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Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 01:29 AM
What rifle and caliber will you be using this year? I'll be using a Weatherby Vanguard .300 wby mag :what: and a Savage 7mm rem mag. :D

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mangy
July 14, 2009, 01:30 AM
Ruger m77 308...........:)

sarduy
July 14, 2009, 01:32 AM
Remington 700 SPS 30-06
Remington SPS-Varmint .308

cyclopsshooter
July 14, 2009, 01:38 AM
Remington 700LH BDL 30-06
Marlin 336 30-30

BornAgainBullseye
July 14, 2009, 01:45 AM
Gonna break out the 8mm mauser this year with some handloaded Hornady 150grain spire points running at 3000 fps. Groups well enough out to 300 yards through the peep sight to drop ole daddy buck. For general meat store fodder im going to use my .308 may even take my son this year if he can sit still enough... still working on the keep quiet rule in the woods... He sure can blast some limb rats with a single shot .410 though......

jpwilly
July 14, 2009, 02:00 AM
What rifle and caliber will you be using this year? I'll be using a Weatherby Vanguard .300 wby mag and a Savage 7mm rem mag.

Some really big deer where you live? He he. Hopefully there will be some meat left.

bpl
July 14, 2009, 02:28 AM
Quote:
What rifle and caliber will you be using this year? I'll be using a Weatherby Vanguard .300 wby mag and a Savage 7mm rem mag.

Some really big deer where you live? He he. Hopefully there will be some meat left

Hey, if the man wants to practice with his elk rifles on deer, let him practice! This is America!

PT1911
July 14, 2009, 02:48 AM
just picked up a van guard vgx delux in .270. I think I will take it for a spin... as well as my new .257 roberts...

hopefully my marlin model 30 will get some action too... with its new peep...

kirklandkie
July 14, 2009, 02:49 AM
now y'all don't laugh...
i'll be using a .223, can't use it in my home state of CT though. it's below the minimal caliber

JCisHe
July 14, 2009, 02:51 AM
.30-06

garyhan
July 14, 2009, 02:52 AM
Tikka Hunter .243. First time I've tried this light a caliber. Hornady 95 gr light mags.

gary

blackops
July 14, 2009, 03:21 AM
Winchester M70 Featherweight 270. If you prefer a 300 then use it, more than you need though.

Big_E
July 14, 2009, 03:26 AM
If I'm lucky enough to go with my dad's friend...

Either my 700 SPS .30-06 or my Winchester 94 30-30. Depends on if we are going into woods or not.

zombienerd
July 14, 2009, 05:50 AM
I'll be using the same rifle I've used for the past 14 years. 336 Marlin in .30-30 with 3-9x40 scope.

Craigman
July 14, 2009, 08:35 AM
450 bushmaster

dodge
July 14, 2009, 08:44 AM
Let me see will it be the Savage 110 30-06, Winchester 70 308, Winchester 1895 30-40, Marlin 336 30-30 or the Marlin Guide Gun 45/70 and the winner wil probably be Savage 30-06 for stand and field work and the Marlin Guide Gun for working the brush. I also have a Savage 110 243 but I don't like that caliber for hunting deer as likely as not I won't be getting that perfect broad side shot so I like a heavier bullet that will get into the lung area from any angle tht I shot the deer from. I know a lot of people use the 243 but that's okay for them, I just don't trust it for my style of deer hunting.

woof
July 14, 2009, 08:47 AM
I rotate them but this is the year for a new one. Ruger One rsi stainless. That's the Mannlicher stock with 18 inch barrel. In 7mm-08 and I will be using the excellent 140 gr managed recoil loads not so much for recoil, but because they perform better on whitetail size game in the dense woods close range.

Fat_46
July 14, 2009, 09:11 AM
700 BDL in 280
Armalite AR10

Titan6
July 14, 2009, 09:20 AM
Certainly DPMS AP4LR-308.
Maybe also Remington 742 .30-06
And if I can get three M1 Garand in .30-06
The wife will use her Lee- Enfield in .303

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 14, 2009, 09:33 AM
I'd kinda like to blood 3 or 4 new weapons this year, starting with my new bows, the T/C Icon in .243 and the DPMS LR-260L. But last year I managed to harvest only 1 deer total, so you never know what kind of luck you'll have.

