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best color hogue stock for middle GA deer?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by NOLAEMT, Jul 26, 2010.


best hogue stock color

  1. Black

    8 vote(s)
  2. Green

    5 vote(s)
  3. sand

    2 vote(s)

    NOLAEMT Well-Known Member

    I am looking at getting a howa ranchland compact rifle in .308 for hunting deer this fall/winter, as a budget/ starter deer rifle. I have a mosin 91/30 with a scout mounted scope but I've had difficulty with it holding zero, and it is long for what can be pretty tightly wooded areas.

    The land I have for hunting is a mix of woods and a couple largish grass pastures. the rifle comes with the hogue overmolded rifle stock in either black, green, or sand. which do you think would be best?


    The colors on the website aren't great, so anyone who has seen these stocks in person please chime in. I am leaning toward the "Sand" as it looks brown and I think it would blend in well to many environments
  2. ThePunisher'sArmory

    ThePunisher'sArmory Well-Known Member

    If its for fall/winter get the sand as it will match the surroundings of dormant trees and undergrowth better. But that really does not matter if you have to wear a bright orange vest! :D

    NOLAEMT Well-Known Member

    Thats true... but its private property, so I don't believe I need to wear anything special.

    (my father in law has about 100 acres 20 minutes away from my house that I have blanket permission to use. I hunted with one of his rifles last year, but now I want my own).
  4. kdstrick

    kdstrick Well-Known Member

    Any will do fine. The deer seeing your rifle is a very minor issue.

    Controlling your smell should be your primary concern.
  5. chas08

    chas08 Well-Known Member

    Which ever You like best. The deer don't care. Shiny walnut and rich blue works as well as any I've ever owned. But of the choices you listed I think I like the Sand the best.
  6. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    For deer hunting, hell, it can be bright red. I just don't see anything wrong with black, myself. But, I'm a conservative kinda guy. :D I love the Hogue stocks, though, have one on a 10/22.
  7. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have a SIL like that. :D
  8. millertyme

    millertyme Well-Known Member

    I wasn't aware deer cared what color stock is on the rifle aimed at them.
  9. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    One color looks like you've been eating beans, then threw up. The other color looks like you've been eating peas, then threw up.

    I'd get black.:D

    Or "sand". It's not bad.

    At least around here, if you wear khaki pants, you generally blend in with the dirt well enough. In parts of Ohio where I've been, charcoal gray might have been better. Remember: deer see movement, not color.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  10. GooseGestapo

    GooseGestapo Well-Known Member

    Georgia law requires that the flourescent orange be worn at all times by hunters hunting deer or bear and anyone accompanying them. No exception for private property, height of the stand, enclosed, ect.

    I wrote many citations for hunters w/o orange on private property. It gets the officers attention quickly. If no orange, what else is the hunter doing wrong.....over bait, no license, illegal weapon/caliber/ammo, ect.,ect..........
    btw, we did and do use aircraft for enforcment. You'd be amazed at how easy it is to spot hunters from the air.......

    Movement and scent are how deer detect you.

    Hunt from an enclosed stand, but wear the orange. You never know who else is on your property with you! If still hunting consider the wind, and move sloooooooowly.

    Most of my deer are taken still hunting, or from the new "pop-up" type stands. And I usually have two vests with me in case I need to use one to mark a spot tracking a deer. I prefer the lightweight mesh type.

    Georgia does allow the use of the camo-orange if the orange meets the 500sq/in. requirement.

    re: Stock color. My only Hogue stock is black, but if given a choice (they didn't offer "colors" at the time), I'd get the Tan. I do paint my other black plastic stocks. I use a "paprika" color tan, and streak it with dk green and brown, and speckle it with dk brown. Looks something like a "speckled ducks egg" pattern. Dark gray/brown works good in late fall and winter, green/tan in early fall.

    Good luck, and don't let the "boogy man" (Rangers) get ya !
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010

    NOLAEMT Well-Known Member

    good to know about the orange... Like I said I've been invited by my father in law, but I haven't looked into it myself, I couldn't go last year as I lived out of town, now I am wondering what else I need to know.

    Do I need a hunting license to hunt on family owned land? I know my FIL says that he doesn't, but do I?
  12. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member


    NOLAEMT Well-Known Member

    definitely the link i was looking for... thanks!
  14. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Deer do not see color, they see movement - had to wear orange in CO - didn't make a wit of difference to the deer
  15. ColeK

    ColeK Well-Known Member

    The color of the stock doesn't matter. Deer can't see color. Hunter Orange would be a good color.
  16. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    hunters spend a lot of money on stuff they don't need to - at least in my estimation. get the rifle color/stock that pleases you (says the guy that will be hunting w/ a red and black striped stock this year).
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  17. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you see me out during deer season with a camo parka on, it's because it's snowing, that parka is the warmest, best-coverage Gore-Tex thing I own, I bought it on sale and I planned to use it for waterfowl, too. If I'd bought it just for deer, it'd be orange. Getting shot sucks, and at least with a lot of orange on, you can win a lawsuit more easily (it's not required here, for most hunting, but it's "strongly encouraged" by IDFG).

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