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What caliber does /k/ think is the best for small game to deer/medium game hunting. I.e. Possum to mule deer. I would say .243
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>>28903196
I would agree, but maybe mention 25-06 Rem.
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That or .308 is a good round, will cover all north american game
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>>28903196
.308, .30-30 and .30-06 are the holy trinity of hunting ammo.
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>>28903263
Blessed be 30-06, for it is great and its children limted only by shoulder angles and case capacity.
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I feel like you guys are going a little into the beefier side. Let's get some lighter calibers in here that still have enough power for whitetail or other. Maybe get off the .30 caliber rounds
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>>28903196
>best caliber
wew lad

Unironically give me some 147gr 300memeout
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>>28903196
Well 00 buckshot is comprised of .33 caliber balls so 12g round with 9 .33 caliber balls in it.
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>>28903196
Mule deer can get pretty beefy. 30-06 would cover that. But with the advances in hunting rounds any of the smaller rounds mentioned could be just as viable for all I know.

When I think of a .243 I don't think mule deer I think Southeastern white tail as the max.
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>>28903196
If you plan to actually eat most of what you kill, 30-30 or any other intermediate rifle cartridge will work fine. If you don't want to eat the little critters, .308 is a good choice because ots not too expensive and will work on almost anything in north America
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>>28903196
7mm08 has excellent ballistics and I have used it on hogs all the way to black bear.
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The best intermediate cartridge is 6.5x55.


All other answers are invalid.

Next.
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>>28903475
Swedecuck detected, get back into your cuckshed and watch Jamal impregnate your wife you sad piece of shit.
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>>28903196
243 is a real favorite. 100gr Sierra Spitzer Boattail Gamekings or 80gr Barnes TTSX for whitetail, 58gr Hornady V-max for hyper-sonic varmint exploding.
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id probably go 22-250 loaded with a 65 grain gameking.

from small game to deer i think 243 is probably the best option but 22-250 is solid with the right bullets.
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What about 8mm mauser? Most heavy bullet American loadings put it on par with 30-30, the 180gr stuff is usually comparable to 308, and the really good European stuff is just over 30-06 in power with the same weight bullet.
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>>28904039
8x57 is a great allrond hunting cartridge for all but the most dangerous game.
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.30-06, friend. There's a century of load data for bullets from 100gr to 260gr+.
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>>28903196
6x6.8spc
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>>28904220
8mm mauser has killed many humans, anon. its killed far more slavs, but many humans as well.
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>>28903206
.25-06 will do it all and leave some tasty morsels for the grill.
If I was a better shot I could have probably eaten the rabbits I shot with it in my youth. I switched to .22lr because I couldn't pull off <50 yard head shots on little critters with the .25-06
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408
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.243 is literal Fudd round

If it hasn't seen good use I don't want it.

.308
8mm Mauser
7.62x39 (get a nice CZ bolt gun mm)
30-06
30-30
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>>28903283
Load my 30-06 with a Lapua mega 185gr, pushing it at ~2600 fps. Taken almost every legal game here in Sweden with it. Good stuff.
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>>28903211
You really gonna shoot a grizzly bear with a .243 slugger?
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I use a remington 742 for pretty much everything.
6mm 100 grain loads.
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People hunting sizable animals with 243 are the same type of people who admit to owning a Kimber 1911. Wishful thinkers craving an audience.
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>>28903196
>DA BES
Doesn't exist. However, there are rounds to match what you want.

Wanna kill varmints? 22-06
Wanna kill varmint at 4000fps? 22-250
Wanna remove durr? 243, 30-30, and 308
Wanna remove bacon? 308, 6.5 Grendel, and 30-06
Wanna remove burr? 308, 300 rem mag, and 7mm mag.
Wanna kill everything more deader with much fastness? Modern 45-70.
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>No one here posted .25-45 Sharps
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>>28903457

.280 has, arguably, the best terminal ballistics of the .30" and smaller bullets. It's a shame everyone here thinks of it as a youth round.

>>28905580

Neat. Learned something new today.
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>best for small game to deer/medium game hunting.
Use what's nearby.Necessity is the mother of invention.
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>>28903196
12 gauge is best gauge
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.257 Roberts
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>>28904867
Bear is considered big game, OP asked about medium/small game.
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>>28903424

modern .243 hunting loads can absolutely take mule deer.
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>>28903196
40mm- it makes it so you can take it away easily in pieces
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>>28903196

Id probably go for 6.5 swede if I had to choose only one rifle round for the rest of my hunting days. Light loads are good for whitetail/boar/coyote removal, heavier loads can handle mule deer/elk/blackbear/bigfoot from range just fine.
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>>28903514
Hypersonic has a meaning, I've never seen a rifle round archive 5500 fps.
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>>28904851
It has seen more use in the hunting world than your first 3 listed combined.
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>>28905861
He did mention small game. 12 GA make a mess of rabbits and squirrel.
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If I only have a 5.56 ar, should I just go for headshots?
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>>28906788
Chokes and handloads my friend, chokes and handloads. How does 3/4 oz of 7.5 at 1200 fps differ on game if fired from a 12 or a 28 gauge?
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>>28906812
Never shoot anything in the head. Just be a lot more precise.
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Muh .35 Rem
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>>28906788
... compared to a centerfire rifle pushing a bullet close to 3000fps?

Have you ever hunted small game with a shotgun? The mess has less to do with the gauge and more to do with your choke and shot size.
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>>28907049
No handloading required. 7 1/2 bulk target loads smoke grouse and hares just fine. I brought home a couple of mixed bags using cheap federals before switching to steel shot.
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>>28903196
>I would like to hunt small game and large game with the same gun

The answer is always 12ga shotgun. You can get into a 3" chambered pump with a field barrel that takes screw in chokes and a rifled slug barrel for under $400. I could do 90% of my hunting with a gun like this. You can be hunting grouse on the edge of a meadow one minute, and making a play on a deer the next, just by swapping your shells out. I always carry a few foster slugs while I'm bird hunting, just for this reason.
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>>28905437
Where do you get your 6mm? I have an fn safari in 6mm Remington.
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9.3 x 62, shit can obliterate rabbits
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>>28905580
Always good to see wildcats adopted by manufacturers, I just wish the had done it sooner, like a few decades sooner.
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>>28905580
My niggah. I've been looking into this round, and have been hoping it catches on in popularity. Dr. Matt even did a video about it on Demolition Ranch
https://youtu.be/1JJNPJiRBlU
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>>28903196
5.56, that way when you shoot the deer you can shoo the other two deer that are dragging their wounded buddy to the medic.
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