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savanahsdad
October 3, 2012, 09:16 PM
this is not a pole, I'm sure guns in cal's X,Y,&Z, will alway be the most common , but with all the guns out there chambered in something other that the X,Y,&Z, I'd bet the top cal. would still only be at 10% of what we realy see at DEER CAMP,

if you don't have a deer camp ,then what do you and family hunt with on your land , or if you hunt alone , what guns are your co-workers hunting with (break room talk) ect ...

what got me thinking of this ,was another thred someone told the OP to get cal.X because you will fine one in every deer camp , and I couldn't think of seeing one in many years , a few years back if you wanted to have the most common gun in are hunting party , you would have had to have a 32win.spl, or a 7mm-08 no X,Y,&Z there,

if you have some pics of old od-ball deer-camp guns lets see them, I love it when someone shows up with an old 444marlin slids them long cases in and say lets go hunting!!

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meanmrmustard
October 3, 2012, 09:18 PM
Rugers, Remington 700s, Mausers, Mosins, and a Hi Point carbine.

savanahsdad
October 3, 2012, 09:24 PM
Rugers, Remington 700s, Mausers, Mosins, and a Hi Point carbine.
in what Cal's,,,,, sure what gun make do you see would be fun too , I wanted too see what cal's are still killing deer llike they did years ago, if they worked 100 years ago then they should still work ,,, right ?

dubya450
October 3, 2012, 09:30 PM
My cousin, two uncles, uncles buddy, and my best friend all use 30-06. The older guys all have rem 700's, cousin a rem 742 (i think) woodsmaster and my friend a new stainless m70 featherweight. Im using my new Kimber Montana 338 federal this year as opposed to 30-06 like most previous years.

browningguy
October 3, 2012, 09:31 PM
I see mostly 30-06, .308, .270 and 7mm Mag. One guy always hunts with a 25-06 and one with a .243 WSSM, and all the other cartridges are similar, just the odd hunter using them.

bhk
October 3, 2012, 09:31 PM
In our group: a Remington Model 7 in 7-08, a Ruger 77 in 25-06, a Winchester Model 70 in 30-06, and a Remington auto in 30-06.

savanahsdad
October 3, 2012, 09:47 PM
I'm going way back to start , , my first hunting camp, and we did camp, in no mans land, I was 16 , Gramp took me ,I use his 35rem pump mod 141 , Gramps used his 300H&H mag. win 70, my cousin had a 30/30 win. lever gun, my uncle had a 300win mag, remington bolt gun ,and one of gramps friends had a 300 weatherby I still remember them those old guys , holding there cases , "mines bigger , no mine is!" lol too funny ! none were real gun guys , they just got what was hot at the time,:)

Fat_46
October 3, 2012, 09:53 PM
30-30 x2, 270 x1, 280 x1, 243 x2, 308 x1, and a 300 Savage

Both 30-30s are Winchesters. The 270 is a Sako. The 280 is a Rem 700 BDL(mine). The 243s are a Rem 700 and a Rossi(my daughter's trifecta), the 300 Savage is a Savage 99, and the 308 is my bad weather gun - an Armalite AR-10

allaroundhunter
October 3, 2012, 09:58 PM
Typically Winchester '94 .30-30s, Marlin .30-30s, and assorted .30-06s and .270s.

If I get out this year it will be with a new (to me) Winchester '94 (.30-30) or a .444 Marlin bolt gun.....also new to me.....and I love it (except for the price of ammo :uhoh:)

I also just got a Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .243 that will be a great deer rifle.

I wanted too see what cal's are still killing deer llike they did years ago, if they worked 100 years ago then they should still work ,,, right ?

.30-30 Win.....dropping deer DRT for 117 years and counting.

meanmrmustard
October 3, 2012, 10:33 PM
in what Cal's,,,,, sure what gun make do you see would be fun too , I wanted too see what cal's are still killing deer llike they did years ago, if they worked 100 years ago then they should still work ,,, right ?
30-06, .260 rem, .223 rem, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 7mm rem mag, 45 ACP, .50 cal BP, 45 cal BP, .410 brenneke slugs, and 30-30. Believe it or not, 9x19 Parabellum.

allaroundhunter
October 3, 2012, 10:45 PM
30-06, .260 rem, .223 rem, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 7mm rem mag, 45 ACP, .50 cal BP, 45 cal BP, .410 brenneke slugs, and 30-30. Believe it or not, 9x19 Parabellum.

If we are taking his "100 year" mark literally, then only the '06, 7.62x54, .45 ACP, 9mm, .45 and .50 BP, .410 and .30-30 have hit that mark :neener:

(Though I'm not sure how often deer are taken with the pistol rounds)

Abel
October 3, 2012, 10:47 PM
I am in a deer club of 30 members that leases about 2500 acres and you see a wide range of rifles. Most are traditional calibers, from 233 & 30-30 up to 7 Mag and 300 Win Mag. But the most common rifle seems to be a bolt action 243. I use a Marlin 336 in 30-30 or 35 Rem. The 233 users are guys with AR's. The ones with 300 Win Mags are typically hoping for bang-flops that require zero blood trailing.

meanmrmustard
October 3, 2012, 10:48 PM
If we are taking his "100 year" mark literally, then only the '06, 7.62x54, .45 ACP, 9mm, .45 and .50 BP, .410 and .30-30 have hit that mark :neener:

(Though I'm not sure how often deer are taken with the pistol rounds)
Who set this 100 year rule? OP didn't say that, did he?

Deer are taken on occasion on my farm with PCCs. Quite efficiently.

allaroundhunter
October 3, 2012, 11:16 PM
Who set this 100 year rule? OP didn't say that, did he?

Deer are taken on occasion on my farm with PCCs. Quite efficiently.

The statement that you quoted he referred to the 100 year mark, though not as a qualifier to answering his original posting. I wasn't trying to start an argument or anything, and I hadn't even thought about PCCs to be honest :o

ColtPythonElite
October 3, 2012, 11:19 PM
None of my hunting buddies use a caliber developed in the past 40-50 years.

montanaoffroader
October 3, 2012, 11:21 PM
Our list:

.30-06 - Marlin XL7, Remington 770, Howa 1500, Remington M1917

.30-30 - Ted Williams 100 (Winchester), Western Field 740EMN (Marlin)

.223 - Savage Axis x 2

.243 - Savage Axis

7.62x54r - MN 91/30 x 4

7mm Rem Magnum - Savage 114, Parker Hale 1200

7.62x39 - Yugo 59/66

.300 Savage - Savage 99

.308 - Mossberg 800

.44 Magnum - 5.5" SBH, 7.5" SBH

Also a few .22 rifles and handguns, and the odd shotgun or two. I may have missed a few rifles/cartridges, but these are most of them. Almost all of us have more than one, we each usually bring our main rifle and one backup.

A group of us bought 91/30's a while back, 4 of them made it out hunting last year. Shooting for 6 this year. ;)

meanmrmustard
October 3, 2012, 11:29 PM
The statement that you quoted he referred to the 100 year mark, though not as a qualifier to answering his original posting. I wasn't trying to start an argument or anything, and I hadn't even thought about PCCs to be honest :o
Oh, gotcha. No harm no foul!

PCCs are usually used under strict agreement that no shots be taken outside of 75 yards with either caliber I listed. No wounded deer thus far, and proper bullets and placement are being used. The 9mm works surprisingly well. The .45 tends to tear up a little meat, especially with shots too close to the shoulder. That slow, heavy bullet does a number.

meanmrmustard
October 3, 2012, 11:30 PM
Our list:

.30-06 - Marlin XL7, Remington 770, Howa 1500, Remington M1917

.30-30 - Ted Williams 100 (Winchester), Western Field 740EMN (Marlin)

.223 - Savage Axis x 2

.243 - Savage Axis

7.62x54r - MN 91/30 x 4

7mm Rem Magnum - Savage 114, Parker Hale 1200

7.62x39 - Yugo 59/66

.300 Savage - Savage 99

.308 - Mossberg 800

.44 Magnum - 5.5" SBH, 7.5" SBH

Also a few .22 rifles and handguns, and the odd shotgun or two. I may have missed a few rifles/cartridges, but these are most of them. Almost all of us have more than one, we each usually bring our main rifle and one backup.

A group of us bought 91/30's a while back, 4 of them made it out hunting last year. Shooting for 6 this year. ;)
That's what I'm using, along with a S-R K31!

Alaska444
October 3, 2012, 11:39 PM
Most go with 30-06, one loves his .300 WM and I have my .300 WSM. This is for deer, elk and moose. My friend with the .300 WM just bagged a large bull moose yesterday. He still has elk and deer left on his tags. Looks like it should be a good year.

