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Preferred Mule Deer Cartridge

What kind of cartridge do you folks like to use on mule deer if you hunt the firearms season?

Some will probably consider it light but I've used a 100 grain 243 for some time. What do you like to use?

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.257 Roberts with a 120 grain Partition.

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7mm Rem Mag with 150 gr. partitions.

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I like to use my Wifes gun actually at times on deer. She use's a Winchester model-70 7x57mm. It has little recoil and shoots a 142gr. Hornady spire point around 2,700ft/per. Light weight and good hitting power on most deer out to 250 yards.

http://www.mcohunting.com

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Location: Aleknagik Alaska / Ozello Keys Florida
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I'm a big time 25-06 fan for mule deer hunting Bit. A guy has to be able to place his round where he needs to with this lite of a peice of lead. The sacrifice of knock down power for range works for the country I hunt.
The attached photo was taken by my father, the buck on the left (lower photo)my dad took(300win mag) and I shot the other with my 25-06. We were hunting Dolly Varden Creek in the Great Bear Wilderness in northwest Montana at the time.

~Jeff~

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Nice muleys, Jeff.

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.270 or .30-o6
Oh, nice deer!

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I'm with caveman I use .270 150 grain loads or 30-06 with150 grain loads....depends on the country I'm huntin.....

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Caveman where you at in AZ???? I'm in Flag

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I've used a .308 Model 70 with 150 grainers. It did a number on every muley I connected with in Montana and Idaho. I suppose there's other rounds out there that might shoot a bit flatter, but I know my limitations and it'll outshoot me.

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Led I'm in Gilbert/Queen Creek, how's it going. I also spend some time in the Springerville.

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