Edit: Almost forgot - I also want to hunt with the Savage 10ML, and maybe one of my Hawkens, but there's only 9 days in ML season, so we'll see.

a-sheepdog
July 14, 2009, 10:41 AM
Tikka T3 Hunter 7mm Rem Mag. Little woman will be using the same rifle in 308 Win.

FLNT4EVR
July 14, 2009, 11:23 AM
Rem Model 7 in .260 . H&R Topper in 20 ga,

jimmyraythomason
July 14, 2009, 11:27 AM
Either a sporterized Mauser 98s in .308,30.06(x2),.280 Rem,7x57(x2),.257 Roberts or Howa 1500 in 30.06,Churchill Highlander in 7mm Rem mag or Steven's Model 200 in .223 Rem(least likely but possible). I may even use a Russian Capture 98k or Chinese SKS or U.S.G.I. .30cal carbine(also not very likely). The Colombian Mauser in .308 will likely be the first choice.

6.5x39
July 14, 2009, 11:33 AM
Single-shot NEF in 7mm-08.

MCgunner
July 14, 2009, 11:40 AM
I'm thinkin' mostly a .50 caliber Hawken Hunter Carbine. I might break out the old Remington 722 in .257 Roberts, though. I got it out last season, bought 50 rounds of brass for it and loaded it up, had some left over, took it to the range and it was still dead on, been sitting since I got my Remington M7 in .308 a dozen years ago. I also like to hunt with my Contender pistol in .30-30 and I have this new Hoyt bow. The challenge is to figure out what to hunt with. I also gave thought to maybe using my .357 Rossi 92 a few times. I don't actually hunt with it, much, have killed deer with it in the past. But, I've finally figured out the care and feeding of this Hawken, though, and kinda wanna take something with it, hog, deer, no matter.

Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 11:41 AM
Lol, trust me it will be plenty meat left.

Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 11:43 AM
Quote:
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What rifle and caliber will you be using this year? I'll be using a Weatherby Vanguard .300 wby mag and a Savage 7mm rem mag.

Some really big deer where you live? He he. Hopefully there will be some meat left
Hey, if the man wants to practice with his elk rifles on deer, let him practice! This is America! Exactly!

P.B.Walsh
July 14, 2009, 11:45 AM
Remington 700 in .308, it's the 2nd year aniversary!! :)

Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 11:46 AM
Let me see will it be the Savage 110 30-06, Winchester 70 308, Winchester 1895 30-40, Marlin 336 30-30 or the Marlin Guide Gun 45/70 and the winner wil probably be Savage 30-06 for stand and field work and the Marlin Guide Gun for working the brush. I also have a Savage 110 243 but I don't like that caliber for hunting deer as likely as not I won't be getting that perfect broad side shot so I like a heavier bullet that will get into the lung area from any angle tht I shot the deer from. I know a lot of people use the 243 but that's okay for them, I just don't trust it for my style of deer hunting. I wouldn't use a .243 for deer either.

jimmyraythomason
July 14, 2009, 11:51 AM
"I wouldn't use a .243 for deer either." You wouldn't? How dead do you want 'em?

MCgunner
July 14, 2009, 11:53 AM
I wouldn't use a .243 for deer either.

Why not? I've taken a couple dozen with a .257 Roberts which is a little hotter the way I handload it, but not that much. Deer fall DRT if you put it in the boiler room. It's a fine deer gitter and easy on the shoulder. I have a 7 mag, heavy, slow to the shoulder. I have a .308 M7 which splits the difference. I haven't used the 7 mag in a long time. Kinda dumb to use a cannon to kill rabbits. :rolleyes: It is a good rifle for the open country and elk and such, but that .257 has killed whitetail at over 300 yards.

Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 12:00 PM
Why not? I've taken a couple dozen with a .257 Roberts which is a little hotter the way I handload it, but not that much. Deer fall DRT if you put it in the boiler room. It's a fine deer gitter and easy on the shoulder. I have a 7 mag, heavy, slow to the shoulder. I have a .308 M7 which splits the difference. I haven't used the 7 mag in a long time. Kinda dumb to use a cannon to kill rabbits. It is a good rifle for the open country and elk and such, but that .257 has killed whitetail at over 300 yards.
MCgunner is online now Report Post Quick reply to this message They just don't seem to be a deer gun to me, I know plenty people use them and I have a buddy who uses one.

Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 12:01 PM
"I wouldn't use a .243 for deer either." You wouldn't? How dead do you want 'em?
__________________ As dead as they can get.

