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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. v8stang289

    v8stang289 Member

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    Good ole .30-30
    .270 win
    carbon express arrow with 125 gr broadhead
     
  2. 627PCFan

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    "375 H&H Mag"

    Also killed the engine block and 2 foot concrete wall behind the deer downrange :)
     
  3. sirsloop

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    G5 T3 caliber, 400 grain @ 305fps :)
     
  4. slicksleeve

    slicksleeve Member

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    Rifles:
    .243 Winchester
    .444 Marlin
    .270 Winchester
    7mm-08 Remington
    30-06 Springfield
    .308 Winchester

    Handguns:
    .41 Magnum
    .44 Magnum

    Also a 12 gauge shotgun using 00 buckshot, and a Hoyt Compound bow.
    Of all of those rifle calibers, none stood out as head and shoulders better than any of the other. Performance through the years has been strikingly similar in most cases, I wouldn't turn around for the difference in any of them.
     
  5. WayBeau

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    .30-06
    Beman ICS Hunter tipped with a 100gr. NAP Thunderhead
     
  6. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    .222, .243, .270, '06.
     
  7. RhinoDefense

    RhinoDefense Member

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    375 H&H does less damage to a deer than a .270 Win because of its moderate velocity.
     
  8. 27hand

    27hand Member

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    12 ga slug
    20 ga slug

    7mm mauser
    30-30
    30.06

    .44 mag

    arrow gun Forgot to post caliber ( my apologies) 20 inch bolt ---cal. .34375
     
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  10. Captcurt

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    Rifle

    243 Win
    257 Weatherby
    260 Rem
    6.5X55
    270 Win
    300 Sav
    30-06
    300WSM

    Black Powder

    45
    50

    Shotgun

    OO Buck

    Handgun

    357 Mag
    45 LC
     
  11. 22-rimfire

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    Just a few for me... 243 win, 270 win, and 480 Ruger.
     
  12. Patocazador

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    Rifles:
    .257 Roberts Imp.
    .25-06
    7x57 Imp.
    .30-30
    .30-06
    7.65 Arg.
    .338-06 Imp.
    .35 Whelen

    Handguns:
    .250 Savage
    7mm BR
    .357/.44 Bain & Davis
    .44 Mag

    Muzzleload:
    .50 Cal Sidelock
    .50 Cal Inline

    .457 Ruger Old Army

    Shotgun:
    12 Ga. slug
    12 Ga. Buckshot

    Compound Bow
    Crossbow

    And in deference to Shuler:
    Ford F-150
    Dodge Power Wagon Club Cab long bed (the mule deer jumped as I hit it and wound up in the bed of the truck with a broken neck. No damage was visible on the truck).
     
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  13. sixgunner455

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    .50 muzzleloader.
    9mm pistol
     
  14. ScrapMetalSlug

    ScrapMetalSlug Member

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    Just by looking at the list so far, apparently every caliber is capable of taking deer and has been used from .22lr to .375 H&H including cars,trucks, and arrows.
    It is funny that which caliber for deer is debated and argued frequently, when it looks like whatever you have will work assuming it is legal in your area and you are proficient enough with it.

    I haven't seen anyone post they have killed a deer with a spear yet though.
     
  15. MCgunner

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    .257 Roberts....a few dozen/Grandpa's old gun and my most accurate even today. It killed my first.

    .30-30 .....Rifle and pistol

    .357 magnum...Rifle and pistol

    7.62x39

    .50 cal CVA Wolf....385 grain Hornady Great Plains Minie

    7mm Remington Magnum

    .308 Winchester --- my go to modern rifle now days for deer/hogs
     
  16. mnhntr

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    .35 remington
    .260 remington
    .30-30
    .308 Win
     
  17. ritepath

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    243
    30-06
    270
    22-250
    223
    9mm
    7mm-08
     
  18. Texaszach

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    243 win
    270 win
    30-06
     
  19. Elkins45

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    This is officially my favorite reply in this thread! I've taken one with a Chevy Colorado and another with a Toyota Corolla. My wife also took a nice buck with her brand new 2003 Corolla on the way home from buying it off the dealer's lot! The car had 41 miles on it!


    For me:

    50 cal ML (X many)
    25-06
    270 (X many)
    44 magnum
    257 Weatherby (X several)
    308

    I started totaling up (as best as I can remember over almost 25 years) and it occurred to me that I've taken almost as many deer with a 50 cal muzzle loader than with all my centerfire guns combined. Kentucky has an early two day ML hunt in October and I often take one then, and I often take a doe during the weeklong December regular ML season.
     
  20. JohnB

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    12 ga. = 1
    .35 Remington = 2
    .25-06 = 50+
     
  21. Grumulkin

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    I've hit a bunch of deer with various vehicles but I never found any bodies so they may or may not have died:

    1. Schwinn Super Sport 10 speed. That hurt (concussion and broken clavicle)

    2. Chevy Blazer

    3. Chevy Impala ($1,300 damage back in the 80s)

    4. Chevy Suburban

    5. Cadillac Deville

    I may have forgotten some.

    Since they didn't necessarily die, I should probably use something bigger next time.
     
  22. tarosean

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    30/06
    30-30
    44mag
     
  23. jrdolall

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    This is a fallacy. Vehicle placement is much more critical than the size of the vehicle.

    I have killed deer with a Nissan. A 4 pointer came off a hill at a dead run and totalled my truck. The driver behind me gave me a lift and when I came back an hour later the deer had been picked up. I guess someone needed venison REALLY badly.
    Oh, was this thread about firearms?
    12 g
    20 g
    30-06
    243
    30-30
    7mag
    270
    7.62x54
    7.62x39
    25-06
    22-250
    Probably some others as I have been hunting since the late 60s.
    Bow
    Muzzleloader
    Pistol
    Baseball bat.
     
  24. 303tom

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    The OP`s question was (What calibers have you taken deer with?) I think I am the only one to answer the question correctly, I don`t believe cars & trucks are CALIBERS nor are arrows.......Well I guess the OP should have just said (What have you taken deer with?) Then we all could have said anything, cars, trucks, bows & arrows, rock, get my drift, you know just saying...........
     
  25. Captcurt

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    I forgot a couple.

    6.5 Carcano
    44 Mag
    recurve
    compound
    F150
     
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