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which is better for deer hunting

i am looking to buy a deer rifle and dont know whether to get a 30-30, 270 or 243 i need to get some others openens i am 14 and havent taken a deer yet but i have only used a 30-30 i am not that good at shooting yet but my uncle and brother have 308s and my mom has a 270 and i have to be conserned with the cost of ammo

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Eric Rogers

Eric Rogers

I love a good 270. Great caliber for deer.
David Fox

David Fox

all three will work for whitetail deer if you plan on shooting longer distances go with 270 or 243 if you ever plan on hunting elk with it also it will have to be the 270 of the three I prefer the 243

Tim Maxim

Tim Maxim

My son hunts w/a 243 and he gets every deer he shoots at. I hunt w/ a 30-30 and find myself having to stalk closer or even pass on a shot sometimes because of not not being sure of the yardage. ( don't get me wrong a 30-30 is a great deer rifle but @ 200 yards or better luck plays a large part in the chances of putting a deer down cleanly) A 30-30 isn't quite as forgiving on longer shots as a 243, 7mm-08, or 270.
Tony Tommasini

Tony Tommasini

270 is a perfect deer rifle in my opinion.
Ryan Kulinski

Ryan Kulinski

its not listed but I love my 30*06
Jake Miller

Jake Miller

if your huntin in heavy brush shooting at close range go for a 30-30 trapper. i love mine
Michael Liles

Michael Liles

I prefer a308 because you got the distance and velocity to drop a buck within 100yards of where he stands
Gunny Jones

Gunny Jones

i use a mosin nagant 7.62x54r its a deer stopper and its only about 100 or 150
Ronnie Guffey

Ronnie Guffey

Everyone has their own opinions, but my favorite for all around hunting from thickes to large open pastures has to be the .308. I have 2 .308 rifles and don't ever care to have anything else. I've taken well over 200 deer in my lifetime from 5 yards to 486 yards and have never had a problem finding any of them. try one. I yhink you'll be impressed.
Janet Daniel

Janet Daniel

I hunt with a 22-250. Tikka T3. Works for me.
Phillip Peters

Phillip Peters

I've been hunting this season with a 7x57 Ruger Mk II but my favorite rifle of all time has been my Winchester .270. Its a flat shooter and as long as you can hit what you're aiming at it can take it down. I've taken an elk at about 300+ yds as well as 2 deer and a pig and with the exception of one whitetail (got the jitters and hit in the hindquarters) they were all one shot.
Derek Taussig

Derek Taussig

Remington 700 270 cal is my choice if I just had one. Its tried and true and is one of the most well known. I also shoot a 30-30 but only for closer shots and I find it does better shooting through brush and everything.
Larry Landers II

Larry Landers II

A 30-30 with the newer soft ballistic tip bullets from Hornady or Barnes flattens the trajectory and gives accuracy out to 250 yards. and is still great for heavy brush! It also has less felt recoil than the other calibers which helps to keep flinching to a minimum!
Andy PICHE

Andy PICHE

Look for a M-100, .308 Winchester. it's semi auto so very little recoil, it's short so it handles easy, 308 is an excelent allround cartridge given of course proper shot placement, ammo is reasonable $. my wife as a new shooter loved hers and had no issues taking w.tail, big mulies, pronghorn, and moose. they don't get the recognition they deserve but for a new comer,308 will satify you well into maturity. they come up fairly cheap sometimes, under $450 with scope, but you gotta really look for them. -just my 2 cents , hope it helps.
nicky mckenzie

nicky mckenzie

U could always try your brothers or mothers rifles n c if u can handle the recoil.How far r u going 2 shoot if under 200 go 30 30 if u have the chance 4 a longer shot go with bigger calibre. I have 4 270s n shoot 30 or more deer a year dont need nything else.
Brad Van Aken

