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"Best" deer cartridges?

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The best deer cartridge is the one you have when you see the deer. :wacko:

You got that right.

 

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I'm going to be the odd man out..... I enjoy shooting my 220 Swift with Barnes 53 grain TSX bullets. I have shot numerous deer, coyotes, 1 bobcat and 1 turkey with this rifle using Barnes handloads and everthing has dropped in its tracks (not head shots) . Saying that I have passed on deer that have been at or past 300 yards because of the wind ( and wished I had brought a larger caliber) .

I believe bullet placement and bullet construction is the key when using smaller calibers.

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Nothing better than shootin a smoke pole with 150 grains of Pyrodex pushing a 300grain Barnes Xpress down range!

:):wub::)

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