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Old July 11, 2011, 09:38 AM   #26
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.270 wsm, 30-30 win, .50 cal muzzle loader, 12 gauge w/slugs.
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Old July 11, 2011, 12:48 PM   #27
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Rem M-700SPS in .308
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Old July 11, 2011, 01:01 PM   #28
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Hmm off the top of my head...

.243 Win, .260 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Rem, 308 Win, 338 Federal, 30-30 WCF, 32 WCF, 35 Remington, 25-06 Rem, .270 Win, .280 Remington , 30-06 Springfield, 338-06 A-Square, 35 Whelen, .284 Win, 6.5-284 Norma, .257 Weatherby, .270 Weatherby, 7mm Weatherby, 300 Weatherby, .300 Win mag, 7mm Rem Mag, 45-70 govt, 6.5x55 etc, .250 Savage, 300 Savage, .257 Roberts, 7x57.. You could easily add 50 more cartridges..

There isn't a whitetail that walks that you couldn't drop with a .270 Winchester...
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Old July 11, 2011, 01:24 PM   #29
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oops, missed page 1, nevermind, lol
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Old July 11, 2011, 02:59 PM   #30
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Trying a .243 this year. 30'06, .300Wby, .300Win, .280, .270, .222, 12ga, 7mmMag, 7mm-08, 30-30, 35 Rem, .41 Mag, .44 Mag, .45 Win Mag, .444 and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.

Of all the rounds I own, I think that for shots to 300yards, which are rare on our wood goats, the 7mm-08 is about the perfect cartridge. Plenty of energy, good trajectory, mild recoil, short action and proven performance.
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Old July 11, 2011, 07:54 PM   #31
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Through the years from the first Deer hunt many years ago I have taken Whitetail with

Rifles
30-30
.280 rem
M1 30 carbine
30-06
270 win.
6mm Rem
7MM Rem mag.
7mm08 Rem
.308 Win.
50 Cal black powder

Pistols
.357 Mag
.44 mag

Shotgun
12Ga.
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Old July 17, 2011, 05:03 PM   #32
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These are rifle/carbine/revolver/shotgun and cartridges I've used to take deer. None got away:

- 30-30 Winchester - 94 & Glenfield 30
- 35 Remington - Marlin 336 & Remington 141
- 44 MAG - Marlin 1894 & Ruger 96
- 300 Savage - Remington 722
- .308 - Remington 660 & Savage 99
- 6.5mm Swede - custom Browning
- .223 - Savage 110-V (64 gr Winchester bullet)
- .243 - Remington 760
- 357 MAG - Taurus revolver
- 12 ga - Mossberg 500 with rifled barrel
- 50 cal - CVA Optima muzzle-loader

Of course, I do not own all these firearms. It's fun to trade every now and again.

My favorite is 30-30 for shots out to about 150 yards or so. Either I stalk closer or pass up the animal.

I have taken deer well beyond 275 yards with .308 and .243.

44 MAG hits REAL HARD with Hornady XTP hollow tip bullets. Big holes in the animals but recoil and muzzle blast are easy to take in carbine compared to revolver. My longest shot with 44 MAG: about 85 yards or so.

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Old July 17, 2011, 06:25 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Jack O'Conner
My favorite is 30-30 for shots out to about 150 yards or so.
Yessir, I concur. I was talking with my hunting buddy yesterday and we've got a spot on the lease that's just dying for a stand. It's in deep woods overlooking a creek with an acorn flat and the farthest shot would be about 75 yards. I think I'm going to slip in there in the next couple of weeks and find a spot to erect a stand. It would be just perfect for a .30-30.

Now, my only decision is whether to use cast bullets or jacketed. I think that if a grandson is shooting we'll let him use jacketed bullets. When I slip in there in a late afternoon I'll use cast bullets.
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:36 PM   #34
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I took my first white tail with a 357 magnum marlin lever action

Other Rifles that I have taken white tail with is 45/70 and 30-06

I have also taken white tail with a 357 magnum revolver and plan to take one this year with a 45/70 BFR handgun
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Old July 17, 2011, 09:02 PM   #35
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Along with the rifles listed above I've also used
HANDGUNS single action 357,Ruger 44mag.SA/DA RUGER Super black/red hawks,7mm-o8 & 30-30 T/C ENCORE.454 SRH.45ACP GLOCK 21 they are legal in GA.

SHOTGUNS 20,16 ,12 GAUGE PUMPS
BLACK POWER T/C BLACK DIAMOND 50CAL,CVA 45 CAL.
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Old July 18, 2011, 11:47 AM   #36
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I've shot whitetail with these calibers and my results....

