What caliber?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by buck n duck, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. buck n duck

    buck n duck Super Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winner

    If you were going to buy a new deer rifle what caliber would it be?
     
  2. SA Doc

    SA Doc Well-Known Member

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    What do you have now? What kind of distances do you hunt?
     

  3. jsilver919

    jsilver919 Well-Known Member

    For deer only hunting in AR only Id buy want a 308. (cheap plinking ammo and would drop anything around here with ease) I shoot a 270wsm though. Very flat shooting, great bean field type rifle and it will put the hammer down on any whitetail, caribou, mule deer etc. Only downside, if you dont reload, is the cost of ammo
     
  4. backstraps

    backstraps Well-Known Member

    For just Arkansas deer I would go with 7mm-08.
     
  5. THExONE

    THExONE Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting

    I agree with the 308, if not it is hard to beat a 30.06 or 44 mag. My next will be a 25.06 though.
     
  6. AR_deerslayer

    AR_deerslayer Well-Known Member

    Ive got both of what I would buy ....lol 257 weatherby mag and a 300 SAUM !!
     
  7. THExONE

    THExONE Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting

    AR from what I have seen over the years in here you have enough deer rifles to arm a small army soooo... ha
     
  8. mwmwbm

    mwmwbm Well-Known Member

    I love my 300 win mag. never had to track one and I can get shell most anywhere. wally world has federals for ~$15 and I am saving brass for reloadin.
     
  9. mwmwbm

    mwmwbm Well-Known Member

    why shoot that little round? 338-378 wby is the only way to go. :fit:
     
  10. THExONE

    THExONE Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting

    Dang, guess you don't want to have to do any tracking. Lol
     
  11. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thutty thutty. :biggrin:
     
  12. I don't need a new rifle.... if I was going to buy one I'd get the extreme. :biggrin:
     
  13. matt m

    matt m Well-Known Member

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    .25-06.... less recoil than most, puts down our sized deer with ease and I don't throw away shoulder meat like the guys in camp shooting the latest, greatest "elk magnum".
     
  14. allyellow

    allyellow Well-Known Member

    .260 rem rifle or .460 S&W revolver.
     
  15. WILDMAN44

    WILDMAN44 Well-Known Member

  16. rmarsh

    rmarsh Well-Known Member

    35 whelen or 35 remington.......... old school!!!!
     
  17. Trickrick

    Trickrick Well-Known Member

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    .243..... Never had one take a step