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Can any one help

We produce a range of cartridge displays, mainly for the UK, European market under heading like Dangerous game, African Game, European game etc..

We currently wish to increase or range of displays, with an American range.

If you are able to help and have the time would it be possible to help me by listing rounds commonly used for White tail deer. We would be looking for about 8-9 of the common rounds.

I would like to thank you in anticipation

Kind regards
Trevor Bailey
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This will probably be more than eight or nine rounds!
.243 Win, .25/06, 257 Roberts, 6mm, 260 Rem, 270, .280, 7X57 mm, 7mm08, .308 Win, 30-30, 30-06, 35 Rem, 32 Special, 300 Mags, 338 Federal, 264 Mag, 284 Win, 358 Win.
You could also classify by cartridge length or by caliber, ie: .308 case based:.243, 260, 7mm08, 308, 338 Federal, 358 Win. or 7 mm calibers: 7X57, .284 Mag, 7mm08, 7mm Rem, 280, 7mm Rem Mag and so on.

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This is an interesting exercise. My input may be of little interest since I hunt in Canada, but I'll give you a list of cartridges I think are commonly used for whitetails in this country.

.243
7X57
30-30
.300 Savage
.308
30-06
.303 British
.32 Special
8X57
.35 Remington

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Welcome Trevor,

There are so many common deer cartridges here that I'm not sure I could list them all. I'll give it a shot with what seems to be the most popular cartridges, smallest to largest. Bwcomes a bit easier with you wanting the whitetail one's.

243 Win
25-06
260 Rem (thats kinda a maybe. Probably me wishing it was.)
7mm-08
7mm Rem Mag
270 Win
308 Win
30-06
30-30
There's quite a few number of others that are used but from what I read on the internet, these seem to be most popular. If I believe what I read, the 243 Win, the 7mm-08 and the 30-06 would probably top the list.

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This would be my list just from the most popular I've seen around deer camps here.
22-250 (actually one of the more popular ones here)
243
270
30-06
30-30
303 Brit
308
12 Ga. (can't forget this one for the shotgun only areas)

I know there are lots more but this is what I see most often

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I also hunt ontario canada and here would be a list of the deer guns Ive mostly seen in ontario Im pretty sure at the deer camp every year there is probably about 25 guns on the wall.
22.250
7mm
.308 Three or four in the camp
30-30 Win
.375 H&H
.303 British and Savage (lever savage the oldest gun my family owns still shoots deer every year)
.270 Rem
30-06 Rem and Other models
12 guage (double barrell)
.458 win mag

Thats about all I can think of but Im sure I missed a couple. Thumbs up

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Atomical:

You must have some pretty scary deer where you hunt if the guys use a .375 H&H and .458 WinMag. Evil!

I guess I missed the .270 in my list. Its pretty popular where I hunt too.

My primary deer gun for the last while has been a .358 Win., but there aren't many of those around. There are a couple of us who carry .35 Whelens once in a while as well, but again, these are rare.

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That 22-250 would be illegal here.

I use the .270 and 30-30.

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Hey if they wanna use it well then I say go ahead I use a 30-06 for everything that is big game I hunt. Used to use a sportsterized .303 but when I got my 30-06 the .303 came second.

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I'm going to reply just a little differently, I think. I will identify rounds that are used here in the US, but rather than select the 7-9 cartridges that are most commonly used, I'll suggest some that seem most peculiarly or closely associated with the US for some reason.

.30-30
.30-06
.22 Hornet
.220 Swift
.243
.257 Weatherby magnum
.30-40 Krag

Rationale: .30-40 Krag is of historical interest. Its dismal performance against Mauser rifles employed by Spanish troops in the Spanish-American war led to the design of the .30-06 cartridge and a transition of weapons thinking. The .30-06 needs little explanation, I think. The .30-30 is here as the first modern smokeless powder round. It may be difficult to imagine today, but the .30-30 was thought to be a very high velocity cartridge when it was first brought fourth. The .30-30 is closely associated with lever action rifles, which I suppose is a rifle type peculiarly closely associated with the American west and cowboys and such. The .22 Hornet was one of the first "varmint" cartridges and led to much rifle and ammunition innovation in the US. The .220 Swift may be considered an early maximum of varmint cartridge development. The .257 Weatherby magnum is just one early exemplar of the Roy Weatherby development of ultra-high velocity cartridges -- I suppose other Weatherby offerings could equally be substituted. The .243 is an example of a US wildcat cartridge, being based on the .308 cartridge case necked down to 6 mm diameter.

Other cartridges could be cited for similar reasons. While the .22 Hornet and the .220 Swift are not used for deer, the other cartridges are or have in the past commonly been used to hunt deer.

Focusing on deer hunting, .30-30, .270, .25-06, .243, .30-06, .300 Winchester Magnum, 7 MM Remington Magnum are commonly used here for deer hunting.

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