MemberJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
The question is pretty much what the title asks i just never get good answers on r/askreddit so i post all my hunting questions here
Well_Read_RedneckGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
It shoots relatively flat well past ranges I would take a deer at, and there are a huge range of loads available.
Diabrother17GuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
I lean .30-06 mainly because it’s what my friends and family use, so there’s never a shortage. It’s still hearty enough to take down anything I’ve encountered in the South Georgia woods, so that’s my choice.
Deer hunting isn’t exactly the time to get creative or unique with caliber. I’m going out for food, I use what works. There’s plenty of excellent options out there that work.
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RandoCalrissian11GuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
Your location will effect your answer.
Hunting in florida and Texas where a mature buck can weigh 140lbs you don’t need as big of a caliber. Anything from .243 100gr bullet up to 7mm 180gr is found.
Up north, where mature bucks are well over 200lbs, closer to 300, a bullet with more substance is preferred.
My favorite would depend on those conditions, but I favor short action rounds like the 6.5,7mm08, and .308.
Although my favorite rifle is my .280.
fo13GuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
308 Win coming from my Aero Precision AR10
Johnny6_0GuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
Out West, my 25-06.
AuburnFourCornersGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
If I’m hunting in thick brush, I really love the 30-30. If I’m hunting in more open areas, I alternate between the .270 and .30-06, depending on my mood.
Beer-_-BellyGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
.270 w/ 130gr – low recoil, shoots flat, find ammo anywhere. My dad, son, stepson, myself all use 270 so buying ammo in bulk is easy. If one person has ammo, we all have ammo.
I am more of a buy something that you can find ammo at any store if you forget your’s at home. Any of the following calibers are fine if you do your job, 308, 30-06, 270, 7mm mag, 243.
ShillinTheVillainGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
In my straight-walled cartridge zone, I like the .350 Legend.
Unrestricted I like my old .30-30 Marlin lever action for woods and a .30-06 when hunting over ag fields.
Rad10Ka0sGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
I am shooting 308. I prefer it over 30-06 because it fits in a shorter action.
I would like to try 6.5 Creedmore. I am not usually a hot new caliber kind of guy, but I starting to think Hornaday got that one right.
In rifle restricted areas I am shooting a Savage 220, rifled slug gun in 20 gauge. It is a bolt action built on a rifle frame. It works fine too.
ResurectionistGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
Personal favorite is the Lord’s Caliber, .308Win. but this part season I harvested one buck with 7.62×39 124gr HP, and my doe with a 7mm Mag that I got in a trade that I wanted to test out.
Overkill on the 7mm? By a long shot. Broke the spine and ruptured both lungs at 70 yards with one shot.
jagrpensGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
.25-06 by far
bluewingGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
I quit using my .243 and switched to the 7.62x 54R. When handloaded for use in a good rifle, it’s a far better big game cartridge than most here think it is.
Though I do have soft spots for the 7.5×55 and 7.92×57.
KebariKaijuGuestJune 13, 2021 at 6:10 am
Upper Midwest woods: 35 Rem
Upper Midwest fields: .270 Win