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best deer rifle caliber

just wonderning what next deer rifle caliber i should get

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Ya need to give us some more

Ya need to give us some more information, such as are you hunting in timber where all you get are close shots or are you in the wide open parrie where you need something that would reach out to 400 yards +.  I like the 7mm Remington mag for a lot of deer hunting but then you could also argue that the .264 Whinchester is better.  But then I learned how to hunt deer and elk with the good old .30-06.  So anything from a .243 Whinchester on up to the .300 magnums and above will work it just depends on what you want. 

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With as little info as

With as little info as provided, the next best deer rifle caliber to get is the caliber you don't already have. If you already have good deer rifles, think about getting a "fun" caliber/rifle.

For absolutely no reason I can think of, I keep looking for an old Remington Model 8 semi auto in .35 Rem. Living & hunting in Nevada and other western states, I don't really need a brush gun & lord knows there are a hundred better ones than the an old Model 8. It sure would add some adventure & fun to filling a doe tag though. Put some challenge into it instead of making it a "harvest" (damn - I hate that word in refrence to hunting).

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thanks for the info i will

thanks for the info i will probally get 30-06

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Good choice, You just can't

Good choice, You just can't go wrong with an '06. Doesn't have the excitement of some of the new numbers out now but it'll always work, you'll always be able to find cartridges and there's no end to the different rifles chambered for it to choose from. Got 2 of them myself, not that stops me from wanting another shooter (reference the 35 Rem mentioned earlier).

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30-06 is pretty much all i

30-06 is pretty much all i use, but you also cant go wrong with the 270 up in the pac northwest.

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May depend on whether you

May depend on whether you reload or buy store bought ammo. '06,30-30, 308, 270, 300 win mag are all good choices if you don't reload. If you reload, you may want to try one of the short mags.

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May depend on whether you reload or buy store bought ammo. '06,30-30, 308, 270, 300 win mag are all good choices if you don't reload. If you reload, you may want to try one of the short mags.

That is a good idea. My dad has a Remington 673 guide gun in 300 Remington Short Action Ultra Mag and it is awesome! Trying to find ammunition for the darn things is not however. It is just about impossible for him to find a box of ammunition that will work for all the different types of hunting he does, from pronghorn does to bull elk. I think I have talked him into reloading though and I know that we can come up with something that will really lay it on them! I really like that round.

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I own 2, depending on the

I own 2, depending on the area I am hunting.  Back in Vermont, where I hunt in the woods mainly, with my farthest shot being 75 yards or so, I shoot a Marlin lever action 30-30.  Great for brush busting type of shooting.  However, out here in CA, I bought a Rem. 700 BDL in 30-06.  The shots out here could be endless, so you need a faster, further shooting round.....

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yup

yup

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I own 7 rifles that are good

I own 7 rifles that are good for deer, and they are all good for what they are intended for.  The big thing is what one do you prefer?  I have a 22-250 witch is leagle in some states, a .257 Roberts Improved, .30-30, .300 Savage model 99, .30-06, 7mm Remington magnum, and a .340 Weatherby and they are all good deer rifles. 

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