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Location: new brunswick
Joined: 12/07/2006
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FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

just thought i'd see which caliber all you lads perfer. thanks for the responses Thumbs up i myself am a 300 wsm fan but i will admit its overkill. my ol 270 was awfully hard to beat for droppin em good with little damage Thumbs up

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Joined: 01/13/2007
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FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

I prefer a 260 Rem, a 7mm-08 and the 7mm Mag in that order.

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Location: NE Kansas
Joined: 03/20/2006
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FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

Partial to my 270 and occasionally like going old time with the lever action 30-30 through the timber Big smile

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Location: Canada
Joined: 12/26/2006
Posts: 313
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

My older Sako .25-06 is the rifle I use most often for whitetail. If I am hunting BIG bucks and I may be looking at a 300 or 400 yard shot, or I may be also getting a chance at a bull elk or moose, I switch to my .300 Weatherby (built on a Sako AV action).

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Location: Wisconsin
Joined: 03/07/2006
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FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

i have a .260 rem model 7 which is a youth and i used it my first couple years hunting and i never once had problem with dropping them with a nice shot. i now bought a 300 wsm and that does put 'em down no problem but i like the 30-06 for deer in Wisconsin.

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Location: Florida,USA
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FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

30.06 sprg
.308 win
12 ga 00 buck or slug depending on thickness of cover

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Location: novascotia
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I'm a fan of the 30-06 I have a 7600 pump and had it for years . my buddy has a 270 . If anything ever happened to the 06 .I would be faced with one tough decission . The 06 or the 270 . I don't even want to think about having to make that choice . LOL

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Location: St. Louis County
Joined: 01/10/2006
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Rifle- Winchester Model 7 30.06

Shotgun- Remington 870 pump action 12 ga. w/ Remington slug barrel and rifled slugs.

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Location: MA
Joined: 12/18/2006
Posts: 31
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

Another vote for the Remington 7600 in 30-06.

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Location: new brunswick
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had a 7600 in 270.great deer rifles them 7600's. quick in the heavy bush it was great.wish i still had it Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,)

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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Joined: 01/27/2007
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FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

I prefer my 280 rem with handloaded partitions. But i also use a 7mm Rem Mag & a 30-06 on occasion.

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