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Really tough question

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I feel like stirring the pot a lil. This started a several hour long debate at my camp last weekend. Let's suppose you can only use one rifle to hunt deer in Louisiana. What do you pick? I'm going with a tikka t3 lite stainless in 6.5x55 swede. What's yall opinion?
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well now that you mention it
I voted for the rem 700 on the other post but after seeing this picture Ima change my vote to a barrett 50 caliber. just keep a box of ziplocks in your stand. one shot and your deer is killed, skin't, gutted, ground, and ready for the freezer. cant go wrong.

ok seriously though I would go with my rem 700le .308 with 168gr. hollow point federal gold medal match grade. I have a falcon menace scope with mark4 mounts. I like the scope, its good for the price but If I could afford it Id buy a leupold sniper style scope. good at 100 or 1000(if I could shoot that far)
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one gun
If I could only use 1 it would be my remington 700 in 270 loaded with 150 grain ballistic tips. I have never had a problem with this load/gun and it can shoot better than I can.
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Doesnt everybody????
Maybe its just me, but I only hunt with one rifle everytime I go out. Think it would be hard to shoot more than one at a time, but then again Ive never tried. LOL... Ruger 270 stainless for me.
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6.5 x55 swede
6.5 is a fine round a 260 remington has identical balistics almost and not as hard to find ammo
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Savage
savage bolt action 30-06 winchester powerpoint 180gr bullets.
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Round
Depends on where you hunt. Im the swamp or other tight quarters, a 30/30 is the best round. If I might have to stretch my barrel, my Browning 270 with 150 gr Fusion bullet is my choice...
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good question
ima go with a winchester in 30-06, or a ruger hawkeye in either 7mm mag or 270 wsm.
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........................
Ain't too much that can't be accomplished with a roll of duct tape, $700, and a 30-06.
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Weatherby !!!
Accumark 300wby. 165gr, You can shoot deer at long distances with out much compensation, and they kill close too !!! Redfield 3x9 low-profile wide-field !!!
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Ha... Yea right..
That's like asking a guy to pick one woman to spend the rest of his life with... Some guys pick the one, some guys like to upgrade every 10 years of so, some guys never pick one... That's a loaded question if I ever heard one!!! But if I had to pick... I guess .308 is a proven round for multipurpose and has been around for many years and still picked!
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Funny
KennyD thats a good answer lol
I'll stick with my Remington .243 cal.for Louisiana
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umm.....
i think that im gunna stick with my marlin 30-30 lever action! 125 grain core lock. the short barrel makes it easy for walking the swamps and not clippin any limbs with the barrel. it also has the punch go out there and reach them at a good distance and put um down!
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6.5x55 Swede
I shoot an A-Bolt in .280 120gr Nosler BT and haven't chased many. I personally believe every caliber mentioned in
this thread is excellent. However, you can be in the middle of nowhere, forget your rounds at home, and a mom and pop grocery will likely have a couple boxes of Super X 30/30, 30.06, or maybe even some .270's. I'm just sayin if your going to shoot something exotic, you better have a common back up.
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30-06
30-06 would be my choice, like said before, you can find ammo just about anywhere. Some of you need to read the question slower, he only asked for one, we know there is plenty choices today and some fit hhunting needs better than others.
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SECRETS OUT!
You guessed it, the mighty 284 Winchester! Either a 140 or 150 grain Power Point. I am not going to let out my favorite reload recipe! Kills deara DEAD DEAD!
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deer rifle for louisiana
30-30
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257 Wby Mag
Weatherby Mark V Deluxe in the 257 Wby Mag!!
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7mm-08
Savage 11 in 7mm-08 with Redfield Revolution 3-9x50.
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Old School
Ruger 30-06, 180 gr. Nosler Partitions. Old school!
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Deadly
Savage 110! 30-06 shooting Remington core-lokt 180 grain bullets.
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CUTT'EM DOWN
Remington model 700, laminate and stainless, 7mm ultra magnum.. NO BLOOD TRAILING HERE!!!!!!!
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gotta' agree with KennyD
Its definitely is a tough one..I like hunting with my Marlin 30-30 (which is by the way the most common deer rifle anywhere you go)...I also enjoy my Remington 700 30-06 but sometimes I think its too much gun...but this year I really got comfortable with my Howa .308...a real tack driver.
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50 Cal
Everyone knows that anything less than a Fifty Caliber Browning will simply bounce off a deer like a Red Rider BB Gun! A 16" gun from a US Battleship is what I carry. I cut the barrel down to 10 feet and use a magnum charge of 150# of powder!
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CALIBER
TC pro-hunter encore with a custom 270weatherby mag barrel, using 140gr triple shock ammo.
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just one is all i need.
my lethal remington 700 adl mountain rifle stainless with laminated wood stock with redfield illuminator 3*9*40 in 7mm-08. absolutely love it. light and powerful enough. never let me down and never will.
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hmm...
I gotta agree with JDMANN. This is kinda how this post came up. I was told that my 25-06 was far too small for deer, and anything less than .30 caliber was junk. This came from some "expert" hunters who quickly informed me that I must not be much of a man because I shoot small little "b!ch" guns and can't handle the recoil of a "mans" rifle. (True story)

So my feelings got hurt and I proptly purchased a 3244552-06. Last weekend I killed 17 deer with one shot using some new-fangled-heat-seeking-sidewinder-sabot-ultra-high-explosive-deer-nukes. I think one was a buck, but I couldn't find any remains among all of the fallen trees and the forest fire I started.
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if one choice
30-06, shot several different bullets over the years, been using the Federal trophy bonded tip in 180 gr last 2 years
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remington mdl 600 in 308
it's called a mohawk and they quit makin em in the seventies.. but i have one and it is by far my favorite out of all my rifles.. 18inch barrel, hellacious knockdown power, accurate out to 250+ yds. it don't get no better.. you can keep your magnums.. i like my shoulder
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30-06 Remington 700 BDL Mountain
i use Remington 700 BDL Mountain in 30-06 this gun is light and accurate, but using it for over 20 years. i have always shot 180 grain core lokt pointed soft point.
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wide range here.......
I personally have been using for about 15 years now a Remington model 700BDL .270, with 130 grain federal premiums, I have killed several(around 25 to 30 deer)I've only missed one deer with this gun, and have never not recovered a deer I hit, so this is just for me personally but I love that gun......so much for anything under a .30 caliber being junk.
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