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Old October 3, 2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Deer Camp Guns.What are you seeing

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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Old October 3, 2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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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 ?
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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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.

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Old October 3, 2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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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.
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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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.
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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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,
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:53 PM   #8
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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
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:58 PM   #9
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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 )

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

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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.
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Old October 3, 2012, 11:33 PM   #10
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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.
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Old October 3, 2012, 11:45 PM   #11
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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

(Though I'm not sure how often deer are taken with the pistol rounds)
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Old October 3, 2012, 11:47 PM   #12
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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.
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Old October 3, 2012, 11:48 PM   #13
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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

(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.
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Old October 4, 2012, 12:16 AM   #14
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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
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Old October 4, 2012, 12:19 AM   #15
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None of my hunting buddies use a caliber developed in the past 40-50 years.
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Old October 4, 2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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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.
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Old October 4, 2012, 12:29 AM   #17
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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
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.
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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!
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Old October 4, 2012, 12:39 AM   #19
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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.
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Old October 4, 2012, 12:55 AM   #20
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Old October 4, 2012, 01:14 AM   #21
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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.
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Old October 4, 2012, 01:20 AM   #22
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Old October 4, 2012, 01:31 AM   #23
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Old October 4, 2012, 01:38 AM   #24
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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.
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Old October 4, 2012, 01:56 AM   #25
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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.
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