What are you hunting with this year?


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robinkevin
November 11, 2011, 10:49 AM
What are you hunting with this year?

Myself I will be using my trusty Savage Model 111 chamber in .30-06.

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303tom
November 11, 2011, 10:56 AM
I will be using this, be the first time trying the sight on Whitetails.

HarcyPervin
November 11, 2011, 11:03 AM
152534

Everything is boresighted and ready to go! :neener:

I'm also bringing my feet hunting.

I'll be using the -06 though.

okiewita40
November 11, 2011, 11:38 AM
Will be using my trusty SKS in 7.62x39. She isn't pretty but she is a shooter for an SKS. running about 2 MOA at 100 yards with irons.

wankerjake
November 11, 2011, 01:31 PM
30-06 is my go-to rifle for elk. I generally shoot a 243 at deer but wasn't drawn this year. I'll be bringing a 45-70 and 270WSM to elk camp this year, they may see action. For coyotes, I'm not picky. I've had the 22 Hornet, 12Ga, 45-70, 223, and 45colt out so far this year.

Clipper
November 11, 2011, 01:46 PM
My sporterized peep-sighted 91/30 is the only deer rifle I own. Although I sometimes borrow my wife's peeped 141 remington in .35 rem. I don't care for her 99 Savage in .300.

CoRoMo
November 11, 2011, 01:57 PM
I forgot to check if it was a multiple choice poll before I voted.

Because I'll use a 12ga. for birds, I've already used the .270 Winchester for elk and antelope, I'll use a .223 for coyotes, and .22lr for squirrels. Had I drawn a blackpowder tag, I would have already hunted with the .50cal, but I did not draw.

I only picked one of those as my choice though.

Probie9
November 11, 2011, 02:01 PM
I'll be using my 336 in .35 Rem. I might even use my 1894 in .357, too early to tell. I mean it starts in the morning.

Arkansas Paul
November 11, 2011, 02:20 PM
Everything is boresighted and ready to go!


If it's only boresighted, it is definately NOT ready to go!

I checked .30-06 and muzzleloader, but I will also be utilizing a .280 Rem and a .45 Colt as well, depending on the situation and what I'm in the mood for.

robinkevin
November 11, 2011, 02:43 PM
Two using .35 Rem so far, I wasn't expecting that. It will be interesting to see how this poll turns out.

Davek1977
November 11, 2011, 02:44 PM
For the first time in probably a dozen years, I used a rifle other than my model 70 7mm mag. I used a Doublestar CAR-15, loaded with Federal Fusion bonded soft points, in .223 It performed well, and i harvested a 5x5 whitetail with it on opening day.

RevDerb
November 11, 2011, 03:01 PM
Marlin 336 in 35 Remington 200gr CorLokt or 200gr LeveRevolution.

BossHogg
November 11, 2011, 03:02 PM
Argentina K-98 Mauser bolt action sporter in 30.06. Same I've been using for the last 30 years. :D

robinkevin
November 11, 2011, 03:26 PM
That LeveRevolution is some impressive ammo, my brother had a 30-30 some years back and I loved to shoot it cause of the lever action but it just didn't shoot flat enough for me as a deer rifle in which I often shoot past 100 yards. However with the LeveRevolution I have thought of getting a 30-30 or .35 (no past experience with .35) for deer hunting.

GaryM
November 11, 2011, 04:03 PM
in .223 as a backup rifle I have another AR type in 300 whisper.
Sidearm as always is a Redhawk in .44 mag

Legionnaire
November 11, 2011, 04:18 PM
Already took a doe in PA's early muzzleloader season with a T/C Encore 209x50.
Plan to use the same in NY where centerfire rifles are not permitted.
Will use a Remington Model Seven in .308 in NY where rifles are permitted.
If I'm at all successful in NY, I'll hunt PA's regular season opener with a .44 mag Redhawk; otherwise, the .308.
And if I still have a tag left by PA's late muzzleloader season, I'll be out with a Lyman flintlock.

WardenWolf
November 11, 2011, 04:20 PM
A sporterized K98 in 8mm.

Japle
November 11, 2011, 04:23 PM
.358 Norma Mag loaded down to .35 Remington ballistics - 180 gr FP at 2000 fps.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/358NormaMag.jpg

S&W 625JM .45ACP for the close range stuff.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/JM.jpg

03Shadowbob
November 11, 2011, 04:25 PM
I'll continue to knock em down hard with the 35 Remington lever gun. I just got it this year but it may be my favorite caliber for the southeast thick hammocks and woods. Incredible knock down power, big 200gr bullet, low recoil, low decibel, classic hunting caliber. Love it.

Gdbyrd
November 11, 2011, 05:02 PM
Encore wearing an MGM 270 weatherby mag barrel. Can't wait to take something with this rifle. It handles so well and is a tack driver.

