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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. elk tracker

    elk tracker Member

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    It's a little large but I should not have responded to this thread anyway. Being new to this forum I was just having fun. I will pick up a deer tag from time to time but we had such a rough time with the deer population in th 90's when they stopped coyote hunting that I don't want to harvest more than I can eat and I enjoy just watching the deer. My girls will eat elk but not deer. I do use a Remington Sendero 270 with a high powered Leupold scope for coyotes and prairie dogs. It's kinda fun for plinking.
     
  2. f4t9r

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    since we have to use a slug gun. I prefer the 20 gauge with a rifled barrel
    and a scope.
     
  3. gunmn74

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    I allready posted my .270 round but that is for my 2 doe tags.
    Bucks are taken with a 90 grain muzzy broadhead.:D
     
  4. turbojohn41

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    remington 700 in 8mm mauser
    remington 870 16 gauge for shotgun counties
     
  5. riddleofsteel

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    My son shoots a 129 grain Hornady SP's out of 6.5-284 in a short action custom Model 7

    I shoot 130 grain SP's out of a semi-custom Savage .270 for most hunts.

    I also have a 25-06 Remington Sendero that slings a 117 grain Hornady SPBT fast and accurate enough to put me over the 400 yard mark with confidence.
     
  6. CoRoMo

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    I used to only use a 30-30 until an elk got away after I shot it in the shoulder and couldn't find it. Upgraded to a .270 and everything has dies quickly since. Haven't ever had to shoot twice either. Saturday morning, I got a mule deer, here in Colorado. The .270 did the job well. In one side and out the other, and the deer dropped like a bag of dirt in it's tracks. It is all about shot placement. If you shoot your gun enough to be accurate with it, it will be deadly for every critter on earth, so don't worry so much about caliber. Get a gun that won't kick your shoulder sore, and shoot a good load through it and often. You'll kill everything you aim at.
     
  7. CoRoMo

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    We found that elk the following year, or at least what we thought was that elk's carcass. It was about another 200 yards from where we gave up search.
     
  8. aerod1

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    I prefer the 6.5x55 Swede. It is a most excellent deer cartridge!!:D
     
  9. the lone gunman

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    6mm Remington. It may be the "pea shooter" of "deer calibers", but there are very few deer that I've had to track down. Most are DRT. I'm always amazed at the internal damage such a small bullet can do. "quote "

    I am with you on the 6mm, always load mine with 75gr. HPs for varmints to deer. Never shot a bear but my brother in law has shot a couple with his 243 mohawk and 100grainers, I Think at least here in Pa. it does the job very well. Oh ,my gun was a 760 gamemaster, had the barrel cut to 18 inches with a weaver 3-9 scope, Boy , I loved that gun but my ex took it away from me. Now for varmints I use my hornet and for deer my 1894 Marlin 44 mag.
     
  10. .41 magnum man

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    Marlin 30/30 primarily, but will be carrying my Ruger Blackhawk .41 magnum this year also.
     
  11. warriorsociologist

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    7.5x55 Swiss
    .41 Magnum
     
  12. olhippie

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    ...I've taken whitetail deer over the years with more calibers than I could likely recall accurately. All of them have performed well, when I did my part as a marksman.....

    .......22/250 Remington, 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 6.5X55 Swedish,7mm Mauser, 280 Remington, 284 Winchester (my favorite hunting rifle),30/30 Winchester,35 Remington,30/06 Springfield,308 Winchester,7.62X39 Russian,8mm Mauser,338 Winchester Magnum,38/55 Winchester, 50 caliber muzzleloader,357 Remington Maximum, 41 Remington magnum, 45 long Colt, and I'm ashamed to admit, as a young dumb vandal, I did kill a couple deer with a 22RF (Certainly not ethical, and illegal in all areas I know of)
     
  13. Gunwhore

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    30-30 Win and 300 WSM

    30-30 Win with Hornady leverrevolution works great inside of 200 yards. Three one shot kills last year. One long range 350 yard shoulder impact and deer limped away.

    This year I am trying 300 WSM.
     
  14. paintballdude902

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    Most of the deer I've killed was with a .30-30. Sometimes I'll carry my .351 self loader, but I've never killed a deer with it. I also have used a .308 and this year will use a .303. My oldest son has a .243 and my youngest uses a .270 as he complained that the .30-30 I bought him wasn't enough gun??? Maybe I've been wrong all these years.
     
  16. frogomatic

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    currently - 7.62x39

    as soon as I finish building my rifle - 35 whelen
     
  17. CoRoMo

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    .270 Winchester

    It kills them quickly.
     
  18. Snagglepuss

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    Another for the .270
     
  19. chemist308

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    50% of time: 308 Winchester
    Other 50%: 50 caliber inline muzzleloader with 100 gr black powder and 295 gr conical.
     
  20. marty1

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    30-30 150 grain or 7-08 140 gr.
    love my 50 Omega with 2 777's and 295 gr powerbelt
     
  21. oregonhunter

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    30-06, 150gr NPT's at 3100fps for blacktail, 180grainers for muleys.
     
  22. v8stang289

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    .270 WIN 140grn BTSP
     
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    7.62x54R, 203grain SP
     
  25. .45Guy

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    It varies from year to year. This year .30WCF, perhaps 8mm Lebel next year.
     
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