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Location: indiana
Joined: 11/14/2005
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caliber for pronghorn and mule deer

Hello
I will hopefully be visiting New Mexico next year for a pronghorn and mule deer hunt. What caliber rifle would be a good choice for both of these? Would my T/C Encore 50 cal.muzzleloader be good? Any information that you can supply about the hunting and caliber selection would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Location: Northern AZ
Joined: 07/24/2005
Posts: 80
caliber for pronghorn and mule deer

In my opinion, a .25-06 would be a great caliber for use on both of those animals. You can get out there a little bit with it and it packs enough punch for both. Your muzzleloader would do the trick, but you only have one shot and I would want something that shoots a little flatter for a possibly long range antelope shot.

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Location: Arizona
Joined: 06/07/2002
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caliber for pronghorn and mule deer

Take a look at what I think is an often overlooked caliber, the 7mm-08.

Location: Northern AZ
Joined: 07/24/2005
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caliber for pronghorn and mule deer

Unit 5A, I think we may have been a little late on our posts.

dms-13, what did you go with and how did it turn out?

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Location: Arizona
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caliber for pronghorn and mule deer

Well, there are always a couple of guys trying to catch up. Look at us! lol

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