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Fellow deer hunters what gun are you using for deer season

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

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  1. wyohome

    wyohome Member

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    Three of us went out opening day. There were 2 Rem 700s one in 300 WM, one in .243 Win. I used my Rem 788 in .308 Win. Three shots were fired and 3 deer died in their tracks.
     
  2. Arkansas Paul

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    Weatherby Vanguard .30-06
    7.5" Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt

    I'm still trying to get a deer with the hogleg but haven't been able to yet. Hopefully this is the year.
     
  3. witchhunter

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    Same gun I bought new in the 70's, just in a new caliber for this year. I shot out the original .25/06 barrel and had it rebarreled to .257 Weatherby. Wow, same 115 Nosler Partition at 3420 compared to 3080 in the /06. No deer tags this year but my Nevada antelope dropped like he was hit with a anvil.
     
  4. 3212

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    Primary rifle is an old Winchester model 70 in .243.I've taken 2 doe with it so far this season.Backup rifle is a newer Ruger M77 in .243 161/2 inch barrel,stainless,laminated.Wet weather,brush busting gun.
     
  5. huntinfool87

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    My 257 weatherby vanguard series 2 first year hunting with it but I might also have to try out my new Remington model 783 in the 270 caliber.
     
  6. Dadof10

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    .54 Calber Great Plains Rifle

    My two oldest sons are going with me again this year (32 and 22 years old) and they use my rifles - a 742 Woodsmaster Remington in .30-06 and a Savage .308.

    This leaves me with either a bow and arrow, shotgun, or the .54 caliber GPR. So the GPR it is.

    This happened last year and I took the largest deer (body and antlers) I've ever killed. The boys were impressed with what dad's old blackpowder rifle did on that big deer. It sure was nice having those two boys to load that deer for me.

    Two more weeks in Missouri until gun season opens.

    Dadof10
     
  7. bpl

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    I most likely will use my Kimber 84M .257 Roberts or if the weather is foul (or going for black bear) my Winchester M70 EW in 30-06. If with the boy he'll probably use a Remington M7 in 7mm-08.
     
  8. Yarddog

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    A rem 700 in 30 06, Got a nice young 8pt opening day (firearm) Got one Doe with sticks earler this season.

    Got plenty of hamburge / roasts &Back straps ; ) PS Good Luck to ALL
    Y/D
     
  9. Kahr33556

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    My old 7x57 will be used most.
    second my 7 m.m. mag
     
  10. MCgunner

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    I was going to use my .50 caliber CVA Wolf, but a few days ago, I realized this is the 50th season since I shot my first buck with my grandpa's old Remington M722 (.257 Roberts). There's a story behind that first one, but I'll spare you. So, Thursday I had off. Season opened Saturday (yesterday). I shot the gun at 50 yards to check the scope, spot on holes touching (it's a 1/2 MOA gun).

    Second day of deer season today, got home from church and napped, then went to the blind for an afternoon hunt. First thing, a squirrel comes running down the sendero and stops 25 feet from the blind. I didn't have a .22 on me, then I remembered my NAA mini revolver I always have in my pocket. I mean, I had my snubby .38 on me, too, but I wanted something left to eat. So, before I could get the .22 out, the squirrel ran on down the trail out of mini revolver range (which ain't that far). SO, I clipped the mini revolver on my belt thinkin' if he came back up the trail, it'd be a little quicker to get at.

    So, about 5 minutes elapses and danged of a small swamp rabbit didn't come hoppin' down the bunny trail in the middle of the sendaro the edge of which sits my box blind. He stopped about 30 feet out, I got in a hurry and missed, he hopped to about 50 feet out. Now, 50 feet is a range which I know I can hit bunnies with the mini revolver, done it before in the headlights of the truck, hit possums and such, head shot several snakes over the years. I've had this thing for near 30 years and carry it ALL the time. Second shot rested over the gun rest and carefully aimed popped him right where I wanted it behind the shoulder. That sorta made my day, I was happy. :D

    I skinned/cleaned the rabbit real quick and was going to just set it in the blind, but I had an hour and a half to go until sundown, so I ran back to the house and put it on ice in a bowl, washed my hands, and ran back out to the blind.

