Whats your favorite deer hunting firearm and


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newfalguy101
November 20, 2011, 11:02 PM
whats the gun you have had the most success with??

Define success as harvesting an animal.



For me, my favorite gun to use is my S&W M29 .44 with handloaded 240gr hardcast bullets. I just love that .44.

The gun I have scored with the most, however, also happens to be my very first centerfire rifle, an Norinco SKS that I picked up close to 17 years ago for $115 brand new.

I have taken more deer with that SKS than with all other guns I have taken deer hunting COMBINED

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W.E.G.
November 20, 2011, 11:07 PM
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/Browning%20A-Bolt/DSCN3016.jpg

303tom
November 20, 2011, 11:28 PM
The one I happen to be using at the time !

41
November 20, 2011, 11:54 PM
My favorite and most successful deer gun is a remington 700 in 270, that was formerly my grandfather's rifle.

MCgunner
November 21, 2011, 04:29 PM
The one I happen to be using at the time !

Me, too. I've shot 'em with handguns, rifles, now I've done it with black powder. :D I'm currently in a black powder craze. Hell, I'm still thinkin' I'll try my Ruger Old Army on one. :D I've killed a couple dozen with my grandpa's old Remington 722 in .257 Roberts, the most kills, but I really like my stainless Remington M7 in .308, handy little gun and powerful. It's a 3/4 MOA gun. My old .257 shoots 1/2 MOA. I like accuracy. I've done NOTHING to either except set the trigger to 3 crisp lbs and tailor my handloads to them.

RyeDaddy
November 21, 2011, 08:13 PM
My favorite for hunting is my Savage in 260. I have the most confidence in it as it's my most accurate rifle. It's also stainless and synthetic so I don't worry about scratches or anything else.

My favorite rifle overall is my Marlin 1895SBL, also wonderfully accurate and just has a certain cool factor for me. I find that I take it to the range more, and out hunting less though, as it's range limitations hold me back some when I'm in West TX where I do most of my hunting.

Turlington Tom
November 21, 2011, 08:33 PM
I have been using my Remington Model 7 in .260 the last couple of years but my favorite gun is a mauser action heavy barrel in .25-06. I use Speer or Hornady 100 gr bullets in the .25-06 and shoot 140 gr. core-lokt in the .260.

oldrevolverguy
November 21, 2011, 09:48 PM
Remington 700 ADL Synthetic .270 w/Redfield Widefield 2 X 7 scope in Weaver two piece mounts and rings. I use Federal Premium 130 SPBT that it shoots beautifully. It has killed a bunch of deer over the last 12 years, all one shot kills. For me the most important element of a deer rifle is confidence. Those weeks of preparation and days of hard hunting often come down to a 5 second window when you and your rifle must make something happen. I know my .270 and I will make it happen.

jmstevens2
November 21, 2011, 09:53 PM
My Knight Bighorn .50 cal inline muzzleloader with a Trijicon scope on it.
It would be my Marlin 336 if we could rifle hunt in Ohio.

CAOxInfinity
November 21, 2011, 09:59 PM
Saiga 762x39 with hornady vmax. When I hunt I mostly stalk in heavily wooded areas. No 200yd shots for me. I shoot about 2MOA with irons, and that's plenty good for me.

Been very impressed with the vmax ammo. devastating cavities.

Sent from my Incredible 2 using Tapatalk

Davek1977
November 22, 2011, 06:51 AM
Winchester model 70 w/ BOSS chambered in 7mm mag....used to harvest countless mule deer and a few whitetails

rikbar
November 22, 2011, 07:12 AM
ruger m77 3006

Sav .250
November 22, 2011, 07:19 AM
I rotate my rifles every year. That all work just fine.

Nautilus
November 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
My favorite and the one I've had the most success with is my Savage 99 in .300 Savage. Early 1960's era rifle and fixed 4x scope. My father shot his first deer with it and I shot my fist deer with it. It has since been retired to the safe though and only comes out when my father wants to join us in the woods. He still prefers it over his newer rifles.

