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Anyone else plan on huntin with a big bore rifle

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by R.W.Dale, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    This year I think I'll break with my usual tradition of using a "high velocity" medium bore rifle to deer hunt this year and instead use a 460 S&W Encore.

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

    Who else uses rifles with a big hole in the barrel to hunt with during modern gun season?
  2. koja48

    koja48 member

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

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

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

    AStone Well-Known Member

    When I get to AK, I'll carry the .45-70 (1895) full time.

    Until then, I'm happy with .30-30 (336)
    and .357 (1894C; coming soon to the kit).
  5. trueblue1776

    trueblue1776 Well-Known Member

    Nothing more American than shooting a deer with a round famous for dropping bison. Cheers :D
  6. koja48

    koja48 member

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

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

    critter Well-Known Member

    I sometimes hunt with a Ruger #1 in 45-70. It WORKS!
  8. Joe Meyer

    Joe Meyer Well-Known Member

    I'll be hunting whitetail with a customized 1895 45/70.
  9. Smoke

    Smoke Well-Known Member

    My Marlin 1895 is my preferred walking around gun. 45/70 is easy to load, hot or mild.

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

  10. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    I'm taking the new .470NE out to shoot hogs tomorrow. Z

    I might even bring my small bore .458 Lott.;)
  11. koja48

    koja48 member

    I might even bring my small bore .458 Lott.

    Good thinking Double H . . . everyone should have a plinker handy:D
  12. marksman13

    marksman13 Well-Known Member

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

    Ranger J Well-Known Member

    I got out of the Handi Rifle business except for my 45/70. While it is not as accurate as my 1895 it is still a blast to shoot. Yep, it is fun to blow away a white tail with a bison gun.
  14. M'bogo

    M'bogo Well-Known Member

    Handi-Rifle + 45/70 + 350gr Hornady at +P pressure = Brown on the ground.:D Yes I plan to hunt with a big bore this year.

  15. koja48

    koja48 member

    at +P pressure = Brown on the ground.

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

    Lancel Well-Known Member

    I'll be trying out my Puma 92, .454 Casull, on deer this fall.

  17. Alphazulu6

    Alphazulu6 member

    With ammo prices as they are... I will stick with the 7.62/.30 cals :D
  18. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    I hunt with my Marlin 45-70 quite a bit.

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