.270 winchester. you can get 90 grain bullets from SPEER, and use that for furbearing animals, or a 130-160 for large game. and it really doesnt have a ton of recoil. but on the other hand, for the use, id probably agree with everybody else and say .243. tho ammo is kinda pricey.
* i have a buddy that uses an outlaw .22 hornet when he cant shoot his -06 (due to a severe shoulder injury) and he has dropped several deer with it. they are all well placed shots. last year tho, he took a shot at 1 doe, and the 60 grain HP bullet made full penetration, and dropped her and the doe standing behind her. that doesnt happen but once in a million years, and wouldnt recommend it, but it shows your options. but usually nothing less than .24 cal. rifle, a straight walled case .357 mag or larger for pistol, or .38 cal muzzleloader or above are legal around here.
Remington 710 .270
Smith And Wesson M&P40
Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag 12 Ga
CVA optima Mag .50 cal. Muzzleloader
1968 Browning recurve
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