Today I generally take either a Marlin 336SS in 30-30 for the thicker stuff or w Savage 116 weather warrior in 30-06 for the open areas. Both excellent hunting tools, but neither appeal to me the way the old Savage 99 does.

jakescott586
November 22, 2011, 07:45 AM
I have always hunted with my winchester model 70 featherweight in .270. My father gave my twin brother and I both one when we graduated from high school. Aside from the fact that always performs flawlessly, it has great sentimental value to me. Those featherweights are real handy in the woods.

TexasPatriot.308
November 23, 2011, 01:31 AM
I got way too many bbut my 2 favorite are Ruger #1 in .22-250 and a 7mm-08 and of course any of my .308s. I always take at least 2 when I go to my lease. plus a good revolver, dont use autos for hunting, they are for combat and self defense, not hunting.

NYH1
November 23, 2011, 02:00 AM
My favorite deer (hog and black bear too) hunting rifle is my new Remington model 7600 Carbine 30-06 Spr. with a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Scope. It handles, carries and shoots awesome.

NYH1! ;)

dancz
November 23, 2011, 04:54 AM
Iíve taken far more deer with my model two BRNO in .22 lr than all other rifles put together. And yes I do have centre fires well over a hundred of them in fact. Every deer taken with the .22 has been one shot or I just donít shoot and all wild free range.

hardluk1
November 23, 2011, 08:53 AM
This has been my go to rifle since 1991. Ruger 77 MKII kreiger barrel, real nice shooter
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l444/hardluk1/th_104_0641.jpg (http://s331.photobucket.com/albums/l444/hardluk1/?action=view&current=104_0641.jpg)

BBQLS1
November 23, 2011, 11:04 AM
Unfortunately, I acquired my father's Winchester 94 in .30-30 in the past year.

It shoots good and straight... super light to carry. I haven't taken a deer with it, but plan to. I'm happy I have the gun.

hardluk1
November 23, 2011, 11:57 AM
Older winny 94's just have a very nice quality about them with some wear from years of hunting. Not many bolt rifle ever look that way.

dtalley
November 23, 2011, 12:11 PM
Ruger M77 in 6mmRem
second is the Savage 340c in 222Rem, that my dad handed down when I was 13.
Have taken many deer with both..

whetrock
November 23, 2011, 05:13 PM
As of now my favorite hunting rifle would have to be my marlin 336w I believe I've killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 deer with it and have also loaned it out on a couple of occasions to family and friends so I'm not quite for certain how many whitetails it has killed but imo it has earned it's keep.

newfalguy101
November 23, 2011, 07:36 PM
Iíve taken far more deer with my model two BRNO in .22 lr than all other rifles put together. And yes I do have centre fires well over a hundred of them in fact. Every deer taken with the .22 has been one shot or I just donít shoot and all wild free range.
Where do you live that a .22lr is legal for deer??

dancz
November 24, 2011, 02:18 AM
I live in New Zealand. The home of seven species of deer, thar, chamois, wild goat and ram, boar/pigs, wild cattle, wild horses, wallaby and a mix of several small game as well. There are no restrictions on calibre except for some public land where you are not allowed to enter with either rim fire or shotgun. The reason is to make sure you are not hunting native birds.

Remember that we live where you are able to hunt all the above at any time of the year, you are usually encouraged to take as many as you want on public land areas and while several public land areas require a permit, the permit is free and the people that issue them prefer you to shoot most of what you see when it comes to the above species.

Remember that we also have several areas that are classed as problem areas for deer though others would disagree. These areas are often hunted by helicopter as well as foot. In the past, thousands of deer have been shot just to control numbers. So I guess we live under different rules than you guys.

As to shooting deer with a 22, it would not be my suggested calibre but as I said I have shot more with the 22 than anything else. I also shot for a living around that time as well so you do get quite good when your livelihood depends on it

T.R.
November 24, 2011, 06:44 AM
30-30 is a keeper!

TR

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/two30-30s.jpg

Lincoln4
November 24, 2011, 11:43 PM
I taken a deer every time fired at one, whatever the weapon (don't mean to brag...). However, I've taken the most with my Savage 110 (pre-accutrigger) in .243. A straight shooting son-of-a-gun!

