Yup - funny I had just went over that article yesterday as I'm in the market to maybe get one for the upcoming gun season... I haven't hunted gun in OH in 13-14 years.. or more... years before I started managing the property in 2013.For those who hunt in states that allow straight-walled rifle cartridges to be used as deer hunting ammo, these are the best options.www.fieldandstream.com
The most common figure thrown around when hunters discuss the energy required to ethically kill a whitetail is 1,000 ft.-lb.
IME the 160gr bonded winchester is the one I see the least. Followed closely by the hornady 165. I've yet to see any of the barnes or all copper 150gr win in person.Yup - funny I had just went over that article yesterday as I'm in the market to maybe get one for the upcoming gun season... I haven't hunted gun in OH in 13-14 years.. or more... years before I started managing the property in 2013.
From the ballistic charts in it and most likely ranges to hunt, I already have 40 y/o 30-06 so just something to increase my accuary and as has been said - not clean up the ML. Plus a second shot within 45 secs...
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Based on the the above and comments I'm heading to the 350L in 160. I've shot the 30-06 in 165BT on Elk, Bear, Mulies, antelope and whitetail. My experince is that weight kills what it hits - albeit a bit faster in the 30-06.
Yeah I shot him Saturday. We are in Jefferson and elk county. He was number 8 this year. First animal I have shot with my 45-70. Hit him thru the shoulders first shot. I shot again but definitely didn’t have to. The hole when we skinned him was wild. I wish I took a picNice bear... Is that this year??? When in Pa. I carry my Remington 700 Classic chambered in 35 Whelen....
@Lundy would really like this post.I love guns, own a bunch and hunt all over but love bowhunting most. That being said I have a few muzzleloaders, one of which is a custom smokeless. This is my go to deer gun. Legal basically everywhere, can outshoot most rifles and feels different to me being a one shot and done. Granted everyone has a flavor, needs and desires but this is a niche most aren’t considering that is so sweet.
Good Luck. The best thing you can do is shoot a few different guns.
@Mdavis96I went to Cabela's this morning to pick up some boots ammo and another gun. I seen this on their ad when I was there. If you sign up for the club card it's a decent deal plus you'll get $20 more off I think for signing up and they have 0 percent financing for 12 months depending on how much you spend I forget what it said exactly.