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  • .243

    8 4.06%
  • 30-30

    22 11.17%
  • 30-06

    62 31.47%
  • 7mm Varients [-08, Rem Mag, etc]

    13 6.60%
  • 25-06

    4 2.03%
  • .270 varients [Win, WSM, etc]

    26 13.20%
  • .280

    5 2.54%
  • .300 Varients [Savage, Win, WSM, etc]

    5 2.54%
  • 6mm

    2 1.02%
  • 8mm

    2 1.02%
  • .308 Varients

    31 15.74%
  • .338 Varients

    0 0%
  • .325

    0 0%
  • Shotgun loads

    10 5.08%
  • Muzzleloaders

    10 5.08%
  • Pistol Calibers [including lever actions]

    18 9.14%
  • Other

    13 6.60%
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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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    I dont know about a favorite,but i did take a deer once with my 1911.It ran through my friends yard,he was like "Shoot it!!"

    I shot it in the head,a nice little 4 point.

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    I live and hunt in the great state of Illinois... The reason I consider it great is because of the whitetail population and size. The gun law's here are awful. We can hunt them with Shotgun Muzzeloader and certain handgun's. I picked my favorite gun of all for the performance. It is a Savage.50 smokeless muzzeloader that I have replaced the barrel with a custom PacNor.45 a Bell & Carlson Duramax stock. Repillared and bedded. A Leupold 3.5X10 sit's atop of her. It is the most accurate gun you can imagine. I shoot a 200gr SST with a harvester light blue sabot sitting on top of 62 gr of H4198. This gets me 2700fps and sub moa out to 200 yds.. And further I am sure just havent got to shoot it further yet. Yep this is my version of a 30-06 muzzeloader! best group I have gotten thus far is 1.25" at 200 yds. Sighted in 1.5" high at 100 and hit's 2.5" low at 200 yds It took a while to get it all done. But she is well worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12ptdroptine View Post
    best group I have gotten thus far is 1.25" at 200 yds.
    That's unbelievable.

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    Depending on which side of the channel I hunt on, mainland I use a 7x57 Mauser. If I go over to the islands where things hunt you back, then I'll carry a .30-06 at a minimum. I just built a .338-06 that I'm digging to try out on black bear too.

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    Didn't see either of my favorites for deer listed. But I'd go with the 35 Rem or 35 Whelen (The Hammer of Thor)

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    Marlin 1895 45/70 or 444 Marlin -- Marlin 1894 in .44 mag. -- Marlin 1894C in .357 Magnum (very cooool) --peep sights only....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    That's unbelievable.
    wow...

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    10 years of marriage to my wife last year she bought me a wetherby 300 mag for Christmas first gun she ever bought me and it sure was a wonderful present not only can I use it for Deer but Elk, Moose, moutain goat, big horn sheep. I love it just gotta get used to the high dollar ammo tho but I'm really pleased with it.

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    My main hunting rifle is a Remington 700 chambered in .270 WIN. That's all the gun I need around my neck of the woods, and it has never failed me.

    My father has used a .25-06 for the last 35 years, and he's deadly with it. Flat shooting and extremely accurate, it's a great cartridge for any animal in Texas.

    I'd be happy with either of these calibers.

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    .270 130 gr. Get er done.

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    I like the 7mm-08 myself. I think it is a good match with White Tail sized game. Good bullet weights with fairly flat shooting. JMHO.

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    My three deer rifles that see the most time in the field are my FN mauser 30-06, Ruger M77 270WSM and most recently Ruger Hawkeye in 35 Whelen.

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    Re: Favorite caliber for deer hunting

    .45-70 in 1895 guide gun. 6.5 jap. 30-30

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    I started out with a Smith & Wesson .243 but recently I moved up to a Ruger .270 and love it but its hard to not love the old faithful .243.

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    30-06.

    There can be only one.

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