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deer gun's tradition or modern

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by cammogunner, Apr 15, 2014.

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  1. cammogunner

    cammogunner Member

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    hey guys i have thought a lot about this subject and want your opinions..first thing first my definition of modern..ar-15..ar10 ..ect..and for the the more traditional guns like the 30 30 levergun the ol bolt action 06 a good oldfashioned shotgun with a simple slug..btw if you guys have any more rifles you want to add to any catagorie..or argue..er debate on the subject at hand:D
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    Traditional for me.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Traditional ALL the way to the freezer.

    rc
     
  4. LUCKYDAWG13

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    i have shot more deer with a muzzleloader so traditionnel for me
     
  5. Bruce Hanson

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    I hunted with my 6.8 spc AR-15 last year. In seasons past I've hunted with a Marlin 30-30 and a Savage 30-06. They all do the job.
     
  6. stringnut

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    Deer hunting(or any hunting)is what's traditional. Doesn't matter what you do it with as long as it is legal and ethical.

    That being said I am in the traditional camp. Steel and wood for most of my guns. Bolt 30/06, bolt 250Savage, bolt 7x57, couple of bolt 22s . Some pump and lever 22s also. The wife is a lever girl,but, uses a bolt if she needs more power or reach. She can be a bit modern . She has two full blown custom 10/22s that I put together with laminated stocks and bull barrels.

    However, if you told either of us we had to hunt with "modern sporting rifle" we would be ready to go as soon as one could be aquired.
     
  7. heycods

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    Blue steel and wood, Black powder or Smokeless
     
  8. huntsman

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    My traditional choices for deer hunting have been shotgun and muzzle loader but now the gun of choice is a Blackhawk in .45C, it's a bucket list thing.;)
     
  9. WestKentucky

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    How about a combination? Bolt action or lever gun, but stainless synthetic. I love the look and love the feel. I like blue and walnut but something about matte stainless and black synthetic sets me off.
     
  10. jmr40

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    Both.

    To be honest most of the time I use the most modern, up to date stainless steel bolt rifles with a quality synthetic stock and the best glass I can afford. I do use my AR's for varmint. Leaving for New Mexico Friday for a few days of coyote hunting with the AR. I would use it for deer under the right conditions. Usually not, but only because most of our deer and bear seasons overlap. I have no issue with 223 on deer, but it ain't a bear cartridge.

    I actually own more lever actions than any other type of rifle. All are walnut, mostly blue. I hate cheap hardwood and would 10X rather have cheap plastic. I hunt with the levers when I'm in a traditional mood.

    I also archery hunt. While I own a modern compound, it is a 50+ year old Browning recurve that goes bow hunting most of the time.

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  11. d2wing

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    Gosh, do I have to choose. Because I hunt in different areas where different guns are legal and because of injuries, I have used just about all of them except muzzle loaders. For open stand hunting I like modern. For walking in the woods I like 30-30 lever. When my shoulder hurts I like an AR. In shotgun zones I of course use a slug gun. I like different tools for different situations. Sometime I would like to wear my dad's old red wool and use his .35 Remington pump.
     
  12. 1911 guy

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    While my deer hunting is done with "traditional" firearms, it's not because of prejudice on my part. Centerfire rifles are not legal to hunt deer with in Ohio (some pistol caliber rifles will be legal this coming season) so I use a 12ga with slugs. When I hunt W.Va., I use a bolt action .308 only because my pockets aren't deep enough for a AR-10.
     
  13. Zeke/PA

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    I hunted deer for years with a Pre-War Model 70 in .30-'06 but recently I've been carrying a super accurate Marlin 336 in .35 Remington.
    A bolt action stainless with a synthetic stock is one thing but I would wonder about a guy I saw carrying an AR in the deer woods.
     
  14. jimmyraythomason

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    Traditional for me. My preferred venison getter is a bolt action Mauser sporter.
     
  15. gspn

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    Traditional.
     
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    I shoot slivers and use a charcoal burner in .50 cal and a couple 25-35s and .32 Winchester Special and of course a M44 and fer really long shootin 1000m 1950s Remington 721 in 30-06. Oh yea I also hunt with a S&W 624 and an Ivar Johnson cattleman Buntline in .44 mag and I have been known to use a .50 cal Jukar and this year I could use a Uberti Walker. I also have a Marlin model 19 and a couple Mossberg 500s and a 150 year old damascus barrel 16 gage BP shotgun.
     
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    ;) My hunting is traditional. Entire stable is late 40's early 50's Winchesters.
    Old dog and old tricks.
    Dan
     
  18. brainwake

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    Traditional....no need for a 30 round mag on deer...yeah sure you could get a 10 round mag....but .....no need for a 10 round mag on deer. :)

    I also think that the traditional rifle handles a little better when you lay it across your lap while sitting against a tree. It just something about the angle of the grip and the smoothness of the stock.

    If you are going full on stalk....maybe the modern rifle with 3 point harness might acquire faster..but I don't really think its worth the extra weight.

    Also, if you go prone, the mag on a modern has less clearance..

    I also think the traditional slings over the shoulder a little easier..

    I also would say that traditional bolt rifles have a longer stronger barrel and would be more accurate pound for pound.
     
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    Traditional!
     
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    Traditional or modern is a less important question than:

    1. Is the gun legal for deer hunting?

    2. Do I enjoy shooting the gun and am I proficient with it?

    3. Is the gun comfortable to carry or it sit with in a stand?
     
  21. Arkansas Paul

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    Jason, I think he's simply inquiring about personal preferences, not legalities or ethics. The question isn't important at all, nor was it meant to be. It's just interesting to see what everyone prefers, that's all and there's nothing wrong with that.

    Personally, I prefer traditional. Give me a good ol' bolt action with a decent scope and I'm happy hunting.
    That being said, I do like the AR platform. Nothing wrong with that either. But when it comes time to bring home the bacon, I like the bolts.
     
  22. ldlfh7

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    Traditional all the way.
     
  23. MCgunner

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    Should be a poll.

    Traditional...well, except where pistols are concerned. My rifles are either bolt guns or front stuffers with one lever gun in the mix.

    I've killed 2 with what I'd call "modern", but it didn't have any stinkin' pistol grip on it. It's an SKS rifle. My bolt and front stuffer guns are better deer getters, frandly, but the SKS will do the job.
     
  24. wally247

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    I have used levers, AR-15's, revolvers, shotgun, muzzle loader, and bows. I don't care what I'm shooting, as long as I have a tag for the right one I'll use it, they all taste the same no matter what I shoot 'em with!
     
  25. cammogunner

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    wow i had no idea so many would say traditional.. i personaly use a mossberg 100 atr in a 06[its kinda like the cheap wine people buy at the dodgy store down the street] and there is also my lever 30 30 marlin i LOVE that thing..i supose i would use an ar-10 in a 450 if someone twisted my arm:D
     
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