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Old 09-30-2020, 10:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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300 win mag. You can never have too much. 25 yrs running it. Thanks to suppressors I don’t see why more don’t use them. Someone stated magnum calibers aren’t needed and that is correct. I can kill a deer with a well placed .22 but I wouldn’t. I have seen deer shot with some mentioned calibers that deer ran forever or were lost. I will take the larger caliber that allows for a larger margin of error and a bigger bullet. Shot placement is critical but we have all been there and done that and if every shot taken was perfect there would be no need for blood dogs.
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When I bought my rifle .270 was what many people were shooting (at least in central Alabama). I’m surprised no one has mentioned it..
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Iíve only shot 2. Its either my old Remington woods master 742 ďjam masterĒ that my dad handed down to me 2 decades ago or my .35 whelen.

Recently Iíve been using the whelen but may slap a newer scope on the .06 just because.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I donít have a caliber of choice, per se... Personally, Iím more attached to the individual rifles themselves than the rounds they are chambered for.
Yep. Exactly the same here. I hunt from the ground in super thick stuff, usually stalking through buckbrush, so for me it's all about handling. I like short barrels, carbines, and fatter bullets. I've killed more deer over the past 20 years with a 45-70 H&R single shot than any other, but my 35 Whelen has been my choice for the past few years. I hand load, which gives me a lot of flexibility with bullet weight and velocity choices. IMO, being "at one" with your weapon is way more important than cartridge choice. Countless deer are killed every year with a pointed stick moving a couple hundred feet per second. There's no need to carry a bazooka into the woods, although there's not a thing wrong with it, either.
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Old 10-05-2020, 08:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It's rare for me to have a shot that's more than 100 yards, so 9 times out of 10 I reach for my 45-70.
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Old 10-06-2020, 02:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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At one time, I preferred super duper magnums in rifle and shotguns. Now, give me a .308 with a good scope and a 20 gauge with TSS.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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At one time, I preferred super duper magnums in rifle and shotguns. Now, give me a .308 with a good scope and a 20 gauge with TSS.
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Old 10-09-2020, 11:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Growing up i killed ALOT of deer with my 270 bar... then i went to a 270 shortmag and love it... but i got my son a ruger 308 compact and now its my choice to carry anytime he isnt using it!! short and light!!!
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I no longer use magnums been using sako308 for years and t/c 35 whelen during primitive.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I am perplexed that I am the only one that shoots a 7RM. Lots of different choices so far. 270, 280, 30-06, 308, 270WSM, 35 Whelen, 45-70, 300WM and 30.30 but no 7RM’s.

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