 243, etc?

Also, the ones who shoot lever actions, some good calibers there.

Heck I didn't know there was any other real deer killing caliber other than a 30-06 cool


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Re: RE:What Different Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With? [Re: Uwharrieman] #2370328
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Bolt .25-06 or .264 win
Lever .45-70, .35 rem, .44 mag

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