.243 100 gr. Hit 'em in the vitals and it's all over.

.308 150 and 180 gr. The 150 gr didn't put them down, even when hit in the vitals. The 180 gr. round nose did.

30-30. Emptied a 94 broadside into a huge buck at 40 yards and he never flinched.
Followed the blood trail 100 yards and found him being tagged by another hunter. The guy that I came with. Never used a 30-30 again.

30-06 150 gr. Works good but still didn't drop them on the spot.

.300 Win Mag. Makes gutting a chore but they don't go anywhere. Very humane. And no one else will tag your deer.

.270 win Best deer cartridge there is

Others I've had experience with (buddies used them) and know what they do.

12 gauge slugs In the vitals the deer drop on the spot.
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Old July 18, 2011, 12:28 PM   #37
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30-30. Emptied a 94 broadside into a huge buck at 40 yards and he never flinched.
Followed the blood trail 100 yards and found him being tagged by another hunter. The guy that I came with. Never used a 30-30 again.
Seems your neck of the woods is overrun with rude folk.

I've killed deer with...... lemmee see here.....

.308 WIN (BLR Carbine)
.243 WIN (Rem 788)
.30-06 (unsure of the make-borrowed gun, scoped bolt gun, possibly a Savage)
.270 WIN (Rem 721)
.30/30 WIN (Marlin 30A)
.45 flintlock rifle (patched round ball)
8mm Mauser (Bubba'd Commission Rifle)

The least satisfactory was the flinlock, then the 8mm ....... followed by the 30/30.
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Old July 18, 2011, 09:11 PM   #38
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30-06 150 gr. Works good but still didn't drop them on the spot.
Try some good 180's and hit them just right. I have witnessed several DIT(Dead In Tracks) deer kills with the 30.06
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Old July 19, 2011, 08:26 AM   #39
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.25 to .45 calibers.
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Old July 19, 2011, 02:23 PM   #40
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Let's see ...

12 gauge slugs - Mossberg 500
.243 Win - Remington Model Seven
.30-30 - Marlin 336
.308 - Remington Model Seven
.30-06 - Remington 760
.44 mag - Marlin 1894, Ruger Redhawk

Hoping to add one this year with a .50 caliber flintlock - Lyman Trade Rifle.
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Old July 19, 2011, 03:01 PM   #41
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.30-30
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.410 bore (#4 to the forehead...)
20 and 12 gauge buckshot and slugs.

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Old July 19, 2011, 05:58 PM   #42
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I shot my first deer with my brothers Marlin 20ga bolt action when I was 16.

All but two of the other dozen or so deer I have kiiled with my sporterized Swedish mauser. And three iwth my Springfield M1A Scout.

So that's 20ga, 6.5x55mm Sedish, and .308 Win.

Got one with a 1991 Chevy S10 too, and another with a 1989 Chevy Z-24
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Old July 19, 2011, 06:35 PM   #43
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Old July 19, 2011, 07:41 PM   #44
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5.56 is all the gun I ever needed for white tail
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Old July 20, 2011, 04:11 AM   #45
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M88 Win-.308
m94-.30-30
Ruger Carbine-.44mag
Rem 700-.270
Ruger 77-7.62x39
Ruger Mini-30-""
Savage 110-.243
Rem 870-12 ga slug
.50 T/C caplock & maxiball

I've shot a few after deer v. car MVA's, does that count?
870/12ga-00B
S&W 686-.357
Sig P220-.45acp

But I've killed more w/ a bow! Sweet Home Alabama, two deer a day for season exceeding 100 days in length!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old July 20, 2011, 02:38 PM   #46
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my latest favorite is 7mm-08, before that its the 30-06. If im feeling tacticool i might bring out the ar in 5.56.
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Old July 20, 2011, 05:01 PM   #47
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.270 for the last 20 years. Works everytime if you shoot the deer in the right spot. Ive probaly shot over 30 deer but only for other people since I dont eat deer meat.
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Old July 21, 2011, 10:50 AM   #48
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30-06 is what I used when I first started hunting, now days I prefer the .270 for rifle season. For muzzlelaoding season I use .50.
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Old July 21, 2011, 11:48 AM   #49
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I only use .308 Win or a 12 gauge shotgun with deer slugs. I recently acquired a Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnum revolver that I intend to use on deer drives but I haven't hunted with it yet.

The 30-06 packs just a little too much wallop for my tastes. The .308 is a more manageable round for me. And it's more than enough to take down a deer (all but one of my deer kills have been 1 shot).
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Old July 22, 2011, 12:56 AM   #50
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oops

Forgot the Savage Scout/.308
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