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Frosty86
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Member since Nov 2019
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Deer rifle and caliber?
So I got back into hunting last season and I’m looking to upgrade my old marlin 3030. I’ve had my eyes on the Weatherby vanguard series 2 in a 308. But I’m still on the fence.


Theotherpikecounty
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pike county
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
.308 is an excellent choice


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civiltiger07
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
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Deer rifle and caliber


You trying to start a fight?
This post was edited on 5/23 at 6:37 am


Frosty86
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2019
15 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Hahaha! No I’m just looking for some advise. What better do lace than the OB??


bearhc
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Get a .270 and don't look back.


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civiltiger07
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
9992 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Nothing wrong with .308. Why are you on the fence?


way_south
Member since Jul 2017
506 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
I have a Weatherby vanguard in 308 and I've shot a lot of deer with it.


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Frosty86
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Member since Nov 2019
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Bc everyone I ask gives me a different answer


civiltiger07
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
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Bc everyone I ask gives me a different answer


That is why is asked if you were trying to start a fight.

Just get a rifle and caliber you like. Don’t get what someone else likes.


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Ron Cheramie
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Member since Aug 2016
3014 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Get you a 6.5 creedemore











And a blood tracking dog


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yudaman
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Member since Aug 2005
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
I have that exact rifle and caliber and love it. Great fit and finish for the price and very accurate. Plenty of good options in the same price range, but I can highly recommend the Weatherby.


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Sparty3131
Michigan State Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2019
61 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Unless you are hunting pipelines I would keep using the 30-30. 150yds and under excellent deer gun. Use the $ for other toys


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upgrade
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Member since Jul 2011
7467 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
If you want a short action, get a 308 or a 7mm 08.
If you want a long action get a 270 or a 30-06.
4 common, standard calibers that work great.

The 7mm 08 is just slightly less common than the other 3 but may be the best pure whitetail caliber there is. The 30-06 is overkill for deer, but it's the 30-06 and it's the most common, versatile cartridge in America.


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bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
There are so many really good rifles out there right now for really good prices.

One thing that I’d tell you on calibers is that it doesn’t take anywhere near what most people think or hunt with to take one. My son has killed one with a 6.5 grendel and a 6.8 spc both in ARs.
That being said, I have several rifles that I take hunting with me. 2 AR-10s one 6.5 cm and the other in .308. The 6.5 cm is extremely accurate But extremely heavy (15+lbs with silencer). I have several bolt actions. My favorite for hunting around here is a Ruger American Predator in .308. It has an 18” barreL which combine with a silencer is a really good length. It’s pretty accurate but getting more so as I shoot it more and am finding a good load for it.


DeoreDX
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
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My son has killed one with a 6.5 grende


You say that like the 6.5g isn't a fantastic hunting rounds capable of taking anything we have here in the south.

My personal faves are 223 with 243 a distant 2nd....


bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
What I mean is that there are so many people that think they need 300 win mag minimum to kill a deer.



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Titan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2008
2352 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
I have a 6.5 creedmoor and a 6.5/284. Havent had 1 deer run more than 20 yds. 90% have dropped in their tracks


bbvdd
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re: Deer rifle and caliber?
Don’t feed the troll


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Jack Daniel
LSU Fan
In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
18124 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
If your wife or daughter ever plans to shoot it, get a .270


pdubya76
Mississippi St. Fan
Amite County,Ms.
Member since Mar 2012
3871 posts

re: Deer rifle and caliber?
270,308, or 3006. Can’t go wrong with any of them for southern whitetail.


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