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Fellow deer hunters what gun are you using for deer season

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by horsemen61, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Senior Member

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    So as the title says guys what gun are you going to use for the hunt me ole reliable my dads 30 30 marlin 336
     
  2. gspn

    gspn Senior Member

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    For the gun season I have used the same rifle for the past 16 years...a Browning A-bolt II chambered in 7 mag.

    For the primitive weapon season I'll use a .45-70 Handi Rifle (legal in MS for that season).

    If I have the time to get it together I might even put a scope on my Ruger Blackhawk in .41 mag...I've been wanting to hunt with it for years but the timing has never worked out.

    I picked up a Marlin 336 LTS this year and it would be really neat to kill a deer with it...but it's in such pretty shape I'm not sure if it will go to the field.
     
  3. hoghunting

    hoghunting Senior Member

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    I use my 14" 7-30 Waters T/C Contender pistol for most of my hunting, but if I know I might be shooting at hogs over 250 yards away, I take my 300 WSM. Have been extremely happy with the results of both cartridges.
     
  4. V-fib

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    30.06 for open country 12gauge for heavy brush /swamps.

    v-fib
     
  5. Muskyman

    Muskyman New Member

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    I have always used a Winchester model 88 in .308, but we just sold our property that is legal for rifle hunting. The only land I have to hunt on this year is shotgun only, so I'll be rocking the A5 for now. I'm in the market for a slug gun though.
     
  6. jmr40

    jmr40 Senior Member

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    Winchester 70 EW, McMillan Edge stock, Leupold VX-3 2.5-8X36 scope. Loaded with 130 gr TTSX's @ 3050 fps.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag Member

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    Voere M98 in 7x64 with an illuminated Duralyt 3-12x50 on the top.

    165gr Geco T-Mantel's.

    ATB,

    Scrummy
     
  8. 40-82

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    I always try to kill the first deer of the year with my 1886 40-82. After that I will go to the 45-70, and then maybe the 38-70. Anybody who was any good would probably stick to the same rifle and learn it, but it makes little difference to me after enough years of shooting these rifles. I am an old man, and I can't see the front sight all that well in low light. Last year I shot one at maybe forty feet with the 40-82, so close that all I had to do was lift the barrel, and another one at sixty feet with the 38-70. Maybe the old rifles have a memory of my youth and their youth, and they don't let me down.
     
  9. Jason_W

    Jason_W Senior Member

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    A Benelli Nova Tactical loaded up with Ddupleks slugs.

    Ranges are close, the woods are thick, I really don't want to have to chase anything I hit.
     
  10. KY Sparky

    KY Sparky New Member

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    Marlin Model 30AW in 30-30 loaded with 160 gr. Hornady Lever Revolution. Topped with a Bushnell 3-9x32 or a Redhawk .44 mag w/ 6.5" barrel and open sights, depending on my mood. Even during gun season most of the deer I shoot are in bow range, either of the two listed above are very effective.
     
  11. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Senior Member

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    a used 1a in 06 that i picked up eariler in the year.
     
  12. JeffDilla

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    Tikka T3 in 300 wsm for stand and field hunting and my Marlin 1895G for tromping through the woods.
     
  13. JRWhit

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    Rem Gamemaster 7600 30-06 pump for longer shots. A Marlin 336 in 35 rem w/ iron sights for brush stomping. Really wish I would have gotten with it and put a peep sight on the Marlin, but oh well, it's sighted in with factory irons.
     
  14. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Senior Member

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    Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge loaded with Remington 3 Inch Magnum 000 Buckshot.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  15. Hometeached1

    Hometeached1 Senior Member

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    Marlin 336 with 150gr power shoks. Open sights, have a cheap 3-9x32 scope, but my longest shot is 67yrds so I just use the sights since they have less chance of losing their zero. Kind of my Glock 30,in the event that I see a deer less than 12yrds while doing stuff around the place.
     
  16. PWGUNNY

    PWGUNNY New Member

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    Marlin 336 in 30-30 with scope. I shot my first deer with this rifle when I was 16. I then started hunting in shotgun only county, but luckily the county switched to rifle about 12 years ago, so back to the Marlin.
     

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  17. newfalguy101

    newfalguy101 Senior Member

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    Savage 99 in .308Win, same gun I am going to use for elk in about 3 weeks
     
  18. fragout

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    The same rifle I use for varmit,hog,bear, and elk hunting.

    M14S (308) 168gr BTHP

    ARMS #18 mount, but I'm using iron sights this time.


    It's all but replaced my old hoard of other hunting rifles since I built it back in 2006.
     
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  19. jack44

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    Marlin 45/70
     
  20. rodinal220

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    Win 94 30-30, a virtual death ray.
     
  21. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Senior Member

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    Depends on the day, the weather and how I'm huntin'.:D

    I generally use handguns as my primary deer gun anymore. So it could be the P.C. X-Frame .460 or the P.C. "Magnum Hunter" 629. Should I luck out early in the season, I may go back for the bonus deer with a 6'' 686. If I use a rifle, it means I am still hunting and/or jump shooting and odds are it will be one of the handgun caliber carbines, either the .357 lever, the .44 lever or the 77/44. The little Ruger has proven to be a great gun for that purpose.
     
  22. nathan

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    My next rifle for a deer hunt would be my Swiss K 31 with Hornady 165 gr BTSP. Just plain jane open sights to boot. I have zeroed this rifle at 100 yrds and got a 1.5 inch grouping.
     
  23. v8stang289

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    Same gun I've used for the past 10 seasons, Rem 700 in .270 win. I did replace the scope with a 3-9x40 VX-2 this year though. I may give the model 29 a try before it's said and done.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave Senior Member

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    Cabin Creek PA Mountain Rifle in .54 flintlock, using 70 grains of 3Fg under a patched .530 round ball. Out to 110 yards drops 'em like they were poleaxed. Don't use anything else for deer.

    LD
     
  25. dogrunner

    dogrunner Senior Member

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    My lightweight Browning BAR in '06...........165 gr HPBT......57.0 of 4350.........DRT!
     

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