Well, I don't have either anymore.....I have scaled down a little bit in the name of keeping my family afloat. However, my favorite deer gun is just my good old Win 94 30-30. 170gr soft point. Great gun for Texas white-tail hunting. I like the mid-light gr in .308 though.
in both my 06's and my 762x54's i prefer the 200 grain bullets. they dont shoot as flat but they give more consistant groups at distance and a harder thump when they smack the deer. im thinking about getting some 240 grains in 308 and tryin them!
&.62x54;x39, 8mm, 6.5x55, .357, 9mm, whatever I have on hand when the sob is on my job is what I will use. I left my pistol at home one day after the first week of either sex season and drove up on 4 does. Would have goten atleast 2 of them if I had the .357 on me.
I shot my deer this year with a 150 power point. He was 15yds away facing me. When I was dressing him out the bullet was found against his pelvis. It broke his neck going in and still penetrated all the way to the pelvis. You don't need more penetration than that in my humble opinion, at least for Missouri whitetails.
Haven't actually shot a whitetail with one yet, but they shoot very well from my 06 for factory loads. Only been hunting rifle country in MI for the last couple years. All prior and around home is 12ga country.
A forum community dedicated to hunters and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about optics, trails, clubs, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more. The friendliest gun forum on the Internet!