Anyone else plan on huntin with a big bore rifle


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R.W.Dale
July 9, 2007, 10:05 PM
This year I think I'll break with my usual tradition of using a "high velocity" medium bore rifle to deer hunt this year and instead use a 460 S&W Encore.

it looks as though I'll be shooting 300grn XTP mag bullets at around 2200 to 2300 FPS:D That oughta knock any whitetail for a loop within 200yds

Who else uses rifles with a big hole in the barrel to hunt with during modern gun season?

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koja48
July 9, 2007, 11:09 PM
IF I find the 1895 Marlin I'm looking for, I plan on hunting deer with a .45/70. If not, then it will be the Model 57 again.

R.W.Dale
July 9, 2007, 11:14 PM
IF I find the 1895 Marlin I'm looking for, I plan on hunting deer with a .45/70. If not, then it will be the Model 57 again.

There is a sharp one in the classifieds as we speak.

Nematocyst
July 9, 2007, 11:21 PM
Anyone else plan on huntin with a big bore rifleWhen I get to AK, I'll carry the .45-70 (1895) full time.

Until then, I'm happy with .30-30 (336)
and .357 (1894C; coming soon to the kit).

trueblue1776
July 9, 2007, 11:24 PM
I plan on hunting deer with a .45/70

Nothing more American than shooting a deer with a round famous for dropping bison. Cheers :D

koja48
July 9, 2007, 11:26 PM
Thanks, Krochus; saw it, but I want the 22 1/2" barrel between that cowboy model & the guide gun, although I'd take a guide gun if that's all I can find. Been holding out for a used one, but haven't found any yet within reasonable driving distance.

critter
July 10, 2007, 06:03 PM
I sometimes hunt with a Ruger #1 in 45-70. It WORKS!

Joe Meyer
July 10, 2007, 09:09 PM
I'll be hunting whitetail with a customized 1895 45/70.

Smoke
July 10, 2007, 09:25 PM
My Marlin 1895 is my preferred walking around gun. 45/70 is easy to load, hot or mild.

If I'm perched in a stand, it's an absolute ball to shoot critters with a Sharps repro.

Smoke

H&Hhunter
July 10, 2007, 09:33 PM
I'm taking the new .470NE out to shoot hogs tomorrow. Z

I might even bring my small bore .458 Lott.;)

koja48
July 10, 2007, 10:42 PM
Good thinking Double H . . . everyone should have a plinker handy:D

marksman13
July 11, 2007, 11:29 AM
I'm planning on piking up an NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70 this year to take advantage of Mississippi's fairly new primitive weapons laws. As much as I like bow hunting, I never could get in to black powder. Now the law says that as long as the rifle was designed before 1890 something or other, it is considered a primitive weapon.

Ranger J
July 13, 2007, 10:22 AM
I got out of the Handi Rifle business except for my 45/70. While it is not as accurate as my 1895 it is still a blast to shoot. Yep, it is fun to blow away a white tail with a bison gun.
RJ

M'bogo
July 14, 2007, 04:44 AM
Handi-Rifle + 45/70 + 350gr Hornady at +P pressure = Brown on the ground.:D Yes I plan to hunt with a big bore this year.

M'bogo

koja48
July 14, 2007, 09:16 AM
M'bogo, in a Handi-Rifle chambered for .45-70, this suggests that some poor guy named "Brown" will be the shooter, lol . . . sorry, that's just the immediate visual I got. :D

Lancel
July 14, 2007, 11:37 PM
I'll be trying out my Puma 92, .454 Casull, on deer this fall.

Larry

Alphazulu6
July 14, 2007, 11:42 PM
With ammo prices as they are... I will stick with the 7.62/.30 cals :D

Pumpkinheaver
July 15, 2007, 01:21 AM
I hunt with my Marlin 45-70 quite a bit.

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