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Old December 13th, 2016, 02:45 PM   #16
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Old December 13th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #17
 
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.30-06 or .308. Most recently liking the .308 due to it's lighter recoil. I do like to shoot 180 grain boolits out of both though.
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Old December 13th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #19
 
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In the early years, it was a model 94 in 32 Special for deer (and deer, and deer, and more deer). After being introduced to the M14 at Fort Leonard Wood, I was so impressed by 308 that I transitioned as soon as I could afford a new rifle (Savage 99C) when I got back home. Many more deer and three moose since. Dabbled with a 30-06 bolt action for a bit, but now solidly back in the 308 camp. Have a grandson who will be given the option of using the old 32 Special once he gets to age 12.
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.270 Win, .22 Mag semi auto for varmint, and 12 gauge semi for rabbit and fowl.
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Love my M77 MK II in 308 Win, The deer don't complain much !!!
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30-30 for hunting deer in the woods. .280 Rem. for field edges and right of way cuts. 7mm STW for western big game. .41 mag for handgun hunting. All I hunt with now is my Bighorn Custom recurve.
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My new rifle is a 308 which has lots of ammo options and I like it , but it sure is hard to beat a 30-30 which is what has killed most of my deer over the years.
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I have to say that I fit right in the .243/.270 calibers thats what I have taken all of my deer with. Most with my Remington 7600 .270
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Read a book from the library ages ago entitled "Match the Gun to the Game" by Clair Rees. Title says it all. But to answer the OP question, .308 and here's the best explanation I've seen on why:

Myth Busting Big Game Calibers
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I am partial to the .243, but I love the .270 and .30-06 as well. If I had to pick one outsider as my main cartridge it would be the .308 Norma Magnum, love that chambering.
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270 is my favorite.
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The only hunting rifle I've ever had is a .35 Whelen, it puts deer down with authority.
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