Loyalist Dave
November 25, 2011, 08:40 AM
.54 Caliber flintlock Pennsylvania Mountain Rifle, shooting 225 grain patched lead round ball, over 70 grains of 3Fg black powder. Works very well out to 110 yards..., never tested it beyond that.

PA Mountain Rifle (http://cabincreek.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=13)

LD

kbbailey
November 25, 2011, 09:07 AM
Shotgun, handgun or muzzleloader only here in illinois....
Either my H&R Ultra-lite Slug Hunter; Ruger BH .45Colt; or T/C Hawken .54.

The Bushmaster
November 25, 2011, 09:22 AM
Another vote for the Winchester Model 94 in .30 WCF. I've had mine sense I was 18 and it was ten years old then. Now it's 64 years old and still my "go to" rifle.

GeeBert74
November 25, 2011, 09:37 AM
It's my first and my only currently... I have a Marlin 30-30 passed down to me from when my grandfather passed away. I have 2 bucks with it. I couldn't be happier!

DM~
November 25, 2011, 11:32 AM
Since the early "80's" my go to gun for moose/bear/caribou/deer and about everything else has been my Krieghoff Semper,

http://www.fototime.com/F8BC345CD766244/orig.jpg

It's 76 years old, and just keeps on keeping on! Includeing takeing this nice buck several days ago,

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

I believe that was it's 27th "one shot kill" in a row on big game...

DM

nathan
November 25, 2011, 01:25 PM
Remington 700 in .2506 for me.

Pulp
November 25, 2011, 02:17 PM
The most kills, Browning BAR .243. Note: most does not necessarily constitute many. I think I've killed 6 with it. This one this morning:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BlackPowderPulp/1125110736a95213726.jpg

Favorite to carry in the woods, Rossi '92 in .44-40. It was my first Cowboy Action rifle and is just so perfect for totin' around in the woods. Admittedly, it is a close range only rifle, I would not take a shot over 50 yards with it. I haven't killed anything with it yet.

newfalguy101
November 25, 2011, 06:16 PM
Since the early "80's" my go to gun for moose/bear/caribou/deer and about everything else has been my Krieghoff Semper,

http://www.fototime.com/F8BC345CD766244/orig.jpg

It's 76 years old, and just keeps on keeping on! Includeing takeing this nice buck several days ago,

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

I believe that was it's 27th "one shot kill" in a row on big game...

DM
Sweet rifle!!

What caliber(s) ??

Oh and a dandy of a buck also.

TexasPatriot.308
November 25, 2011, 10:49 PM
that is a beautiful rifle, I would almost hate to take it out in the brush. I hunt South Texas and just about everything will cut you, stick you and or scratch your firearms. I got some nice rifles with walnut stocks and the brush has taken its toll on some of em. as far as calibers, the old 30-30 and such only work for us in the brush cause some of our sendero shots can be as far as 500 yards or more.

critter
November 26, 2011, 06:39 AM
I have taken deer with several different guns: Ruger #1 in 45-70, Ruger 30-06, Ruger .308, M1 A, .54 Cal Rem ML, Rem 742 30-06, M98 in 25-06, etc. I really enjoy using different firearms.

However, when it comes to 'have to' or a 'go to' gun, it would be my Win M70 in .300 WM. For some reason, it just 'fits'. When it comes to the shoulder, the sights are 'on' and when the trigger is pulled, the bullet goes to the place the crosshairs are. And, the results when the bullet arrives is conclusive.

Just some 'zen' thing or a matter of familarity or of confidence, I don't know. But, for me, it just "WORKS".

lowerunit411
November 26, 2011, 08:37 AM
DM..stunning rifle..or is it a drilling..no matter, it is a work of art

d2wing
December 2, 2011, 05:18 PM
I've taken the most deer with a Remington 742 30-06, but others include a 7400 30-06, pump 35 R, 30-30 Win., 357 mag., 700 .243, 30-06, and 7 MM.,
Rem. 788 243, SKS, AK-47, AR-15., Franchi 20 g, Mossberg 500 12g, Moss. 9200, Just got a 11-87 slug gun. and maybe some I've forgotten.

