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2017-2018 deer hunters- What did you take deer with this year?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by FL-NC, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

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    Overkill much?
    My brother does the same thing and I love to rib him about trying to decapitate deer because he neck shoots them.
     
  2. hillman23

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    I've yet to see too dead but I have been witness to not dead enough! ;) The fact is I hunt elk and deer with the same rifle because I really like it and I happen to shoot it ok. I've killed several deer and elk with it while never firing a follow up shot. All dead in 5 seconds or less with a hole on both sides at ranges from 20-300 yards. That's performance I can live with.
     
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  3. BigBore44

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    Skill, proficiency, and a smidge of luck.
     
  4. Skoghund

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    I bought the Heym- Ruger in 1979. John Rigby in London Imported from Germany for me. I've never bought anything in my life that has given me so much pleasure over such a long time. Due to a almost year round deer season in England, always a deer species to be shot and the fact i had a great bit of hunting ground that rifle has killed a lot of deer. When i move here to Sweden it sat in the gun cabinet and i decided to have it refurbed. New barrel and a new stock. The Stock came from, Treebone carving in the US. Nice chap to deal with and i got just what i asked for.
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  5. Bfh_auto

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    I was just yanking your chain. I saw you use copper bullets. It looks like you put thought into your combination. I don't hunt elk so I don't need a large caliber.
     
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  6. Glockula

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    I killed an 8 point and two does using a Winchester model 70 in 300 wsm. 150 Hornady interbonds over superformance in a Norma case. I also killed a doe with my Weatherby in .270 win using 130 sierra gk's and IMR 4064. It was a good season. I got a nice 8 point the second day of rifle season and thinned the does out after that
     
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  7. JimKirk

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    .243 Winchester Model 700 BDL using Federal 100 grain Powershock ... Never moved out of tracks ...150 yards ... bang flop ....
     
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  8. FL-NC

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    The 243 is such a great performer in a small package!
     
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  9. red rick

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    I got my 7 pointer with a CVA Accura .50 caliber inline muzzleloader , with a Leupold VX2 2-7x33 scope , using 90 gr. Blackhorn 209 , Barnes 250 gr. ExpanderMZ and a CCI 209 magnum primer .

    Past thru shot at about 30 yards , he ran about another 30 yards before dropping . I had only been in the tree about 30 minutes and he came in the same direction that I walked in . I can't even believe I saw him with all the noise my climbing stand was making walking in and setting up . I was just getting over cussing it and thinking about replacing it when the buck came in view . This was during the rut .

    I just got back my European mount yesterday . A friend of mine in my hunting club did it , I think he does a good job on them .

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  10. Patocazador

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    I have a .240 Weatherby Mark V that I got back in the 70's. It's a great long range antelope and deer cartridge. Good luck with it.
     
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  11. Patocazador

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    I've never seen a ring that was large enough to fit around the objective of a scope before. Who makes it?
     
  12. Skoghund

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    The mounts are made by Apel in Germany. They are swing off mounts and return to zero every time with no problem.
    Only had to sell a kidney to buy them;).
     
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  13. Captcurt

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    That is why the Lord gave you 2 kidneys.
     
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  14. DM~

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    One of the scopes I have for my Krieghoff are similar,

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    but are "claw" mounts and also return to zero EVERY time.

    It's really nice to be able to take off and return a scope with such accuracy!

    DM
     
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  15. ICE1210

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    White tail "meat buck" at 150 with an AR15 in 6.8 SPCII. Load was a100grain Nosler Accubond 29 grains of AA2200.
    Deer went about 10 yards and dropped. He made good tacos..
     
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  16. alsaqr

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    Killed five deer last fall: Four were killed with .50 and .54 caliber muzzleloaders. One was killed with a Remington 700 in .308 Winchester caliber.
     
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  17. PapaG

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    Savage 220, Bushnell 1-4 shotgun scope, Hornady SST, and my oldest son, the buck whisperer(grunter).
     
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  18. Nature Boy

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    Took two bucks with different rifles. Both rifles and loads met expectations

    First was this mature 8 using a sporterized 1903A3. 30-06, 180g Sierra Prohunters, 60g of RL22, 2,740 fps. 140 yard shot through both shoulders. He tried to run but went down after 40ish yards
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    Second was a nice 10 using a BLR .358 Winchester. .35 cal 225g Sierra Gamkings, 47g (or 48, can’t recall) VV N140, 2,450 fps. 140 yard shot through both shoulders and he went 30 yards before piling up
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  19. Condor

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    Savage 12 FV in .308 (Cabela’s special). Handloads of 165g Sierra Game King over IMR 4064. I shot a nice 4 point at 267 yards on opening day in Upstate NY. I have really enjoyed the venison...
     

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  20. CarJunkieLS1

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    The one and only deer I shot this year was with my 30 Rem AR and a 125 Accubond @ 2770fps. Shot was 40 yards straight in the chest right between the front legs. It was a bang/flop like a light switch OFF. The insides were messed up and bullet showed ZERO signs of fragmentation.
     
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  21. marksman13

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    Only shot one deer this season and I shot it with my SCAR-17. I shot several pigs though with a combination of the SCAR, a 6.8 SPC II, a 458 SOCOM and a 5.56. All of those rounds did their job as long as I did mine.
     

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