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#5482519 - 12/16/14 10:08 PM What are you shooting with??
Axis308 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/12
Posts: 148
I have a Remington .700 in 30.06. While a popular round, I wonder sometimes if is to much for whitetail. What are you using and what are your thoughts....30.06 too much gun?

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#5482520 - 12/16/14 10:08 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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.223.... since I am recoil sensitive bolt






I shoot a .270 most of the time and .280 once in a while. I will shoot the .223 when deer hunting at times.
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#5482541 - 12/16/14 10:17 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 05/06/13
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Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
30-06 is not too much gun with 150 or 165 grain bullets. I use both .270 (Sako 85) with 130 grain bullets and 30-06 (Browning X-Bolt) with 165 grain bullets.
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#5482543 - 12/16/14 10:17 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
45-70, I prefer the knockdown power.
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#5482547 - 12/16/14 10:19 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2639
Loc: Hurst
.243 win. My favorite deer caliber.
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#5482550 - 12/16/14 10:20 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
.300 Ultra Mag or the 06 if I am rifle hunting. I never heard of a deer that was "too dead"

Hunt with a bow 90% of the time
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#5482569 - 12/16/14 10:30 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 08/11/13
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A bunch of different calibers, txshntr is correct. I never blew a deer up with my 300 win mag and I shoot 200gr. I like the 264 win mag, 7 mag, and my son shoots a 260 rem. My son shot a .223 last year and I think its on the edge of being too small. If your blowing the deer in half it might be to big but I doubt thats happening.

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#5482572 - 12/16/14 10:33 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Go to gun is a 270 with 130gr SST. Back up is a 308 with 168GK. Also carry a 460mag with 265gr jacketed hollow points.
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#5482574 - 12/16/14 10:34 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 03/07/12
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Loc: longview texas
6.5x55 16 in setup running 140 gr amax
300 win mag running 208 amax or 230 bergers
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#5482585 - 12/16/14 10:41 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
mightyp Offline
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Registered: 08/10/07
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I use a .243 or 308,son has a 243,daughter has a 260,wife has a 7-08, we have the 308 case covered! smile
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#5482588 - 12/16/14 10:43 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 240
Loc: Cypress, TX
I shoot a 7mm Rem Mag as my primary weapon with 140gr Ballistic silvertips. My son shoots a .270 with Hornady Lite ammo. I also hunt with a .243 from time to time. If you hit them where you are suppose to, they'll all do the job just fine.

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#5482614 - 12/16/14 11:03 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I have to go to guns....06 is my main one and back up is 270.
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#5482628 - 12/16/14 11:19 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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Registered: 05/15/11
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas
My go to is my 6.8. It's the only thing I've used regularly for the last 2 seasons. I do keep my Tikka 270 ready just incase.
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#5482647 - 12/16/14 11:38 PM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
Get'n Jiggy Offline
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Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 107
Loc: yo momma
Mathews Reezen

My back-up incase I meet a hog walking out

.357maximum
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#5482735 - 12/17/14 05:45 AM Re: What are you shooting with?? [Re: Axis308]
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The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16888
Loc: Winters
No such thing as too much gun. Too explosive a bullet, maybe, but that's not the caliber's fault.
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