Rembrandt
December 2, 2011, 06:48 PM
First year production for Knight In-line Rifles.....1985, 50 caliber with Swarovski optics, have taken around 40 deer with it over the years. Other favorite is the Desert Eagle .44 cal.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Firearms/IMG_0064.jpg?t=1294532492

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/IMG_1354.jpg?t=1262207238

Geno
December 4, 2011, 06:22 AM
DM~:

Ya think maybe next time you can give us a heads-up before you post a picture?! I mean, I know what the deer is, but that homely critter behind scared the Hades outta me!!! :D

Numerically, I would say that honor goes to my Weatherby Mark V, chambered in .300 Win Mag. My favorite? Sheesh...all of them. The ugliest rifle I own is purdy, and makes me feel all warm inside.

Geno

MCgunner
December 4, 2011, 07:59 AM
My fav is my grandpas old M722 iin .257 Roberts. I killed my first deer with it 50 years ago this year. Now, it ain't that i don't like my other rifles or that I hunt much with the .257 anymore, just that there's a lot of memories in that old gun. It's still my most accurate, too, shooting 1/2 MOA with it's best handload.

uvausmc
December 4, 2011, 10:17 AM
it had been my Ruger Frontier scout in .308 but my new Ruger M77 Hawkeye Ultralight in .257 Roberts may take it's place.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh41/uvausmc/RugerFrontier1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh41/uvausmc/IMG_2973.jpg

MCgunner
December 4, 2011, 02:26 PM
Gotta love the Bob....:D

Duckingit88
December 4, 2011, 07:00 PM
Still waiting on DM answer on the caliber of that nice gun.

My favorite deer rifle is my 7mm wsm in a winchester 70. I love this gun. I am not bragging but I have shot over 100 deer with this gun and they drop like a rock.

Now for the guys saying 100 deer no way. But on our farm we have to shoot deer year around on a special permit because of crop damage on the beans so I spend about 30 nights a summer shooting deer. and the 7mm wsm is my new favorite round

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 4, 2011, 07:52 PM
Man this is a tough one that I would have to break down into parts.

Firearm I have killed the most deer with- Old Marlin 336 in .30/30
Firearm I have killed the most Elk with- Savage 99 in .30/06 (Old beat up ugly thing still shoots the heads off nails and just carries nice)
Favorite these days- TC Pro Hunter chambered in 7mm.08 for deer and Elk or, If I hunt here, I slap on either the 12gauge slug barrel or the .50ML both of which are freakishly accurate. I'll probably never catch up to the numbers of deer I have taken with the old thuddy thuddy and my boys now have them both (damn kids).

Like many here, I've taken deer with a multitude of different calibers and platforms.

Duckingit88
December 4, 2011, 09:28 PM
Just a funny note, I asked my grandpa what his favorite deer hunting rifle was. He looked at me kinda funny and said... which ever one I have pointed at a deer at the time. and never missed a lick splitting wood.

Legionnaire
December 4, 2011, 11:06 PM
I've gotta say that for me, variety is the spice of life. I've taken whitetail with a 12 gauge Mossberg slug gun, Remington Model Sevens in .243 and .308, a 760 in .30-06, a Marlin 336, a Ruger Redhawk and a SuperRedhawk, an Encore pistol in .243, an Encore 209x50 rifle, and a PSE compound bow. Hope to take one in the late season with a Lyman flintlock.

Favorite? Don't know. If pressed, I'd have to give the nod to the Model Seven in .308. It's a great general purpose cartridge in a light, compact package.