    Hour and a half later, it's getting dark. The feeder hadn't gone off yet, but I knew it was about to. Then, a little spike came out about 70 yards down the trail toward my back fence. He turned sideways, I could just barely see the spikes in the dim light. It ain't the spike I've been seeing on my camera, though, shorter horns, but a legal deer and my freezer being empty, I shot him right behind the shoulder. He died before he hit the ground in his tracks. The old rifle scored again, 50 deer seasons after my first with the gun. I'm happy. I've got deer meat, the old girl did it yet again, and I'm sure it'd make my grandpa happy.

    Busy afternoon. I have the deer on ice and the nice fryer sized swamp rabbit in the freezer. I'll butcher tomorrow. No need to keep this little spike on ice. They're tender and delicious this size/age. :D I'm not going out in the morning, will wait until next weekend. NOW, the rest of the season will be to try and take either that wide 8 point I've been seeing or (not likely) a 10 pointer that showed up at night. And, as many rabbits as are running around here, I'll take 'em when I can with whatever I have on me. As for the rest of the deer season, I think I'll load up that CVA next weekend. I've taken one with it. It does the job and it's quite accurate if not .257 Roberts accurate. :D
     
  11. Rottweiler

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    Sauer 202 in .270 Kahles 3-12 power scope 130 grain Nosler Ballistic tips.

    Kills like a bolt of lightning. Never had a deer take another step after that rifle hits them.
    According to the knots on little leather thong on the sling that rifle has taken 17 deer
     
  12. WolverineFury

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    A Mosin T53 with a 2-7 power scope in 7.62x54r for any times when I won't be moving around. And my dad's (he doesn't hunt) Springfield 03A3 with irons for any times when I may be doing some walking through the woods (on account of the safety).

    CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT SATURDAY! :D
     
  13. inclinebench

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    Same as last year, Swiss K31. Funnest deer gun I have ever used.
     
  14. The Bushmaster

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    Winchester Mod 94 .30 WCF for the short ranges and brush and timber country that I've had sense I was 18. Browning A-bolt .30-06 with an old Redfield 3 X 9 X40 compact Gold 5 Star for those open country long shots.
     
  15. Chevelle SS

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    Browning BPS Deer Hunter
     
  16. aandrew610

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    Remington 700 in .308
     
  17. ldlfh7

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    8mm Mauser with 180 gr Nosler BT's with mojo sights.
     
  18. HarcyPervin

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    Tikka T3 Lite in .30-06

    Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40

    Federal Fusion 180 grain soft points
     
  19. josiewales

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    Mosin Nagant 91/30
     
  20. oldcelt

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    I do it like bushmaster does, mod 94 30 wcf when I hunt the thick stuff where thebig ones hide and win. mod 54 7x57 for other places. These were Dads rifles and have killed more game than I have seen. They fed the family back in the lean times.
     
  21. SuedePflow

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    No rifle hunting allowed for us in SW Michigan... :(

    I'll be out in the woods with a 12-gauge Mossy 500 and a Super Redhawk .44 mag. My goal is to get one with the pistol if I can get a shot within range.
     
  22. 27hand

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    I just sighted in my $149 Remington 760 pump in .06. It'll be loaded with 57.5 gr of IMR4350 on top of a 150 gr Nosler ballistic tip. I've had it a while.

    On my side will be a Ruger Redhawk with a 7 1/2" open sighted bbl.

    In the county I live in, SG only I'll have an Ithaca Deerslayer with a 20" rifled bbl and Rem Premier Copper Solids with a Simmons 3 X 9.
     
  23. Handi Man

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    Rossi Rio Grande in 45-70.
     
  24. 303tom

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    Think I will use my 2A1 this year...................
     
  25. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Marlin .30-30, Enfield .303 Jungle carbine, .351 Winchester of course. My meat gun is my older Marlin .30-30 which always gets the job done.
     
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