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Local preacher has a slug gun that makes a ragged hole at 150 yds. But thats not in your tool cabinet at the moment. I'ld go bigger and slower for whitetails you don't wanna chase. That 9.3 will flatten them with great effect and do less bloodshot then any of the smaller faster projectiles. The .260 you have is more then adequate to kill one at all reasonable ranges, but you will have the issue of resilient animals that like to run after being hit well. The 7 with a light hot load drops them flat and hits like Thor. 110-120 grain HP's, easy to get them screamin! There is the side effect of losing half the animal from the destruction though....Go with the big hammer, you like that beast anyway.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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260 should work just fine... though I would be remiss if I failed to mention the 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser. In all honesty, the 260 & 6.5x55 have near identical exterior ballistics, so, yeah, the 260 would be my choice. The 140gr Sierra GK will punch both shoulders at that range (and further) as well as clobber a brain.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 November 2017 at 23:49
I'm with Garou. I think your 6.5-08 (.260) would be my choice. Plenty to go through both shoulders. 

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788 your 100 %   "Double shoulders require an absolute broadside shot and those are pretty rare. "  I usually have to wait on those to have the deer move just right.

Now you guy got me juggling again.   260  8x57    9.3x62  ???

I've got just one week till I leave for NY, and 4 of those days I'll be in DC.  
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I suppose it's down to meat preservation. Bigger the bullet, the more meat gets bloodshot. Granted, shot placement has a lot to do with it too. But, generally speaking, smaller the whompum, smaller the bloodshot discard of meat.
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I wonder what you picked...

Hard to beat the 30-30 for the job description. I've killed 8 hogs out of sounder of 15 in the last five days. I use a 170 flat nose cast bullet and they just cease living on contact.



The rifle is my Win M94 Timber Scout but I have a number of rifles chambered in the cartridge: Savage 170 & 340, Marlin/Glenfield, and Rossi.
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Originally posted by garou_22 garou_22 wrote:

I suppose it's down to meat preservation. Bigger the bullet, the more meat gets bloodshot. Granted, shot placement has a lot to do with it too. But, generally speaking, smaller the whompum, smaller the bloodshot discard of meat.
 
Nope! You got that wrong.
 
The higher the velocity, the more meat gets bloodshot.
Many big bore holes you almost can eat right up to the hole.
 
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So my idea of using those retired Navy 16 inchers should save more meat......I like the way you think!

So what did you decide Bear?
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Nice pig Ranch D.  All black and just the right size to eat.

looks like a boar, but can't see the tusks.  

Head shot?

It is imposible to say anything negative about the 30-30.



Just got back from Cacapon mountains.  not decided yet..need to get canoe off roof as soon as it stops raining.  Un-pack then pack for thursday trip to NY..will decide when I put gun in case.  Weather may have a factor...don't like to take my double 8x57R out in rain or snow.


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Have a good time Bear. And Good Luck. 

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