280shooter
December 4, 2011, 11:46 PM
CZ- 8 mm.. never lost a Deer yet,, 150 grain bullets.

shiftyer1
December 5, 2011, 01:05 AM
The most deer would be a 12ga but my favorite would be my 30-30's. I wanted one ever since I can remember and in the past few years have found 2, both 94's. Although i'd like to swap one for a marlin. I haven't tried the leverevolution rounds yet but love cor-lokt

AABEN
December 5, 2011, 01:34 AM
The most kills, Browning BAR .243. Note: most does not necessarily constitute many. I think I've killed 6 with it. This one this morning:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BlackPowderPulp/1125110736a95213726.jpg

Favorite to carry in the woods, Rossi '92 in .44-40. It was my first Cowboy Action rifle and is just so perfect for totin' around in the woods. Admittedly, it is a close range only rifle, I would not take a shot over 50 yards with it. I haven't killed anything with it yet.
WHY do you think? Don't you know? If it was me I would know.

newfalguy101
December 5, 2011, 08:00 PM
WHY do you think? Don't you know? If it was me I would know.
In reality, I do NOT know how many deer I have taken over the past 18 years, and I suspect that is also the case with the majority of hunters.

35 Whelen
December 6, 2011, 11:27 PM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/Emilysdeer02-5.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/EmilysBuck11-035.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/BuckScout.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/Doewithcastbullet.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/FR8andhog-1.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/Emilysbuck11-052a.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/GregsBuck-Dumont03crop.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/IMG_0008.jpg

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/PB280045red.jpg

Wish I had pictures of all the game taken with this rifle. These are but a small fraction!

35W

1stmarine
December 6, 2011, 11:44 PM
35 Whelen,
Beautiful hunting and beautiful round and rifle.
Congrats.

newfalguy101
December 7, 2011, 06:42 PM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Hunting/BuckScout.jpg

Wish I had pictures of all the game taken with this rifle. These are but a small fraction!

35W
What is that gun??

What caliber??

What bullet is loaded in the cartridges pictured??

35 Whelen
December 7, 2011, 09:17 PM
What is that gun??

What caliber??

What bullet is loaded in the cartridges pictured??

The gun was an FR-8 which is a Spanish '98 Mauser.

Caliber is .308 Winchester.

The bullets loaded in the cartridges pictured are a home-cast 172 gr. hollowpoint (Lyman mould #311291) They're loaded over 22.0 grs. of AL2400 and run a little over 1850 fps. When I'm hunting where I know my shots will be under 100 yds., I use this load. My oldest daughter killed her first three deer with this rig and load. I have no idea how many I've killed including a nice, heavy 9-point on my property. Never lost a single deer with this "underpowered" load.

35W

Lazy R
December 8, 2011, 01:35 AM
I've taken a bunch of deer with my Rem 700 270, and like it a lot. Shot a bull elk with it too.

Bought a Ruger 77 in 260 for my boys to hunt deer with. Boy is it sweet--low recoil, great ballistics (shooting a 120 grain at just about 3000), dumps the deer DRT, a very nice balanced package. That rifle has taken 7 deer now. Here's my youngest 3 years ago. 2 years ago he shot a muley at 368 yards, one shot planted him.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Ajaysdeer2008.jpg

hdbiker
December 8, 2011, 12:01 PM
my favorite deer rifle is a 1960's Remington 742 auto carbine,in .308 Winchester.I hunt in heavy woods.the rifle is short fast and with 165 grain RN bullets,it knocks them right over.I've taken 50 to 60 deer over the years with it. biker

shamelessinct
December 8, 2011, 01:19 PM
I've harvested the most deer (and my biggest) with a Winchester Model 70 Featherlite in 30/06. I've also successfully used a Savage 170 in 30/30, a Savage 110 in 35 Whelen and this year took two with the Amish machine gun, a Remington 760 carbine in .308. All were one shot kills at 75 yards or less hunting open hardwoods.

351 WINCHESTER
December 8, 2011, 09:41 PM
My favorite is my old Marlin in .30-30. It's my meat gun. It fits me like a glove and carries very well. I hardly hunt with it anymore, but I should. I would like to kill a nice buck with my .351 before I leave this world. I had a shot at a really nice buck about 15 years ago with my .351, but I shot over him.