GodGuns&Guitars
July 14, 2009, 12:09 PM
Well, here is what I hunt white tail with. Actually I'm lying as I've never taken a deer with my VanGuard rifle. Most deer that I have taken have been with the 629 as most of the places I hunt deer are in close quarters. I've hunted with a handgun strickly since 1974. However, it I were to hunt deer in open country and needed a long range shot, the 300 would be it. I have taken three deer with my Kimber Custom TLE II but the ranges were 25 yards and under. I love hunting thick cover as that's where the big guys hang out.

My hunting rifles? I generally use the 629 with 275 grain Keith bullets at 1200 fps.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/KIMBER45TLE/100_0152.jpg

First 1911 white tail. Shot at 25 yards with a 230 grain hollow point. Fell dead right in his tracks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/KIMBER45TLE/9005800-R1-031-14.jpg

Seven point I took in the swamps of south west Arkansas at 20 feet with a 230 grain Golden Sabre.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/KIMBER45TLE/9005800-R1-031-14.jpg

MCgunner
July 14, 2009, 12:12 PM
Actually, .22-250 is popular in Texas, but the .257 is good 'nuf for mulies as is the .243 out to about 300 yards. If you can't shoot, you won't kill with it, but hey, you won't kill with a .416, either. .243 makes a great gun for kids. Lots of folks get .22-250s for their kids, but I figure if they can't handle a .243, they ain't ready to deer hunt. JMHO, though. .22-250 takes a lot of deer in this state every year.

Yeah, I've taken several with the .357 magnum and 5 so far with a 12" .30-30 Contender. Pistol hunting is cool. I'm taking up the compound bow this season. Rifles just seem too easy.

jimmyraythomason
July 14, 2009, 12:13 PM
GGG, did you kill that deer twice?

preachnhunt
July 14, 2009, 12:20 PM
Ruger M77 in 270 -or 12 gauge with rifled barrel if we get drawn for Iowa!

clone
July 14, 2009, 02:04 PM
Yugo SKS in 7.62x39 has taken its fair share of deer.

Arkel23
July 14, 2009, 02:32 PM
What do you have your Vanguard for, target shooting? Or do you plan on taking it hunting?

Oldtrader3
July 14, 2009, 02:34 PM
A .280, Browning A-bolt with 4-12x42 Swarovski AV.

Clipper
July 14, 2009, 03:21 PM
Mauser custom sporter in .257AI.

GodGuns&Guitars
July 14, 2009, 03:43 PM
I'll break out the VanGuard one day and kill something with it. Most have hit the wrong button when putting in the other photo. Here is another one taken with the 1911/45acp.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/KIMBER45TLE/4470930-R1-023-10.jpg

charby
July 14, 2009, 03:54 PM
I'm taking a Win M70 in .300 Win Mag. 165g SST pushed by 74.1g of Reloader 22. January late season antlerless deer in Southern Iowa.

dougwx12
July 14, 2009, 04:16 PM
Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in .270win, or Remington 700 Mountain Guide in .308win (the cabela's special run.)

1prcntr
July 14, 2009, 04:50 PM
Kimber 84M Classic .308 150g SST's

Uncle Mike
July 14, 2009, 06:14 PM
Savage 116 30-06 Hornady 168gr. A-Max or the Hornady Light Magnum 165gr SST
Second option, the ol' faithful Remington Model 7... 7mm SAUM 150gr. Core-lokt

DRYHUMOR
July 14, 2009, 06:26 PM
Rem 700 .257 Roberts.

Might run a couple more through the paces- 6.5X55, 25-06, 30-30

TnBigBore
July 14, 2009, 06:34 PM
Marlin 1895 45-70 early 70s version with straight stock and Williams FP receiver sight. Loaded with Remington 405 grain JSP over 39 grains of IMR 3031. Even at low velocity it is a thumper and does not damage much meat.

hotlead
July 14, 2009, 08:57 PM
Tikka T3 Hunter .25-06, 120gr sierra gamekings.

dullh
July 14, 2009, 09:03 PM
"What rifle and caliber will you be using this year?"

Browning X-Bolt in 7mm-08.

DeepSouth
July 14, 2009, 09:31 PM
Long Range:
Rem 700 in a 7mm topped with a Swarovski scope

Short range:
Marlin 1895 in a .450 and iron sights

The rare Mid Range:
A 1942 Enfield No. 1 Mk 3, chambered in.............you guessed it............303 British, with a leupold sitting on top.

