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Deer Camp Guns.What are you seeing

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by savanahsdad, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    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!!
  2. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Rugers, Remington 700s, Mausers, Mosins, and a Hi Point carbine.
  3. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    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 ?
  4. dubya450

    dubya450 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  5. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. bhk

    bhk Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    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,:)
  8. Fat_46

    Fat_46 Well-Known Member

    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
  9. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    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.

    .30-30 Win.....dropping deer DRT for 117 years and counting.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  10. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    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)
  12. Abel

    Abel Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    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 :eek:
  15. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    None of my hunting buddies use a caliber developed in the past 40-50 years.
  16. montanaoffroader

    montanaoffroader Well-Known Member

    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. ;)
  17. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm using, along with a S-R K31!
  19. Alaska444

    Alaska444 member

    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.
  20. JC98

    JC98 Well-Known Member

    1-22-250 long range shooter

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