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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. okiewita40

    okiewita40 Member

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    I use my SKS in 7.62x39. One buddy uses a 30-06 and another uses a 35 remington.
     
  2. Old Dog

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    Some 300s, lotta 7mm's, .30-06 and .308 and a couple .270s (this is the Northwest, after all). Wanna get back to the Midwest (MI/WI) for deer season again, where I expect to see a few .30-30s and quite a few more .270s!
     
  3. RPRNY

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    Pistol caliber lever guns seem to be hot this year, mainly 357 mag. With the right bullet a perfectly suitable rifle for Northeast woods hunting. Just surprised when over the last decade it's been "bigger, faster, hotter" with the younger crowd and "hunting with anything other than a 30-30 is gay and communist" among the old grumpies.

    I will hunt mainly with the 6.5x55 Swedish sporter but may have a go with my H&R 444 Marlin loaded with black powder and cast.
     
  4. shafter

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    Between me, my brother, father, and grandfather the guns that follow us to deer camp are:

    Weatherby 30-06 - Grandfather
    Savage 99 in 300 Sav - Brother
    Rossi 92 in 357 Mag - Myself
    Recurve Bow: Father

    I usually take along my Winchester 94 30-30 as a backup rifle and this year I've even taken out my M1 Garand a few times. I ran into a guy at the Walmart ammo section who is using a Marlin 44 mag. I think people are beginning to appreciate the light handy package leverguns are.
     
  5. Tony k

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    Most "deer camps" for me are on National Forest land. We hunt mostly mule deer and elk, with the occaisonal black bear or cougar thrown in.

    I use a Savage 111 in 270 win. Some of my friends give me grief about it because it's "boring," or "a gun you give to your wife." I don't quite understand what they are talking about, especially considering I never have to track my game.

    One friend swears by his 257 roberts, or anything in 25 caliber.
    Another friend uses a .260 remington for deer and a 300 win mag for elk.
    Another guy at work really likes anything so long as it's an Ackley Improved

    I don't pay too much attention to the rifle brands, but it seems like most f the guns my friends use are remingtons.
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    ^ Sounds like some cool guys there.

    The guys that are big fans of the quarter bore are die hard fans.
    .260 for deer and .300 for elk are excellent choices.
    AIs are also freakin awesome, if you handload. I wouldn't want to feed one if I didn't. Man that crap is expensive.
    Oh, and your choice is hard to beat as well.

    That's the beauty of it. Nobody is wrong. :)
     
  7. savanahsdad

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    this year I brought out my :
    AR in 25WSSM (shot 6 pointer)
    Savage 16 in 7mm-08
    Rem 141 in 32rem rimless
    Ruger Deerfield 44mag

    a friend brought:
    Win Mod 70 in 308win ( shot buck with busted off rack )
    and a ?...? in 270win
     
  8. Molasses

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    Where I hunted, the main group included guys with:
    1 Marlin .30-30
    1 Remington pump action .30-06
    1 Savage Model 99 .308
    1 Savage bolt action .300 Win Mag
    And I brought along a Winchester Model 88 .308 and a Marlin .444 that each got a deer.
    The guy that uses a .257 Weatherby couldn't make it this year due to a leg injury.
     
  9. 1948CJ2A

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    I hunt primarily with family. All these guys including myself reload and we're all fascinated with obscure less common cartridges. That said, we also each have enough bolt guns to bring something different for every weekend of the season if we really wanted. Here's a sampling of what we generally bring throughout the course of our 9-10 week regular rifle season:

    • 222 Rem Mag
    • 240 Wby Mag
    • 240 Gibbs
    • 250-3000 Sav
    • 257 Roberts
    • 257 Roberts AI
    • 25-06 Rem
    • 257 Wby Mag
    • 6.5x55 Swedish
    • 264 Win Mag
    • 270 Win
    • 270 Wby Mag
    • 7x57 Mauser
    • 280 Rem (7mm Express)
    • 7x61 Sharpe & Hart
    • 7mm Rem Mag
    • 308 Win
    • 30-06 Springfield
    • 300 WSM
    • 300 Win Mag
    • 300 Wby Mag
    • 8mm Rem Mag
    • 338-06
    • 358 Win
    • 35 Whelen
     
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  10. Edventures

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    over here we are required to use shotguns,
    12 ga sabots, in rifed barrels
    a couple of 20 ga sabots ,in riffed barrels
    and a couple of 12 ga smooth bores
    out of the twenty or so guys who show up
    only two of them use scopes
     
  11. PapaG

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    Here in the Republik of IL, at Stan and Jan's Deer Camp and Lodge, the five guns are: 2-Mossberg 500s, one in 20, one in 12. A Rem 870 in 12. A TC Renegade 50. And, lastly, a TC Contender in 357 reamed to 357 Max. Bows from AR, Mission, Bear, Hoyt, and Matthews plus one Barnett horizontal,
     
  12. Bill.45

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    My son and I hunted for years, his gun was either a .30-30 Winchester or a Rem. 78 .270. I have a Winchester 70 .25-06, Savage 110 .270, and a Rem. 7 .243. I just acquired a Savage 99 .300 Savage and hope to hunt it some day.
     

