What is the best caliber for hunting deer in California?
30-06 will drop anything in this country. If your not a big recoil person 308 is plenty for deer.
I don't know much about hunting but cousin has a .30-06 and he says that it's great for hunting.
.243 or a .270 ..... a 30 06 rips the meat up to much.
Minimum of a .243 (6mm). 7.62 as in .308 or 30-06 prob better.
I use a .270.
I prefer the 45-70. It will even work if you run into a bear..Especially if you use a hardened 400 grain bullet. You can't find a better all around hunting rifle
12ga that will drop anything