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#5413488 - 11/11/14 01:16 PM Deer Rifle
creedeman Offline
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What is the best caliber deer rifle for white tail deer?


Edited by creedeman (11/11/14 01:17 PM)

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#5413497 - 11/11/14 01:23 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
Tff caribou Offline
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Big ole can of worms there. There about 10 readily available calibers that are all effective. 25-06 30-06 .270win .243 7mm-08 .308 and a whole host of others.
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#5413498 - 11/11/14 01:23 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 1995
Whichever one you can shoot most accurately.

308 if I only could have one.

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#5413503 - 11/11/14 01:26 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
LandPirate Offline
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The one that you can comfortably shoot accurately and develop the confidence to seal the deal in the moment of truth.

For me it's a .270 Win, but a .243, 25-06, 30-06, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum will get the job done. Don't buy into the magnum hype. Nobody needs a 300 Win Mag to blast diminutive wt's over a feeder at 100 yards or less. A 30-30 will get that job done just fine. Now, if it's your choice to blow deer to kingdom come with a magnum at 100 yards, then by all means. But it's not necessary.
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#5413517 - 11/11/14 01:33 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
redchevy Offline
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Like has been said above there is no best.

How will you be hunting? Blind/feeder? Spot and Stalk? etc...

For typical texas hunting I would say anything from 243-7mag are you most common options. Some are gonna think 7 mag is too big and some 243 too little but they are all capable. With no other agenda other than a good deer rifle I would probably be looking at 6.5 creedmore, 260, 7mm-08, or 308. They are all lower end of recoil very capable deer killers and will even do elk sized game if the opportunity presents one day. Out of those my first pics would be the 7mm08 and 308 for ammo availability. But almost anything will work with proper ammo and shot placement.
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#5413583 - 11/11/14 02:04 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
HorizonFirearms Offline
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Oh man now many times have we done this post... The answer is always 6.5 Creedmoor wife
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#5413618 - 11/11/14 02:15 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: HorizonFirearms]
DrPerry Offline
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Originally Posted By: HorizonFirearms
Oh man now many times have we done this post... The answer is always 6.5 Creedmoor wife


Out to 800yds

past that 50bmg

popcorn
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#5413649 - 11/11/14 02:26 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
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Loc: Brazos County Texas
With having only 10 posts, you will quickly learn about certain questions. This may go on forever, again.

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#5413664 - 11/11/14 02:33 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
TCB Offline
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cheers popcorn
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#5413685 - 11/11/14 02:40 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
Toxarch Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: Parker County
300 blackout

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#5413714 - 11/11/14 02:48 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
Kenneth1977 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/13
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.17 and make sure you have you big ole light with ya aim
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#5413736 - 11/11/14 03:03 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: HorizonFirearms]
SingleShot85 Offline


Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Originally Posted By: HorizonFirearms
Oh man now many times have we done this post... The answer is always 6.5 Creedmoor wife


cough cough cough 308 aim
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#5413767 - 11/11/14 03:16 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: Toxarch]
HorizonFirearms Offline
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
300 blackout



This literally made me laugh so hard my eyes were watering
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#5413877 - 11/11/14 04:12 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
Bullfrog Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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If I can see it with my 3-9, it's gonna die with my 270. That's just because I haven't been able to build a 6.5 anything
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#5413955 - 11/11/14 05:03 PM Re: Deer Rifle [Re: creedeman]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 324
Loc: Brazos County Texas
Let's just end this. Have Horizon build you a 6.5 Creedmore.

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