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New article on Caliber Choice in Texas #4116825 03/12/13 05:45 PM
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I just posted an article by George Sakai of South Texas Trophy Outfitters discussing caliber choice when hunting in Texas.

Also covers sectional density.

http://www.greatlifesportsnews.com/category/hunting/

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Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: TexasOutfitters] #4116874 03/12/13 06:02 PM
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Well I agree with him 100% about .243/.25-06 as the baseline.


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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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That's a good baseline. I get annoyed with the etx, can't see anywhere stereotype though.

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I like .243, that's what I use.

Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #4116913 03/12/13 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Well I agree with him 100% about .243/.25-06 as the baseline.


for 99% of deer hunting, if people would just find some middle ground they would be alright.

They either want to use a .223 or .22-250 exclusively or shoot a .300 wsm to take a 100 yard shot



For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
That's a good baseline. I get annoyed with the etx, can't see anywhere stereotype though.


Me and you both. My best buck was shot at almost exactly 300 yards..


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #4116940 03/12/13 06:32 PM
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My longest and shortest shots at deer were in east texas.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: redchevy] #4116953 03/12/13 06:37 PM
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My best was shot about 110 and I had to thread a needle through a low spot in 3yo clearcut regrowth. 180grs was my insurance that it would defect off leaves and stuff too much

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Written by our very own "Jorge" here at THF.


Feeders and Fiberglass Blinds
Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: TxAg] #4117391 03/12/13 10:17 PM
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He can't spell his name right?

Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: redchevy] #4117503 03/12/13 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
My longest and shortest shots at deer were in east texas.


where did ya'll hunt at in east texas?


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Well I agree with him 100% about .243/.25-06 as the baseline.


for 99% of deer hunting, if people would just find some middle ground they would be alright.

They either want to use a .223 or .22-250 exclusively or shoot a .300 wsm to take a 100 yard shot



You've noticed that, too, huh?

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My longest and shortest shots at deer were in east texas.


where did ya'll hunt at in east texas?


I bet it was between El Paso and Shreveport.

Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: Sneaky] #4119940 03/14/13 12:15 AM
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I can spell my name but since I live in McAllen, Mexico oh I'm sorry Texas, 99% of the time they say "yorge?" with a puzzeled look. You mean whore-hay lol. It kinda stuck and I'm half mexi so it works for down here, gots to blend in guys not a local.


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Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: jorge] #4119967 03/14/13 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: jorge
I can spell my name but since I live in McAllen, Mexico oh I'm sorry Texas, 99% of the time they say "yorge?" with a puzzeled look. You mean whore-hay lol. It kinda stuck and I'm half mexi so it works for down here, gots to blend in guys not a local.


I vote for you to change your username over to that... quit saying we can't see nowhere in ETX and you can change it back.

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Cool article.

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Originally Posted By: rifleman
He can't spell his name right?


Says he who had insurance that his bullet would defect. Fixed it for you

Originally Posted By: rifleman
My best was shot about 110 and I had to thread a needle through a low spot in 3yo clearcut regrowth. 180grs was my insurance that it would not deflect off leaves and stuff too much


Yea I know I have a lot of typos not caught before posting bolt


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: kmon1] #4120015 03/14/13 12:53 AM
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I had an excuse at 1:37 yesterday afternoon..something was going on that had my attention at the Doctor's office more than forum.


David < spelled right! not Day-vid...

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Jorge or George, either way it is a well written article.


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
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As one clients and now good friend put it "using Jorge kinda makes ya indigineous huh" it helps down here fellas, whole different world!!!!

And I have a great excuse I practically live in Mexico.

I recant that east, tx shots are 50-75 yards. I was speaking in generalities. Always a critic out there. smile


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It would be da-veed down here bro lol


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Good Read


Re: New article on Caliber Choice in Texas [Re: jorge] #4120418 03/14/13 04:10 AM
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It would be da-veed down here bro lol


I'd settle with Chuy....

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Good article, and I too agree on the 6mm/257 as the functional baseline for Texas Whitetail.

I've seen a few folks shoot deer with .223s and the like, and while it's technically killed them just as dead, the margin for error is much greater. On a related note, I've also come across a living deer with 2/3rd it's skull missing while out varmint hunting at night (deer was standing in a creek that was 2-3 ft deep and completely unresponsive to my presence) ; I always just assumed it was shot with a smaller caliber that deflected off hard bone. It was a sad sight.

Bottom line, if you're going after hogs and bigger deer, it's probably a good idea to leave the .224 based calibers in the gun safe. IMO a 260 Rem (or other 6.5 calibers) is just about the ideal Texas whitetail deer cartridge. (Highest SDs, close to the highest BC with 140grs, lethal out to even the longest hunting distances, and relatively low recoil). What's not to love about that?!?

Regardless of if you're hunting with a .204 Ruger or a .505 Gibbs, the most important thing is knowing how your rifle and scope will perform at varying ranges/conditions. If you have quality equipment, and know how to use it correctly, anything inside 300 yards should be sitting on your dinner table that evening. smile

Take Care.

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It would be da-veed down here bro lol


I'd settle with Chuy....


what about Sancho?


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If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.
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