Son will be using a Rem 788 with a leupold scope chambered in a little ol' bitty .243 that has killed more deer than every gun I have....... combined. :neener:

Other son will be using Pentax binoculars for the next couple of years, but he'll still love it.:cool:

Heck
July 14, 2009, 09:53 PM
CVA optima pro .50 cal muzzle loader
Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 mag
Remington 7400 .270 (my deer rifle for 17 years)

flipajig
July 14, 2009, 10:20 PM
thompson center pro hunter 3006
ruger superblack hawk 44 mag
winchester M94 in 44 mag and 3030
thompson center contender 44 mag and 7-30 waters
I think i might have it coverd.

Arkel23
July 15, 2009, 01:14 AM
Short range:
Marlin 1895 in a .450 and iron sights
What grain do you use in there?

giggitygiggity
July 15, 2009, 02:05 AM
Winchester M70 XTR in .308 with walnut Monte Carlo stock.

jpwilly
July 15, 2009, 02:19 AM
Deer, what deer I can't ever find them!

http://www.deerhuntingguide.net/image-files/deerintree.jpg

dmazur
July 15, 2009, 02:23 AM
Eastern Washington (long range): Ruger #1 in .30-06 w/ Leupold 3-9X

Western Washington (close range): Winchester 1895 in .30-06 w/ peep sights

Arkel23
July 15, 2009, 05:12 PM
Deer, what deer I can't ever find them!
Lol where did you find that picture?

jhco
July 15, 2009, 05:56 PM
got a 270 this last year but I'll be using the ol 30-06 as usual.

Dallas Jack
July 15, 2009, 06:21 PM
I'll be using two Weatherby Vanguards. One in .243 and one in 25-06. They are setup with identical scopes, rings, and bases and zeroed the same. I need to take one doe with each.
Dallas Jack

wyohome
July 15, 2009, 07:33 PM
.308 I might use my new Kimber 84M Longmaster, but really like the Rem 788 better.

DRYHUMOR
July 15, 2009, 07:37 PM
wyohome, how do you like the Longmaster? I've only ever seen them in pictures.

DeepSouth
July 15, 2009, 07:45 PM
Short range:
Marlin 1895 in a .450 and iron sights
What grain do you use in there?

I'm going to try the LEVERevolution Hornady's this year. They are .350 gr.

One day I'm gonna try the Buffalo Bore 430 gr just for kicks.

.

BENELLIMONTE
July 15, 2009, 08:53 PM
Another doe mule deer tag in Idaho. I will be status post (6 months) C5-C6 neck fusion in October. Therefore I am either leaning towards an old but rarely used Savage 111 in .223 Remington. If I go that route I will stick with the Federal Premium 55grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw. I will also consider my Remington model 700 ADL in 243 Win. I would be using Federal Premium 95grain Nosler Ballistic Tip.
I normally hunt Idaho muleys and cow elk with my 270 Tikka T3. The bullet I have had the best performance with the Federal Premium with 150 grain Nosler Partitions and Federal 140 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw High Energy load.
__________________

Arkel23
July 15, 2009, 10:11 PM
Even though I wouldn't use a .243 I would suggest you use that instead of a .223.

ChefJeff1
July 15, 2009, 10:19 PM
Ruger M77 .270, 150 gr. Nosler Partition

wyohome
July 15, 2009, 10:33 PM
The Kimber shoots very well, but I have had 3 empty rounds hang up in it. I called the factory and they will fix it free. The rifle is 5 years old and had never been fired when I bought it a few months ago. The finish is perfect and feels very good in my hands.

handle02
July 15, 2009, 10:40 PM
My trusty ol' model 94 30-30 and my newest mistake S&W .270

Frankl03
July 15, 2009, 11:25 PM
FNH PBR in 308 with a 4x14x40 Nikon Buckmaster. I may also use my AR10 as well.

mongo4567
July 15, 2009, 11:58 PM
I'll use a Howa 1500 in 6.5x55 and a Thompson Contender in 30-30. My son will use a CZ 527 in .223.

Legionnaire
July 16, 2009, 09:36 PM
Remington Model Seven in .308. Once I have one in the freezer, I'll be switching to a Ruger Redhawk (.44 Mag revolver).

clone
July 16, 2009, 11:59 PM
Arkel23,

How would 7.62x39 rank on your chart?

