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    Monster Buck peteyk's Avatar
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    What's the smallest caliber and the biggest that can be legally used for deer hunting?
    BIG GREEK!!!

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    There's no restriction on largest caliber smallest is either .22 or .24 center fire I'm not sure.

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    for deer hunting in PA ...

    no minimum caliber for centerfire rifles

    .44 caliber minimum for muzzleloaders

    also, there is no maximum caliber for deer hunting either




    (pg. 31)

    http://www.statehuntandfishregs.com/PA/pageflip.html
    "Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet."

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    ANY centerfire is legal for deer in PA. Read their Digest: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...=968783&mode=2

    LAWFUL ARMS & AMMUNITION:
    Deer and Bear: Regular Seasons - 1) Manually operated (pump,
    lever, bolt actions, single-shot) centerfire rifles, shotguns and handguns
    (revolvers or single-shots) with all lead bullet or ball, or bullet
    designed to expand on impact; 2) muzzleloading long guns of any
    type, 44 caliber or larger, or a muzzleloading handgun 50 caliber
    or larger; and 3) long, recurve, compound bows (minimum draw
    weight of 35 pounds) or crossbows with broadheads of cutting edge
    design. The use of buckshot is not legal, except in the Southeast
    Special Regulations Area.

    Elk: 1) Manually operated centerfi re rifl es and handguns at least
    27 caliber using all lead projectiles or bullets of at least 130 grains
    designed to expand on impact; 2) shotguns at least 12-gauge; 3)
    muzzleloading fi rearms (including handguns) at least 50 caliber
    propelling a single projectile weighing at least 210 grains; 4) bow
    with a minimum draw weight of 45 pounds; 5) any arrow with a
    legal broadhead (see broadhead stipulations below), and crossbows.
    If only Jack O'Connor had written about the .270's effectiveness on Zombies, he might be known today as a decent gun scribe, and that cartridge might enjoy more widespread use...

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    I started hunting in Pa. with a Win M70 30 06. I then moved on to a Rem 700 in 7mm 08. Both guns did the job but the 7mm 08 is my favorite big game rifle.
    I have never sat around a campfire, holding hands, and sang Kumbaya

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    7mm 08 here as well

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    .243 Browning A bolt 100 gr works for me . There are many many choices out there, just shoot what is comfortable to you and accurate. Thats all that matters.

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    I shoot a remington 700 .30-06, but my favorite to kill a pa deer with is my first .30-30 god i love that gun .

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    My brother and I started hunting deer in Potter County, PA with a scoped Savage .222 bolt action that was deadly.

    - Gr8ful

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    300 WIN AND 7MM08

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