best round for hunting Kentucky Whitetails

raidergson

10 pointer
Dec 10, 2010
1,210
Garrard County
It has always seemed that 7mm-08 has had a cult following on this forum. I don’t know, but more for those West of I-65. It seems that .243 Win creeps in then settles East of 65 to 75. 270 was the “all there is” South of Lex 127 and 27, but now the new 6.5’ is the hot blonde in the low lit bar, who really ticks it in well, and wears a lot of makeup. 7 mm mag for those who doubt, pretty much everywhere, and 30-30 for the soup canners. I’ll take a .243 Win, but have always wanted a 7mm-08.
 
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predator1

12 pointer
Dec 25, 2008
3,392
Glasgow,Ky
It has always seemed that 7mm-08 has had a cult following on this forum. I don’t know, but more for those West of I-65. It seems that .243 Win creeps in then settles East of 65 to 75. 270 was the “all there is” South of Lex 127 and 27, but now the new 6.5’ is the hot blonde in the low lit bar, who really ticks it in well, and wears a lot of makeup. 7 mm mag for those who doubt, pretty much everywhere, and 30-30 for the soup canners. I’ll take a .243 Win, but have always wanted a 7mm-08.
I’ve always had a love affair for the .308. Not much it really can’t do. Even though there’s nothing flashy about it. The .243 is the little engine that could and never understood its doubters. Using the right load, it’s capable of just about anything the .308 can do. Then the 7mag has always been the hot blonde in the room for me. No real need for it, but I always liked the cleavage she showed.
 

Tankt

12 pointer
Dec 26, 2019
4,130
Kentucky
I’ve always had a love affair for the .308. Not much it really can’t do. Even though there’s nothing flashy about it. The .243 is the little engine that could and never understood its doubters. Using the right load, it’s capable of just about anything the .308 can do. Then the 7mag has always been the hot blonde in the room for me. No real need for it, but I always liked the cleavage she showed.
More than a handful isn't a waste lol
 

raidergson

10 pointer
Dec 10, 2010
1,210
Garrard County
I like my 308, that's all I need.
I figured the .308 and 06 crowd would chime in since I left those out. As I said I am a huge .243 fan, but have used at least 10 different cartridges, even my STI Trojan in .45 ACP. Started out with a REM 1100 slug barrel with Fosters, A hand me down from dad as he just bought a Ruger 77 carbine with the international stock, yep .308. At that time .308 was just gaining popularity, and 06, 270, 30-30, and .243 ruled. At 13 my Christmas present was an ADL in, you bet .308. Those old 180 fat round nose bullets sure put a hole in ‘ em, basically a 30-30 on roids. Lol. Still love my .308’s, but that little smokin .243 is just devilish.
 

HCDH66

6 pointer
Apr 10, 2019
154
Hardin County
7mm-08 is just about perfect for deer. Plenty of power, good trajectory, not much recoil. I end up using it most of the time and leaving my .30-06 at home.
 


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