JC98
October 3, 2012, 11:55 PM
1-22-250 long range shooter
5-30-06
2-.308
2-30-30
1-.270
1-243

slicksleeve
October 4, 2012, 12:14 AM
My deer camp is my living room, with the hunting area fifty yards walk from the back door. Deer camp gun will be a Ruger Number 1 in .308 Winchester mostly this year. But I do plan on sliding in the long cartridges of the .444 Marlin this year as well.

Alaska444
October 4, 2012, 12:20 AM
Gotta love that Marlin .444. My favorite all time rifle.:D

Buford57
October 4, 2012, 12:31 AM
.45-70, .35 Whelen

mljdeckard
October 4, 2012, 12:38 AM
Growing up, it was rare that anyone carried anything other than -06, .270, .308, and 30-30. My dad had a 760 in 257 Roberts. I had a friend with an old lever gun in 35 Remington.

ECVMatt
October 4, 2012, 12:56 AM
We hunt the high alpine basins in the Sierra's. In our camp was:

2- Winchester 70's 30-06
1- Winchester 70 .270
1 Ruger MkI .243
1 Remington 700 30-06
Marlin 336 LTS 30-30 for timber hunting

I have to admit that I love the 06. It shoots plenty flat enough for our area and simply drops deer in their tracks. We use 165 Sierra GameKings.

click clack
October 4, 2012, 01:02 AM
My deer camp is my living room, with the hunting area fifty yards walk from the back door

Just rub it in why dont ya?! :D

Centurian22
October 4, 2012, 01:28 AM
Savage .308, Ithaca 12ga slugs, some day might use the Mosin in 7.62x54r.

JTJones
October 4, 2012, 03:39 AM
It's just me and dad this year 300 win mag rem 798 and 30-06 t/c encore.

savanahsdad
October 4, 2012, 03:42 AM
If we are taking his "100 year" mark literally, then only the '06, 7.62x54, .45 ACP, 9mm, .45 and .50 BP, .410 and .30-30 have hit that mark :neener:

(Though I'm not sure how often deer are taken with the pistol rounds)
OP here , I didn't mean they had to 100 years old , newer or older is just fine , with all the new wizz-bang stuff out there is good to remember the old guns still work , where I have been hunting for the last 18 years there are a lot of old family farms with a lot of handed down guns , most don't have piles of guns like me , they hunt with what they got ,like in my first post , two 32win spl's , how often do you even see one !,
I see a few 25-06's listed , always wanted one , but can't say I have every seen one at camp, maybe some day at mine !


PS.. off track ,, it's snowing in Montana right now , if anyone cares ,,

savanahsdad
October 4, 2012, 03:47 AM
Most go with 30-06, one loves his .300 WM and I have my .300 WSM. This is for deer, elk and moose. My friend with the .300 WM just bagged a large bull moose yesterday. He still has elk and deer left on his tags. Looks like it should be a good year.
Hey , Alaska444, I think you forgot a 270win !! ya know the guy you give a hard time too lol.....

Gtscotty
October 4, 2012, 06:38 AM
1x M77 in .270, 1x Rem 700 in 30-06, 1x Mini-14 in .223, 1x BLR in 243.... not to sure about the others, they tend to hang out and socialize more than hunt, so I rarely see their rifles. I am trying to bring some weirdness to the club this year by using 6.8 spc, 9.3x62 and 10mm.

RevGeo
October 4, 2012, 11:00 AM
I have no hunting camp. I live in a secluded valley in the Selkirk mountains of N. Idaho and the only high fence is the one I built to keep the deer, elk and moose out of the vegetable garden.
The guys I usually hunt with carry:
30-06
.308
.303 Brit
7mm Rem Mag
I carry my old 30-40AI.

Vern94
October 4, 2012, 11:45 AM
Rem 7600 30-06
Browning (dont know what model) 30-06
Rem 742 .270
Winchester 94 .32 spl
Rem 700 .243
Howa 1500 .308
Savage 99 .303 savage or Winchester 94 .30-30
This year I'm taking Tikka T3 7mm-08.
The I'm the only one who rotates guns. In the past I've used Marlin 336 RC30-30, S&W 1500 .300WM, and Husquvarna .270.

Arkansas Paul
October 4, 2012, 12:03 PM
We have a pretty good variety of calibers at my camp.
Everything from shotguns on up.
I know for a fact there are several .30-06s, a .270 and .308 or two. You see the occasional open sighted .30-30 as well. There are also the crowd that shoots the magnums, nothing wrong with that. I know there are a couple of .300 WSMs and one 7mm STW that is a GORGEOUS rifle custom built on a Rem 700 action with a sweet thumbhole stock, stainless fluted barrel with muzzle break, and a Burris Eliminator scope. I'm not a big fan of the scope but it's pretty amazing.

savanahsdad
October 4, 2012, 01:27 PM
Rem 7600 30-06
Browning (dont know what model) 30-06
Rem 742 .270
Winchester 94 .32 spl
Rem 700 .243
Howa 1500 .308
Savage 99 .303 savage or Winchester 94 .30-30
This year I'm taking Tikka T3 7mm-08.
The I'm the only one who rotates guns. In the past I've used Marlin 336 RC30-30, S&W 1500 .300WM, and Husquvarna .270.
yep I do the same thing , my kids also rotate , if they switch stands ,one year, one of my boys hunted a stand in some thick brush so he took my ruger deerfield 44mag , and got one, my hunting camp is just me and my two boys , the past few years theguns that have made it out too are land have been,
savage 111 in 270,
savage 16 in 7mm-08,
savage 11 in 7mmWSM ,
ruger deerfield 44mag,
ruger carbine 44mag
ruger blackhalk 44mag
if it's real nice out I'll bring Grampa's old 35rem out mod 141,
two of my friends came out last year, she had a 30/30 costum bolt , and he had a AR30 in 338 lapua mag (and no are deer are not that BIG)

SlowFuse
October 4, 2012, 02:45 PM
My "camp" is on family owned property. 4 people hunt this land and all of us seem to have two go to firearms:

Uncle - Freedom Arms 475 Linebaugh or Ruger #1 in 35 Whelen

Cousin - Rem 742 270 Win or a Bushmaster 6.8

Family friend - Browning BAR Safari 30-06 or Rem 700 Sendero in 7 Mag

I use either a Weatherby Vanguard or a Steyr MIII both chambered in 25-06

Flatbush Harry
October 4, 2012, 02:48 PM
If I join my nephew on the Elk hunt this year, I'll be totin' my Rem 700 .375 H&H. It's a fun Eargesplitten Loudenboomer.

FH

Still Shooting
October 4, 2012, 02:53 PM
When I first started deer hunting in 1962, the club (a few thousand acres in the Adirondacks) was pretty much M94's in 30-30, Savage 99's in .303, .300, and one .250-3000 Savage, and a couple of .30-06's. My first year, I hunted a 6.5x55 Swede. By 1965, I had gone to my HS graduation gift from Dad, a Rem 760 in .270; there was also a 760 in .35 Rem at that time. By the late '60's, there was an influx of various .308 bolt rifles. By the late 70's and early 80's, most of the rifles had become bolt actions in .308 and a few other calibers. My Dad never changed out from his Remington Model 14 in .30 Rem, and he never fired without bringing home meat.

In 1978 a friend of mine arrived with a Model 70 in .458, and in 1981 another buddy I invited came with a Win. '86 in 45-70 that he'd bought from Warren Page's estate. He had a shot at a buck the first day in. It was coming down a little draw, with a young spike behind. Just as he fired, the little buck moved up, and he killed them both with the one shot. The little guy didn't have legal horns, so it was and embarassing moment for my friend!

627PCFan
October 4, 2012, 02:57 PM
Usuaully its just me and a few friends hanging out in Western Marylands state park, pretty much the same every year.
Savage 110 in 300 WM
Browning in 300WSM
Browning BAR 30-06
Usally the backups for the guys are 243 and 30-30

Im going take my TC Triumph and 336 35 Rem.

ADKWOODSMAN
October 4, 2012, 03:10 PM
Our camp, In the Adirondack mountains where deer over 200 lbs. are common, guns run from semi-auto .308's. Win. Mod 88's in .308, Browning A-bolts in .308 a Marlin 45-70 one 300 WSM. There are only 2 of us who handload I go between a 7mm08, a .280, 35 Whelen and when trapping a contender carbine in .35 Rem.

squarepants33889
October 4, 2012, 08:40 PM
Lots of Savages and Tikkas in 7mm mag.

scythefwd
October 4, 2012, 09:32 PM
savage 110 in 30-06, tikka t3 in 243

PonyKiller
October 4, 2012, 10:36 PM
never been to a hunting camp, but my co worker and i hunt with the exact same gun, mossberg 500 slug gun, with the rifled barrel. he sports a nikon 3-9 scope, and hornady slugs, i sport a 2.5 fixed power simmons, and hornady slugs.

