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#6442807 - 09/07/16 07:08 PM Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better?
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Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better?

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#6442814 - 09/07/16 07:13 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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Either would do fine, use what is more comfortable to you.

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#6442821 - 09/07/16 07:16 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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According to some on here neither is big enough caliber for a Texas WT. I don't own either one of those two but I do own a .223, 6mm, .270 and .280 and all have killed plenty of deer. Pick one caliber and learn to shoot it well. Place the bullet where it needs to be and that will your best hunting caliber.
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#6442824 - 09/07/16 07:17 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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Dang how many of these threads you going to make.... hammer
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#6442829 - 09/07/16 07:19 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: cmorsch]
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Originally Posted By: cmorsch
Either would do fine, use what is more comfortable to you.


Ditto, I have killed a bunch with maybe the 7mm a bit more, but they both get the job done well. Taken many Mule Deer and elk with the 7mm as well, no complaints with right ammo for it.

06 may give you a wider range of ammo choices from small varmint to big game, but I lean towards the 7mm personally for bigger game.
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#6442911 - 09/07/16 08:19 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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Pick one. Both good.
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#6442944 - 09/07/16 08:42 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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Get one of each!

Man can't have TOO many guns..... cheers
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#6442970 - 09/07/16 08:56 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: cmorsch]
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Originally Posted By: cmorsch
Either would do fine, use what is more comfortable to you.


Could not have said it better myself.

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#6442973 - 09/07/16 08:58 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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I'd get a .270
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#6443022 - 09/07/16 09:23 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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+ 1 on 270 rifle

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#6443044 - 09/07/16 09:33 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: stxranchman]
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I did a lot of research on these 2 guns and the 7mmag has a 1st shot kill percentage of close to 90%, whereas the 30-06 only comes in at a paltry 3.7%.

Choice is clear.

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#6443062 - 09/07/16 09:47 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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With those calibers you will not hear "shot placement is key," although it is.
Whatever you choose, learn to shoot it well.
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#6443070 - 09/07/16 09:50 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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It'll kill a bull elk.

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#6443077 - 09/07/16 09:54 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: prili669]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Both flawlessly do any job required in Texas. 7mag is just a bit louder in my experience.

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#6443121 - 09/07/16 10:20 PM Re: Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better? [Re: bp3]
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Originally Posted By: bp3
+ 1 on 270 rifle


Yup.

Or a 7mm-08 Rem. grin
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