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one rifle only poll

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by interlock, Dec 5, 2008.

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what would be your choice for a one rifle deer rifle

  1. .223 rem

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. 22-250

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  3. other .22

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  4. 243 win

    24 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. 6mm rem

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  6. other 6mm

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 6.5 x 55 swede

    21 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. .260 rem

    6 vote(s)
    1.5%
  9. other between 6 and 6.5 mm

    10 vote(s)
    2.6%
  10. 7 x 57 mauser

    11 vote(s)
    2.8%
  11. 7mm08 rem

    31 vote(s)
    8.0%
  12. .280 rem

    10 vote(s)
    2.6%
  13. other between 6.5 and 7mm

    10 vote(s)
    2.6%
  14. .308 win

    94 vote(s)
    24.2%
  15. .30-06 sprg

    145 vote(s)
    37.4%
  16. other over 7mm

    15 vote(s)
    3.9%
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  1. zombienerd

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    Personally, I've always used the .30-30, it's never failed me once... My father swears by his .308 though, so That would have to be my #2
     
  2. bdg146

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    Maybe you should've left one of the others off? .270 should've been one of the top 3 you added to the list.

    I've shot one for years and LOVE the caliber. However, my vote went for the 7mm-08. I'd take either in a heartbeat though.
     
  3. uk roe hunter

    uk roe hunter Member

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    .270 now at 10. yes maybe it should have been in the poll
     
  4. d2wing

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    Also left off the list is the 7mm mag. The .270 doesn't have any big advantage as far as flatter shooting over the 06 according to factory charts.
     
  5. interlock

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    thanks guys

    guys thanks so much for doing this survey. i am not surprised by the results really. I thought the 7mm08 got a higher percentage than i anticipated.

    .30-06 whilst it remains the mainstay of american deer hunters looks challenged by the .308. i wonder how this survey will look if we do it in 5 years time? and how it would have looked 5 years ago?

    watch for the next poll!

    interlock
     
  6. Shawnee

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    ".30-06 whilst it remains the mainstay of american deer hunters "



    You think this "poll" is representitive of "American deer hunters" :confused:


    Puhleeeeese ! :rolleyes:


    ROTFLMAO !!!! :D:D:D



    OK :D - look for another "poll" :D:D
     
  7. MCgunner

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    No 25 caliber choice, but, voted .308 anyway. .308 will kill anything the .30-06 will kill and just as dead, yet, the rifle is a lot easier to tote and maneuver (mine's a M7 Remington).

    You make up this poll in case BHO limits you to one rifle? Never know, could happen I guess. If it did, I'd have to keep my old .257 and bury the .308. The .257 has emotional ties, being my grandpa's old gun and the gun I started hunting with and killed the most game with.
     
  8. interlock

    interlock Member

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    divided by a common language

    Shawnee

    "Puhleeeeese"

    we truly are divided by a common language!

    Of course i don't believe this poll to be truly representative... but it's all i have to go on. I also think i put quite narrow parameters on it. the reason i have done these polls, and i will do another on bullet design next week, is to compare what you guys are using against what we are using in the uk.
     
  9. oregonhunter

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    30-378 weatherby
     
  10. tblt

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    I would go with a 270 but you don't have that choice
     
  11. Vern Humphrey

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    The .30-06 is pretty much the do-anything cartridge. With an Ought Six you can hunt anything in the Americas, and much of what you'd find in Africa.
     
  12. ctgmi

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    Can’t vote, .30-30 isn’t listed.
    I can’t comprehend I always thought the basic equation was “ hunter + (.30-30 cartridge + lever rifle) = dead deer”.
     
  13. NFADLR

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    This poll has FAILED.

    The poll asks about what Favorite Caliber but the text asks about favorite Rifle.


    MAJOR FAIL.




     
  14. publiuss

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    6.5x55. It's ballistic coefficient is envied by lesser (all) calibers. The epitome of efficiency.
     
  15. KillBoxAlpha

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    7mm RUM! FTW!

    One rifle for all large game.
     
  16. 357sigRog

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    It would be the .270win. Since it wasn't there I voted for the 30-06.
     
  17. interlock

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    trolling?

    NFADLR

    "This poll has FAILED.

    The poll asks about what Favorite Caliber but the text asks about favorite Rifle.


    MAJOR FAIL.":barf::barf::barf:

    some trolling action going on here?:banghead:

    if the poll is such a failiure how come so many have voted?
     
  18. CoRoMo

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    A no-vote from me.:cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::fire::fire::fire::fire:

    .270!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. ronto

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    The Marlin 336 in 30-30 with a receiver mounted peep sight works for me in the thick deer woods around here. Easy to lug around, reliable, amd ammo is cheap and easy to find.
     
  20. Lonestar.45

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    .270 Win


    You put in the 22-250, .260 Rem, .280 Rem, and some other odd calibers, but not the .270 Win? :confused: Jack O'Connor must be rolling in his grave! For shame!
     
  21. BoilerUP

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    Hey now...nothing wrong with the 6.5mm-08 that is (marginally) better known as the .260 Remington! :D
     
  22. TimboKhan

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    I voted .30-06 based soley on the availability of ammunition. I like the .30-06 a great deal, but everything else being equal, it would be the 6.5x55 swede. Plenty of juice, soft-shooting, and I love shooting my Swedish Mausers!
     
  23. tenbears

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    243

    The 243 savage has been my favorite. All of my shots have been in the neck, and they don't run, in fact have seen 2 almost complete a back-flip when hit. With a lighter 95gr the round will stay in the upper neck along the spine and the deer gets the "full" shock for a quick kill.

    Happy Hunting
     
  24. fluffy

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    30-06 for me
     
  25. 41 magnum fan

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    My first choice would be the 45/70.Second choice would be the 257 Roberts.
     
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