Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by Bill K » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:32 am

Jim D. I can believe that, as I have taken more than my share of deer, mule tails, with my old tried and true 22-250 and the 60 grain Nosler partition. Shot placement puts them down just fine. In my state it is legal to hunt with any center fire, so it works well. Some states do not allow .224 caliber for big game. Bill K :)

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by TEXAS222 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:17 am

Bill K wrote:Jim D. I can believe that, as I have taken more than my share of deer, mule tails, with my old tried and true 22-250 and the 60 grain Nosler partition. Shot placement puts them down just fine. In my state it is legal to hunt with any center fire, so it works well. Some states do not allow .224 caliber for big game. Bill K :)
Thanks Bill. That 22-250 is a fine caliber in it's own right. Years ago I bought several hundred 55 grain .224 Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullets & they worked very well for me in my Swifts. I do like the Nosler also. Have a good day buddy,
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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by varmit_master » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:57 pm

I have took my share of deer with a 22 250 and 55 gr bt. After getting my AR15 with 20 inch bull barrel 1@8 with a sierra game king 65 gr bullet. Have dropped them in there tracks. We can use s 22 cal center fire and up.

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by TEXAS222 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:56 am

varmint-master,+++1 on that 65 grain Sierra bullet. I shoot that in my 1-9 twist Rem. mil-spec & it's awesome. You don't here much about them but the 60 & 64 grain Berger is baaaad medicine for deer size animals also. What AR did you get?
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varmit_master wrote:I have took my share of deer with a 22 250 and 55 gr bt. After getting my AR15 with 20 inch bull barrel 1@8 with a sierra game king 65 gr bullet. Have dropped them in there tracks. We can use s 22 cal center fire and up.

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by MZ5 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:30 pm

My favorite General-purpose rifle is my Ruger Hawkeye Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor. Here are 5 shots, starting from cold this past week. 2 shots touching, then an aiming adjustment (couldn't see my own drawn 'crosshair,' so I was holding edges on reticle marks), then 3 in one hole.

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by -CN- » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:08 pm

My favorite hunting rifles are the American line by Ruger.
Mainly I use my 7mm-08 All-Weather with Vortex 4-12x44 scope and shoot very light-for-caliber 120gr Hornady SST factory loads.
My American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor is another one I use.

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by varmit_master » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:25 am

TEJAS JD wrote:varmint-master,+++1 on that 65 grain Sierra bullet. I shoot that in my 1-9 twist Rem. mil-spec & it's awesome. You don't here much about them but the 60 & 64 grain Berger is baaaad medicine for deer size animals also. What AR did you get?
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varmit_master wrote:I have took my share of deer with a 22 250 and 55 gr bt. After getting my AR15 with 20 inch bull barrel 1@8 with a sierra game king 65 gr bullet. Have dropped them in there tracks. We can use s 22 cal center fire and up.
Hi I got a Sig m400 predator rifle 20 inch bb . 1@. I used it on deer th is past winter. I have a 1@12 in 22 250AI . It should shoot the 60 or 64gr Berger bullets. TY

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Re: Your Best/Favorite Deer Hunting Rifles?

Post by gemihur » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:39 pm

I'm sold on the light and steady TC contender. My favorite barrel for whitetail is the 6.5 Grendel.
But shown here wearing a .308 Bellm barrel which is just as effective.
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