Alleph
December 8, 2011, 10:01 PM
My Favorite is my 30-06 Weatherby Vanguard , I can shoot from 125 grain to 200 Grain Bullets and take just about any animal on earth and I have, from Moose to Cous deers and African antelopes , bought in 1985 and will never leave it at home, Although I have taken a few WT deer this year with my 1978 Marlin 336C 30-30 that shoots like a dream , I use that in thick woods .

bbrownie
December 8, 2011, 10:16 PM
I haven.t shot a lot of deer but every one was with my #3 Ruger in 45-70. they were all one shot kills.

LSGUNSS
December 8, 2011, 10:43 PM
71' Winchester model 70 Deluxe 30-06. I don't know how many deer I have killed with this gun but it's almost always one shot one kill. This was my first center fire rifle and it will always be with me because my brother bought it for me when I finished hunter safety course.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q24/2000blackss/SAM_0129.jpg

bbrownie
January 12, 2012, 09:43 AM
just wondering, is that Model 70 a featherweight?

Brownie

bison
January 12, 2012, 01:00 PM
I don't believe so - I think all featherweight's have the Schnabel fore-end (it kind of bulges at the front).

Coincidentally, my favorite deer gun is my M70 Featherweight in 30-06!

HOOfan_1
January 12, 2012, 01:16 PM
Favorite, Remington 700 BDL .30-06

http://i53.tinypic.com/o0dkid.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/14idc1u.jpg


most successful with Mossberg 5500 MkII

krupparms
January 12, 2012, 03:30 PM
Almost all the hunting around here is close range. And the coastal blacktails are small in size! So the SKS with a block in mag. Or a 5rd.magazine is fine. I use 125gr. S.P.s & have never had them get more than 25 yards from where the shot hit them. Never needed a second shot. I prefer the magazine block as I can take it out if I need to.I carry a pouch of stripper clips loaded with ammo in case I run into trouble in the woods.

Peters923
January 12, 2012, 05:31 PM
M77 in 300 win mag.. Mule Deer and Sheep.

black_powder_Rob
January 13, 2012, 12:00 AM
I would have to say mine would be my Marlin 336 in 30-30 with some skinner tactical peep sights I love that rifle and don't see me changing to anything else in the near future.

LoonWulf
January 13, 2012, 01:07 AM
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8171/p1010043p.jpg
By kaby1010 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/kaby1010) at 2010-08-22

Savage 110, bought from a friend who got it on a whim in 2000. First in 7mm remington magnum, now in .300 winchester magnum. This was the 3rd centerfire I bought. I dont know how many deer and goats its put in the freezer. I shot almost 1000 rnds thru it before I re-barreled it in 09. Ive only shot a dozen or so animals since changing it to .300.

osprey176
January 13, 2012, 02:07 AM
Newfalguy,you might be my neighbor,as I live in the middle of nowhere Nebraska.As for your question,I used a .444 for many years in Florida for deer and hogs.It was hard to beat for close to medium ranges,smooth and quick to the shoulder,easy to track moving game with a low power scope,and what an impact on the other end.Never ,ever did I have to blood trail an animal hit with that rifle.Since moving west,I use my tang safety Ruger M-77 in .30-06.

T.R.
January 13, 2012, 06:42 AM
Glenfield model 30GT in 30-30 with Simmons 2X-8X scope. This carbine cost $129.00 new in 1979.

TR

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/md1.jpg

downingducksdowneast
January 13, 2012, 08:48 AM
Marlin 336 in either 30-30 or .35 Rem. GREAT brush guns inside 200 yards.

GuysModel94
January 13, 2012, 09:23 AM
Great pics and some great guns, mines the Model 94 in 30-30. Easy to carry and easy to shoot.

newfalguy101
January 13, 2012, 07:12 PM
Newfalguy,you might be my neighbor,as I live in the middle of nowhere Nebraska.



From whereabouts do you hail??

I am South of Grand Island, East of Hastings

snakeman
January 13, 2012, 07:25 PM
my fav for deer hunting is my remmy 760 308, next to that my savage 99 308, then next to that my martin jaguar compound and muzzy broadheads or my 257 weatherby

pbrktrt
January 13, 2012, 08:30 PM
I'm still attached to my 270 Win Vanguard. It just plain works for me.

