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#6433567 - 08/31/16 06:20 PM What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now?
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Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11387
Loc: Katy, TX
I started with a 22-250 when I was 7. Now I shoot any and every caliber, but favor the 30-30.

How about y'all?
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#6433568 - 08/31/16 06:21 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 33682
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Started with the 30-30 and still will shoot it on occasion. Have killed most my deer with an 06 though.
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#6433571 - 08/31/16 06:23 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13735
Loc: North Texas.
Started hunting with a .22 Hornet.

Now hunt with .270 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., 30-'06.
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#6433577 - 08/31/16 06:29 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20282
Loc: Texas
Started with a 30-30 have used over 30 different ones since. Currently mostly shoot a 6.5 Grendel, but on occasion something else will make an appearance, mostly the 357 Mag, 7-08 or 6.5-284
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#6433584 - 08/31/16 06:33 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 05/25/06
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Loc: Howard County
Started with a 30-06.
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#6433590 - 08/31/16 06:34 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1691
Loc: Justin, TX
Unsporterized Lee Enfield.

Now - 6.5x55, .243, 30-30. Have others but almost never use them.
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#6433592 - 08/31/16 06:36 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3861
Loc: texas
Started with an 06 and still shoot it
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#6433593 - 08/31/16 06:36 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Corsicana
.30-30, .243, 270 Win - in that order. Been using the same .270 for 35+ years. That's deer, other animals get different medicine...
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#6433595 - 08/31/16 06:39 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 321
Loc: Louisiana
Started with a 243 and still have it.Now a 25 06,7mm08,7MM Mag and a 300wsm.Just depends on which one I want to carry the morning I leave for the woods.
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#6433597 - 08/31/16 06:41 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2309
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Started with a 22 then 30-30 and now mainly 30-06 as a favorite. Do shoot a 22-250 regularly.

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#6433600 - 08/31/16 06:42 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 974
Loc: Denton County
First hunting rifle 3006 back in '64', still have it. First 22 for squirrels, back in '60' , still have it. First shotgun 410 single shot '62', still have it. My wife tells me I save everything. Still have 12 ga paper type shells. Oh well.

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#6433602 - 08/31/16 06:43 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 586
Loc: Galveston Bay
BB's of course!
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#6433646 - 08/31/16 07:20 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4252
Loc: Central Texas
I started deer hunting with a .308 and, while I may stray every now and then, it's still my go-to round.
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#6433650 - 08/31/16 07:22 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
BB, then .22lr, then 30-30

Now it depends on what I'm doing. 22-250, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, .308, 7 Rem Mag.

Still have the 30-30 with irons, and still carry it when stalking creek bottoms.
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#6433652 - 08/31/16 07:23 PM Re: What caliber did you start with and what do you shoot now? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 28
Started deer hunting with a 6mm Remington. Now hunt (most often) with a 257 Weatherby

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