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  13. Agsalaska

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    How did I miss this thread.

    This year I saw

    1. Winchester 70 in 30-06.
    1. Remington 760 in 30-06(mine0
    1. Remington 700 in 300 RUM
    1. CZ in .308

    Not a lot of guns this year. And we cleaned house.
     
  14. twofifty

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    deer camp guns

    30-30, Win 94
    257 Roberts, Kimber Montana
    260 Rem, Savage 11
    300 Savage, Savage 99
     
  15. 3212

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    This year I used the 1958 Win.model 70 in .243 to take 2 adult doe and a 6 point buck.
     
  16. crashyoung

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    I like my 50 cal Black Knight.
    I shoot a sabot 45 jacketed hollow point pistol bullet pushed by 150 grains of Pyrodex R.
    As it is all black, it looks like an assault rifle.

    Up north in the 'rifle zone', I use my 1903 30-06.
     
  17. Steve S.

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    Shiloh Hartford 45-70, T/C Pro Hunter .50 bp, Kimber 84M Limited .308 and Wilson Combat Recon 6.8 SPC. All have Leupold glass (except the Shiloh - midrange Vernier tang). Good shooting.
     
  18. Buzsaw

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    Elk camp guns
    3006 Remington
    270 WSM Browning
    270 win Winchester
    3006 Springfield
    3006 Winchester
    300 Win Mag Winchester
    7mm Rem Mag Remington
    7mm mag BAR Browning
    3006 semi auto Remington
    250 Savage model 99
     
  19. M7025-06

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    Our deer camp this year:

    2-Ruger M77 MKII 25-06
    Model 70 25-06
    Model 70 280 Rem
    Model 70 243
    A-Bolt 300 Win Mag
    TC Encore 7mm RM
    Howa 25-06
    223 AR-15 (don't remember the make)
     
  20. jrdolall

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    We hunt on my land and adjoining properties but we do use a cabin as a camp for the guys in town.
    30-06 is BY FAR the most often used caliber but it can run the table as far as manufacturer. I rarely see anything but a bolt action. Military types tend to run a 308 and as some get older they start looking for less recoil so 243 is not uncommon. 270 is seen occasionally as are 25-06 and other "long range" rifles.
    I generally hunt with a Savage 110 in 30-06 but nobody is surprised if I show up with a Marlin 336 in 30-30, a sporter Swedish Mauser, an AR-15 or any variety of different firearms.
     
  21. mac66

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    In our camp you will find...

    Winchester 100-308
    Winchester 94-30-30
    Winchester 70- 308
    Marlin 336-35 rem
    Marlin 375-375 Win
    Savage 99-303 Savage
    Savage 99c-308
    Remington 742-30-06
    Stevens 325 bolt-30-30
    Mossberg 835-12 ga
    Mossberg 500-50 cal black powder bbl
    Remington 870 12 ga w/slug bbl
     
  22. Kaeto

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    If I could have gotten out to my hunting spot (health problems limit my mobility) I could have used either:

    .303 British from a Lee-Enfield No 4 Mk 2

    8mm Mauser from a Turkish Mauser

    .30-06 from a Remington 700BDL
     
  23. ArchAngelCD

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    I use either a 30-30 levergun or a 30-06 bolt action rifle depending upon where in the State I'm hunting. I hunt with 4 friends. One buddy uses a .308 Win and the other shoots a 45-70 levergun. Another a 7mm-08 and a yet another uses a 6.5mm Swede...

    So:
    30-06
    30-30
    45-70
    7mm-08
    6.5mm Swede
    .308 Win
     
  24. ICE1210

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    This year at our club we had:
    Ruger #1s in 270 and 7mm08
    Remington Model 7 in 7mm08
    Remington Model 700 in 270
    Mossberg Bantam youth rifle in 243
    AR15s in .223, 6.8, and 300blk
     
  25. Browning

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    For deer last year :
    -Savage 30-06
    -Browning A-Bolt in .300WM
    -Win 70 in .270

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    My Ruger No. 1 in .270

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    For hog it's almost all AR's. Same camp we use for deer, but it tends to change it some since you sometimes get follow-up shots on their buddies if you're quick.
     
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