Thread: Best deer round
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Old September 10, 2009, 09:04 AM   #23
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I'd second the .257 Roberts, 7-30 Waters, 7mm-08, .308, .30-06, and just about anything else up the middle range. Speaking of range--that's just it. Will you be hunting river bottom bean fields, wide western canyons, thick juniper thickets, eastern pine flats, thick grown-over clear cuts...........?

For myself, I found it nearly impossible to count on one rifle for every situation. In a quick pinch these days, it's going to most likely be a .444 Marlin with a Nikon Monarch 4x40 for the woody stuff, and a 26" M70 Classic Stainless with a Leupold 3.5-10x40 VXIII in 7mm Rem. Mag. With either of those, I have 99% confidence in my equipment for any situation I've found four-legged deer in. Throw in my 7-30 Waters Contender, and I'll go as far as 99.99%.

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