Pheasants Forever
Top Banner
Register   Login



Pheasant Hunting Forums:

In case you are looking for the old hunting forums - they have been archived and moved to Archived Hunting Forums
Best caliber for whitetails?
Last Post 29 Nov 2011 11:15 PM by Chris Larsen. 0 Replies.
Printer Friendly
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
Chris LarsenUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:13 Chris Larsen
29 Nov 2011 11:15 PM

    The 30-06 has seemingly become the workhorse whitetail caliber these days.  Used to be the .30-30 in Grandpa's day.  Some people really dig the .270 and of course the .300 is a staple for those who don't mind a good whallup to the shoulder.  I've got a good friend that wouldn't dream of hunting without his 7mm.  The .243 is popular for youth hunters and has plenty of firepower if the shot is placed correctly.  A lighter kick makes placing a good shot much easier.  The .45-70 was the premiere caliber for deer hunters in the late 1800s.  It's still a nice gun for shooting deer at close range.  There are many more out there.

    What is your whitetail medicine of choice?

    You are not authorized to post a reply.

    Register With Now

    What are you waiting for?  Registration only takes a few minutes and it is completely free.  As a registered user you can set up your profile, make friends with other upland hunters, post on our hunting forums and more.  Click here to register with

    Already A Member?  Please Log In Now

    Once you become a registered member this page will display your messages, notifications and updates from the site as well as your friends on