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Old October 9, 2012, 11:41 PM   #76
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savage model 99 in cal. .22 savage hipower and a marlin 32/20 both over 100 yrs old
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Old October 10, 2012, 12:09 AM   #77
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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.
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Old October 18, 2012, 02:22 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by bubba15301 View Post
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 ,
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Old October 18, 2012, 10:54 AM   #79
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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.
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Old October 18, 2012, 11:01 AM   #80
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Old October 18, 2012, 12:18 PM   #81
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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.

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.

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Old October 18, 2012, 02:59 PM   #82
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Mostly 30-06's of varying brands and vintages, a .243 and a few 30-30's...

Mine is the Tikka in 30-06
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Old October 18, 2012, 08:44 PM   #83
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30-06 45/70

dm ... wonderful picture!
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Old October 18, 2012, 09:41 PM   #84
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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
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Old November 13, 2012, 03:17 PM   #85
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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.

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Old November 13, 2012, 07:20 PM   #86
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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

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Old November 13, 2012, 07:38 PM   #87
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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
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:09 PM   #88
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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 ?
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:44 PM   #89
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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)
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:40 AM   #90
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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!
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:34 AM   #91
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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
220 swift
44 mag
460 S&W mag
218 Bee
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:
300 win mag
7mm mag

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.
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Old January 21, 2013, 08:43 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by savanahsdad View Post
...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.

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.
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Old January 21, 2013, 11:19 AM   #93
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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
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Old January 21, 2013, 11:49 AM   #94
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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.
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:59 PM   #95
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  • 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

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Old January 21, 2013, 02:50 PM   #96
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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.
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:12 PM   #97
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I saw a few Savage 99's, a Remington 7600 and a Winchester 94. I brought a Stevens 200 and a Sig PE90.
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Old January 21, 2013, 05:34 PM   #98
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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.
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Old January 21, 2013, 05:57 PM   #99
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.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.
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Old January 21, 2013, 06:12 PM   #100
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