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Location: Kansas
Joined: 01/12/2007
Posts: 33
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

My favorite is the the ole .308 !

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Location: Kingston, MI
Joined: 01/16/2007
Posts: 648
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

Where we live is a shotgun only zone. Therfore, most of our deer are shot with a bow or shotgun.

My wife and daughter use 20 gauge shotguns.

My son and I use 12 gauge shotguns.

A shotgun slug does a great job at 100 yards or less.

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Location: Deer Woods
Joined: 06/13/2005
Posts: 155
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

All of these calibers that you guys have mentioned are all a matter of opinion. Whitetail deer are not hard at all to take down but, really and truly any caliber is sufficient with proper bullet selection and the infamous bullet placement. OK i'll go ahead and cut to the chase. 30-06 hands down for the simple fact that recoil is managable and the .06 can take bear sized game with no trouble. Also ammo is fairly cheap(remington core lokt) and thats all I shoot 150gr and deer has never taken one step after being introduced to the deadliest mushroom in the woods.Thx fellas keep'em coming.

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Joined: 09/24/2006
Posts: 21
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?
Sageboy wrote:
Another vote for the Remington 7600 in 30-06.
Illinois_Dave wrote:
Shotgun- Remington 870 pump action 12 ga. w/ Remington slug barrel and rifled slugs.

Ditto for me, on both counts....

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Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

For the way that I hunt, in the places I hunt and if I knew for absolute sure that I would only ever hunt deer...

30/30

But since I also hunt moose and bear occassionally and can only afford one rifle I shoot a .308.

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Location: Washington's Back Country
Joined: 06/25/2005
Posts: 316
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

.300 Win mag, .270 win, .270 WSM, .243 win, 12 gauge, Car....you know what ever I feel like killing one with they are like rabbits

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Location: N. Illinois
Joined: 11/10/2006
Posts: 12
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

I got a few myself i like to use

308 win
270 win
243 win
50 cal. ML
12 ga

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Location: williamstown vt
Joined: 08/30/2003
Posts: 293
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

My 7mm mag. My son useing my rem 308.

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Location: Minnesota/South Dakota
Joined: 09/06/2006
Posts: 87
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

For me 308 Win 150 grain federal power shok in a TC Encore for MN hunting and 7mm STW 140 grain core lokt or a-frame in a Winchester Model 70 for the open plains and hills out west. Also have taken with a 243 Win and a 223 Rem and .50 cal ML and 12 ga slug. Never had any issues with any.

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Joined: 01/05/2007
Posts: 169
FAV CAL. FOR WHITETAILS?

20 gauge 3" mag get flater shot than 12 gauge

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