Win73
January 14, 2012, 12:42 AM
My favorite and the one I have had the most success with is my NEF Handi Rifle in .30-06 with a Nikon Buckmasters 3-9 scope. Nine shots fired at deer, nine dead deer.

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab252/cesample/P1010027.jpg

Arkansas Paul
January 14, 2012, 02:15 AM
I haven't killed a vast number of deer, but my favorite deer hunting firearm would be my Weatherby Vanguard .30-06 with a Leupold Rifleman 3x9x40. I've killed 4 deer with it in the two seasons I've had it. It's not anything fancy, but it's pinpoint accurate with any load I've ever fed it.

arctic dan
January 14, 2012, 12:52 PM
i like my browning 280 a-bolt. i have shot many animals with it inc mule deer elk grizzly bear coyotes sitlka blacktail deer etc etc etc.

Frogomatik
January 14, 2012, 03:39 PM
thanks to the most recent deer season, it's now a tie between my old SKS, and the Howa 1500 in 35 Whelen I built in smithing school.

countertop
January 14, 2012, 05:29 PM
Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .280 Remington with Leupold scope.

I have no idea how many deer I've taken with it over the years. Its killed 5 so far this year. I've got another 2 months of doe maintenance to do with it.

VT Deer Hunter
January 17, 2012, 05:01 PM
Remington M7 for .243 and Remington 700 for larger rounds.

Kachok
January 17, 2012, 10:01 PM
T3 6.5x55, deadly accurate, kills everything it hits, light and mild mannerd. My Savage 270 WSM rocks too, light kicking, flat shooting and hits like six tons of bricks, though I don't think I will ever see it again, after back to back to back bang flop kills my hunting buddie is not giving it back.

MaineHunter
January 18, 2012, 04:36 PM
I've been most successful with my Savage Model 11 in .308Win. My favorite carry gun has been a Marlin 336 in 30/30. I've just been given a 1954 Savage Model 340 in 30/30 that I am anxious to take a whitetail with. My dad carried one of these 55 years ago.

The Old Redneck
January 20, 2012, 01:11 PM
Revolvers in a caliber that starts with 4 usually. Started handgun hunting with a Ruger 357 Blackhawk. First deer with it ruined deer hunting with a rifle. Have killed several with Smiths,Rugers,BFR's, Freedom Arms, Taurus, custom revolvers, and single shot bolts and Contenders. Last few years a Taurus Tracker in 44 mag with a 4 X TC scope has been my go to gun.Extremely accurate, and easy to carry.

husker
January 20, 2012, 01:18 PM
Rem Mo-hawk 600 in 243

KodiakBeer
January 20, 2012, 02:04 PM
More years ago than I want to think about (30?), I bought a sporterized Mauser in .243 at Scotties guns on Colfax avenue in Denver. I shot some mulies in the Rockies with that rifle then took it to Alaska and began stacking up blacktails and caribou. I passed it to my son who has stacked up his own impressive record of deer with it. I'd guess that rifle has taken something like 150 deer and 10 or 12 caribou along with assorted other critters.

Here's my son last year with that same rifle:

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/kodiakbeer/deer1.jpg

Smokey in PHX
January 22, 2012, 04:43 PM
My favorite gun to carry has always been the Mod 94. My deer getter is a Mod 70 in .270 with 130 gr CoreLokts.

curtste
January 25, 2012, 04:20 PM
I hunt in a shotgun only portion of MN where we can use muzzle loaders and pistols too. I have plenty of firearms that qualify for use (TC Omega, S&W 629, ...), But when it comes time to hunt, I always seem to just grab my trusty Remington 870 Express, in 20G. It's my "one gun": Deer with a rifled barrel, grouse with the smooth bore Improved Cylinder, and ducks with a Modified choke. Just that shotgun, and my Ruger LCR for CCW, are all I really need. Well, I suppose I need to keep the TC Omega for the occasional year (like this one) that I don't fill my tag during the firearms season.

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