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How many <u>different</u> cartridges have you shot deer with? I see alot of people claiming that "X" cartridge is "the best". Makes me wonder if that is the only cartridge they have ever used.

Personaly I have taken deer with;
257 Roberts AI
257 Wby
270 Win
280 Rem
30-06
300 Wby
340 Wby
358 Win
50 cal inline

They all killed deer, and I never noticed that one killed "deader" than another.

Good luck, Tony
 

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17 Rem....243....30-06...300Wby.
And truth be told the 17 Rem & 300Wby probably killed the quickest. The 243 was a very efficient killer. The 30-06 always had varying effects and took the most deer. I had it kill like lightning and also had them run 100yds dead on their feet.
 

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12 Guage slug
20 Guage Slug
.32 Remington
243 winchester
30/06
The 06 is still my favorite.
300 win mag
7mm Rem mag
.50 cal Hawken
 

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30-06, 243, 12 gauge slug. Shot the most with 243. Actually the most of them were taken by a Hoyte.
 

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222
243 (Favorite)
257
32 Win Spec
338
44 mag
Muzzleloaders
45
50
54
58
 

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250 savage 1
243 winchester 1
7mm rem mag...stopped counting
300 win mag 2
50 caliber hawken.. 1 this year and my first:)
.222 remington 2
25-06 4
.308 1


prolly missing a few

I even found myself carrying my 20 inch .222 loaded with 53 grains tsx's this year...deer wisely never showed up:)
 

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.222
,223
.243
.270
7mm/08
.280
7 Rem Mag
.300 Savage
.308
.30-06
.300 WSM
.300 Win Mag
8mm Mauser
.338 Win mag
.357 Mag
.50 caliber ML
 

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30/30
303 british
243
308
270WSM
300 Win Mag
12 ga
309JDJ (TC contender)
44 mag (Revolver)
54 cal flint
50 cal flint and inline

But most with a Hoyt
 

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12gauge,220swift,243win,243wssm,270weatherby,280rem,300wsm,30-06.more with a bow than anything else.I would take the 243 overall of the others
 

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Like a few others here, I have a personal quest to take a deer with as many different suitable calibers as possible. I was fortunate enough to have a good friend who had a few hundred acres just a few miles from me, but in WV, that also added to my oppurtuities to use different calibers. My favorite is the .280 Rem but here's a list of calibers I have taken deer with:

220 Swift
22-250
243 Win
25-06 Rem
257 Weatherby
264 Win Mag
270 Win
270 WSM
280 Rem
284 Win
7MM Rem Mag
30-30 Win
30-06
300 Savage
300 Win Mag
300 Weatherby Mag
338 Win Mag
35 Rem
44 Rem Mag
 

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22-250
6MM - favorite field gun
257 Roberts
270 Win - old faithful
7MM Rem Mag
300 Wby Mag
357 Mag Smith Wesson
50 cal TC Encore
50 cal TC Hawkins flintlock
8MM-06
 
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