HammerG26
November 11, 2011, 07:50 PM
http://www.star15.com/artwork/product_images/guns/patrol_rifle/main/dsc_patrol_rifle_main.png (manufacturer's photo).
Also have a couple of handguns (1911 and S&W Model 19)...

MARKMALL
November 11, 2011, 08:24 PM
I will be using a browning BLR in 358 Win.

BigN
November 11, 2011, 08:38 PM
Whatever I pull out of the safe first:
243
257 Wby
7mm-08
270
7 Mag
308

dragon813gt
November 11, 2011, 08:41 PM
Been using a Barnett Quad 400 for the archery season, two of 5 tags filled. Will be using my Remington Spartan 12ga O/U through next weekend for pheasant. Will be using an Allweather Ruger M77 Hawkeye in .308 for Bear and regular deer seasons. After that it's back to the Barnett for the extended antlerless season.


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gutterman
November 11, 2011, 08:54 PM
Using a 5" S&W 460 mag with red dot scope this year-last yr took 2 bucks with a 15" TC Encore in 7mm08. Both at about 60yds.

v8stang289
November 11, 2011, 09:36 PM
Remington 700 in .270 win and an older PSE Nova bow

2ndtimer
November 11, 2011, 09:52 PM
I used my Model 70 Super Shadow in .270WSM to take a nice 4 pt whitetail buck and a young whitetail doe in Montana a couple of weeks ago. Handload consisted of 130 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip, 64.0 gr of Accurate Data 86 Extruded (cannister version of their 3100 powder, slightly quicker burning), Winchester Large Rifle Magnum primer, new Winchester brass. Velocity around 3100 fps.

TexasPatriot.308
November 11, 2011, 10:09 PM
whatever looks good in my safe, but no mags or super mags, dont need them, favorites are .308, 7mm-08, 6.5x55 and .22-250. bet I am a better shot than those "hunters" flinching when they pull the trigger on a mag or a wsm.

carlo1776
November 12, 2011, 10:35 AM
30-30 for dogin and the 308 for sitting. We have some monster white tails up here.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/carlo1776/11082011278.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/carlo1776/IMG_1596.jpg

USAF_Vet
November 12, 2011, 11:16 AM
I'll be hunting with my 12 gauge and my muzzle loaded for southern lower Michigan. Not comfortable enough with the bow just yet. If I go up to northern lower MI, I'll take my scouterized M-44.
Looking into handgunning laws for deer, since I want to carry a legal sidearm. Looks like my 9 round .45 would be legal to carry into the field and legal to harvest a deer with.

sugarmaker
November 12, 2011, 12:16 PM
.375 HH Abolt stalker, leupold 1-4, 300 gr seirra sbt at 2650. Heck, why not?? From prior experience, it damages no more meat than any other rifle I own. Plus it's fun to hear the cartridges thunk into the chamber.

tarosean
November 12, 2011, 01:01 PM
Nothing....:(

Stuck in Saudi Arabia. Not interested in hunting Camels or feral Cats.

MCgunner
November 12, 2011, 03:19 PM
Not even close to a comprehensive caliber list, but I checked front stuffer. Killed my first muzzleloader buck Wednesday. :D Been butchering, today, and need to go buy some sage and pepper corns for the sausage.

http://i30.tinypic.com/15dukw1.jpg

Flintknapper
November 12, 2011, 05:06 PM
Depends on what I am hunting, but in general……..

7mm-08 for the little ones:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/flintknapper/JMacs_7mm-08b.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/flintknapper/MildLoad2.jpg


.458 SOCOM for the big ones:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/flintknapper/HH_11.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/flintknapper/556vs458-1.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/flintknapper/SizeMatters1.jpg

Cleburne
November 12, 2011, 05:21 PM
Browning A-bolt composite stalker in .270 wsm.

Bobson
November 12, 2011, 05:40 PM
Wow. That second picture with a .223 round sitting on a .458 really puts things in perspective. Can't quite think of the right word, but impressive continues to come to mind.

Compound bow for me, btw. I know I'll get into rifles sooner or later, but I'm really enjoying archery for now.

MCgunner
November 12, 2011, 06:26 PM
Compound bow for me, btw. I know I'll get into rifles sooner or later, but I'm really enjoying archery for now.

Most folks get into archery because rifles get boring. :D You ain't missin' much by not shooting rifles. Bang or twang, it all brings home the venison. I haven't shot one with archery, yet. Maybe I will some day. I quite enjoy shooting my bows.

Cob
November 12, 2011, 06:39 PM
I checked multiple rifles/ shotgun/ & bow above, you missed the 7.62x54r... I want to try it on deer... It's close to 308 (which is 7.62 x 51), but different.