Brad Van Aken

i have a .35 marlin lever action and every deer that ive shot with it have just droppend not even went one step lol but i also like a 30-06 or 25-06 their good to but i perfer the 35
hunter sutcliffe

hunter sutcliffe

i have shot my moms 270 and have shot my uncles308 and had no problem with shooting them. the stand i hunt out of i can get up to a 300 to 400 yard shot and another stand i hunt out of has a max of 100 yard shot i dont want to go with any rifles were ammo will b hard to find
hunter sutcliffe

hunter sutcliffe

what about an ar style 308 a friend of mine has one would that be good for deer and coyote
kevin eichensehr

kevin eichensehr

depending on where you hunt and the yardage you plan on shooting will determine it. i hunt in Pa so about the farthest shot i ever make is 150 yards. i personally love my 30-30. my dad uses a .308 and i have never seen a deer run after being shot with either
kevin eichensehr

kevin eichensehr

depending on where you hunt and the yardage you plan on shooting will determine it. i hunt in Pa so about the farthest shot i ever make is 150 yards. i personally love my 30-30. my dad uses a .308 and i have never seen a deer run after being shot with either
hunter sutcliffe

hunter sutcliffe

i hunt about 45 miles south of kansas city mo
Darryl Helbing

Darryl Helbing

There a a lot of calibers that will do the job on whitetails, its kind of an individual thing. I have hunted with .243, .270, 25-06, 7mm rem mag, 30-06, 30-30,.308,7mm-08 and 257 Roberts, and have found that all will do the job quickly and cleanly if you stay within the limits of your shooting ability. I have found that when it comes to a shot at a trophy animal its best to lean toward the heavy side. My personnal favorite here in Kansas is the 7mm Rem Mag. If the price of ammo is a concern, I would suggest a 30-06, and the ammo is readily available. If you have issues with recoil I would go with the 7mm-08 it is a very accurate round and the recoil less than a 30-30, performs well out to 300 yards which should cover you for all whitetail hunting situations. The key is bullet placement, so get a gun you are comfortable with and practice, practice, practice.
shannen evans

shannen evans

.257weatherby mag
Jason Couture

Jason Couture

For deer I shoot my 243 or a 270WSM. Mind you the ammo for the 270WSM isn't cheap but honestly it a gun I use 3-4 weeks outta the year so it doesn't bother me about the cost of ammo too much. The 270WSM packs a mean punch and if in a semi-auto, is easier on your shoulder tha a normal 270WIN. The 243 with drop them in their tracks too but bullet placement is much more a concern after 100-150 yards. Listen and pay attention to the words & wisdom of the other seasoned/more experienced guys on here tho (and I'm not saying you have no experience. But these older guys like myself and the fellas on here giving you advise have more), 7-08 or 308 is ideal for deer and nice to shoot.
david stillo

david stillo

Hunter i got a son around your age,he hasn't shot a deer yet either,he has to practice shooting more,we lived in shotgun territory in minnesota last year,he missed 10 bucks,i was patient with him..i don't know if your getting overly excited and not focusing on your shot and judging the distance accurately(like my son)..if your getting overly excited(buck fever)ignore the horns and look at that kill zone,take some deep breaths and set those cross hairs where they are supposed to go and slowly squeeze the trigger holding the gun as tight as you can against you so its steady..,might help out alot with your accuracy..hope it helps and don't fret if your getting buck fever,i got it one time in my life when i was 16 i missed a 170 class 14 point buck because of buck fever after that happened i haven't miss a buck since and i don't get buck fever no more all i hunt is 165 class or larger bucks theres alot of them out there,more than what people think,just got to know how to read the land,scout year round..if you feel comfortable with a 308..go for it,the gun has to feel like a part of you,when you lift it up it feels natural and you will kill deer,just remember that 1st shot counts,make it count, 1 bullet,1 buck..lol..hope this advice helps some.good luck,hope to see some pics of the buck you get this year ;)).
hunter sutcliffe

hunter sutcliffe

thanx for all the advise season starts saterday and im using my grandfathers 243 i just shot it and the way i am shotting i will get a deer if i dont get buck fever thanx again for all the advise i think when i do get my rifle i will go with the 308.
hunter sutcliffe

hunter sutcliffe

thanx for the hunting advice i got my first deer and it was a buck i shot him at 225 yards and hit him in the
back
ke win

ke win

I have a .270. very mice gun
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