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:173nlw9q]
if[/u:173nlw9q] you never shoot your rifles except when hunting. i personally believe that you ought 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. [/quote:173nlw9q]Wise words……the man that started this thread asked our opinion on a CALIBER FOR DEER SIZED GAME…… a rifle that has less recoil will always shoot more accurate for MOST people………JMO
I own each caliber, but the .280 and all of them will kill good. Its mostly in want you like better speed and flat shooting then I would tell you the 25-06, .270 will out perform the others. You also have to keep in mind about what range you will be shooting if its close then go with the slower better bullet of the .280 or 30-06. If your shots are very long then step up to the 300 mag. for long ranges knock down power that you lose with the smaller calibers. ALso just keep in mind also on whatever caliber you get the bullets are the most important piece of this. Oh, I forgot to also add hitting the deer helps also.