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Location: COLORADO
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

Lets hear what your favorite mule deer gun is? And the farthest shot you dropped a deer at.

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Joined: 01/22/2007
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

25-06 shooting a 120g Nozler Partition has killed more mule deer and antelope for me than any other gun. It's comfortable to shoot, will reach out and do the job. Most of my shots have been on the 200-400 yard range.

I broke the stock on my 25-06 and bought a new 270WSM, But I will buy another 25-06.

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Location: COLORADO
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

this year i'm going to try my .243wssm with 105gr berger vld, I have used it on pronghorn at 350 and above and has worked great so we'll see.........will post back after season..

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Location: Fort Collins,CO
Joined: 07/22/2008
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

.270 with a 130 grain bullet. Farthest I've killed one was at 235 yards. Not very far compared to the long range shooters of today!

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Joined: 08/20/2007
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

300 weatherby, its a little much for deer, but its a great all around gun, farthest shot at a deer is 300yds, but have practiced shots at up to 650yds with great success(handloads).

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Location: COLORADO
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

how is the recoil on that is it bad?

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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Joined: 01/27/2007
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

I use a 280rem with handloaded 150gr Nosler Partitions., 228 yards.

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Location: Cheyenne, WY
Joined: 12/25/2007
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

My favorite is my .375 H&H. Seems like overkill to some but I like it. My farthest shot on deer was about 350 yards. Took a muley buck with one shot.

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Location: Colorado
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

My .264 Win Mag that I just finished building on time for deer season. I have two Colorado tags, a New Mexico tag, a California tag (which I may eat, not sure I can pull that one off too) and two Maine tags for her to fill with me this year. 140 gr Nosler Partitions, 65 gr. IMR 7828SSC, Federal Gold Medal Match Primers. Velocity 3150 fps out of the 27 inch Lilja barrel. Mild recoil, long bullets for good penetration and high ballistic coeffecients. Sweet shooting gun! Been borrowing my buddy's custom .264 off and on for years before I built mine.

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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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perfect mule deer cartridge what's yours?

Ex, beautiful gun and you have the dream hunting schedule. I envy you.

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