Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Mn Fats, Jul 21, 2020.
Accurate shot placement is the key - no matter what the caliber.
I still believe it should be allowed for turkey at least.
It does put more onus on the shooter, and did require some scouting and stalking skills but it was very effective for me.
I pretty much hunt deer and hogs exclusively with 30-30 and 35 Remington these days.
Them are fighting words around my neck of the woods lol. 30-06 is the most commonly asked for caliber at all the gunshows me and dad have worked at, and we cant get any in so that is disappointing. I mean, I personally have 1100ish rounds of 30-06 but I'm not gonna sell any unless I can replace it... Which is what I think a lot of people are doing.
I think there are a lot of extra boxes of rifle ammo stock piled away.
6mm Rem - awesome round, Remington almost killed it, marketing as a varmits, barrels rifled for light, fast varmit bullets. With s quality, deer bullet, 6mm will give you 100 fps over .243.
.257 Roberts - over shadowed by .25-06, but great round in it's own right.
.280 Rem - over shadowed by 7mmRemMag and the belted mag craze.
Honorable mention: .223 - I prefer the 62-64gr SP or HP bullets. Have taken 17 deer, 1 shot, from 70-235 yards, all DRT! Shot placement is key, but it ALWAYS is.
How about the 8mm Remington Mag?
It interests me, don't know if I'll ever get around to one, right now I'm on the fence between a 9.3x62 and another 8x57...have a 1908 action to play with.
I like how the author complains that the 7mm rem mag doesn't quite achieve magnum velocities but still has significant recoil, and then turns around and knocks the .280AI even though it just about matches the 7mmRM velocity with less recoil.
Now they're both "also mentioned" cartridges.
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7mm Weatherby Magnum
That seems obvious to me, but apparently I’m in the minority.
If I had to pick the most underrated deer round, I’d say the 12ga. I’ve seen almost no mention of it, and I also know very, very few people that deer hunt with any shotgun, I do understand some of this regional.
However given the ranges most people hunt at with newer sabots as well as buckshot, it’s a fine choice for many people that never consider it, Including myself to be perfectly honest.
I'm in that "minority" as well. And that's the main reason why I stated in my post (#48 in this thread) that the good ol' 30-30 could just as easily fit in the overrated category when it comes to hunting rounds in this country.
Note: I'm not wishing to start a war here. I like the good ol' 30-30 - mine has worked just fine every time I've pointed it at a deer. But it's not a great choice for everything from pronghorns to moose out here in the west where 250 yard shots are not uncommon.
I have no experience with the 44/40, but I killed a lot of jackrabbits with 22 shorts in my younger years, and I'd love to have me a Model 88 Winchester chambered for the 284 Win.
Seems like I’m seeing less and less of those. Used to see 243 and 30-30 a lot in the past
Old school does NOT mean ineffective.
Most of these new, wonderful calibers are made for plastic AR-15 type rifles which I abhor. A real rifle is made of steel and wood not aluminum, pot metal and plastic.
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