StretchNM
October 4, 2012, 11:41 PM
I can;t say I visited a camp, but my buds will be hunting their area with two 30-06, one 7mm Magnum, and one 270.

I'll be taking a Ruger #1 in 25-06 and a Savage 99 in 300 Savage, depending on what I feel like that morning.

Mike J
October 5, 2012, 12:35 AM
I haven't been to a deer camp in a while but when a friend & I zeroed our rifles the other day I was shooting my post 64 model 70 in .30-06. He was shooting a Mosin Nagant 91/30 in 7.62 x 54R (he had to sell the .270 savage he had last year due to financial problems so he fell back on the Mosin). The neighbor I have hunted with sometimes has a model 70 (I think it is a classic but not sure) in 7mm mag. Back when I was in a hunting club in the 90's probably half the guys in the club used Reminton 742's in .30-06. There was one older guy that liked leverguns & one guy that used something different every year. One year his was a Remington pumpgun in .35 Remington the next a 7mm Mag model 70. My old hunting partner had a Browning Semi-Auto in .270. I always find the variety of calibers & action types folks hunt with interesting.

Chevelle SS
October 5, 2012, 12:55 AM
The guns at the deer camp I go to include: 700 30.06, 94 30 30, Ruger 338 Win Mag, Stoeger Uplander 12ga SXS, scoped 270 bolt gun, and a scoped bolt 300 mag

JEB
October 5, 2012, 01:47 AM
we dont really have a "camp", we all just meet at the in-law's place on the weekends during the season. our group hunts two seasons in Iowa; 2nd shotgun in december and high power (antlerless only) in january. the run-down is more or less like this...


december:

12ga winchester pump (not sure of the exact model. he always refers to it as a "speed-feed")
12ga mossberg 500
12ga mossberg mav88 x2
12ga 870 wingmaster
12ga 870 express x2
10ga browning pump
20ga rem 1100


january:

7mm rem mag savage x2
30-30 winchester 94
12ga mossberg 500
12ga mossberg mav88
.308 enfield jungle carbine
30-06 sporterized mauser
30-06 ruger m77 hawkeye (this will be my first year with this rifle. previously it had been a marlin 336 in 30-30win.)

had 3 guys that only showed up once and i never did find out what brand their rifles were but they had two 300 win mags and one .444.

along with all the rifles and shotguns there is always a light sprinkling of handguns among those of us who feel like carrying the extra weight. .40s&w, .45acp, .357mag, .44mag, .460. some guys show up with a pistol and leave it behind at lunch because they just get sick of carrying it.

shootr
October 5, 2012, 04:21 PM
There's been a change of the guard as the older folks have passed on and the younger ones. Used to be all 06s and 30-30s. Now:

06 - 3

243 - 1

7mm 08 - 1

30-30 - 2

270 - 1

doc2rn
October 5, 2012, 05:46 PM
In Colorado
2-Winchester 30-30's
1-Weatherby V 30-06
1-Rem 700 .243
1-Win Feather 22-250

In Ohio
12g and 20g

WardenWolf
October 5, 2012, 07:25 PM
I'll be running a sporterized (not by me) K98 in 8mm Mauser. Can't argue with the knockdown punch of that round.

savanahsdad
October 5, 2012, 09:53 PM
wow seeing a lot more .35's than I thought I would, and less 32win spl's than I thought I would, I also thought there would be more 45-70's , I remember a few years when everyone had eather over 30cal's or under 30cal's but no one showed up with a 30cal , and there are a lot of 30cal's out there. but they just didn't make it to are hunting party that year ,"a bit odd I thought"
I have not seen any .32rem's yet , ? I guess I'll take mine out this year ,so I can list it :)

savanahsdad
October 5, 2012, 10:00 PM
opps dbl click

meanmrmustard
October 5, 2012, 11:54 PM
wow seeing a lot more .35's than I thought I would, and less 32win spl's than I thought I would, I also thought there would be more 45-70's , I remember a few years when everyone had eather over 30cal's or under 30cal's but no one showed up with a 30cal , and there are a lot of 30cal's out there. but they just didn't make it to are hunting party that year ,"a bit odd I thought"
I have not seen any .32rem's yet , ? I guess I'll take mine out this year ,so I can list it :)
7.62x54R, 30-30win, .308win, and.30/06 fan here!

savanahsdad
October 6, 2012, 03:08 AM
7.62x54R, 30-30win, .308win, and.30/06 fan here!
yep there are a lot of them out there,, thats why I thought it was odd ,I have a 308win too just some years I didn't see any and mine stayed home too,
I also thought we would see more mag's ,? but we are only on page 3 ,

45lcshooter
October 6, 2012, 05:17 PM
Whinny 94 30-30, Rossi 308, Marlin stainless 30-30, Marlin blued 30-30, Savage 270. I thought about takeing my Mosin M44, but that is just to much weight. Now the gun that stays in the camp behind the front door usually is 30-06 for the long field that is infront of the cabin. Ive been kicking around the idea of a 444 marlin, just for a shoulder realignment.

tahoe2
October 7, 2012, 03:19 AM
My group, Savage 110 in 7 Rem-Mag, Rem 700 in 30-06, Ruger 77 in 257 Bob,
a Chilean 95 Mauser carbine in 7x57, and a Yugo 24/47 sporter in 8x57(mine).
The Bob & Chilean wear iron sights. (the old guys--LOL).
One or two of us usually bring a back-up just in case;
I bring a 30-30 and the savage guy brings another 110 in 270

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 7, 2012, 06:23 AM
Might be heading over to Nebraska for a hunt this year. Might take my Turk, or my Mosin. My K31 took all the fun last time I went.
7.92x57 (8mm Mauser)
7.62x54mmR
7.5x55
(Listed in order of appearance)


~On The Road Again...~

Esoxchaser
October 7, 2012, 07:39 AM
.308 BLR
7x57 Mauser
6.5 Swede Mauser

splattergun
October 7, 2012, 11:03 AM
Rem 700 30-06, Howa 1500 30-06, Win 70 7mm-08, Norinco SKS 7.62x39 w/ bayonet used as monopod, Rem 6mm.

savanahsdad
October 8, 2012, 12:13 AM
no pics yet ? here is one I might take to "deer camp " 173113

black_powder_Rob
October 8, 2012, 12:29 AM
30-30 win
30.06
.223 rem

This is at my buddies FIL in east Texas. All rounds have taken many deer successfully.

edisto
October 8, 2012, 12:44 AM
It's just hard to beat the 30 30 for deer.But if I think I will get a shot over 200 yards than my 30 06 is coming out 451 yards last year just a doe but great shot for me anyways about 3 to 3.5 foot drop

skiking
October 8, 2012, 12:40 PM
No deer camp, we just show up at a relative's place or meet up in the woods. Depending on where we are really determines which calibers show up, i don't take a 30-30 to eastern MT where a 200-300+ yd shot is the norm and anything less than 100 is lucky.

2-.300 Win Mag
1-.300 RUM
3-30-06
3-30-30
2-.243 Win
1-6mm Rem
1-7mm-08
1-.307 Win
1-35 Whelen
1-45-70
1-45-90
1-300 Savage
1-.280 Rem
2-.270 Win

SlowFuse
October 8, 2012, 01:53 PM
Skiking, was 307 Win a typo or do you actually have someone hunting with a model 94 in 307??

Fred in Wisc
October 8, 2012, 05:35 PM
Off the top of my head in our camp the last few years I have seen:

Savage 99 in 30-30 (grandpa's rifle, passed to his youngest son now)
Remington pump something in 270
Rossi break action 223
Marlin 1894 44mag
Sako A5 270
Remington semiauto 30-06
surplus SKS
H&R break 20ga
Winchester 70 (270?)
Browning bolt (cal?)
Smith 460XVR

Some cool oldies that havent been in for a number of years:
Winchester 94 in 32 Special
Winchester 1907 in 351 Win Self-Loading

goalie
October 8, 2012, 06:57 PM
Tikka T3 Lite in .308
Mossberg ATR-100 in .270
Marlin 336 30-30 (x2)
Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44 mag
Spikes Tactical AR 16" mid-length (scoped) in .223

skiking
October 8, 2012, 07:00 PM
Skiking, was 307 Win a typo or do you actually have someone hunting with a model 94 in 307??

Not a typo.

