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What's your favorite deer hunting round?

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Glock2740, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    With deer season not too far away, let's stir the pot with some caliber debates. :) I LOVE several rounds when it comes to deer hunting. HUGE fan of the 7mm Rem Mag, as well as 270WSM. Also the .280 Remington has served me very well over the years. I will say that I probably have a 7mm Rem Mag in the woods the most out of that bunch.
     
  2. Bender

    Bender Meh..... Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I recently came to a cross roads. I sold the old relaible Remington 700 in .30'06.
    I have three "hunting" rifles,
    -A Marlin 1894p in .44 Mag for less than 75 yards,.....think hogs in Georgia brush
    -A Custom build AR15 in 6.8 SPC, for deer, hogs and such out to 300m
    -A FN SPR A1a in .308 Win, it will be good out to around 600m

    So, in my opinion, is there a best? Yes,....but what's the target?
     

  3. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Deer...
     
  4. drcfirearms

    drcfirearms Forum Sponsor Sponsor

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    Aug 16, 2011
    The "Thunderbolt of Thor"........the .257 Weatherby Magnum. It is a deer slayer. Since I have started hunting with the .257 WM, I have not even looked at any of my other rifles.
     
  5. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Aug 17, 2011
  6. Bender

    Bender Meh..... Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    If hunting in an area where shots are expected to be 250m or less,
    I'd take the 6.8 SPC,.......anything over, .308 Win
     
  7. drcfirearms

    drcfirearms Forum Sponsor Sponsor

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    Aug 16, 2011
    I have a Wilson Recon in 6.8 SPC that I am going to try out this year. I want to see how it does on deer.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    We are going to need more pics of that WC AR Dave. Pretty Please:smiley_simmons:
     
  9. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I gotta get one of those. Only been wanting one for the past 10 years. :) Post some pics of that bad boy. :)
     
  10. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    What 1911 is that?
     
  11. drcfirearms

    drcfirearms Forum Sponsor Sponsor

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Joe.....that is a Wilson CQB Spec Ops that Wilson did for the Army Delta boys many years ago. There are not too many of those around....
     
  12. djackson

    djackson Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    I mostly use my TC .308, but for out beating the brush cant beat the 30-30 in my book

    Dave-
    I have a 7MM Rem Mag you need then, maybe we can work a trade.......
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    The old .270 with 130gr winchester silvertips has worked well for me in a winchester model 70. A Savage 99 in .308 gets some use too. Last year I hunted with a CZ 550 in 6.5x55.
     
  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yea deer, dear.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Neighborhood kitty snuff yard

    Aug 19, 2011
    I always take my .243 that my dad gave me when I was younger, hasn't failed me yet. I've only one that didn't drop right there on the spot, and he only went about 20 yards and dropped.
     
  16. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I LOVE my Model 700 in .243 using Federal Premium 85gr Sierra BTHP's. I've dropped every deer and hog that I've ever aimed it at.
     
  17. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I'll take it. :rofl2:
     
  18. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    I had good success over the years with my 30-30 and 270.
     
  19. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    Man, is there no bag limit in KY? thats a nice pic!

    I'm a .270 fan myself as well. I'm considering picking up a Tikka T3 lite for the upcoming season and outfitting it with a Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x50
     
  20. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    here's one i took last season:

    [​IMG]
     
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