Deer Camp Guns.What are you seeing

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  1. .375

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    Love the Mosin!
     
  2. meanmrmustard

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    Thank you kindly.

    1959 Chinese carbine I found sitting at the LGS for $150. Did its job admirably. Deer dropped right at the ladder to my stand. I love not having to track em down!
     
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    More .22-250's showing up over the last few years, but honestly,the trend I see most often is the switch from gun hunting to bow

    And to edit and add, I guess I'm the odd ball. Killed a buck last year with my M1A/M14 and a buck this year with my FN SPR. Neither would be considered hunting rigs unless your quarry is of the bipedal variety
     
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  4. .375

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    How is the point of aim on it? Do you have to aim low?

    I just ordered a moist from classic - can't wait.
     
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    I made a sight push tool in my shop out of tool steel and high grade 1/4-20x 1" socket head cap screws. Brown Bear 207gr soft points grouped roughly 2-1/4" at 100 yards rest with me doing my part. I was happy with that.

    But, at 30 yards, my shot was a touch high, but not so much so as to be concerned. He ran 30 yards towards me and piled up a few feet from my ladder.

    What Mosin did you purchase?
     
  6. .375

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    plain round receiver from Classic Arms. They should be in next week. they are full length - not the carbine.
     
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    There are many threads to accurizing (not Bubba) the Mosin to wring every minutia of accuracy from it. Whether it be barrel floating, a trigger job, or testing to see if your rifle likes a bayonet when fired, it can all help.

    I used heat shrink tube over my front sight to make it taller. Mine 91/30 shot high and right initially. I snipped off tubing so as to adjust my elevation in small increments. It worked, as I used the 91/30 two years ago to drop a 200lb doe at 175 yards and a dandy 8 pointer that same night at a little over 50 yards.

    There is a user here, caribou, who knows quite alot about Mosins and tangible accuracy.
     
  8. PapaG

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    At this year's camp we had the following: Mossberg 500, 12 ga with rifled barrel and scope on cantilever mount firing Lighfields. Mossberg 20 ga, same as above, same ammo in 20. Another Mossy 20, not cantilever, Federal sabot slugs. Traditions bolt action 50 cal using 100 grains Pyrodex and a 250 grain powerbelt. CVA 50 cal using something my nephew couldn't pronounce (probably Old Eynesford or something) and a Hornady sabot. Finally, my new 220 Savage with Fed premium sabot slugs. Toss in a couple of Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colts with Cor Bon ammo and that is about it.
     
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    My deer camp is mostly gun guys. You see mostly traditional calibers like 243's, 270's, 308's, 30-06's, 300WM and a few 300WSM's. Mostly bolt guns and mostly Remingtons. A few Rugers and Brownings occasionally. The Guys Daughters and Wives shoot mostly 243's, a 257 and a 30-30. If any of us tag deer early in the season we are likely to bring something back like a 35 Remington, 375 Winchester or a 45-70 with a cast bullet. Or a handgun.

    When I hunt at home with my farmer buddies you see some Weatherbys, 257 and 300 mostly. Some 7mags, a 7mm STW, 270's, and a few 300WM's. Their young children usually shoot 22-250's, 220 Swifts or something small. Weatherby of course, Sako and Remington rifles are common.

    At the range I pick up a mix of stuff split between the traditional and the latest whiz bang whatever. Lots os WSSM's, 270's, 280's and a lot of 223's.
     
  10. Kame B.

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    Well it is the end of deer season for me, and I got to do a little hunting. I saw a lot of bolt actions, mostly Ruger M77 Mark II's and Remington 700's. Saw a few Mini 14/30's, and some good old fashion 30-30's. But I use the guns just like I do every year. I'm in the thick, east of the Mississippi, so I use my Marlin 30-30 for the thick woods (Winchester Supreme 150 grain Silver Tip), and my Ruger Mini 14 with a target barrel for cut overs (Winchester Supreme 55 grain Silver Tips). Also I always bring my Savage Fox Model B SxS shotgun for the occasional renegade squirrel that wants to be on my breakfast plate. ;)

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  11. savanahsdad

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    ^^^^ nice looking mini ,
     
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