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Deer Camp Guns.What are you seeing

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

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  1. click clack

    click clack Member

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    Just rub it in why dont ya?! :D
     
  2. Centurian22

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    Savage .308, Ithaca 12ga slugs, some day might use the Mosin in 7.62x54r.
     
  3. JTJones

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    It's just me and dad this year 300 win mag rem 798 and 30-06 t/c encore.
     
  4. savanahsdad

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    OP here , I didn't mean they had to 100 years old , newer or older is just fine , with all the new wizz-bang stuff out there is good to remember the old guns still work , where I have been hunting for the last 18 years there are a lot of old family farms with a lot of handed down guns , most don't have piles of guns like me , they hunt with what they got ,like in my first post , two 32win spl's , how often do you even see one !,
    I see a few 25-06's listed , always wanted one , but can't say I have every seen one at camp, maybe some day at mine !


    PS.. off track ,, it's snowing in Montana right now , if anyone cares ,,
     
  5. savanahsdad

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    Hey , Alaska444, I think you forgot a 270win !! ya know the guy you give a hard time too lol.....
     
  6. Gtscotty

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    1x M77 in .270, 1x Rem 700 in 30-06, 1x Mini-14 in .223, 1x BLR in 243.... not to sure about the others, they tend to hang out and socialize more than hunt, so I rarely see their rifles. I am trying to bring some weirdness to the club this year by using 6.8 spc, 9.3x62 and 10mm.
     
  7. RevGeo

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    I have no hunting camp. I live in a secluded valley in the Selkirk mountains of N. Idaho and the only high fence is the one I built to keep the deer, elk and moose out of the vegetable garden.
    The guys I usually hunt with carry:
    30-06
    .308
    .303 Brit
    7mm Rem Mag
    I carry my old 30-40AI.
     
  8. Vern94

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    Rem 7600 30-06
    Browning (dont know what model) 30-06
    Rem 742 .270
    Winchester 94 .32 spl
    Rem 700 .243
    Howa 1500 .308
    Savage 99 .303 savage or Winchester 94 .30-30
    This year I'm taking Tikka T3 7mm-08.
    The I'm the only one who rotates guns. In the past I've used Marlin 336 RC30-30, S&W 1500 .300WM, and Husquvarna .270.
     
  9. Arkansas Paul

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    We have a pretty good variety of calibers at my camp.
    Everything from shotguns on up.
    I know for a fact there are several .30-06s, a .270 and .308 or two. You see the occasional open sighted .30-30 as well. There are also the crowd that shoots the magnums, nothing wrong with that. I know there are a couple of .300 WSMs and one 7mm STW that is a GORGEOUS rifle custom built on a Rem 700 action with a sweet thumbhole stock, stainless fluted barrel with muzzle break, and a Burris Eliminator scope. I'm not a big fan of the scope but it's pretty amazing.
     
  10. savanahsdad

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    yep I do the same thing , my kids also rotate , if they switch stands ,one year, one of my boys hunted a stand in some thick brush so he took my ruger deerfield 44mag , and got one, my hunting camp is just me and my two boys , the past few years theguns that have made it out too are land have been,
    savage 111 in 270,
    savage 16 in 7mm-08,
    savage 11 in 7mmWSM ,
    ruger deerfield 44mag,
    ruger carbine 44mag
    ruger blackhalk 44mag
    if it's real nice out I'll bring Grampa's old 35rem out mod 141,
    two of my friends came out last year, she had a 30/30 costum bolt , and he had a AR30 in 338 lapua mag (and no are deer are not that BIG)
     
  11. SlowFuse

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    My "camp" is on family owned property. 4 people hunt this land and all of us seem to have two go to firearms:

    Uncle - Freedom Arms 475 Linebaugh or Ruger #1 in 35 Whelen

    Cousin - Rem 742 270 Win or a Bushmaster 6.8

    Family friend - Browning BAR Safari 30-06 or Rem 700 Sendero in 7 Mag

    I use either a Weatherby Vanguard or a Steyr MIII both chambered in 25-06
     
  12. Flatbush Harry

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    If I join my nephew on the Elk hunt this year, I'll be totin' my Rem 700 .375 H&H. It's a fun Eargesplitten Loudenboomer.

    FH
     
  13. Still Shooting

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    Deer Guns in Camp

    When I first started deer hunting in 1962, the club (a few thousand acres in the Adirondacks) was pretty much M94's in 30-30, Savage 99's in .303, .300, and one .250-3000 Savage, and a couple of .30-06's. My first year, I hunted a 6.5x55 Swede. By 1965, I had gone to my HS graduation gift from Dad, a Rem 760 in .270; there was also a 760 in .35 Rem at that time. By the late '60's, there was an influx of various .308 bolt rifles. By the late 70's and early 80's, most of the rifles had become bolt actions in .308 and a few other calibers. My Dad never changed out from his Remington Model 14 in .30 Rem, and he never fired without bringing home meat.

