Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Calleen, David L, ETXTrophyHunter, nmccardle19, ash41
60840 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 78644
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43886
BOBO the Clown 41230
BMD 40575
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34012
bill oxner 33648
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30809
facebook
Forum Stats
60840 Members
45 Forums
412869 Topics
5751071 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
#6442807 - 09/07/16 07:08 PM Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better?
prili669 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/07/16
Posts: 3
Is a 7mm mag rifle good for deer hunting or would a 3006 be better?

Top
#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]
cmorsch Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 1485
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Either would do fine, use what is more comfortable to you.

Top
#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]
stxranchman Online   content
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
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.
popcorn
_________________________


Top
#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]
stxranchman Online   content
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Dang how many of these threads you going to make.... hammer
_________________________


Top
#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]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23802
Loc: Wise County Texas
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.
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
#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]
Curtis Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 7715
Loc: Gonzales, Texas
Pick one. Both good.
_________________________
Double Arrow Bow Hunting
www.doublearrowbowhunting.com
Bow hunters welcome!
Whitetail-Axis-Blackbuck-Fallow-Barasingha-Scimitar Oryx
Located in Gonzales County.
Visit our Facebook page for current updates!


Top
#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]
Hunt n Fish Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 13043
Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt Jack Co.
Get one of each!

Man can't have TOO many guns..... cheers
_________________________
HnF

"Prayer is when you talk to the Lord, Meditation is when you listen to what he says"

Top
#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]
Erny Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1695
Loc: Smith County
Originally Posted By: cmorsch
Either would do fine, use what is more comfortable to you.


Could not have said it better myself.

Top
#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]
SapperTitan Online   content
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17744
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I'd get a .270
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#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]
bp3 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 890
+ 1 on 270 rifle

Top
#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]
cameron00 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8279
Loc: Texas
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.

Top
#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]
Simple Searcher Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4247
Loc: Helotes, Hext
With those calibers you will not hear "shot placement is key," although it is.
Whatever you choose, learn to shoot it well.
_________________________

"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark

Top
#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]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18104
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
It'll kill a bull elk.

If a deer doesn't die from it, it's your fault.

_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#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]
chital_shikari Online   content
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11618
Loc: Katy, TX
Both flawlessly do any job required in Texas. 7mag is just a bit louder in my experience.
_________________________

Top
#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]
tth_40 Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13787
Loc: North Texas.
Originally Posted By: bp3
+ 1 on 270 rifle


Yup.

Or a 7mm-08 Rem. grin
_________________________
Originally Posted By: theserxtremedays
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers

Top
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide