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Fellow deer hunters what gun are you using for deer season

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  1. IROCZ

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    I used my .54 T/C flintlock for the early season, I plan on using my M48 Mauser in 8X57 with the 2x7 scout scope on it.
     
  2. horsemen61

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    well good luck to all
     
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    Ruger super redhawk, open sights, 310g home casted bullet over 2400.
     
  4. jtrent

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    '13 deer season weapon choice

    Marlin 336C in.35 Remington, Wild West trigger and ejector, Wolff hammer spring. Not many long shots where I hunt.
     
  5. horsemen61

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    Hey jtrent what part of Missouri are you in also update I will be using my marlin 336 in 35 rem now instead of my dads 30 30 marlin I am sooo excited my wasn't planning on taking her out this is our first season togather. :D
     
  6. MCgunner

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    Now that I've got one with my .257 Bob, as I've said, I'll hunt the box blind with my CVA Wolf, but the front blind has limited visibility to 40 yards and I think I'll use my 4 5/8" Blackhawk in .45 Colt, there. I've never shot anything, but paper with it. Load is 300 grain Honrady XTP over 18 grains or near abouts (have to look it up for the exact weight of powder as I don't shoot it very often) of 2400. Very accurate and powerful.
     
  7. CarJunkieLS1

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    I'll be using my first "deer rifle" I've ever bought to kill my first ever deer. Tikka T3 Lite in .270 Win. using ammo I hand loaded myself. Should be a great experience for me. After that I'll probably use my most recent purchase a Mossberg 100ATR .30-06 most likely use factory ammo for this one.
     
  8. Officers'Wife

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    *sigh* Here in Indiana we aren't allowed to use real rifles. Luckily I was able to obtain a really nice Marlin 1894 chambered for 45 Colt that doesn't offend the sensibilities of the great white [strike]fathead[/strike] father in Indianapolis.

    Hubby uses the 75 caliber double barrel rifle my uncle made affectionately called the "second chance" rifle. Some say the name comes from the second barrel, others that if you miss the wind from the ball knocks the deer down and you have the chance to climb down from the tree stand and hit it in the head with a hammer.
     
  9. joevans

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    Sounds like the hubby with the 75 cal needs to invest in a tripod with a long string. Talkin about killing at both ends - mercy
     
  10. Officers'Wife

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    Actually with Fg powder the recoil isn't all that bad. No worse than some 12 gauges I could mention. Two 48 in barrels and native oak stock makes for a lot of recoil eating weight. With the large grain powder though even with the massive size slug it has a better accurate range than a lot of smaller weapons when used by a skilled operator.
     
  11. brainwake

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    I built me a TC Contender rifle in 30-30 (16" custom barrel) this year. So I am looking forward to getting a kill with it. Darn thing is so light and short it feels funny. But my Savage .270 will be there too. So I imagine I will switch off and on depending on where I choose to hunt and how tired I am.
     
  12. DM~

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    I generally shoot a buck first or second day with my Krieghoff,

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    Then shoot a doe or two after that with my Rem. 700/.240 Why. Mag.,

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    Many times i invite a new shooter to hunt with me and use my .240, like i did my 13yr old nephue last season,

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    DM
     
  13. HitFactor

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    Smith & Wesson .460 magnum untill muzzleloaders season, then TC pro hunter .50

    We cant use rifles in the lower third of Michigan, just handguns, shotguns and ML.

    Edit: We can use rifles on crop damage permits throughout the summer.
     
  14. AKElroy

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    I hunt 2 blinds; an open 12' chair about 70 yards from the feeder. I hunt that one with a marlin 336 .30-30. The other is a closed box blind, 105 yards with a very narrow shooting lane and a heavily wooded (dark canopy) walk-up zone behind that gives a rare 200-230 yard shot. I have a lot of glass (bushnell elite 5x15x50 AO) on a savage weather warrior .308 that gets the most use there. Both are loaded with 150 grain Remmy corlokt.
     
  15. trigga

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    last few year i have been using my .223 ar15. I hunt mainly in wooded area and in a treestand so no more than 100 yards. I have been successful with 55gr psp and this year perhaps loading my own ammo. I have a remington 7400 in 30-06 but retire it because of unreliable issues. Plan on building an ar10 or perhaps 6.8scp specifically for white tail.
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    I'm using the same old beat up Savage 110 in 30-06 with a Burris 3 x 9 Fullfield II scope. Same one I use for elk. Stock is a little beat up but that's from years of faithful service.
     
  17. mnhntr

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    The same one I use every year. It is very quiet, but not as fast as most, and not nearly the long range but it gets the job done.I very seldom break out the rifles anymore. If I do it is usually the Savage .260rem or the AR.
     

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    Savage Mod 14 in .308win, Redfield Revenge 3-9x44mm (replacing with a Vortex or Ziess after this season).

    Using fireformed brass, 43gr H4895 to launch 180gr Accubonds.
     
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    I am sitting back watching my wife and daughter hunt deer this season. I am using a suppressed Rem 700 in 300 Blackout with US Optics SN 3 for hogs though, 7 taken so far with sub sonic 240 SMK's. Wife using a M70 in 257 Rob with Swarovski atop. Daughter is using a suppressed Custom 260 Rem I built with a loopy mark IV shooting 140gr Bergers.
     
  20. okiewita40

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    I will just use my trusty old SKS. Though I did upgrade to the 154gr SP ammo this year.
     
  21. content

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    Got a 5 point buck and a nice doe early in the season with my 1968 Remington 760, .30-06 and a Nikon BM 3x9x50.

    Not sure what I'll take next time ,now that the freezers full, possibly the Remington, 1917 also in .30-06.
     
  22. Taurus 617 CCW

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    I have a custom built Howa 1500 in 30-06 topped with a Leupold VX-1 3-9x40.
     
  23. Pistoleropete

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    Ruger M77 in 270
     
  24. 22250Rem

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    Around here I hunt in both rifle and shotgun zones. Can use a handgun in either zone so if I'm planning on being in a real thick area I'll bring the 7.5" Redhawk in 44 Mag with a 2x Leupold. Generally in a shotgun area it's the 12 ga. Rem 870 with rifled barrel and a 2.5x Leupold. This year in rifle areas it's gonna be the Marlin 30AS (economy model 336) that I inherited from an uncle and have worked up a nice hunting load with Speer 170 gr. flat points and put on a 1-4x Leupold cause I'm not getting any younger and those darn iron sights just don't look as good as they used to. If I knock down a deer and it's not dead yet then it's time to get out the German Luger that my late uncle brought home from Germany in 1945 and give the deer a round to the back of the head/neck area to put it out of its misery quickly. Did that on a buck 2 years ago that my 870 had incapacitated and it's a lot better than having to finish things from two feet away with a 12 ga. slug gun. Plus it's a great tribute to my uncle who hunted in his younger days. P.S. Besides; 9mm is a heckuva lot cheaper than 12 ga. Winchester sabot slugs.
     
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  25. rondog

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    If I get a chance, it'll be in an area where high powered rifles are out. I plan on using my Winchester Trapper .44 mag carbine.
     
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