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Thread: RE:What Calibers Do You Deer Hunt With Besides The Most Popular One's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muledeer View Post
    Based off the fact that it's a mediocre coyote round at best, not a deer round. Don't need to be the police of any post to know that
    There is nothing wrong with taking a deer with a .556. It's about the precision of the shot and the load that is chosen. Mediocre coyote round? interesting. I kill pigs left and right with that round. Pigs, which from my experience are much "tougher" than the whitetail or the dog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nated8705 View Post
    There is nothing wrong with taking a deer with a .556. It's about the precision of the shot and the load that is chosen. Mediocre coyote round? interesting. I kill pigs left and right with that round. Pigs, which from my experience are much "tougher" than the whitetail or the dog...
    I stand by my statement. Also not sure what a .556 is but if the 5.56mm was all I had and was desperate, i might use it for deer. There's a reason a bunch of states have made it illegal to deer hunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by muledeer View Post
    I stand by my statement. Also not sure what a .556 is but if the 5.56mm was all I had and was desperate
    yeah, I reread his post and found that he wanted to use a .556 so that may qualify as an odd round what ever it is. 5.56 NATO is designation for a military round. In the platform that the 5.56 round is used in I could understand your hesitation about using it as a GREAT deer round when that accuracy for that ammo and platform is 1-3MOA @100 or 2-6MOA @200. Not a very good accuracy wise to use on deer.

    Now you take a .223 bolt gun with a good twist rate for heavies (69-80gr) and I would shoot deer and yotes anytime. Knocking on the door of a light .243. But that would fall under the ,etc? portion of his first statement possibly for common calibers.

    When I read the OP I interpreted it to be things like 30-40 Krag or some of the WCF offerings...all available in lever style ...in their day were common... where today it is not so common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester896 View Post
    Your right..
    I guess if you were going to take everything verbatim, .556 would be an unusual caliber, since I have never heard of it.

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    At the end of the day, it doesn't really bother or affect me what you choose to hunt with. If it works for you, great. Sorry I got everyone worked up about it. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by nated8705 View Post
    Don't let my android autocorrect tear your nerves up too bad.
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    we would like to think so
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    Anyone recommend a certain caliber for Turkey season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nated8705 View Post
    Anyone recommend a certain caliber for Turkey season?

    .729?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlhunr View Post
    .729?
    with a .660 and #6...GTG
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    This past year I really loved hunting with my Super Blackhawk Hunter in .41 mag... It's just so nice in the stand or blind.
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    300 Savage....Of course!....but the 308 is still a favorite though
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    45/70 and 375 h&h sometimes. Otherwise tote the 243

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    I deer hunt with a lot of different guns. I reckon the odd ones would be 45acp/45 long colt and 35 reminton. I killed a running buck the third shot with my 1911 45acp. The Fed. hydrashock
    went through 1 shoulder on a downward angle and broke the front leg on the offside.

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    I hope to kill something this year with my bisley 45 colt. More I shoot 45's the less I like my 44 mag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiller Ridge View Post
    I hope to kill something this year with my bisley 45 colt. More I shoot 45's the less I like my 44 mag
    I saw this "More I shoot 45's the less I like my 44 mag" word for word on the Ruger Revolvers Only FB page yesterday. and I agree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by parallax View Post
    I saw this "More I shoot 45's the less I like my 44 mag" word for word on the Ruger Revolvers Only FB page yesterday. and I agree!
    That would be me. 44 has all the bucking and barking. 45 slow and steady and packs a punch without all the hooplah. Id love to find me a bisley hunter in 45 colt

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    I think I may have found my new favorite one yet. I don't have one yet but what I've heard It won't be long. It's a 22 creedmoor and is very good long range for deer.

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    took 2 deer last year with my Winchester 32-20.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyone10001 View Post
    took 2 deer last year with my Winchester 32-20.....
    That's encouraging. I thought of using my mdl 25 Remington pump in 32-20.

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    I hunt deer with either my 30-40 Krag or my 30-06. However, I really would like to use my 44 magnum with 10” barrel. The problem is my stand is right on the border of a neighbors dense woods and if I don’t put it down now, I will lose it. They timbered it a handful of years ago and the stuff that grew back is incredibly dense. I’d be surprised if a snake could get through it. I have tried a few times to get through and can’t go further than maybe 5 yards. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’m hoping in the next few years that competition among the trees will eliminate a good bit of them.
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    I use anything that is legal.

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