SwampWolf
July 17, 2009, 12:01 AM
I'll be using what has been my standard set-up for the last couple of decades or so, hunting in Michigan and Pennsylvania: a Savage model 99 chambered in .358 Winchester, loaded with 200 grain Silvertips. Whitetails don't travel far with this load when hit fairly.

Arkel23
July 17, 2009, 12:01 AM
If it works for you, use it. It would rank above a .243 definitely.

Roadkill
July 17, 2009, 12:13 AM
1948 FN Mauser in 30-06. 180g soft point, 44g of IMR 4895. Leupold 3x9. http://www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=533302&size=1

Marlin 336 30-30. 150g soft point 30g of IMR 4895.

http://www.hunt101.com/watermark.php?file=479733&size=1

scythefwd
July 17, 2009, 01:29 AM
.50 cal muzzle loader. IF I can find an inexpensive VX-1 3x9 scope, I might take the .308 barrel out once or twice. If not, there is always the sks or the springfield 840

jordan1948
July 17, 2009, 11:30 AM
I'm going deer hunting this year?? This is news to me :what:
No but really, either my Winchester .44mag or.........actually that's what I'll be using since I only have about 90 yds or less of open field surrounded by 65acres to hunt on.

rodensouth
July 17, 2009, 12:39 PM
X-Bolt in .270 wsm

Mr. T
July 17, 2009, 03:53 PM
Remington 7400 -- 30.06
Remington Model 700 -- .270
Ted Williams M200 12 guage (same as Winchester Model 1200) Very accurate gun -- can put five in an 8 inch circle at 100 yards with iron sites.

Arkel23
July 17, 2009, 09:08 PM
X-Bolt in .270 wsm Is the ammo prices killing your pockets?

Logan80
July 17, 2009, 10:18 PM
I'll be using my Savage 99 in .284 Winchester.

deerhunter61
July 17, 2009, 10:26 PM
I will be using my CZ 6.5X55 Swede...YEEHI! and my backup right now will be my 300 mag, or my Ruger 280, or my 7mm-08, or my 7mm Mag, or my 270 if I can get my stock replaced, or....oh well what ever my hand falls on when I reach in my gun safe....

Arkel23
July 18, 2009, 12:22 AM
I will be using my CZ 6.5X55 Swede...YEEHI! and my backup right now will be my 300 mag, or my Ruger 280, or my 7mm-08, or my 7mm Mag, or my 270 if I can get my stock replaced, or....oh well what ever my hand falls on when I reach in my gun safe.... What a selection.

Flyboy
July 18, 2009, 12:37 AM
My .45-70 took a hog last week, so I think I'll use the .30-30 for deer this year. I just don't think I'll need a long-range rifle where I'll be hunting. I may go hunt primitive season, though, in which case the Hawken clone will come out to play.

moooose102
July 18, 2009, 10:27 AM
depending on the place and time. remington 700 bdl 300 win mag, marlin 1895g 45/70, or cva optima bp 50 cal.

Bwana John
July 18, 2009, 11:38 AM
Rem M700 Mnt Rifle
7mm X 57mm Mauser
Leuy 4X M8 scope
140 gr Ballistic Tip, 51 gr H4350, 2850 fps :cool:

Arkel23
July 18, 2009, 12:57 PM
depending on the place and time. remington 700 bdl 300 win mag, marlin 1895g 45/70, or cva optima bp 50 cal.
__________________ Another .300 mag man.

padd54
July 18, 2009, 01:39 PM
Vanguard Back Country in .270.

coop
July 18, 2009, 01:45 PM
I'm waiting to get my 15" T/C Encore in 7mm-08 back. Having it drilled and tapped for a scope mount. Also waiting for 6.5 x 55 SE I ordered. If neither one is here by gun deer season it will be my Sako model 85 finnlight in 300 Win mag (short blood trail).

Arkel23
July 18, 2009, 01:51 PM
it will be my Sako model 85 finnlight in 300 Win mag (short blood trail). Hopefully no blood trail.

coop
July 18, 2009, 01:58 PM
It caused my antelope to skid a few feet but that was his fault for sneaking up so close to me.