MCgunner
November 12, 2011, 06:53 PM
I checked multiple rifles/ shotgun/ & bow above, you missed the 7.62x54r... I want to try it on deer... It's close to 308 (which is 7.62 x 51), but different.

Our member in the arctic, Caribou, uses nothing but and his supper depends on it. :D

Geno
November 12, 2011, 07:14 PM
I taking my trusty 19-pound Remington M700 Police. It is chambered in .308 Win. After-market enhancement added by me (as set-up for the hunt) include the following: Bell & Carlson fully adjustable Tactical stock, 20 MOA Farrell picatinny rail, a Nightforce 3.5-15X56 Zero-stop scope, and Nightforce rings. I topped the package off with a Timney 1.5 pound trigger. With hand-loaded ammo, it has been grouping consistently at/below 0.75" at 300 yards, benched...which is how I hunt. Word has it at the family farm, that the deer have just filed a grievance claiming unfair advantage. :evil:

Geno

trickyasafox
November 12, 2011, 07:20 PM
357 magnum and 50 cal BP.

altitude_19
November 12, 2011, 09:27 PM
Same as OP: Savage 111 in .30-06. With 125 Gr Remington Core Lokt, I can get sub MOA with a $450 rifle. Not bad economics there.

Caribou96
November 12, 2011, 11:29 PM
Used a T/C Encore with a 21", 338 BR barrel to fill my buck tag this morning

CSA 357
November 12, 2011, 11:36 PM
(http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/b78y.jpg/) 78 browning 45-70

Cob
November 13, 2011, 07:58 AM
Quote:
I checked multiple rifles/ shotgun/ & bow above, you missed the 7.62x54r... I want to try it on deer... It's close to 308 (which is 7.62 x 51), but different.

Our member in the arctic, Caribou, uses nothing but and his supper depends on it.


I read Caribou's post often... Actually I think he uses .22 magnum on Caribou, while shooting from a moving boat... I think he took several herds this way (with a limit of 5 per person, and once he had his 5, he swapped the gun for a camera, and several other hunters took their 5) It's pure slaughter... I loved his video.

MCgunner
November 13, 2011, 09:12 AM
He has an affection for Mosin Nagant rifles in 7.62x54, also. Search it. :D

Here, here's a good one.....

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=595607&highlight=Mosin+Nagant

LOLBELL
November 13, 2011, 10:37 AM
This year I'll be using a B92 in 44mag and a Super Blackhawk Hunter Bisley
for the close shots.

Tpr0811
November 13, 2011, 10:59 AM
My Model 70 Featherweightis (30-06) like an old friend. Can't stand to leave her behind when I go to the woods.

DRYHUMOR
November 13, 2011, 01:05 PM
M700 in 257 Roberts. It's already taken one this year...

heeler
November 13, 2011, 11:54 PM
Well this weekend I was using my Marlin 336 in 30-30 of course.
Being I was on a small ranch in a somewhat restricted county I helped the state and the landowner by eliminating one weird colored feral hog.
Almost a tiger stripe coloration.
Let a possible spike go because I could not make out what his left side antler looked like as it was the last ten minutes of legal shooting light and even though my excellent Pentax 8x42 binoculars focused on him well in the poor light at a 100 yard distance he was nose to the ground looking for a certain doe.
Less anyone thinks I was pursuing a trophy spike I have to again state I was in a Texas county that enforces antler restrictions.
In a couple of weeks it's time to take out the .243 and the .308.

offduty
November 14, 2011, 11:41 AM
First time in a long time I will be hunting in shoot gun zone in Michigan. I will be using 12ga with slug barrel. I usually hunt in the U.P., and use 30-06 but staying home and hunting with neighbors on their farm as well as a couple of other farms of friends. Good luck everyone.

sixgunner455
November 14, 2011, 12:32 PM
Ten days and a wake-up till my deer hunting drought finally ends!!

Hopefully, I will at least see a deer. I am going to be carrying a Savage 11 in .243, with a S&W 13 .357 on my belt. Last time I hunted deer was in 2005, and before that, deployments kept me away.

NYH1
November 16, 2011, 03:49 PM
My main big game hunting rifle is my Remington model 7600 Carbine 30-06 Spr. with a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Scope. I use it about 75% of the time, when my shots will be from 2 to 200 yards.

I also use my Marlin 336C 35 Rem. with XS Ghost Ring Sights. I use it when hunting in thick brush, deep think woods, deer drives and sometimes still hunting when my shots will be under 75 (100) yards max.

I use my Remington 700 Classic 280 Rem. with a older Redfield Tracker 3-9x40mm Scope. I use it for watching fields, clear cuts and power lines or when my shot will most likely will be over 200 yards.

