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Author Topic: What's the best in your opinion?  (Read 1949 times)

Offline illinoisdeerhunter

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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2009, 07:24:53 PM »
Pretty tough to argue against going with a 30-06, you'll be able to find ammo just about everywhere, and it'll kill em dead.

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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2009, 07:24:53 PM »
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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2009, 07:44:00 PM »
love my 30-06 buckman give me a shout and i'll let you shoot it to see how you like it i live in white plains ky
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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2009, 07:55:49 PM »
I have a 308 and 30-06 like them both  I am a Remington man I would go with one in the 500 to 800 $ range the 308 has more factory loads then the 270 the 30-06 has the most of all calibers. pick a common caliber so you can pick up ammo anywere
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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2009, 04:58:34 PM »
are you asking what the best rifle is for the money spent,or the best caliber for deer hunting?

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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2009, 06:19:35 PM »
Hey guys thanks for all the replys. I'm pretty sure on the 30-06 now,  because of the ammo. I've been to alot of little country stores and other places and if they only have one caliber of ammo it will be the 30-06. Thanks again for all the replys and helpful information.

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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 09:07:47 PM »
I sure have good luck out of my 30-06 so thats what I would go with my friend.
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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2009, 08:32:54 AM »
I just put the hammer down on a little basket-racked 7-point with my 30-06, and it dropped him like a bad habit. 30-06 with Winchester Ballistic Tips has been deadly for me, no deer I've shot with that combo has made ot more than about 40 yards.

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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2009, 08:02:15 PM »
Well what did you get? We want to know.
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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2009, 01:22:38 PM »
This is a question I get all the time from potential clients. We have all read articles and stories about what caliber is best from author’s like Peter Capstick, Larry Weishuhn, Chuck Hand, Steve Johnson and so on...All of them agree that most importantly you must have the ability to hit what you are aiming at in the most stressful of situations…repeatedly.

My answer usually goes like this...It depends entirely upon the type of game you are going to hunt, the range you will be hunting and if you are going to spot and stalk or hunt from a blind. You need to be sure the caliber you pick is going to offer bullet capable of doing what you want to do. For example if you are going to be shooting power line right of ways you do not want your daddy's 30/30.

I choose the .308 because you have such a variety of bullet weights and types that you can suit it to just abot any application you can possibly imagine. As far as a rifel this depends on what your check book will handle. I love Browning, Ruger, Savage, Tika and Howa. These are all quality firearms capable of performing better than I can. I have owned/or own one of each and have no complaints about any of them. The best bang for your buck in my opinion would be the Savage or Howa. Carried the Savage 110 as a police sniper and have hunnted with my Howa 1500 for the last 2 years quite successfully. Hope this helps...

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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2009, 01:25:05 PM »
The 30-06 is the best all around caliber, IMO!
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Re: What's the best in your opinion?
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2009, 02:01:59 PM »
I love my .270. It a good all around gun, it aint to big and it aint to small. You can harvest just about any game with it and can get some major distance out of it. I have a Remington .270 and I have carried it on a few youth hunts to let them use it and they love it. It is very forgiving so if you have a hunter new at the sport a little flinch aint gonna be off to bad.
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