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What Round do you deer hunt with??

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by phantomak47, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. phantomak47

    phantomak47 Member

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    Mods please remove
     
  2. R.W.Dale

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    Why? this a good topic.

    Primarly 300 WBY, 7.62x39, 7.5x54 MAS ; 17 HMR, .410 for smaller critters
     
  3. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    I hunt white tail coos with a 300 weatherby magnum :evil: and a tomahawk:what:
     
  4. Legionnaire
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    Several, but mostly 150gr Core-Lokt .308.
     
  5. BIGR

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    97 % of the time 30.06 3 % of the time .300 Winchester
     
  6. M.E.Eldridge

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    .375 H&H.......

    7.5 Swiss, 8mm Mauser, 30-06, 7.62x54r, .303 British(my personal favorite).
     
  7. nico

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    Since others have posted:
    with my .270 M77 - 130gr Winchester Power Points or Remington Core Lokt. Both shoot couple inch groups at 100 yards (well within minute of deer) and have been effective enough on deer that I haven't felt the need to spend more.

    With the muzzleloader - .45 250gr Hornady SST (.50 sabot) with two 50gr triple seven pellets.
     
  8. Shotgunner60

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    Kimber 84m in .243 because it's a pleasure to cary and shoot....
     
  9. GRB

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    I use either 2 3/4" 12 gauge slugs, nothing special, out of a remington 870; or I use 200 grain Remington Core Lokt .35 Remington out of a Marlin 336.

    All the best,
    GB
     
  10. Lennyjoe

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    30-06 in 165gr Sierra Gameking over 57.5gr of IMR 4350.
     
  11. Grumulkin

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    I've tried:

    222 Remington - 1 deer
    22-250 Remington - 2 deer
    270 Winchester - 1 deer
    7mm Remington Magnum - 1 deer
    308 Winchester - 3 deer
    30/06 - 2 deer

    My "favorite" would depend on the hunting situation. For shots at up to 200 yards, the 222 Rem. is nice in that it's easy on the ears even without ear protection and the recoil is negligible. The 22-250 is great even up to the 300 to 400 yard range with minimal recoil, excellent accuracy and it's also easy on the ears (appreciated both by the shooter and the neighbors).

    An equally favorite is the 7mm Rem. Mag. The recoil isn't bad but it is loud. It obviously has a lot more power than the 22-250, is much better in wind and is good for even heavier animals than deer. This would probably be my pick for very open areas where wind was likely to be a significant factor. Mine is quite accurate which, with it's flat trajectory, makes shots in the 400 yard range on deer quite doable from an excellent rest. For much over 400 yards, I would want to use a good range finder with it and I'm not really into range finders (just another piece of stuff to haul around).
     
  12. gezzer

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    .54 round ball
     
  13. mk

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    30 06, 180 grain.
     
  14. spooney

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    .44 mag
     
  15. LeonCarr

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    .44 Magnum
     
  16. MCgunner

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    Rifle mostly .308 Winchester anymore

    Handgun .30-30

    Revolver .357 Magnum, though I might try my .45 colt this year, maybe.

    I have used other calibers, but right now these are my favorite. The caliber that I've killed the most deer with, however, is .257 Roberts. Truth be told, it's all I really need even now. It is my most accurate rifle, 3/4 moa gun. Killed my first with that gun 43 years ago.
     
  17. bearmgc

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    Mainly 30-06 with 180gr corlockts, sometimes 44magnum 240gr SP, sometimes 444Marlin Rem 240gr SP, for awhile used 7magnum 160gr Sierra Gameking BTSP. All for Mulies.
     
  18. Chuck Perry

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    45-70, 300g HP.
     
  19. 'Card

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    .30-06 (180-grain Federal Hi-Energy Noslers) about 70% of the time.
    .300WinMag about 15% of the time.
    .300 Savage about 15% of the time.
    12-gauge w/slugs about once in a blue moon.

    Which one I use on any given day depends on conditions and terrain.
     
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    300WSM 150 or 180 grain

    A bit much for deer, but it's my first rifle and I plan to hunt elk too, maybe an Alaska moose someday too.

    jeepmor
     
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    44 mag or 3inch #1 buck out of my 1187 sp( she likes #1's):what:
     
  22. Karbon

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    140 grain Nosler Accubonds out of my 270wsm.

    ONLY Federal.
     
  23. Mannlicher

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    In close cover, I like either my Marlin 30-30 or my Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag.
    For the times I hunt over a field, I usually take the Mannlicher-Schoenauer in .270 Winchester.
     
  24. DogBonz

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    30-06 or 30-30. I try to keep it simple.
     
  25. Fat_46

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    150gr spbt in a .270
     
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