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What is the best caliber for white tail on the market?

I want an acurate caliber for a white tail. I want it to be big enough to kill it 1st or 2nd shot. I will make shots anywhere from 50-400 yds so i would need a pretty powerfull and long range round. I will also shoot through rough forest and open field. I will be using a scope.

Asked By: TJHell - 12/5/2006
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Simple truth is, there is no best calibur, just whats best for you. Pick whatever your comfortable with in the high power range (or shotgun ga for slugs) and go with it. Since you say that you'll be in rough forest, you may want to consider a shorter barrel length. Any good high power will do the job in the range you'... More
Answered By: Randy C - 12/5/2006
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Can't go wrong with a 30-06
Answered By: rawk_chawk - 12/5/2006
 
.450 Marlin will git 'er done.
Answered By: johndeereman - 12/5/2006
 
30-06 with a 180 grain bullet, NOT the 150 grain. You place the shot right and you wont need the second. I never shot twice at a deer in my life and i'm 43.
Answered By: Shu - 12/5/2006
 
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Answered By: more than a hat rack - 12/5/2006
 
7mm mag will drop them in their tracks. 30 yards or 400 yards. One shot, one kill
Answered By: Steve J - 12/5/2006
 
I swear by the 30-06, but my brother in law swears by his 25-06 at 100 grain, the bullet travels alot farther in a straight line versus the 30-06 at 180 grains..... There is no best caliber, it's your preference and if you shoot 300 meters plus or closer..... alot of variables to factor in.
Answered By: Lokbomb - 12/5/2006
 
For white-tails i prefer the 25-06, it has plenty of power to take down a whitetail and has great long range potential. However there is no "perfect caliber" as many have stated. The 30-06 is the most widely available rifle and ammo, so many choose it. The 30-30 is a classic white-tail caliber and a lever action such... More
Answered By: beare85 - 12/5/2006
 
Depends on what you shoot well. Not being a westerner, I cringe at the thought of a 250 yard shot. I'd just hunt harder. But I suppose if you put in tons of practice....
Answered By: W W D - 12/7/2006
 
.270 win. is a very flat shooting round. With a little practice 200-300 yd. shots will take only 1 shot. (thats all it should take anyway)
Answered By: DG - 12/7/2006
 
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