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What calibers have you taken deer with?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ScrapMetalSlug, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. ScrapMetalSlug

    ScrapMetalSlug Member

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    I frequently read threads about what are you hunting with and what to hunt with, but which calibers have you actually taken a deer with, not just merely carried afield? I do not have as much variety as I'd like at times being limited to shotgun only areas but here is the list:
    7.62x54r wolf gold 180grn soft points
    7.5x55 swiss wolf gold 174grn soft points
    12 gauge 300grn sabots

    What calibers have you taken deer with?
     
  2. Steel Talon

    Steel Talon Member

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    Many.. Primarily my beloved 25-06 and 300 win mag
     
  3. jlineman

    jlineman Member

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    I live in Indiana so we are limited to shotgun, ml, or a centerfire of a max 1.8 case length and a min. of 35 cal.That being said I have taken many deer with a 12 guage using lightfield slugs and 285 grain barnes spitfire ml. bullets with a knight longrange hunter.
     
  4. beeenbag

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    30.06
    7mm rem mag
    .223 remington
    .40 S&W
    .44 remington magnum
     
  5. nathan

    nathan Member

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    .308 with a STG 58
    .25 06 with Remington 700
     
  6. fdashes

    fdashes Member

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    257 Roberts
    35 Remington
    308 Winchester
    280 Remington
    30/06
    45/70
     
  7. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Member

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    12 guage, .308, .30-30 .50 caliber roundball and .44 Magnum in a levergun. I've also tried with a .357, but never got a shot off.
     
  8. RhinoDefense

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    Rifle
    22 LR
    223/5.56
    224 TTH
    6mm Remington
    6.5x55
    7mm Mauser
    7mm-08
    8mm Mauser
    300 Whisper/Blackout
    30-30
    308/7.62
    30-'06
    300 WM
    338-08 (aka now 338 Federal)
    351 WSL
    358 Win
    358 Norma
    375 H&H Mag
    45/70

    Handgun
    357 Mag
    10mm
    45 ACP
    460 Rowland
    50 AE
     
  9. Texan Scott

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    Took my very first doe years ago with a 22 hornet borrowed from an older relative. One bullet just behind the left ear from about 20 yds. DRT. Memories...
     
  10. paintballdude902

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    20ga
    12ga
    .3030
    .303
    .308
    .30-06
    7.62x54r
    .45-70
    44 mag
    45 colt

    and .22 lr if u count putting down a deer some hounds had run to near death (it was on the ground crying and barely breathing with the dogs starting to eat its hind quarters)
     
  11. Davek1977

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    in order:
    30-30
    .243
    7.62x39
    7mm Rem Mag
    .223/5.56
     
  12. critter

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    12 ga slug
    12 ga #000 BS
    12 ga #4 BS
    30-06
    25-06
    .35 whelen
    45-70
    .300 Win mag
    .308 Win
    30-30 TC Super 14" handgun
    .44 mag handgun
    .45 Colt handgun
    .54 cal muzzle loader
     
  13. Shuler13

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  14. schnarrgj

    schnarrgj Member

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    32 Winchester special
    223/5.56
    243
    30-30
    7x57
    8x57
    270
    7.5 Swiss
    7.62x54r
    7.62x39
    308
     
  15. Grumulkin

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    1. 204 Ruger
    2. 222 Remington
    3. 22-250 Remington
    4. 25/06 Remington
    5. 270 Winchester
    6. 308 Winchester
    7. 30/06 Springfield
    8. 300 Winchester Magnum
    9. 300 Weatherby Magnum
    10. 44 Remington Magnum
    11. 460 S&W Magnum
     
  16. 303tom

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    Slugs; 12, 20, & .410
    Rifle Caliber.
    .17
    .22
    .24
    .25
    .27
    .30
    .31
    .35
    .38
    And .45 & .50
    5.56
    6
    6.5
    6.8
    7
    7.5
    7.62
    7.92
     
  17. thomis

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    "F150" MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

    this is fun, I'll try to do in order, too:

    .243 Win (first deer)
    20 ga BS
    12 ga BS
    20 ga Slugs (my first double)
    .22 LR
    .22 WMR
    .308 Win
    .50 round ball
    .44 rem mag
    2005 Honda Accord
    bow n arrow, too
     
  18. 1911 guy

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    Do I need to update my list to include a 1996 Ford Contour? After all, it was nearly yhe only thing that car was good for. Being a Ford and all...
     
  19. Nicky Santoro

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    .223, 30-06, 12 ga. slug.
     
  20. T.R.

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    12 gauge sabot bullet
    .243
    30-30
    35 Remington
    44 MAG
    357 MAG
    .308
    .223

    I prefer 30-30 most of all for hunting forests & foothills.

    TR
     
  21. HOWARD J

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    410 slug
    7.35 Carcano
    8MM Mauser
    12 gage slug
    30/30 Win
    222 Rem
    6 mm Rem
    223 Rem
    7.62 x 39
    243 win
    44 Rem Mag handgun
    357 Mag handgun

    I always got a kick out of the ranger sitting on the tongue of our trailer---( 5:30 am--30 deg ) I said" come in you can hear better" I asked him why you guys give me a hard time for using a 222----he said because you once -a-year guys are not capable of properly shooting a deer with a 222.
    I said" what do you guys use for winter kill---he said " we buy 30,000 rds of 222--he said " best kill for the money at close range"
    Our tax dollars at work.
     
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  22. Chevelle SS

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  23. Shuler13

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    That f150 took out a cardinal and two dove prior to the deer. Best hunting weapon I ever owned.
     
  24. snakeman

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    223
    22-250
    243
    308
    6.8 spc
    45-70
    30-30
    257 weathbery
    8mm mauser
    270 win
    7mm rem mag
    martin jaguar compound (does a bow count?)
    ford f150
    05 chevy silverado
    1988 chevy silverado

    And I'm only 25! I have a lot more hunting to do.
     
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  25. primape

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    12ga #0 buckshot
    12ga slug
    30-30
    243
    708
    308
    3006
    44 mag
    50cal muzzleloader

    favorite feathered "bullet" is 30.5" 2413 easton with 125g muzzy
     
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