NYH1! ;)

Spank86
November 16, 2011, 04:31 PM
I'll be using a Weatherby 257 Mag loaded with Barnes 100 gr TTSX Bullets
Only drops 6" at 400 yards, with 3570 fps

27hand
November 16, 2011, 06:47 PM
I just primered up some 30-06 brass and will finish up tomorrow with 57.5 gr of 4350 and 150gr Nosler BT's.

I use a Rem 760 and by downloading to that amount of powder, I can group between 1 to 1 1/4". The deer don't seem to care about the lower powder charge.

Sidearm is a Ruger Redhawk which I used a couple years ago on my weak side to shoot a doe at about 40yds.

Closer to home, I use a Ithaca deerslayer. 20" bbl slug gun. 3X9 with Rem copper solid sabots. The longest shot I ever made on a deer was with this SG (95 paces with a BRI sabot)

12gaugeTim
November 16, 2011, 06:55 PM
I'm seeing a surprising number of non-traditional rifles here. Lots of AR15's and such.. Where I live you would get laughed at for hunting with anything but a simple bolt action. Not that we don't have an appreciation for an AR15, but we won't hunt with one.
As for me.. M700 in .270 and Parker Tornado for the whitetail, and a Henry .22 for when the squirrel population needs thinning.

HarcyPervin
November 17, 2011, 06:05 PM
Arkansas Paul If it's only boresighted, it is definately NOT ready to go!

Don't worry Arkansas Paul, it's a joke. I shot it twice after I bought it.


Please don't think that one was serious either.

LukeTheDrifter
November 17, 2011, 06:14 PM
My trusty Yugo M98 8mm Mauser. :)

newfalguy101
November 17, 2011, 06:57 PM
Will be using my trusty SKS in 7.62x39. She isn't pretty but she is a shooter for an SKS. running about 2 MOA at 100 yards with irons.


Same here, infact I have already taken a buck and have a doe tag to fill.

IDPA.ALEX
November 17, 2011, 08:42 PM
AR-15 in 6.8 SPC....:D

JEB
November 19, 2011, 12:01 AM
in december it will be my mossberg maverick 88 12ga and my ruger super blackhawk .44 magnum.

in january it will be my marlin 336 in 30-30, with my .44 riding my hip yet again! cant wait for the season to open!

sixgunner455
November 19, 2011, 02:31 AM
I'm seeing a surprising number of non-traditional rifles here. Lots of AR15's and such.. Where I live you would get laughed at for hunting with anything but a simple bolt action.

Interesting. Where I live, and among the people I know, many hunt with an AR. I don't think they care much if Zumbos laugh at them for it.

I considered using my 5.56mm AR carbine this year, but decided against it because of the long ranges that often present themselves here. I have no doubt that it would work, but I won't shoot one of those tiny pills at a deer further than 200 yards. 150 and in is where I would want to use it, and shots that close happen, but you can't count on it. Plan for the worst, hope for the best. Otherwise, I probably would have chosen it.

I have used an SKS in the past. A friend of mine is using a 6.8mm AR, as is his wife.

Geno
November 20, 2011, 10:02 PM
Well, I have to revise my response. I ended up taking my Winchester M70 Stealth (completely factory-stock), chambered in .308 Win, topped with the Nightforce 3.5-15X56 scope, atop of a Farrell 10 MOA base. It worked flawlessly to harvest a huge-bodied 3-point buck at about 200 yards at about 10:30 am on opening day. I also decided to try some of Winchester "Super-Max" 150 grain protected HP, bonded ammo. Dear sweet by-and-by, at 2,820 FPS, did that ammo hit hard!!! Now I have to fill my doe tag. :D

Geno

whetrock
November 20, 2011, 11:06 PM
Marlin 336W in 30-30 it's killed 10 or so deer over the years and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
November 21, 2011, 10:26 AM
AR-15 in .450 Bushmaster.

unreal45
November 26, 2011, 10:50 AM
1909 mauser in 35 Whelen, did the trick.

almostfree
November 26, 2011, 12:19 PM
Blaser R8 in .30-06. So far it has been awesome. I recently picked up a 9.3x62 Mauser barrel for it that I am itching to try.

DM~
November 26, 2011, 08:13 PM
I shot this buck opening day with my Krieghoff Semper 8x57jrs,

http://www.fototime.com/CED0CCDA9508B28/orig.jpg

Then i switched to my 700 Remington chambered in .240 Wby., and took two does a couple days after that. Here's one of them,

http://www.fototime.com/B81075C57E5FD3B/orig.jpg

DM

altitude_19
November 27, 2011, 08:25 AM
Tricky brush you hunt there. I recall missing out on 3 does my last trip because they were moving in and out of it too quickly to find in the scope. I'm switching to open sights. Congrats! Where exactly is "upper midwest"?

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