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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. #41
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      That is quite surprising... If only Ohio was that passive on what you shoot. Here you're lucky if you can use a rifle to hunt whatever game you are after.

    2. #42
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      I'm pretty well sold on the .308 as the best all around chambering, but lately I've been tinkering with a .25-06 in a Handi Rifle that I will eventually give to my grandson. A hand loader can easily make it be a varmint gun, or a great deer rifle. It's good.

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      270 Win for open country - 30/30 for thick woods hunting.

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      Because of the 1000 lb bears I carry 375 H&H It goes through a blacktail like a rocket!!!

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      I shotgun deer hunt. I can only use slugs.

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      Where I go hunting its for bull moose and white tails so i have my trusty browning a-bolt in 30-06 with 180 gr. bullets and everybody in my cabin has the same so we all use the same ammo. 30-06 is lots of fire power and cheap and easy to find. can't go wrong with it.
      Brian

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      The 25-06 has been my go to gun for whitetails here in Pa for many years , infact long before Remington decided to make it a factory chambering.It has never let me down.

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      All the mulies I have shot with my .243 have dropped and were dead when I got to 'em.

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      30.06 drops them every time. If you get them in the neck its definately a downed deer.

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      since you said calibers i said muzzleloading but my true love is my compound bow...dont get my wrong i love guns in general but nothing can take the place of the good ol stick and string for hunting deer!

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      i would rather shoot 1 with my bow,but if it doesn`t work out.once gun season opens my 300win always seems to do the job

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      12 gauge slug.

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      I voted other for (7.62x54R soft tip)

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      30-30

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      12 gauge slug or 357 remington max in handgun.

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      100 gr bullet in .243

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      For deer .30.06 is my favorite...

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      sub sonic .22lr?? lol

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      270 for sure!

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      I've changed my mind since first replying to this thread.

      I've gotten two deer with two shots from my .30-06, in a brand new (never fired, perfect finish) 1964 Model 70 Winchester that I ran across, a few months back. So, how could I not love the .30-06?

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