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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. brnmw

    brnmw Member

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    I guess you decided to tenderize in the field! j/k :D
     
  2. crestoncowboy

    crestoncowboy Member

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    460 Smith
    44 mag
    10mm
    257 Roberts
    7mm ultra
    338 lapua
    223
    222
    220 swift

    Will add 5.7 x 28 next doe I see within 25 ish yards
     
  3. sleepyone

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    I guess I'm boring. only and always .270
     
  4. Saddlebag Preacher

    Saddlebag Preacher Member

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    This year .35 Remington Hornady LeverEvolution in Marlin 336. Previously .35 Remington 200 grain Soft Point in same gun.
     
  5. Kayaker 1960

    Kayaker 1960 Member

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    I kilt a deer with a

    .7mm Rem Mag
    .308
    30.06

    Total of 8 deer I think.

    I don't think any of the deer noticed any difference.
     
  6. Deputy25

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    .243
    30/30
    30-06
    7mm Mag
    .300 Mag
    .444 Marlin
    45/70
     
  7. ricebasher302

    ricebasher302 Member

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    .243 Win
    .270 Win
    7mm Rem Mag
    45-70 Govt.

    17 HMR (Culling whitetail does. Close headshots only. Works like a charm.)
     
  8. Clark

    Clark Member

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    270
    7mmRM
    257RAI

    I did not start until I was 57.
     
  9. bad375

    bad375 Member

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    243win
    270win
    357mag
    300wby
    84 Chevy Blazer, I miss that truck
     
  10. guntech59

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    30-30
    .223 Rem
    .243 Win
    .25 WSSM
    .35 Rem
    6.5x55 SE
    .50 ML
     
  11. glockky

    glockky Member

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    243
    30-06
    30-30
    357
    44 mag
    300WSM
    12gauge
    223
    45-70
     
  12. BigN

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    223
    22-250
    220 Swift
    243
    257 Weatherby Mag
    25-06
    270
    7 Mag
    308
    300 WSM
    12 ga slugs
    44 mag
    (and coyotes with a 357 mag)
     
  13. CountGlockulla

    CountGlockulla Member

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    30-30
    .308
    12 ga
     
  14. empty hull

    empty hull Member

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    .223
    30-06
    Bow and arrow. :) Tim
     
  15. willroute

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    Primarily 270 and 30-30. I am fond of the core lokt remington 270 and leverolution hornandy 30-30.

    Any caliber that will kill deer cleanly, but I have only used the above to kill deer.

    Dropped a 160 pound 8 point this past Tuesday with 130 grain 270 core lokt.
     
  16. Legionnaire
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    Let's see ...

    .243
    .308
    .30-06
    .30-30
    .44 mag
    .50 muzzle loader
    12 gauge
     
  17. TheCracker

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    223
    270
    44 mag, in lever gun
    50 cal muzzle loader
    12, OO buck
    70 lb compound
     
  18. wombat13

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    12 ga sabot
    .338WM
    .30-06
    .50 ML (cap lock and in-line)
    .300WM
     
  19. deerhunter61

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    Interesting question

    30-30
    30-06
    7mag
    300mag
    6.5x55 swede
    22-250
    308

    Not near as many as some of the others
     
  20. The Big Game Hunter

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    .308 Winchester
    .45-70
    .32 Remington
    .35 Remington
    9.3x62mm

    I tend to gravitate towards some of the more "unusual" calibers.
     
  21. inclinebench

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    .30-30
    .30-06
    .50 cal ML
    7.5 X 55 Swiss.
     
  22. shamelessinct

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    12 Ga.
    30/06
    30/30
    35 Whelen
    308
    And put down a bunch of car hit deer with a 40 S&W while on duty.
     
  23. 45crittergitter

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    .17 HMR
    .41 Mag.
    .445 SuperMag
    .30-06
    .300 Win. Mag.
    .416 Rem. Mag.
     
  24. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Member

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    what calibers have I not taken a deer with.
     
  25. blackwalnut

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    RE: what have I taken deer with....

    79 Mercury Marquis and lots of centerfire rifles, slug guns, muzzleloaders , crossbows, and compound bow. They all work. Use good equipment, sight in properly, good loads, and practice and you will find they all work well.

    Dont get hung up on magnum BS or the latest, greatest marketing bull for other products. No substitute for practice and good equipment that set up properly.

    But remember no wild shots like rear end shots or running shots you should not take.

    I would stay away from rimfires and centerfire .22s for deer no matter what the experts say or the Ammo companies with their 223 "deer loads". Be humane . Also some calibers and loads are illegal for game in some states so dont break the law.
     
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