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The Fish Hunter

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Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:46:03 AM »

Just looking for your opinion on what the best deer hunting rifle is. I like the Remington 770
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 06:36:29 AM »

we really like the 30-06 with 165gr ammo,
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 07:22:40 AM »

i like the 7mm all around no such thing as shoot and release
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 07:42:07 AM »

7mm-08
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 02:26:44 PM »

.308 !!!
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 04:27:18 PM »

Usual Go-To for deer: Browning Stainless Stalker with the BOSS system. .270 caliber with 130 grain pills. Murderous!

For the longer range stuff, or when specifically Huntin' Horns: 300 Weatherby Magnum with 180 grain Nosler Partitions. If I can see you, you've got a serious problem! ;D

Cheers,
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 09:34:52 PM »

270WSM 130 grain Nosler Accubond.
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 03:00:05 PM »

.30-06  with 150g's shoot nice and flat
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 10:10:34 AM »

I got an old Remington model 600, made in 1966, in a 308, it's light, short (I hunt a lot in thick stuff) and I've never shot at a deer with it that I didn't wind up eating. I used to use a 300 win. mag. but if you put the bullet in the vitals the deer die just as dead with the little 308. It's hard to qualify what the best gun is for deer hunting because deer range in so many different areas in BC, if you're hunting blacktails in the hardwoods 60 yds. is a long shot, while in the open country in the interior you can spot deer that are out of range for a 50 cal sniper rifle, you have to find a rifle that YOU are comfortable with shooting at the distances that match the terrain you usually hunt in. I've also got model 94 30-30 that I've probably shot close to 20 deer with and never had one get away wounded but my old eyes just don't handle the open sights any more.
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2009, 07:27:33 PM »

300 rem ultra mag . mice to moose 50 ft 500 yards gets it all done
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 03:18:58 PM »

.257 Roberts
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2009, 11:38:12 PM »

7mm and 300 weatherby mag. Drops anything, at any range. I shoot 165 and 185 barnes x's. 7mm is in ultralight model, and 300 is in the old MarkV stainless synthetic. Discontinued.
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 08:44:45 PM »

Humbly, 338 Win magnum in Finish made Tikka with synthetic stock. Smallest bullets I could find are 200gr. 1" drop between 1 and 3 hundred yards.
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2009, 11:31:15 AM »

Tikka .300 WSM stainless synthetic!!
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Re: Best Deer Hunting Rifle
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2009, 09:33:38 PM »

 ;) Chek-Mate Longbow , 58lb with Cedar arrows . 
    Ckek-Mate Takedown Hunter 11 with Carbon arrows .
   ;D   Cheers
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