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Old September 20, 2011, 07:35 PM   #26
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Until this year, 30-06, 308, and 7mmRM. My current love is a Savage 16 Weather Warrior LH in 260.
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Old September 20, 2011, 07:43 PM   #27
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.303 or 7.62x39 more lately.
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Old September 20, 2011, 07:46 PM   #28
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I only used 30-30 and 30-06 til this year. I just picked up a .270 to try out I have a feeling I'm gonna like it.
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Old September 20, 2011, 07:47 PM   #29
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Marlin .38-55.
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Old September 22, 2011, 12:42 PM   #30
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270 for me, cheap, reliable, and ammo is easy to find.
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Old September 22, 2011, 05:13 PM   #31
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8mm Mauser with full Euro loads. Typically Norma 165 gr HPs (2855 fps) or 196 gr SP in Norma, Hansen or Sellior & Bellot (2500-2600 fps). I also have some nice handloads from a local vendor consisting of 150 gr at 2760 fps.

Did just fine as a youth with .30-30 in brushy areas, although the 8mm is just as sweet there as it is for longer shots, and I get to use a more unique firearm to shoot it.
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Old September 22, 2011, 09:19 PM   #32
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Old September 22, 2011, 09:51 PM   #33
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For Florida where the deer are relatively small and the range is limited the .243 is my favorite. I think a .44 mag lever would work quite well to.
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Old September 22, 2011, 10:38 PM   #34
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Lower Alabama

Muzzleloader: TC New Englander 12 bore with .69 caliber patched round ball.

Shotgun: Remington 870, 26" Vent Rib with Dixie Tri-Ball buckshot (3 x .60")

Rifle: (for the occasional open field hunt) Ruger 77, 4x Leupold, .270W.
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Old September 23, 2011, 10:56 AM   #35
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7mm-08. Mild recoil. Using 140 grain bullets it shoots flatter than a 30-06 and right with a 270's trajectory . Short action caliber so it comes in some nice light weight compact rifles. Kills whitetails as well as anything out there. Just about the perfect whitetail caliber IMHO.
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Old September 23, 2011, 11:39 AM   #36
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These are my preferences FWIW:
*25-06 for Cali Deer, Antelope, Sheep & Goat.
*30-06 for larger Mulies and Doe Elk.
*35 Whelen for Large Elk & Moose.
(25-30-35)
All can be had in my favorite format, the Winchester M70, so there is no controls confusion in the heat of the moment.
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Old September 23, 2011, 02:54 PM   #37
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.270 this year, maybe old # 7 next...
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Old September 23, 2011, 02:58 PM   #38
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Favorite? Easy... .30-30 in a lever gun... Second favorite... tie 'tween 20 and 12 gauge cheap slug...

I do not contend with limited deer population so I do not need to take long shots. The longest I will shoot with a rifle is 100 yards... unless the deer is in the general vicinity of closer to my truck than I am... I will shoot 150 yards 'cuz it will not be a far drag back.

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Old September 23, 2011, 04:34 PM   #39
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i prefer .50, being from ohio its either muzzleloader or shot gun.

i prefer the muzzleloader.
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Old September 23, 2011, 04:52 PM   #40
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If the question really is...

"caliber" then 6.5mm/.26 caliber.

If the real question is cartridge then .260 Rem (followed by 6.5X38mm Grendel).

Actually the 6.5/.26 is my only cartridge for everything over .223R and under .308W.

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Old September 23, 2011, 10:40 PM   #41
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300 WM has worked well for me for 40+ years. I'm not about to change now, too much success.
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Old September 23, 2011, 11:13 PM   #42
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Favorite deer caliber: .30-06



Favorite rifle, what can I say!





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Old September 26, 2011, 08:48 PM   #43
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Ark 30-30 Marlin. or TC Hawken 50cal
AZ 338 Win Mag with 160 grain Barnes
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Old September 26, 2011, 08:59 PM   #44
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.270 Win., because I don't have a .280 or .280 Ackley Improved.
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Old September 26, 2011, 09:01 PM   #45
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.308 w/ 165gr Hornady's has helped take all 6 the last two years. I am planning on a rebarrel to .260Rem, flatter, faster, softer...
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Old September 26, 2011, 09:04 PM   #46
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Mag or Special
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Old September 27, 2011, 11:46 AM   #47
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Single shot Mauser sporter chambered for 30-40 Ackley Imp.

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Old September 27, 2011, 02:25 PM   #48
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Hey Win73, what's your '73 chambered for?
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Old September 27, 2011, 02:29 PM   #49
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7mm-08 with 110gr Barnes TTSX... 2835fps from 15" Encore Pro Hunter... 3,300 fps from 24" rifle.

Hits like Thor's hammer, yet keeps recoil very mild.
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Old September 28, 2011, 02:15 PM   #50
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I like the .270 from savage, but it kicks too much for my wife so i have to go with the 30-06 in dang near anyrifle, but you can never go wrong with a .50 muzzle loader
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