GUN Thinking about new deer rifle, caliber questions

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  1. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    I am thinking about getting a new deer rifle, currently have a 1944 Winchester model 94 in 30-30. I am considering getting a package deal rifle, maybe a Savage with AccuTrigger?

    Anyways, I am a little unsure of what caliber to get. My top choices so far are .270, .308 and 30-'06. What are your thoughts on these calibers? Thanks.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    where do you hunt?
     
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    if you like your lever action how about something in 45/70
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    IMO get the .30-06 or the .308. They will be a better overall round and you can take larger game with them.
     
  5. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    all three rounds you listed are fine choices
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    I got myself a package deal Mossberg ATR100 bolt action in .270 and love it.
     
  7. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    I hunt mainly from tree stands over food plots in Mississippi. Only have the lever action since it was passed down from my great-grandfather. Took a deer a couple years ago with a borrowed 7mm Mag, but I figured that's a little too big for MS whitetails.

    What do you guys think about the Savage rifle/scope combos, like the 11/111FXP3?

    Edit: I will probably be moving to Texas after in about three years, so does that change the recommended caliber?
     
  8. Chris

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    nah, my dad has used .270 for just about every texas deer hes taken in nearly 50 years, and I use a .243 which is just a necked down .308
     

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