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Old December 16, 2012, 09:44 AM   #101
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I have success with .30-30 on drives, and .30-06 on watch. It just wouldn't feel right to not give them both a chance.
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Old December 16, 2012, 02:31 PM   #102
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30-40 Krag. Good on elk, bear and moose as well.
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Old December 16, 2012, 02:35 PM   #103
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Old December 16, 2012, 06:24 PM   #104
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Old December 16, 2012, 06:27 PM   #105
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Currently, .50 from a muzzleloader is my favorite. Gotta love the smoke cloud.
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Old December 17, 2012, 11:05 PM   #106
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All I use is 30-30 for deer
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Old December 17, 2012, 11:50 PM   #107
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I've taken deer with a number of rifles from .357 mag to .300 mag. My favorite now is the Marlin 336 chambered with the 38-55. Loaded with a 255 gr bullet it is great on deer out to 200-250 yds. After it's development in 1894, it was slightly shortened, necked down and became the 30-30.

Because of the many black powder rifles still around, it is a hand load propisition. I have never had to shoot twice at a deer.
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Old December 20, 2012, 09:32 PM   #108
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I usually hunt deer and elk in the same season and the 270 win. is my round of choice. At the distance I capable of shooting well, 350 yards, it is plenty for either. If I fill the elk tag first I sometime switch to a 30 30. Dan
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Old December 20, 2012, 10:26 PM   #109
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I like the good old 30-06.

If I was in a place where it was short range shots I would go with the classic 45-70 Govt.
Always looking for a good hunt!
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Old December 20, 2012, 10:29 PM   #110
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Prefer 45gr Soft Point, right behind the ear. Killed everything from a squirrel to a horse. Never lost an animial.
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Old December 20, 2012, 10:49 PM   #111
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Old December 22, 2012, 05:58 AM   #112
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Mine is definitely the .35Remington.
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Old December 22, 2012, 07:03 AM   #113
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I have two favorites: the 7mm Rem Mag and the 45-70 Gov't. Out of those two, I'd guess I prefer the 45-70 but I most often hunt with the 7mm. Both are fine deer rounds and are perfect for the hills and valleys I hunt in.
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Old December 22, 2012, 07:50 AM   #114
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Rifle = 30-06

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Old December 23, 2012, 09:40 PM   #115
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.257 weatherby magnum, with my handloads, 80 grain barnes ttsx bullets going over my chronograph right at 3700 fps, deer react as if struck by lightning!
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