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  • September 1, 2006 at 2:47 pm #495172 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I am going to buy TC Encore Pro Staff and I want to buy a rifle barrel for it but I don’t know what caliber to get. So If you would help me with your thoughts on what you would get for whitetail hunting.
    September 1, 2006 at 3:00 pm #504239 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    The 270cal. Jack Oconner took every big game animal in
    north america, and most african animals with it!

    It will do an awesome job on whitetail deer. [=}=]

    September 1, 2006 at 3:07 pm #504240 Back to Top REPORT
    gutpileguru
    gutpileguru

    Age: 44
    Joined: 7/14/2005
    Location: OK

    The 270cal. Jack Oconner took every big game animal in
    north america, and most african animals with it!

    It will do an awesome job on whitetail deer. [=}=][/quote:3enbvau8]
    :thumbup And it doesn’t have the kick of a 30.06. I’ve taken deer and hogs both with it, but now I shoot mainly a 30.06. I don’t know why. 8-[

    September 1, 2006 at 3:33 pm #504241 Back to Top REPORT
    lone-wolf
    Lone Wolf

    Joined: 6/28/2004
    without a doubt it would be the 25.06………plenty of ziiiiiiiiing for any whitetail………without the recoil……..it would make a nice varmint gun also…….. [=}=] :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
    Somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia....
    September 1, 2006 at 3:52 pm #504242 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I say with the Encore Pro Hunter take the 300Win. It may be overkill for the whitetails but with the Flex-Tech recoil absorbing stock it won’t feel like a 300. I would take the big lead anyday. It is only as overkill as using a compound….. :p
    September 1, 2006 at 4:14 pm #504243 Back to Top REPORT
    bowork
    BO@WORK

    Joined: 11/18/2005
    270 should do the trick!!!!
    September 1, 2006 at 4:18 pm #504244 Back to Top REPORT
    jon-e-law
    Jon-E-Law

    Joined: 2/20/2005
    Of those listed I kinda like the .280 myself. [=}=]
    September 1, 2006 at 6:17 pm #504245 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    I’m a .270 man myself. Very comfortable to shoot and you’ll have no problems with whitetails or even larger (I wouldn’t try grizzlies :D ) [=}=]
    September 1, 2006 at 7:00 pm #504246 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
    mdbowman

    Joined: 7/15/2006
    Any will do the trick. I have a .270 but want to get a magnum. Yes, it is overkill for a whitetail but I hunt some pretty swampy area. Its no fun when one runs a couple hundred yards into it.
    September 1, 2006 at 10:46 pm #504247 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    I’d go with the 280 :thumbup ….it will out do the 270 and will not beat you up like the 30-06,300,, My 2nd choice would be the 25-06. [=}=]
    September 1, 2006 at 11:21 pm #504248 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I love the .270 but I voted .280, just a broader application that the gun can handle! :thumbup
    September 1, 2006 at 11:43 pm #504249 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I took the .300 Win mag myself. I would want an all around caliber for deer, elk, and any other big game animal here in Colorado. :thumbup
    September 2, 2006 at 1:08 am #504250 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I took the .300 Win mag myself. I would want an all around caliber for deer, elk, and any other big game animal here in Colorado. :thumbup

    Same here! :thumbup You can load bullets from 110 grains all the way up to 250 grains! And it is a CANNON I plan to shoot mine this weekend! :thumbup

    September 2, 2006 at 1:43 am #504251 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’d go with the number one seller of all time, the bullet that has taken more North American game than any other round bar none…the 30-06!
    September 2, 2006 at 2:52 am #504252 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    270…fast/flat and strong!
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