Don357
October 8, 2012, 07:30 PM
If you were to come around the people I hunt with, you would see a lot of Winchester, Remington, and Ruger bolt actions mostly in .270, some in .30-06, and a few in .243. Until I show up with my Stevens .308, Mauser 8mm, and my PSL in 7.62X54R.

ttheel
October 8, 2012, 08:21 PM
7mm mag
300 wsm
300 wm
.280
.270
30-06

sixgunner455
October 8, 2012, 09:31 PM
Guys I've hunted with have used:

1 AR15, 6.8 SPC
2 Savage 11, .243 Win
1 Savage 11 (lefty), .308
1 Remington pump, .30-06
1 Remington 700, .30-06
1 Winchester 94, .30-30
1 Winchester 70, .30-06
1 Winchester 70, .270
1 Marlin bolt, .270 Win
1 Ruger No. 1, 6mm Rem
1 T/C Hawken, .50

savanahsdad
October 9, 2012, 06:02 PM
Not a typo.
I had to look that one up too, as I have never heard of it , cool round, looks like a 30/30 shoots like a 300 savage , so you get just under 308win power in a win 94 lever gun ,,

can he still get factory ammo for that 307win. ?

LuvMyGuns
October 9, 2012, 06:25 PM
Remington 700 .308, Browing A bolt 30-06, Mossberg 100atr 270

skiking
October 9, 2012, 07:14 PM
can he still get factory ammo for that 307win. ?

every once in a while a box here or there. Shoots reloads for the most part.

savanahsdad
October 9, 2012, 07:28 PM
every once in a while a box here or there. Shoots reloads for the most part.
good deal, I have a few that down the road will be hard to find ,like my 7mmWSM and my 25WSSM but I handload so I'll be ok ,
and ,, hey thanks, I learned something new today ,

tiklikker
October 9, 2012, 10:08 PM
Ruger No. 1B and Ruger American .270 Win (mine)
Winchester 100 S/A .308
Marlin 336 .35 Rem.
Enfield Sporterized 30-06
Rem 700 .280 Rem & 30-06
Rem 74 30-06
Tikka .270 Win.
All scoped rifles

No Win. 94 or Marlin 30-30s

bubba15301
October 9, 2012, 10:41 PM
savage model 99 in cal. .22 savage hipower and a marlin 32/20 both over 100 yrs old

wlewisiii
October 9, 2012, 11:09 PM
I'll have my Winchester 94 w/ 170 gr hp's for me. I have taken my Spanish 1893 7x57 there in the past. The owner of the cabin has an old Savage .30-30 bolt action that he likes. No clue what anyone else will bring there.

savanahsdad
October 18, 2012, 01:22 AM
savage model 99 in cal. .22 savage hipower and a marlin 32/20 both over 100 yrs old
22 savage HiPower , wow there is an old od-ball, that right up there with the other post of a 307 win , and my 32rem ,

rszwieg
October 18, 2012, 09:54 AM
I hunt with my two brothers and a cousin. They use bolt actions in 30/06 and I use a 6.5x55, though I'll switch to a 12 ga slug gun on drives.

Steve H
October 18, 2012, 10:01 AM
I'm stickin with my Remmy 280 Mountain Rifle

DM~
October 18, 2012, 11:18 AM
In our family of hunters, most own many guns and over the years there's been LOT'S of switching around of guns and cartridges for deer. BUT, most come back to a 30-06 and some have never left it...

The biggest buck ever taken in our family was taken last year with an 8x57jrs.

http://fototime.com/CED0CCDA9508B28/standard.jpg

MANY other big bucks have been taken too, mostly with 30-06's.

I consider the 30-06 to be the greatest cartridge ever designed, but for deer, i like the 280 Remington. I haven't hunted with either for some time though.

DM

HarcyPervin
October 18, 2012, 01:59 PM
173583

Mostly 30-06's of varying brands and vintages, a .243 and a few 30-30's...

Mine is the Tikka in 30-06

george d dennis
October 18, 2012, 07:44 PM
30-06 45/70


dm ... wonderful picture!

03Shadowbob
October 18, 2012, 08:41 PM
List of our hunting party this year:
Ruger 77 in 30-06 - 1 doe
2 Savage 110s in 30-06 - 1 doe each
Browning BAR in 30-06 - 6 point
Winny Model70 in 30-06 - strike out
Marlin 336 in 30-30 - 1 8point and 1 6point
Browning A-bolt in 270 - strike out
and mine a Marlin 336 in 35Remington - 2 does
I also got my first shotgun kill with my Remington 870 Supermag - 1 doe
Pic of the cooler
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s113/BJCWALL/photo-11.jpg

coop923
November 13, 2012, 02:17 PM
Interesting thread. No real camp for us -we hunt pretty close to home. We were hunting mostly 7000-10000' open country this year and the folks I hunted with throughout the season hunted with a Model 70 in 25-06, a BAR Safari in .308, a Model 70 in .270 WSM, a Savage 99 in .300 Savage, and I used a sporterized 98 Mauser in .30-06. All were scoped.

When I'm hunting lower, thicker country I mostly use a Model 94 .356 Winchester with a 2x7 Leupold or Grandpa's Model 8 in .35 Remington with a full buckhorn sight.

Texaszach
November 13, 2012, 06:20 PM
Kids on the .223 single shot

I shoot .243 vanguard, 270 Stevens 200, 30-06browning a bolt

Many of the other guys in my family use 270 win remington 700s and browning x bolt as examples
and my grandad uses a 270 wsm browning a bolt

Also a few more 30-06 but 270 is the most common caliber.
We also take turns with my grandads marlin 30-30

topher89
November 13, 2012, 06:38 PM
A Weatherby Mark V 257 Wby Magnum
another Mark V in 7mm Wby Magnum
A 270 Ruger
An Interarms 243 bolt action
A Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 30-06

savanahsdad
January 20, 2013, 10:09 PM
OP here , I was just on a thred , talking about 6.8 for deer , and I see no one listed one on here ,so I thought I would try to get this started again , , and now that deer camp is done for most of us , , what did you see this year at deer camp ?

Gtscotty
January 20, 2013, 10:44 PM
I did wind up taking my 6.8 PSA AR out hunting this year, and got two does with that. Also shot a doe and a hog with a 30-06 x-bolt. The G20 did not make it out for deer this year, but will hopefully make an appearance on pig this spring.

Rifles/pistols seen in the club

X-bolt 30-06, 6.8 AR, 9.3x62 Hawkeye, S&W 629 (these were all mine)
Other folks:
M77 .270 (missed a buck)
Rem 770 .243 (3 does)
Rem 700 .308 (1 doe, 1 8-pointer, 1 hog)
S&W 629 (same guy as above, 1 doe)
M77 .308 (1 doe)
M77 .270 (nice 8-pointer)
Rem 700 30-06 (strikeout)
BLR .243 (strikeout)
Custom Mauser with a Hart barrel .308 (misfire on a doe, strikeout)
Ruger SBH .44 mag (strikeout)

RPRNY
January 21, 2013, 12:40 AM
I didn't get out much as I wanted to this year but I was surprised at seeing more lever guns (in Vt) than I have in years. All kinds. My favorites were a young guy shooting moose with his grandfather. Grandpa had a beat Marlin Guide Gun and the kid had one of the most gorgeous stocked BLRs I've ever seen. It was a 300 win mag which is a lot more rifle than we normally see. The other was a friend of a friend visiting from Maine who had the most pristine Savage 99 in 300 Savage - straight grip and a schnabel forend (Saxon pig has one as well) with some of the richest bluing I've seen on a rifle. Also saw a really nice 38-55 High Wall that I really liked.

In New York we're in shotgun country down south. Lots of very elaborate slug guns!

Gdbyrd
January 21, 2013, 02:34 AM
We've got 7k acres here and the camps broken up into three places with a total of 28 hunters. I only know about half of them and what they shoot.

270 weatherby mag
280 rem
25/06
30/06
223
220 swift
44 mag
460 S&W mag
357
218 Bee
380/9mm/40/45
And a whole mess of 243s
-all pistol calibers are for secondary arms. Shooting with a pistol is "just crazy." Although the 460 and 44 have both been primary deer calibers for me in the past.

Shots here in south Tx can be quite far so it's rare to see someone hunting with calibers than can limit the range. If so, it's usually a truck gun kind of thing. I shoot the 270 wthby and half the people think it's a normal 270. So not really very many "gun" people there.

Previous leases:
45/70
45/110
300 win mag
7mm mag
6mm
6TCU
22-250

And I think that's about it. I've never hunted with someone who shot a 308. Almost all the people think any belted magnum is super overkill. The vast majority think 223 is adequate for pigs and deer up to 100 yards.

StrawHat
January 21, 2013, 07:43 AM
...if you have some pics of old od-ball deer-camp guns lets see them,...


