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.280. Along with the .270, it combines more killing power with less recoil than anything else I can think of. There is a huge variety of bullets available, but for deer, the top one is the 140-grain. For some reason, the .280s I've used have been fussier about what they ate than the .270s. For the one-gun hunter, the .280 is a top choice.