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First time hunting for white tale

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by younggun619, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. younggun619

    younggun619 Member

    Going with my best friend and his uncle somewhere down here in southern cali around Cleavland national forest. Taking my dads winchester model 70 in 30-06. My question is what round should i bring for white tale? should i stick with the tried and true 150gr soft point Remington rounds Ive shoot since i was a kid or should i go for a heavier 180grainer?
  2. ssfeldjager

    ssfeldjager Well-Known Member

    The 150 grain will do fine. And it's white TAIL.
  3. Yarddog

    Yarddog Well-Known Member

    Good Luck Great Gun & round Stat Safe & Keep your EYES & EARS open ; )
  4. MichaelK

    MichaelK Well-Known Member

    The won't be whitetails here in California. Here they're desert mule deer. I got one over near the Hemet side of the national forest. They tend to be on the small side, so your 150 grain soft points are just right.
  5. blackops

    blackops Well-Known Member

    They aren't true desert mule deer (for majority), thus the size differential. They are blacktail.
  6. S&Wfan

    S&Wfan Well-Known Member

    Ask your dad what make of ammo and type + weight of bullet shoots best in his 30.06. THAT'S what you need to use. Each specimen of any make/type of rifle "prefers" certain ammunition that it shoots best.

    Also, different bullet weights, makes and types shoot to different "point of aim" locations, so knowing what he preferred would probably yield you better accuracy and thus less chance of wounding and tracking a deer for hours. Shot placement is everything.

    Also, try to sight in the round that you get before the hunt. Scopes can move, aimpoints can mysteriously change sometimes.

    Good luck on your hunt.

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