Here is an oldie I have used for deer. Yes, it is a frankentrapdoor but it still works and works well. It started out as a Model 1866 but somewhere along it's life it was shortened and then lost it's wood and other parts. When I got it, it was just the barreled action. I found an Italian replica of the 1841 Mississippi rifle with a crappy barrel and using some chisels, bedding compound and a bit of work, I was able to merge the two together. The action was built in 1866 for the 50 Gov't cartridge. The barrel was built circa 1861-2 for one of the Springfield 58 caliber muskets. The more I use the 50, the less use I have for the 45-70.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc194/StrawHat/MississippiTrapdoor001.jpg

Others I have hunted with also use older arms, the 1873 Springfield (45-70) is commonly found but some of the newer rifles include the various Krags and even the 1903 Springfield has made an appearence.

tc54
January 21, 2013, 10:19 AM
in the camps i hunt with:

30-06 leads by a large margin
270 win strong second
a couple 7mmremmags
one 243
one 300wsm
two 308's

TexasPatriot.308
January 21, 2013, 10:49 AM
I hunt with 2 other friends and their wives. all of us use a Ruger #1, women use .22-250, guys use .308, .270, 30-06. other riflesf I see are Remington 700s and I always take mine in .308. Ruger M77s in various calibers. all of us carry Ruger revolvers in at least .357 magnum cause we are overrun with snakes and hogs.

Browning
January 21, 2013, 12:59 PM
Me : I switch back and forth between a Ruger No. 1 in .270 Win and a Stag Arms in 6.8 SPC.
Savage 110 in .30-06.
Tikka T3 in .30-06
Tikka T3 in .308 Win
Tikka T3 in .270 Win
Remington 7400 in 30-06
SKS
Another switches back and forth between a Browning A-Bolt in .300 Win Mag and a Rock River LAR-8 in .308 Win

targetshooter22
January 21, 2013, 01:50 PM
Depends on the zone, but either a 870 Express/357 GP100 (I don't know how to put down a deer at close range with a 12 ga and *not* make a big mess), otherwise CZ 550 .243.

Others I hunt with are using either a shotgun, or a Ruger 77 variant in .270 or .30-06. Plus one or two oddballs with a 1873 in .45 Colt. :)

Ar180shooter
January 21, 2013, 02:12 PM
I saw a few Savage 99's, a Remington 7600 and a Winchester 94. I brought a Stevens 200 and a Sig PE90.

Eleanor416Rigby
January 21, 2013, 04:34 PM
I've hunted with or been with people hunting with:

Bunches of .270 and .243

Also here and there a 30-06, .300 win mag, .222, .223, 30-30, 25-35, 45-70, 7mm rem mag, .257 roberts, 25-06, .303 british, .300 savage

And one oddball guy on a south Texas whitetail lease who used a 30-06 because he liked the "knock down power" over the "wimpy" .243 his son was using. (He was trying to convince his son to go heavier in caliber.) Then, it turns out dad shot managed recoil rounds with something like 125-grain bullets at around 2660 fps. Practically, it was not as good a deer rifle in those conditions as a .243. On top of that, he still used one of those shirts with the padded shoulder. (Nothing wrong with using any of that stuff, but calling his son wimpy for shooting his .243???)

Rarest of all: Grandaddy's 38-40 and 40-82 from the octagon barrel days. BTW, I was not alive to see him hunt with either of those. In my day, he used 25-06 or .300 win mag, depending on the location.

Jaag
January 21, 2013, 04:57 PM
.308, 30-06 and a 300 WinMag pretty well cover the calibers. Guns used vary from semi auto and pumps to bolt action with all of them being scoped.

Creature
January 21, 2013, 05:12 PM
This thread needs more pics...

savanahsdad
January 27, 2013, 10:43 PM
This thread needs more pics...
yes it dose , when I get home I'll post some

VAPOPO
January 28, 2013, 02:21 AM
Another bottom tier Iowa boy here we hunted first season
2- Model 1100 1- 12 ga, 1- 20 ga, 1 -11/87 12 ga, 2- Rem 870's- 12 ga, my Benelli M2- 20 ga,backup Benelli Nova tac 12 ga, 1 Mossberg 500- 20 ga 1 Mossberg 9200 12 ga.

late season 1-.280 rem Ruger 77, 1- Tikka 7mm-08 1 Marlin model 36- 30/30 1 Rem 700 BDL .243 win ,Rem 700 .270 win.

snuzzo29
January 28, 2013, 06:40 PM
Savage 111 in .270win (mine), Savage 110 in .30-06, and a Savage 340 in .30-30

mnhntr
January 28, 2013, 06:46 PM
Quest G5 Primal (mine)
Bowtech Tomkat (wifes)
Bowtech Nuclear Ice (sons)

Gun hunting is only done if the tags are not filled bowhunting which very rarely happens. Its kinda like cheating using a gun.:neener:

savanahsdad
January 28, 2013, 08:23 PM
Quest G5 Primal (mine)
Bowtech Tomkat (wifes)
Bowtech Nuclear Ice (sons)

Gun hunting is only done if the tags are not filled bowhunting which very rarely happens. Its kinda like cheating using a gun.:neener:
I didn't even buy a bow tag this year ! we have to many BAD bow hunters where I hunt by week two the deer are walking around looking up in the trees !! lol...

so when you do gun hunt what do you use ?

Ranger618
January 28, 2013, 08:40 PM
Just 2 of us.
My brother uses a browning A-Bolt in .260 Rem.
I use either a Weatherby Mark V Ultra lightweight in .280 Rem,A Browning 1885 low wall in .260 Rem,or a Marlin 1894CBC in .45 Colt.

mnhntr
January 28, 2013, 09:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnhntr
Quest G5 Primal (mine)
Bowtech Tomkat (wifes)
Bowtech Nuclear Ice (sons)

Gun hunting is only done if the tags are not filled bowhunting which very rarely happens. Its kinda like cheating using a gun.



I didn't even buy a bow tag this year ! we have to many BAD bow hunters where I hunt by week two the deer are walking around looking up in the trees !! lol...

so when you do gun hunt what do you use ?
I have a custom AR15, Marlin 336 in 35rem, Rem 700 BDL in 260rem, and I also hunt with my Ruger Blackhawk in 357mag. The wife has a Rem 7 in 257 roberts. The boy hunts with his Mossberg 920 20g or the AR.

chas08
January 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
In our camp in Pa. theres a .32WCF, 2- 30/30's 2- 30/06's and a 45/70!
Here at home in Texas faster flatter chamberings are more the norm. 7mm Rem Mag, .270, 30/06, 300 Win Mag and my favorite the 7mm/08!

SchekRN
January 29, 2013, 08:23 PM
Savage 11 lightweight hunter .260 Rem, Winchester 70 (beautiful, older "grandads gun") .270 Win., Marlin 336C .30-30.

Northern Vermont 189# 9 pt to the .270!!. Biggest front hooves we'd ever seen.

littlelefty
January 29, 2013, 09:24 PM
Cool Thread.
Not really a deer camp, but 4 of us hunt my uncle's farm.

Uncle: off-brand Win 94 (maybe Ted Williams) 30-30

Cousin: Rem. 700ADL 30-06

My daughter: Rem. 742 30-06

Me: Rem. 788 LH 308

black_powder_Rob
January 29, 2013, 10:52 PM
178721

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Well here are some more pics.

At this particular camp there was:
.223
20ga slug gun
30.06 x2
270

there were 4 hogs and one deer taken with the .223 (buddy shot the deer with my handi rifle @270 yards)
2 deer for each 30.06
1 deer with the 20ga slug gun

T.R.
January 30, 2013, 09:07 AM
Top three rifles I see every year:

- Remington slide action in 30-06
- Marlin lever action in 30-30
- Marlin lever action in 35 Remington

TR

cat9x
January 30, 2013, 05:43 PM
Last 2 years...

Loki AR15 in 6.5 Grendel
Stiller Precision AR15 in 6.5 Grendel
Browning BAR BOSS in 270Win
Ruger M77 in 300 Win Mag
Remington 700 in 257 Weatherby Mag

DirtyDiesel
January 30, 2013, 06:23 PM
Myself, father, and uncle all used Remington 700 BDLs in 30-06, 30-06, and 7mm mag. Took many deer and an elk with those 30-06 guns

AKElroy
January 30, 2013, 08:41 PM
5 guns on my lease. 3 guys shoot .270's exclusively. One shoots a 7mag. Then there's me. I generally tote one of three .30-30's for does, culls and pigs, but when the seasons only trophy is my quarry and I'm parked in my most distant tower chair, I use a .308.

