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  • September 2, 2006 at 3:09 am #504253 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    choose the 25-06 you won’t be sorry I love mine :thumbup
    September 2, 2006 at 6:12 am #504254 Back to Top REPORT
    andrewb
    andrewb

    Joined: 10/1/2004
    i shoot a .270. but of the list i would pick a 30-06. little more punch. and thats for georgia deer. i like to drop them because if they run, they run to the thickest nastiest south ga swamps around. i rarely shoot over 150 yards…

    however, i would look into the new short mags. there are some awesome rounds out there.

    now, since you didn’t list it i have to bring it up. the 7mm mag. its a great caliber.

    y’all stop complaining about recoil. one shot and its over, have you ever felt the shot after shooting an animal anyway? i could understand trying to reduce recoil for a dove shoot…

    September 2, 2006 at 6:15 am #504255 Back to Top REPORT
    andrewb
    andrewb

    Joined: 10/1/2004
    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!

    is that a fact? i was always told that the 30-30 was the leader.

    no way to really tell. both great calibers.

    September 2, 2006 at 2:02 pm #504256 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    I need more infor but as a guess if whitetail and maybe black bear are all your going to use it on 25-06 hands down.
    September 2, 2006 at 3:19 pm #504257 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!

    is that a fact? i was always told that the 30-30 was the leader.

    no way to really tell. both great calibers.[/quote:9u1v315f]

    Ill bet if the truth were known, the 22rimfire would be the leader! :p

    September 2, 2006 at 6:20 pm #504258 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    It is your choice , but I would stay with a 30 caliber bullet due to the higher BC afforded by the larger bullet. Recoil is not a factor for me so I would choose the flattest shooter in 30 so that means the 300 Win Mag. It is easily purchased almost as available as the 30-06 which is the most versatile.
    September 2, 2006 at 9:08 pm #504259 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

    Ditto, all around rifle for critters :shock: ……. You could always upgrade to a .460 :p :D

    September 2, 2006 at 9:59 pm #504260 Back to Top REPORT
    bambam
    BamBam

    Joined: 7/21/2004
    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.

    I LOVE :X my .270 for Whitetails. Last year I tried the Hornady Light Magnums in 140gr.. They smithereened my deer and half the woods behind him :-S Larger bullets for “swamp and Brush” has been proven to be just the opposite. The fatter the diameter, the more they deflect in heavy brush.

    September 2, 2006 at 10:00 pm #504261 Back to Top REPORT
    rem270
    Rem270

    Age: 43
    Joined: 2/2/2005
    :-k :-k :-k 270 :D
    September 3, 2006 at 12:11 am #504262 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006
    depends upon what you intend to hunt with it. i’ve killed whitetails with every caliber shown in your poll with the exception of the .300 (which kicks a little too hard for me). if your hunting is going to be limited to deer / antelope sized game – i’d go with the 25/06 – 1′ve had really impressive results from the 25 (.257) calibers. if you’re gonna move up to elk / black bear, i’d choose the .308, you can load it with all the same bullet weights as the 06 or the .300 without giving up very much velocity…but that’s just a personal preference, cause i like the short cartridge / bolt throw. truth is, they are all great calibers – you simply cannot go wrong with any of them. and yes, i TOTALLY agree with all of the good things said about the .270 and the 30/06. [=}=]
    September 3, 2006 at 12:35 am #504263 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I have three rifles in .270 and .30-06 caliber combined, you can’t go wrong with either. My personal favorite is my .270 WSM- hits harder than the .270 and is faster. (I picked .270 in the poll).
    September 3, 2006 at 12:46 am #504264 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006

    i shoot a .270. but of the list i would pick a 30-06. little more punch. and thats for georgia deer. i like to drop them because if they run, they run to the thickest nastiest south ga swamps around. i rarely shoot over 150 yards…

    however, i would look into the new short mags. there are some awesome rounds out there.

    now, since you didn’t list it i have to bring it up. the 7mm mag. its a great caliber.

    y’all stop complaining about recoil. one shot and its over, have you ever felt the shot after shooting an animal anyway? i could understand trying to reduce recoil for a dove shoot…[/quote:9p5a4t30]

    if[/u:9p5a4t30] you never shoot your rifles except when hunting. i personally believe that you oughta practice a lot…that’s where the recoil factor really comes into play… and if you flinch at the bench, you’ll take it to the field with you. [=}=]
    tolerance for recoil and noise is a personal thing…some folks can get screamed at or whacked and it don’t bother them. it bothers me. :)

    September 3, 2006 at 1:46 am #504265 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    I like the 30-06……. not only will it put 99% of the critters on the planet down easily…… it also is probably the most universal cartridge in the world – you’ll never not find ammo for it in a pinch. Of course I have an -06.

    The .270 is a good second choice though…… and what I got for my son.

    September 3, 2006 at 2:05 am #504266 Back to Top REPORT
    bowtie1201
    bowtie1201

    Joined: 7/16/2005
    :-k :-k :-k 270 :D

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    September 3, 2006 at 2:50 am #504267 Back to Top REPORT

    ronnieb

    Joined: 8/10/2006
    acknowledging that the author of this topic asked for opinions / polled certain calibers…but since we’re chatting about it…i’m gonna throw another one into the game.
    :X my ALL TIME FAVORITE for deer – the 7×57, 7mm Mauser – .284 (not the 7mm magnum), with the 139 grain bullet at around 2,900 fps. bullet weights are available from 139 to 175 grain. doesn’t make much noise, very moderate recoil…and it kills them graveyard dead.
    i currently own two. a little ruger no. 1 and a winchester mod. 70 xtr featherweight (no longer chambered for the 7×57 in this rifle).
    Jack O’Connor has been brought to life in this thread – and he will ALWAYS be my expert. read “The Hunting Rifle” and see what he has to say about the old 7mm.
    this ain’t just speculation – i’ve killed somewhere around 25 head of whitetails with this cartridge.
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