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#6113564 - 01/01/16 04:32 PM Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards?
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Choose from the .25-06, .270, .280, .30-06, .338-06, and .35 Whelen.
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#6113567 - 01/01/16 04:33 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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#6113608 - 01/01/16 04:55 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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25-06, especially for younger folks.
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#6113704 - 01/01/16 05:49 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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All the above
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#6113705 - 01/01/16 05:49 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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You have to use a 223 to kill deer. Everybody knows that.
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#6113714 - 01/01/16 05:53 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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.270 is based on the .30-03 cartridge




















Just sayin'
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#6113717 - 01/01/16 05:53 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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Here are some recoil figures:

.25-06/120 - 12.5

.270/130 - 16.5

.280/140 - 17.2

.30-06/150 - 17.6

.338-06/180 - 22.8

.35 Whelen/200 - 22.6

Obviously, the .338-06 A-Square is loaded heavier than the other, older calibers.


Edited by postoak (01/01/16 07:46 PM)
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#6113749 - 01/01/16 06:10 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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#6113785 - 01/01/16 06:25 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Left out the 6.5-06, thats my favorite.

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#6113858 - 01/01/16 06:56 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
.270 is based on the .30-03 cartridge




















Just sayin'


So was the .30-06, so I guess they all came from the '03, technically.

I had to look it all up. I had no idea. Thanks for learning me something new.
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#6113891 - 01/01/16 07:08 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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6.5-06 is a wildcat. I believe the .338-06 was adopted and made available as the .338-06 A-square.
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#6113914 - 01/01/16 07:19 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
6.5-06 is a wildcat. I believe the .338-06 was adopted and made available as the .338 A-square.

Everyone of the cartridges listed was a wildcat at some point and time. They are all still based off either the 30-03 or 30-06 case.

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#6113924 - 01/01/16 07:22 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
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X2 on the 6.5-06 banana
25-06 is real close to the 257 Weatherby (24" barrel) and is very mild shooter
also a 6-06, good one also.
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#6114098 - 01/01/16 08:39 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
Davezerg Offline
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Any of those cartridges would be plenty out to 200 yards. That's not much and they should all work fine. Pick one and if you're shooting within 200 yards I'd look for a heavy bullet for good energy transfer.
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#6114279 - 01/01/16 11:33 PM Re: Which '06-based cartridge is best for deer out to 200 yards? [Re: postoak]
turbotj Offline
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Pat answer, the one you can shoot the best! 30-06 hands down imo if you can handle the recoil and shoot it with confidence. Lots of reasons but won't get into all of that here, 270 would be my second choice. But of course my opinion as is others is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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