Powerglide
January 31, 2013, 04:02 AM
Our place has 1-32 w.s. , 2-243's , 2-30-06's , and 2 - 7mm mauser no.1 Rugers

Deer_Freak
January 31, 2013, 04:30 AM
When I hunt with a club they usually have at least 30 members. This is NC. We use dogs to hunt deer. When we are all tight in an area we use shotguns and buckshot. When we are not ganged up to be in position to catch the dogs hunters use almost any gun from shotgun slugs to 300 mag. No one heads out for the day with just one gun. I carry a Maverick 88 loaded with buckshot, A Mossberg 500 slug gun, a 30/06 BAR and a Ruger Blackhawk 357. I use the gun that suits the situation since I move several times a day. Even if you hunt alone there is no magic bullet. You need a gun for every situation.

Sun Tzu warrior
January 31, 2013, 10:57 PM
178804

178805Remington 700LH .270, and Remington 700 30.06.

savanahsdad
May 4, 2013, 02:18 PM
My deer camp is my living room, with the hunting area fifty yards walk from the back door. Deer camp gun will be a Ruger Number 1 in .308 Winchester mostly this year. But I do plan on sliding in the long cartridges of the .444 Marlin this year as well.
they changed the rules here , this year I can shoot from my heated camper ,

hunting been done for a few months now , what did you guys see this past year ?

whetrock
May 4, 2013, 05:34 PM
I used a Howa 1500 chambered for 30-06, my brother toted an old, cheap, Remington 710 in .270, a couple of family friends brought Ruger Americans, one in .308, another in .243. One of their friends brought a .243 Remington 770. I guess you can say economy bolt guns rule this neck of the woods. I hung up the old, trusty Marlin 336, but miss it already. Perfect woods gun IMHO. Very lackluster, but these cheap rifles, work for, "once a year" deer rifles. They all were zeroed before hunting, and all shot slightly more than MOA. Including my Howa. The 710, being probably least accurate at 1.5-1.75 (rough estimate off of memory for what that's worth). This year is the the year of the 45-70, for me if all goes as planned.

nathan
May 4, 2013, 05:38 PM
Get you a Mosin 91/59 , that thing is simple and rugged. Hits with the power equivalent to 3006

CApighunter
May 5, 2013, 12:35 AM
I'm a one man deer camp so the only rifle is a Remington 700 ADL in .30-06 with a Redfield 3-9, but the people I pig hunt with use either a Winchester 70 FW .30-06 with a 6-18 Leupold (too much scope IMHO) or a Ruger Mk II 7mm Rem Mag with a 3-9 Burris.
CApighunter

TreeDoc
May 5, 2013, 01:39 AM
30-30 rules the roost in our camp. I think the biggest reason is they are carried every day in our trucks. An occasional 270, 25-06 shows up. A 300 mag showed up 1 year. Must have heard 1,000 times, we ain't hunting moose.

Kachok
May 5, 2013, 02:11 AM
270 win, 270 WSM, 44 magnum, a couple 30-06s and my 6.5x55
The old man with the 270 Win has killed more deer then the rest of us put together :D

Marty183
May 5, 2013, 09:50 AM
12Ga smooth and rifled bore, 257 Roberts, 7mm-08, 7mm Mag, 50 Cal ML, 44 Rem Mag...This past season I started using an AR in 6.8 SPC. Most guys use a slug gun at camp...

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theriflespeaks1863
May 5, 2013, 01:06 PM
Mosin 91/30 (my preffered gun)- 7.62x54r-, M1 Carbine in .30 carbine-, Winchester M70 Shadow in .30-06, .54 Caliber Lyman Great Plains rifle, 12 ga. slug guns, 20 ga. slug guns, Lever actions in .30-30, and a Browning BAR Featherweight in .30-06, .58 caliber M1855 Springfield RM. That's my family's hunting arsenal.

Last season, my Uncle's M70 claimed two does- both good eating size- and my Mosin claimed a medium-sized doe and an 8 point buck, plus a nine pointer from the season before. My first deer- a nubbin buck- was claimed with the BAR featherweight.

Several deer have been claimed by the .54 Great Plains rifle over the years, and my Aunt rose pulled off one heck of a shot a few years back when she put a .30 Carbine round right through a doe's skull from 50 plus yards away....talk about a headache... :what:

-Chris

Scrumbag
May 5, 2013, 01:50 PM
Mostly CZ and Tikka bolt actions, mostly in .270 and .308.

ATB,

Scrummy

Marty183
May 5, 2013, 10:18 PM
Mosin 91/30 (my preffered gun)- 7.62x54r-, M1 Carbine in .30 carbine-, Winchester M70 Shadow in .30-06, .54 Caliber Lyman Great Plains rifle, 12 ga. slug guns, 20 ga. slug guns, Lever actions in .30-30, and a Browning BAR Featherweight in .30-06, .58 caliber M1855 Springfield RM. That's my family's hunting arsenal.

Last season, my Uncle's M70 claimed two does- both good eating size- and my Mosin claimed a medium-sized doe and an 8 point buck, plus a nine pointer from the season before.

I love the fact that you use a Mosin for deer hunting...Maybe I should take mine out as well.

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theriflespeaks1863
May 6, 2013, 09:00 PM
I love the fact that you use a Mosin for deer hunting...Maybe I should take mine out as well.

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Definitely. Personally, I've had no problems using mine for deer- Barnaul 203 grain soft points are strong medicine for white tails. I've never had them travel more than a few yards before dropping when I do my part. But then again, the deer here in WI are BIG critters. The Mosin is an underestimated option as a hunting rifle, especially box-stock, in my opinion. You won't regret taking your Mosin along, I assure you.

-Chris

Kachok
May 7, 2013, 01:33 AM
Nothing wrong with using a Mosin for hunting if you don't mind it's utter lack of refinement. 7.62x54 is similar to the 308 win, some compare it to the 30-06 but I think that is a bit of a stretch, much closer to 308. Either way you look at it no doubt it is more then adequate for deer class game, I never personally used them in the woods mainly because I think a Mosin feels like a poorly designed boat paddle, and all my other bolt actions make it look silly in the accuracy department.

jpwilly
May 7, 2013, 02:00 AM
Nothing wrong with using a Mosin for hunting if you don't mind it's utter lack of refinement. 7.62x54 is similar to the 308 win, some compare it to the 30-06 but I think that is a bit of a stretch, much closer to 308. Either way you look at it no doubt it is more then adequate for deer class game, I never personally used them in the woods mainly because I think a Mosin feels like a poorly designed boat paddle, and all my other bolt actions make it look silly in the accuracy department.

Agree on most points. I've owned many mosins over the years including an nice SAKO M39. Even my Mossy ATR is a huge leap forward, for a hunting rifle anyway.

theriflespeaks1863
May 7, 2013, 04:32 AM
Nothing wrong with using a Mosin for hunting if you don't mind it's utter lack of refinement. 7.62x54 is similar to the 308 win, some compare it to the 30-06 but I think that is a bit of a stretch, much closer to 308. Either way you look at it no doubt it is more then adequate for deer class game, I never personally used them in the woods mainly because I think a Mosin feels like a poorly designed boat paddle, and all my other bolt actions make it look silly in the accuracy department.
Well, Kachok, beauty in the eye of the beholder, eh? :) Granted, I've done quite a bit of work on my Mosin in terms of the trigger and bolt operation. I've also refinished the stock, and to be honest, as a guy with a short LOP, I actually don't mind the stock design. When I have all of my hunting gear on, it's even better. I also had the fortune to get a Mosin with a near-pristine bore (and in a 91/30, too...can't believe my luck) so it shoots anything heavier than 160 grains into 1.5 MOA- I once got 4 shots under a quarter at 50 yards, which is the average hunting range in my kneck of the woods. Granted, I've also taken the time to sight it in and find the best loads for it which- in my experience- makes, or breaks, any Mosin- nice bore or not.

The problem is, I'm broke as old kindling and couldn't even afford a plastic Remington excuse-for-a-bolt-gun (like the 770) at this stage. Being a college student in this day and age does that. ;) For that matter, I prefer my Mosin simply because I know that it is physically impossible for it to fail me; and where other guns fall victim to the weather here in WI during deer season- and I have seen it, trust me- the Mosin is just coming into its stride. I would trust the gun with my life, and I know that- with practice- anything out to 200 yards should fear for its well-being, and I only impose that limitation because it's the farthest I know I can shoot with repeatable ethical shots- not because the gun isn't up to the task. And while I have access to other guns that are far more 'refined,' I keep coming back to my Mosin.

Maybe I just have simple tastes, I don't know. But I know this- this gun has taken 3 deer in my hands in half as many years, and being 20, I have quite a few more years in front of me; I haven't yet missed any shot I applied myself to, and the Mosin has brought meat home every time. Hopefully, if I have children, it will continue to do so for them.

