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I want to buy a deer hunting rifle which is the best rifle for deer
300 win mag long-range
3006 long-range
280
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this debate could go on for decades. way too many factors to take into account.

you wanna be able to kill anything in north america, i'd say a .30-06 or .308. the only difference is the 06 has a little more power/energy
 

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For hunting, I like to hit hard and make a big hole. If it runs, I want a red carpet to follow.

That being said - I use an 06.
 

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You could use any of those calibers with equal success. There are pros and cons to each. It basically boils down to personal preference. I will say from experience that the Win 300 mag is too large for whitetail deer. Unless of course your planning to shoot one at 1000 yards or something. 300 mag destroys way too much meat and that much power isn't needed to bring down a deer. I no longer hunt, but I've always been a big fan of the .270. I think most guys use a 30-06. It is a very reliable cartridge. But so is .308. So like I said, its probably more of a personal preference. You probably should better analyze your hunting environment and then ask the question. Too many variables.
 
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