    In 1978 a friend of mine arrived with a Model 70 in .458, and in 1981 another buddy I invited came with a Win. '86 in 45-70 that he'd bought from Warren Page's estate. He had a shot at a buck the first day in. It was coming down a little draw, with a young spike behind. Just as he fired, the little buck moved up, and he killed them both with the one shot. The little guy didn't have legal horns, so it was and embarassing moment for my friend!
     
  14. 627PCFan

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    Usuaully its just me and a few friends hanging out in Western Marylands state park, pretty much the same every year.
    Savage 110 in 300 WM
    Browning in 300WSM
    Browning BAR 30-06
    Usally the backups for the guys are 243 and 30-30

    Im going take my TC Triumph and 336 35 Rem.
     
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    Our camp, In the Adirondack mountains where deer over 200 lbs. are common, guns run from semi-auto .308's. Win. Mod 88's in .308, Browning A-bolts in .308 a Marlin 45-70 one 300 WSM. There are only 2 of us who handload I go between a 7mm08, a .280, 35 Whelen and when trapping a contender carbine in .35 Rem.
     
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    Lots of Savages and Tikkas in 7mm mag.
     
  17. scythefwd

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    savage 110 in 30-06, tikka t3 in 243
     
  18. PonyKiller

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    never been to a hunting camp, but my co worker and i hunt with the exact same gun, mossberg 500 slug gun, with the rifled barrel. he sports a nikon 3-9 scope, and hornady slugs, i sport a 2.5 fixed power simmons, and hornady slugs.
     
  19. StretchNM

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    I can;t say I visited a camp, but my buds will be hunting their area with two 30-06, one 7mm Magnum, and one 270.

    I'll be taking a Ruger #1 in 25-06 and a Savage 99 in 300 Savage, depending on what I feel like that morning.
     
  20. Mike J

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    I haven't been to a deer camp in a while but when a friend & I zeroed our rifles the other day I was shooting my post 64 model 70 in .30-06. He was shooting a Mosin Nagant 91/30 in 7.62 x 54R (he had to sell the .270 savage he had last year due to financial problems so he fell back on the Mosin). The neighbor I have hunted with sometimes has a model 70 (I think it is a classic but not sure) in 7mm mag. Back when I was in a hunting club in the 90's probably half the guys in the club used Reminton 742's in .30-06. There was one older guy that liked leverguns & one guy that used something different every year. One year his was a Remington pumpgun in .35 Remington the next a 7mm Mag model 70. My old hunting partner had a Browning Semi-Auto in .270. I always find the variety of calibers & action types folks hunt with interesting.
     
  21. Chevelle SS

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    The guns at the deer camp I go to include: 700 30.06, 94 30 30, Ruger 338 Win Mag, Stoeger Uplander 12ga SXS, scoped 270 bolt gun, and a scoped bolt 300 mag
     
  22. JEB

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    we dont really have a "camp", we all just meet at the in-law's place on the weekends during the season. our group hunts two seasons in Iowa; 2nd shotgun in december and high power (antlerless only) in january. the run-down is more or less like this...


    december:

    12ga winchester pump (not sure of the exact model. he always refers to it as a "speed-feed")
    12ga mossberg 500
    12ga mossberg mav88 x2
    12ga 870 wingmaster
    12ga 870 express x2
    10ga browning pump
    20ga rem 1100


    january:

    7mm rem mag savage x2
    30-30 winchester 94
    12ga mossberg 500
    12ga mossberg mav88
    .308 enfield jungle carbine
    30-06 sporterized mauser
    30-06 ruger m77 hawkeye (this will be my first year with this rifle. previously it had been a marlin 336 in 30-30win.)

    had 3 guys that only showed up once and i never did find out what brand their rifles were but they had two 300 win mags and one .444.

    along with all the rifles and shotguns there is always a light sprinkling of handguns among those of us who feel like carrying the extra weight. .40s&w, .45acp, .357mag, .44mag, .460. some guys show up with a pistol and leave it behind at lunch because they just get sick of carrying it.
     
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    There's been a change of the guard as the older folks have passed on and the younger ones. Used to be all 06s and 30-30s. Now:

    06 - 3

    243 - 1

    7mm 08 - 1

    30-30 - 2

    270 - 1
     
  24. doc2rn

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    2-Winchester 30-30's
    1-Weatherby V 30-06
    1-Rem 700 .243
    1-Win Feather 22-250

    In Ohio
    12g and 20g
     
  25. WardenWolf

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    I'll be running a sporterized (not by me) K98 in 8mm Mauser. Can't argue with the knockdown punch of that round.
     
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