But, to each their own. I just personally feel that- in my experience and through the vetting of my individual gun- the Mosin's positive points far outweigh its negatives. For me, the gun just 'fits.' :)

Kachok
May 7, 2013, 12:49 PM
^ LOL yeah even as a non-Mosin guy I would opt for the Ruskie rifle over a 770. Yeah they are both really rough around the edges, and less then super accurate but at leased the Mosin has some class and history to it the 770 is just a turd! I picked one up once and immediately went to wash the 770 off my hands :D
Never got a Mosin to do any better then about 2" at 100yd my five bolt actions all shoot under 3/4" easily, and three of them will give me one hole groups/cloverleafs with their pet loads when I do my part. But to be completely fair I will say that I do not handload 7.62x54R if I did I might have a totally different view of the Mosin's accuracy, I already have a 30-06 and a 308 no need for a 7.62x54 it would be really redundant.
One day when I have a little extra cash laying around I might just grab a Mosin and give it the same accuracy treatment that I give my other rifles and see what it will do, I am sure I can top the performance of mil-surp ammo just not sure by how much. I would have to do something with the stock though that is one horribly uncomfortable rifle to shoot compared to my Savages, Winchester, Browning and Tikka, and yes I have a short LOP too (5'6")

Marty183
May 7, 2013, 05:15 PM
Nothing wrong with using a Mosin for hunting if you don't mind it's utter lack of refinement.

Who cares about refinement while hunting...It's no fashion show. All I care about in a hunting firearm is that it is reliable and accurate...My Mosin is both.

It may be a boat anchor and a little long but she goes bang when I pull the trigger. Now to find some suitable cartridges for hunting...;)

Now, I do like my AR's to look good....I know, I know...Double standard.

Anyone here hunt with a Savage 110 in .308?

3212
May 7, 2013, 05:40 PM
Over 40 years with several hunting buddies..243 Win. model 70(its mine now),257 Roberts,35 Rem. pump,250-3000 Savage from the 1920's which killed a 7 point buck in 2004.They all took deer.My first deer rifle was a Marlin 336 in 30-30.

Kachok
May 7, 2013, 06:52 PM
Who cares about refinement while hunting...It's no fashion show. All I care about in a hunting firearm is that it is reliable and accurate...My Mosin is both.

It may be a boat anchor and a little long but she goes bang when I pull the trigger. Now to find some suitable cartridges for hunting...;)

Now, I do like my AR's to look good....I know, I know...Double standard.

Anyone here hunt with a Savage 110 in .308?
It would not be a 110 in 308 but rather a 10 or 11, all Savage short actions are two digit all long actions are three. I don't have the 11 in 308 but I do have two Savages a 110 in 30-06 and an 11 in 270 WSM both are great. My 308 is a new (FN) Winchester 70 Featherweight.
Refinement is more then just looks, a smoother action will cycle faster/more reliably if a follow up shot is needed, a lighter more compact rifle is easier to carry in the brush, and a better trigger is always nice on those long shots. Try raising up a 4 foot long Mosin in a small shooting house without bumping anything and you will see what I mean :D

fragout
May 7, 2013, 06:57 PM
M14S Custom build 18.5in bbl/ ARMS 18 mount
M1A-A1 / Bassett mount
M1A-A1/ Arms 18 mount
M14S OEM Norinco/ Bassett mount
M14S OEM Polytech/ Bassett mount

M1A Socom16/ Ultimak rail mount
M1A-A1/ARMS18 mount
LRB M25 Tanker
FA M21/ Arm18 mount
M1A Scout
M1 Carbine (GI Winchester)
M1 Carbine (Iver J)

hang fire
May 7, 2013, 10:30 PM
Thuty thuty Winchesters and Marlins

hang fire
May 7, 2013, 10:35 PM
Kachok #130

Join Date: October 2, 2010
Posts: 3,896 Nothing wrong with using a Mosin for hunting if you don't mind it's utter lack of refinement.



I resemble that remark.

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Kachok
May 8, 2013, 01:26 AM
Sorry but to impress me with a Mosin you would have to blueprint the action, I have shot too many of them with sticky bolts.
Nice accessories though.

T.R.
May 8, 2013, 08:12 PM
Overall most popular are the Remington pump guns in 30-06. But there are always a couple 30-30 carbines in camp.

TR

hang fire
May 9, 2013, 01:47 AM
Sorry but to impress me with a Mosin you would have to blueprint the action, I have shot too many of them with sticky bolts.
Nice accessories though.
It came chopped and beat up prebubbaed for $25.00, I then scouted to final configuration.

Have three M39 Finns, (two like new) but this 1937 Tula is hands down favorite.

In this video, one can see how sticky the bolt is, not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Z1-ucpPMg

savanahsdad
May 9, 2013, 01:57 AM
It would not be a 110 in 308 but rather a 10 or 11, all Savage short actions are two digit all long actions are three. I don't have the 11 in 308 but I do have two Savages a 110 in 30-06 and an 11 in 270 WSM both are great. My 308 is a new (FN) Winchester 70 Featherweight.
Refinement is more then just looks, a smoother action will cycle faster/more reliably if a follow up shot is needed, a lighter more compact rifle is easier to carry in the brush, and a better trigger is always nice on those long shots. Try raising up a 4 foot long Mosin in a small shooting house without bumping anything and you will see what I mean :D
Savage did not make a short action intell the late 1990's my 7mm-08 mod 16 was the 2nd year they made short actions, so there are 1000's of 110's in 308 out there ,

savanahsdad
May 9, 2013, 02:30 AM
New list for this year,

Savage mod 111 in 270win "one of my son's got his first buck with it "
Ruger Deerfield 44mag
Marlin 1894 in 44mag
Savage mod 16 in 7mm-08
Savage mod 11 in 7mmWSM
Ruger BlackHawk 44mag
Olympic K8 Target Match in 25WSSM (AR15 clone)

toiville2feathers
May 9, 2013, 03:05 AM
Deer hunting for use is a deep rooted tradition. and a bigger holiday than Christmas or New Years. Its a big neighborhood reunion. All the family comes whether they hunt or not. Our deer camp is a 40 X 56 foot pole shed that most of the year serves as our equipment shed. But during deer season it becomes the focal gathering point for deer season. There are 3 neighboring farms and the families have hunted together since before deer seasons started Our great grand fathers started to hunt together and now 5 generations later we still are hunting together. between the 3 farms we have in excess of 12,000 acres to hunt. Quality Deer Management is practiced now going on 9 years and we are seeing some excellent results.
There are 14 hunters in the group with the following rifles;
Model 54 Win in 270 x 1
model 70 win Pre 64 270 x 5
model 79 Win compact 7MM-08 x2
Model 88 Win 284 x 2
Model 88 Win 358 X 1
Model 100 Win 308 x1
Mauser 98 8MM X 57 x 1
Browning BAR 270 win X 1
We are pretty well sold on Winchesters and 270 calibers. For back up guns there are a couple old 1984's win in 30WCF and Model 95 win in 30-06. But they are seldom used. If they are used its usually because its a novelty. The real fun comes after season is over and we cut up the deer and make sausage. That gets to be a fun time

Andrew Leigh
May 10, 2013, 01:15 AM
My side of the pond;

Sako .270
Winchester .243
Mauser .308
CZ 30-06
CZ 6.5X55mm

shafter
May 10, 2013, 06:38 PM
he Mosin is an underestimated option as a hunting rifle, especially box-stock, in my opinion. You won't regret taking your Mosin along, I assure you.


The only reason I don't use mine is because of the safety. It's hard to manipulate quietly. The rifles I've used over the years are Winchester 94, Marlin 336, Savage 99, and a Rossi 92 in 357.

Chris-bob
May 11, 2013, 03:50 AM
Mossberg 4x4 .300win mag
Ruger 77 7mm mag
Ruger 77 .243WSSM
Rem 770 7mm-06
Win 70 .338 win mag
Occasionally a SAS .308 comes along.

JRs12Valve
May 12, 2013, 12:14 AM
I'll use my .45-70 Marlin, or Remington 700 in .308.

Dad uses a 700 BDL in 7mm Remington Magnum, or a Winchester 1876 in .45-70.

savanahsdad
November 14, 2013, 03:23 AM
time to get this started again, that time of year again ,some of us have not gone hunting yet but some of you are all done , ya see new fun guns at camp this year?

okiewita40
November 14, 2013, 04:31 AM
I use my SKS in 7.62x39. One buddy uses a 30-06 and another uses a 35 remington.

Old Dog
November 14, 2013, 04:41 AM
Some 300s, lotta 7mm's, .30-06 and .308 and a couple .270s (this is the Northwest, after all). Wanna get back to the Midwest (MI/WI) for deer season again, where I expect to see a few .30-30s and quite a few more .270s!

