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    • .243

      11 5.00%
    • 30-30

      29 13.18%
    • 30-06

      69 31.36%
    • 7mm Varients [-08, Rem Mag, etc]

      16 7.27%
    • 25-06

      4 1.82%
    • .270 varients [Win, WSM, etc]

      28 12.73%
    • .280

      5 2.27%
    • .300 Varients [Savage, Win, WSM, etc]

      6 2.73%
    • 6mm

      2 0.91%
    • 8mm

      3 1.36%
    • .308 Varients

      40 18.18%
    • .338 Varients

      0 0%
    • .325

      0 0%
    • Shotgun loads

      12 5.45%
    • Muzzleloaders

      11 5.00%
    • Pistol Calibers [including lever actions]

      18 8.18%
    • Other

      15 6.82%
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    1. #21
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      When I did hunt when I was younger (almost getting shot by some jackass ended that for me) I used a .30-06 when went to VT and 12 gauge in MA.

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      7mm mag for me.

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      I hunt with my Ruger No.1 7mm mag. My wife loves her S&W 1500 .25-06. I got the 7mm because I think its big enough for anything in the states but still not overkill for mule deer.

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      got to love a 270

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      30.06 will take anything in Mississippi. Robert

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      .30-30

      I will be getting a .30-06 this year.

      I'm embarassed to admit it, I'm the world's most unsuccessful hunter except when it comes to birds. I love to hunt quail and doves and my old Remmy 1100 has been my constant compainion.

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      280 TC 16" pistol

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      My favorite hunting rifle is a very accurate custom 7mm Remmington Magnum that all of my best whitetails were taken with. I also have a Remmington Model 788 in .243 Winchester (too light for deer in my humble opinion) and a Ruger bolt action 30-06 a great cartridge. However, a good friend and hunting buddy carries a custom lightweight chambered in 270 Weatherby with 140 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. This is possibly the ultimate whitetail rifle, at least of the rifles that i've seen firsthand. Great downrange energy, superb accuracy, light recoil and from 200 yards and closer it's absolutely lights out.

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      125 gr. Muzzy broadhead. Easton shafts.

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      7.62 x 39

      Ever seen the exit wound produced by a 7.62 x 39 hollow point at a shot under 75 yards?

      About the size of a golf ball. Honest.

      It is one of my favorites launched by a SKS paratrooper model. Sweet little stalking piece.

      Rmocarsky

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      any one got some pics of their deer guns?

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      No pics, not yet, but just picked up a remington 700 in .308...i'm in love.

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      I enjoy deer hunting a lot more when using my bow, so I chose other.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle1337 View Post
      No pics, not yet, but just picked up a remington 700 in .308...i'm in love.
      Little bit of overkill for whitetail!!! LOL


      That caliber will sure the hell out of a deer though!!

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      12GA normally but i went once with my Baby Eagle 40. didnt find anything tho

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      I only wish I could use a rifle, I live in Ohio, where you have to use a shotgun. So I spend big $ on Hornady SST slugs and I can still drop a deer in its tracks from 150+ yards.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jump15vc View Post
      12GA normally but i went once with my Baby Eagle 40. didnt find anything tho

      That's because you probably should not be hunting with a Baby Eagle .40.

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      sorry didnt read the tread title, just saw hunting, i havent gone deer hunting with the 40, i was looking for something smaller that day

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      Quote Originally Posted by jump15vc View Post
      sorry didnt read the tread title, just saw hunting, i havent gone deer hunting with the 40, i was looking for something smaller that day
      Is there anywhere that you can legally hunt anything with a .40 semi auto? Here in Ohio, there is not.

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      Quote Originally Posted by falchunt View Post
      Is there anywhere that you can legally hunt anything with a .40 semi auto? Here in Ohio, there is not.
      In FL all centerfire rifle and pistol cartridges are legal, as long as they are used to hunt migratory birds. No military ball ammo is legal for deer as well as rimfire cartridges.

      http://pub.jfgriffin.com/doc/jfgriff...HD/2009051801/

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