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Location: Wisconsin
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300 winchster to much for deer????

I am currently using a .260 Remington to hunt deer in Wisconsin and I was thinking of buying a 300 Winchster. I just dont know if that is to much for deer?

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300 winchster to much for deer????

You have a fine rifle in the 260 for deer. A 300 win is not necessary if deer hunting is your sole purpose.

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Can Somebody Please Help Me?

Hello Everyone:

I was wondering if someone could help me locate the author of the image of the deer found on this site? It is the image of the deer lying on its back with the red arrow pointing upwards. I would like to ask him permission to use the image in my upcoming book. Please have him Private Message me or post on this thread. Thank you.

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300 winchster to much for deer????

thanks very much for the info and what about a 260 for mule deer in Wyoming

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300 winchster to much for deer????

i dont think you would need it for wisconsin that is where i live and you dont need it is so hilly and has a bunch of trees but in wyoming i would buy one

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Location: bethany mo.
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300 winchster to much for deer????

Evil! I shoot a 300 short mag and it dropsem. but i think you chose a good caliber good hunten keep your powder dry

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Location: Central Ohio
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30-06

I hear a 260 is an excellent gun for deer. I personally chose a 30-06 in hopes that one day I will make it out west to hunt antelope. I wanted a little more kick for my buck.

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300 winchster to much for deer????

I dont' see why not....if you want to get one than go for it! Big smile

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300 winchster to much for deer????

If you hunt all the time in wesconsin then i wouldnt get one. It is too much of a long range rifle for there. I would get a 30-06 if you absolutly need a new gun.

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Location: Murray KY
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300 winchster to much for deer????

If you're only hunting deer the 260 is fine. If you want to go west and hunt larger game, buy the 300. I bought mine expecting to do that. It works a number on deer. With the Winchester SuperX i've never had one take another step. I've smacked one around 90degrees with it. It'll mangle the shoulders if you punch through them though. I'm happy with it though.

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300 winchster to much for deer????

i live here in washington, and i shoot a 300 for every thing even the little black tails. i love it. if you want to hunt big mulies out west grap that 300. if you reload your own you can down load it for your seer so it wont be as devistaing

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