RPRNY
November 14, 2013, 11:17 PM
Pistol caliber lever guns seem to be hot this year, mainly 357 mag. With the right bullet a perfectly suitable rifle for Northeast woods hunting. Just surprised when over the last decade it's been "bigger, faster, hotter" with the younger crowd and "hunting with anything other than a 30-30 is gay and communist" among the old grumpies.

I will hunt mainly with the 6.5x55 Swedish sporter but may have a go with my H&R 444 Marlin loaded with black powder and cast.

shafter
November 15, 2013, 09:10 AM
Between me, my brother, father, and grandfather the guns that follow us to deer camp are:

Weatherby 30-06 - Grandfather
Savage 99 in 300 Sav - Brother
Rossi 92 in 357 Mag - Myself
Recurve Bow: Father

I usually take along my Winchester 94 30-30 as a backup rifle and this year I've even taken out my M1 Garand a few times. I ran into a guy at the Walmart ammo section who is using a Marlin 44 mag. I think people are beginning to appreciate the light handy package leverguns are.

Tony k
November 15, 2013, 09:43 AM
Most "deer camps" for me are on National Forest land. We hunt mostly mule deer and elk, with the occaisonal black bear or cougar thrown in.

I use a Savage 111 in 270 win. Some of my friends give me grief about it because it's "boring," or "a gun you give to your wife." I don't quite understand what they are talking about, especially considering I never have to track my game.

One friend swears by his 257 roberts, or anything in 25 caliber.
Another friend uses a .260 remington for deer and a 300 win mag for elk.
Another guy at work really likes anything so long as it's an Ackley Improved

I don't pay too much attention to the rifle brands, but it seems like most f the guns my friends use are remingtons.

Arkansas Paul
November 15, 2013, 12:14 PM
^ Sounds like some cool guys there.

The guys that are big fans of the quarter bore are die hard fans.
.260 for deer and .300 for elk are excellent choices.
AIs are also freakin awesome, if you handload. I wouldn't want to feed one if I didn't. Man that crap is expensive.
Oh, and your choice is hard to beat as well.

That's the beauty of it. Nobody is wrong. :)

savanahsdad
January 7, 2014, 08:06 PM
this year I brought out my :
AR in 25WSSM (shot 6 pointer)
Savage 16 in 7mm-08
Rem 141 in 32rem rimless
Ruger Deerfield 44mag

a friend brought:
Win Mod 70 in 308win ( shot buck with busted off rack )
and a ?...? in 270win

Molasses
January 8, 2014, 08:01 AM
Where I hunted, the main group included guys with:
1 Marlin .30-30
1 Remington pump action .30-06
1 Savage Model 99 .308
1 Savage bolt action .300 Win Mag
And I brought along a Winchester Model 88 .308 and a Marlin .444 that each got a deer.
The guy that uses a .257 Weatherby couldn't make it this year due to a leg injury.

1948CJ2A
January 8, 2014, 11:52 AM
I hunt primarily with family. All these guys including myself reload and we're all fascinated with obscure less common cartridges. That said, we also each have enough bolt guns to bring something different for every weekend of the season if we really wanted. Here's a sampling of what we generally bring throughout the course of our 9-10 week regular rifle season:


222 Rem Mag
240 Wby Mag
240 Gibbs
250-3000 Sav
257 Roberts
257 Roberts AI
25-06 Rem
257 Wby Mag
6.5x55 Swedish
264 Win Mag
270 Win
270 Wby Mag
7x57 Mauser
280 Rem (7mm Express)
7x61 Sharpe & Hart
7mm Rem Mag
308 Win
30-06 Springfield
300 WSM
300 Win Mag
300 Wby Mag
8mm Rem Mag
338-06
358 Win
35 Whelen

Edventures
January 8, 2014, 12:22 PM
over here we are required to use shotguns,
12 ga sabots, in rifed barrels
a couple of 20 ga sabots ,in riffed barrels
and a couple of 12 ga smooth bores
out of the twenty or so guys who show up
only two of them use scopes

PapaG
January 8, 2014, 11:15 PM
Here in the Republik of IL, at Stan and Jan's Deer Camp and Lodge, the five guns are: 2-Mossberg 500s, one in 20, one in 12. A Rem 870 in 12. A TC Renegade 50. And, lastly, a TC Contender in 357 reamed to 357 Max. Bows from AR, Mission, Bear, Hoyt, and Matthews plus one Barnett horizontal,

Bill.45
February 3, 2014, 07:06 PM
My son and I hunted for years, his gun was either a .30-30 Winchester or a Rem. 78 .270. I have a Winchester 70 .25-06, Savage 110 .270, and a Rem. 7 .243. I just acquired a Savage 99 .300 Savage and hope to hunt it some day.

Agsalaska
February 3, 2014, 11:23 PM
How did I miss this thread.

This year I saw

1. Winchester 70 in 30-06.
1. Remington 760 in 30-06(mine0
1. Remington 700 in 300 RUM
1. CZ in .308

Not a lot of guns this year. And we cleaned house.

twofifty
February 3, 2014, 11:51 PM
30-30, Win 94
257 Roberts, Kimber Montana
260 Rem, Savage 11
300 Savage, Savage 99

3212
February 4, 2014, 03:41 PM
This year I used the 1958 Win.model 70 in .243 to take 2 adult doe and a 6 point buck.

crashyoung
February 4, 2014, 08:21 PM
I like my 50 cal Black Knight.
I shoot a sabot 45 jacketed hollow point pistol bullet pushed by 150 grains of Pyrodex R.
As it is all black, it looks like an assault rifle.

Up north in the 'rifle zone', I use my 1903 30-06.

Steve S.
February 4, 2014, 08:51 PM
Shiloh Hartford 45-70, T/C Pro Hunter .50 bp, Kimber 84M Limited .308 and Wilson Combat Recon 6.8 SPC. All have Leupold glass (except the Shiloh - midrange Vernier tang). Good shooting.

Buzsaw
February 4, 2014, 09:10 PM
Elk camp guns
3006 Remington
270 WSM Browning
270 win Winchester
3006 Springfield
3006 Winchester
300 Win Mag Winchester
7mm Rem Mag Remington
7mm mag BAR Browning
3006 semi auto Remington
250 Savage model 99

M7025-06
February 6, 2014, 08:48 AM
Our deer camp this year:

2-Ruger M77 MKII 25-06
Model 70 25-06
Model 70 280 Rem
Model 70 243
A-Bolt 300 Win Mag
TC Encore 7mm RM
Howa 25-06
223 AR-15 (don't remember the make)

jrdolall
February 6, 2014, 09:02 AM
We hunt on my land and adjoining properties but we do use a cabin as a camp for the guys in town.
30-06 is BY FAR the most often used caliber but it can run the table as far as manufacturer. I rarely see anything but a bolt action. Military types tend to run a 308 and as some get older they start looking for less recoil so 243 is not uncommon. 270 is seen occasionally as are 25-06 and other "long range" rifles.
I generally hunt with a Savage 110 in 30-06 but nobody is surprised if I show up with a Marlin 336 in 30-30, a sporter Swedish Mauser, an AR-15 or any variety of different firearms.

mac66
February 6, 2014, 02:03 PM
In our camp you will find...

Winchester 100-308
Winchester 94-30-30
Winchester 70- 308
Marlin 336-35 rem
Marlin 375-375 Win
Savage 99-303 Savage
Savage 99c-308
Remington 742-30-06
Stevens 325 bolt-30-30
Mossberg 835-12 ga
Mossberg 500-50 cal black powder bbl
Remington 870 12 ga w/slug bbl

Kaeto
February 7, 2014, 08:40 AM
If I could have gotten out to my hunting spot (health problems limit my mobility) I could have used either:

.303 British from a Lee-Enfield No 4 Mk 2

8mm Mauser from a Turkish Mauser

.30-06 from a Remington 700BDL

ArchAngelCD
February 7, 2014, 11:58 AM
I use either a 30-30 levergun or a 30-06 bolt action rifle depending upon where in the State I'm hunting. I hunt with 4 friends. One buddy uses a .308 Win and the other shoots a 45-70 levergun. Another a 7mm-08 and a yet another uses a 6.5mm Swede...

So:
30-06
30-30
45-70
7mm-08
6.5mm Swede
.308 Win

ICE1210
February 7, 2014, 02:28 PM
This year at our club we had:
Ruger #1s in 270 and 7mm08
Remington Model 7 in 7mm08
Remington Model 700 in 270
Mossberg Bantam youth rifle in 243
AR15s in .223, 6.8, and 300blk

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