Arkel23
July 18, 2009, 03:12 PM
It caused my antelope to skid a few feet but that was his fault for sneaking up so close to me. Lol.

bang_bang
July 18, 2009, 03:46 PM
For smoke-pole season, I'll bring out the Knight Wolverine 50 cal shooting 230 gr. HP sabots.

Rifle, I get to pick and choose a bit.

Stevens Model 200 in 300 Win Mag loaded with 165 gr GameKings.
Winchester Model 70 in 7mm Rem Mag loaded with 150 gr Ballistic Silvertips.
Remmy Model 700 in .270 Win loaded with 130 gr Ballistic Silvertips.

Out of those three mentioned, the Stevens goes with me the most. I have proven to myself that I can shoot with it the best...makes me feel a bit more confident if a tough shots presents itself. :D

Arkel23
July 18, 2009, 04:02 PM
For smoke-pole season, I'll bring out the Knight Wolverine 50 cal shooting 230 gr. HP sabots.

Rifle, I get to pick and choose a bit.

Stevens Model 200 in 300 Win Mag loaded with 165 gr GameKings.
Winchester Model 70 in 7mm Rem Mag loaded with 150 gr Ballistic Silvertips.
Remmy Model 700 in .270 Win loaded with 130 gr Ballistic Silvertips.

Out of those three mentioned, the Stevens goes with me the most. I have proven to myself that I can shoot with it the best...makes me feel a bit more confident if a tough shots presents itself.
bang_bang is online now Report Post Quick reply to this message Selection kid of like mine!!!

MHBushmaster
July 18, 2009, 09:34 PM
Sporterized Mauser 98' action (Zastava) with a light weight Douglas .308Win barrel that is drilled/tapped for leupold rings/bases.

Hand made wood stock (by me) and an adjustable 2.5 lb Timmney Trigger.

Gonna push some of my handloads...180gr SP GameKings under a nice charge of Varget in hand prepped LC Brass :D

robphillips
July 19, 2009, 12:28 AM
Ruger M77 Alaskan in 280. Bought it during the winter itching to try it out.

257WM_CDL-SF
July 19, 2009, 12:42 PM
my new Remington 700 CDL-SF 257 Weatherby Magnum with Sightron big sky
4.5x14 HHR Scope :)

Arkel23
July 19, 2009, 01:02 PM
my new Remington 700 CDL-SF 257 Weatherby Magnum with Sightron big sky
4.5x14 HHR Scope Is 4.5x14 the zoom? Or do you have a fixed power scope?

257WM_CDL-SF
July 19, 2009, 01:16 PM
zoom its a 4.5x14x42

esheato
July 19, 2009, 03:17 PM
Unfortunately my zone only allows slugs...so the Browning Gold Hunter is getting the nod.

If I could use a rifle, it would either be my HS Precision 260 Rem or Marlin 1895 in 45-70. I guess I could use my .405 Win, but that's prolly overkill. ;)

Ed

Arkel23
July 19, 2009, 03:32 PM
I guess I could use my .405 Win, but that's prolly overkill.
Probably What?! Who?! I've never heard of over kill.

iHateRodents
July 19, 2009, 03:39 PM
5.56MM AR-15 and possibly Savage 110 in 7MM Rem Mag.

bang_bang
July 19, 2009, 04:01 PM
Probably What?! Who?! I've never heard of over kill.

Can't kill anything too dead. :D:rolleyes:

bodab
July 19, 2009, 04:34 PM
Ruger hawkeye 7mag loaded with 120gr barnes TSX or 45-70 buffalo classic or hornady SST slugs out of a 11-87 with a rifles barrel

Arkel23
July 19, 2009, 04:49 PM
Ruger hawkeye 7mag loaded with 120gr barnes TSX 120 grains out of a 7mm rem mag I suppose? That's gonna be flying kinda fast isn't it?

jpwilly
July 19, 2009, 04:52 PM
Sporterized Mauser 98' action (Zastava) with a light weight Douglas .308Win barrel that is drilled/tapped for leupold rings/bases.

Hand made wood stock (by me) and an adjustable 2.5 lb Timmney Trigger.

Got any pictures? Sounds interesting.

Arkel23
July 20, 2009, 11:48 PM
Can't kill anything too dead. Sure can't!

Acera
July 21, 2009, 12:12 AM
Acera in .300 Win Mag. Is that a suprise, LOL.

Arkel23
July 21, 2009, 12:16 AM
Acera in .300 Win Mag. Is that a suprise, LOL. Another .300 mag man!! Lol. No, this isn't very surprising now that I think about it.

MHBushmaster
July 21, 2009, 05:44 PM
jpwilly,
You wrote "Got any pictures? Sounds interesting".

I don't any pics at this time. My bolt is at the gunshop having a new lighter firing pin as well as an upgraded wolfe hammer spring installed. I have a polished butter handle bolt "knob" on the bolt which I think looks great on the rifle.

Acera
July 21, 2009, 08:18 PM
Arkel23 I was more referring to the rifle, not the cartridge. With Managed Recoil ammo I will not be doing too much estra damage, if any, on smaller deer, and can always switch to full power loads if the parameters of my hunt change.

Arkel23
July 21, 2009, 11:03 PM
Arkel23 I was more referring to the rifle, not the cartridge. With Managed Recoil ammo I will not be doing too much estra damage, if any, on smaller deer, and can always switch to full power loads if the parameters of my hunt change I was just saying it wasn't a surprise either though, they might put a lock on this one since I'm talking to you on it Lol.

trigga
August 11, 2009, 11:23 PM
450 bushmaster

i wanted one of these uppers but can't find a steady supply of ammo. there is .50 beowulf at a local shop for like $50+ for 20 rounds, so i used my bushmaster m4 loaded with hornady 55gr tap. no action at all. also took my wasr-10 once and shot at a running deer with a broken leg. she hopped the fence and the end.

KINGMAX
August 11, 2009, 11:27 PM
REMINGTON 700 ADL in .270, that has been my choice for years. JMOHO

Arkel23
August 12, 2009, 12:04 AM
i wanted one of these uppers but can't find a steady supply of ammo. there is .50 beowulf at a local shop for like $50+ for 20 rounds I have the same problems with .300 wby mag ammo.

surjimmy
August 12, 2009, 03:51 AM
Tikka T3 300WSM, and if I find one either a 6mm or a 257 Roberts.

DiTzMaN
August 12, 2009, 09:40 AM
Remington 700 in .264 Win Mag with 125 Gr Nosler Partition.

jakedaniel
August 12, 2009, 09:45 AM
Win '94 30-30

jimmyraythomason
August 12, 2009, 09:53 AM
MHBushmaster,are you having other work done to your M98 bolt? Firing pin and spring replacement takes all of 5 minutes(just wondering why anyone would pay a gunsmith to do this) you could do it during a teardown and clean. Just curious.

257WM_CDL-SF
August 12, 2009, 12:26 PM
hey Ditzman do you have the CDL-SF or the Sendero SF? And how does that combo work for you?I considered a 264

shaggy430
August 12, 2009, 12:33 PM
Remington Model 7 .308 (TN Whitetails)
Winchester Model 70 7mm Mag (Combo elk and mule deer hunt in Montana)
Knight .54 (WMA Hunt)

MJR007
August 12, 2009, 12:43 PM
AR15 in 25wssm and 6.6 SPC

usmc1371
August 12, 2009, 01:08 PM
For buck season. Ruger M77 MII 300wm, 180g nosler partition.
Doe season, CZ 550 safari mag, 375 HnH 260g nosler acubond.

I love deer season its like a live practice run for elk season

blazerking78
August 12, 2009, 01:26 PM
Both my mom and grand mother use Remington 7400's in .243 for deer and elk. In all the years I have hunted with them I have never seen either of them had to do follow up shots on game. Guess it is more about shot placement than the size of the caliber.

This year I am going to use my AR 15 in 6.8spc I built, for both deer and elk.

3pairs12
August 12, 2009, 01:33 PM
I will be using a 12 ga with saboted slugs at one place, since its shotguns or ML only, a .30-06 at most of the others and bow at the rest.

bpl
August 12, 2009, 02:40 PM
My current lineup:

Remington M700 in 7mm-08
Winchester 94 in 30-30
Browning A-bolt in .243
Kimber 84M in .257 Roberts
Winchester M70 in 30-06

and...
Fred Bear Instinct 70lb compound bow
Lyman Deerstalker .50cal Flintlock Rifle

and when accompanied by a youth:
Remington Model 7 in 7mm-08 shooting 140gr managed recoil ammo

Arkel23
August 12, 2009, 03:53 PM
For buck season. Ruger M77 MII 300wm Weatherby or Win?

sawhitt
August 12, 2009, 04:13 PM
In the brush, I use a Ruger .44 mag carbine. It doesn't mind the occasional twig very much. I'd trust it on any KY white tail, like this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/alwynsw/8point.jpg

If I'm shooting in or over a field, Weatherby Vanguard in 30.06.

Ranges here in KY tend to be much shorter than those I used to hunt in AZ. Out there I always went with either a 7MM mag or .300 WBY mag because of the probable distance.

sawhitt
August 12, 2009, 04:16 PM
Almost forgot. NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70 for primitive weapons season in Mississippi with the brother-in-law.

Gotta love Mississippi's primitive weapons guidelines.

Gun Slinger
August 12, 2009, 04:29 PM
Usually use either one of my Tikka T3 Stainless rifles in .30-06 or .308.

I have quite few of the stainless T3s (in several calibers including .223) and find them to be the most durable, accurate hunting rifles that I have ever used.

The detachable polymer magazines (in either 3, 4 or 5 round capacity deopending on caliber) are great for carrying a little extra ammo into the woods in a readily available condition. I usually pickup a half dozen magazines (they are available on several websites) with every rifle that I acquire so that I'll have a few "extras" for this purpose.

Geno
August 12, 2009, 04:38 PM
Whatever suits my fancy on the given day:

Weatherby Mark V .300 Win. Mag.
Weatherby Vanguard .270 Win.
Remington M700 SPS Tactical .308 Win
Springfield 1903 .30-06 Sprg.
Springfield M1 Garand .30-06 Sprg.

Rob0811
August 12, 2009, 05:19 PM
Either a Weatherby Vanguard .308

or

a German Mauser 98K made in 1941....it's a great rifle.

bja5006
August 12, 2009, 09:33 PM
i can't wait to try this baby out!

in .30-06 with a Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40 BDC

OrangePwrx9
August 12, 2009, 11:52 PM
T/C Hawken with a .54 cal. slow twist barrel shooting patched roundballs
T/C Firehawk .54 shooting saboted .50 JHP pistol bullets

Both have proven themselves. The Hawken, over and over.

gatorjames85
August 13, 2009, 12:30 AM
.243 H&R Ultrarifle for general gun

.50 T/C Encore for Blackpowder

handle02
August 13, 2009, 12:30 AM
Winchester model 94 30-30,and as of now a S&W i-bolt .270

Texpatriate
August 13, 2009, 02:11 AM
Depending on the particular situation I will either use my Weatherby Mark V Weathermark in .270 win. wearing a VX-III 4.5-14x40 for longer distance situations, or my Rock River Arms AR-15 in 6.8 SPC with an Aimpoint CompM3 for in the woods when I need something a little handier. And you never know, I may just even pull out the ol' Savage Model 99 in .243 or grandpa's bubbafied Mauser in .308 if I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. I like to keep my options open.

Mr_Pale_Horse
August 13, 2009, 08:58 AM
M48B Yugoslavian Mauser with S&K Scout Mount, 2x Simmons Prohunter Pistol Scope, 196 grain Sellier & Bellot

07AMF
August 13, 2009, 09:18 AM
I will be using my Savage model 11 in 7mm-08 with Remington 140gr Accutips.

41 magnum fan
August 13, 2009, 10:34 AM
I will use the following.

1.Marlin 45/70 with a Leupold Scout Scope and handloads with 405 REM JSP
2.Ruger M77 257 Roberts topped with a Leupold 3X9X40 using handloads with 117 grain Hornady interlocks
3.Ruger M77 compact in 260 rem topped with a leupold 1.75x6x32 using handloaded 129 grain hornady interlocks.
4.Marlin 1894 in 41 mag with ghost ring sights using 200 grain handloads.
5.Smith & Wesson model 57,41 magnum with iron sights and 255 grainhandloads.
6.CVA Acura 50 caliber with 2x7x33 Leupold Ultimateslam scope.Shooting 300 grain Hornady XTP Sabots.

Teacher75482
August 13, 2009, 11:40 AM
"In the brush, I use a Ruger .44 mag carbine. It doesn't mind the occasional twig very much. I'd trust it on any KY white tail, like this one:"

I'm with Sawhit on this one. Love my old school 44mag Carbine. DRT most every time and good to every bit of 100 yds.

Will also use a new to me 1960s 760 30-06.

Son will be usind nice wood 700 in 308.

Thanks giving doe hunt: Stevens 223.

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