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How PC is YOUR Deer Camp?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Mar 30, 2009.

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Show up with an EBR to deer camp?

  1. Run out of camp on a rail

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Major razzing and raised eyebrows

    6 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Fair amount of razzing, mostly good-natured

    26 vote(s)
    34.7%
  4. Mostly acceptance, slight amount of hazing

    11 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Nothing but "Cool beans; Can I use it next weekend?"

    27 vote(s)
    36.0%
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  1. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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    OK, for years everyone shows up with turnbolts, with an occasional levergun, single shot, or 7400 or BAR.

    This fall, here you come with an EBR to hunt with (SKS, AK, AR15, AR10, M14, FAL, G3, the usual suspects).

    What happens?
     
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  2. bang_bang

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    I'd get the "Cool beans" reply for sure. All of my hunting buddies know that I live those style of rifles and would love to see me rain lead on a deer. I mean, what's not fun about taking a semi-auto deer hunting.
     
  3. MCgunner

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    It's my land, I do as I want. If you are my guest and choose a .223, I'll razz you about using a squirrel rifle, but other than that....:D I have hunted with my SKS, but I have better rifles for the job built by Remington and Savage arms.
     
  4. MutinousDoug

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    Not withstanding I hunt the primitive season, as .224 is not a legal caliber to hunt any big game in Colo, there is no reason to bring my across-the-course gun to camp.
     
  5. Deer Hunter

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    Saiga, AR, FAL, I hunt with all of them.

    Never get anything but "Damn that looks cool"

    And I usually am the best shot.
     
  6. buck460XVR

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    If it's legal and it's accurate I don't see what the problem is........whether it's me or anyone else in camp. Deer camp is for good times and enjoying each others company.........no reason to spoil that by trashing legitimate guns.:rolleyes:
     
  7. hardluk1

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    I have hunted for 40 years and only twice have i ever shot more than 1 round at a deer. Don't even understand the head game of spray'n bullets at deer and maybe other hunters. Doesn't matter what you use to hunt with just use the same respect for a clean kill and not game time at the range. I hunt with a bow ,shotgun ,blackpwder and centerfire and do shoot out to 400yards. Past that distance it is to hard to tell if the deer is worth shooting. Never seen any hunt clubs that you put up with a bullet happy hunter.
     
  8. Bearhands

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    Thats why I voted, "Major razzing and raised eyebrows"
    Thankfully semi-auto's are not allowed in PA for hunting. I can't think of anything scarier than a "lead shower" from a high powered rifle.
     
  9. freakshow10mm

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    I've hunted quite a bit with a semi auto rifle. I always got razzing until I shot 3 deer in 4 seconds from 100y away. All heart shots all died within 30 seconds.
     
  10. DesmoDucRob

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    Most of the guys I know (at my camp) are hunters, and not shooters. They know their rifle is accurate, because they shot a deer with it " 'year before last" I've nearly died laughing, when my dad came out the camp with a bayonett attached for grins (evil brown rifle).
     
  11. indoorsoccerfrea

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    freakshow...thats pretty impressive...did the remaining two bolt after you shot the first one? did you hit the on the run? any pics?
     
  12. freakshow10mm

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    Nope. I was hunting in WI and used a suppressor. Shots were quiet but I was using standard velocity ammunition. First one fell the other two looked at it confused. The second one went down and the third one looked at it then took two steps and was shot. By the time I walked the 100y they were dead.
     
  13. Deer Hunter

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    You can't?

    Because your sentence is scarier than a situation that is almost nonexistant.

    I've seen guys go through 10 rounds from their bolt action remchester. They had to reload and keep firing as the deer either looked up, around, or trotted off.

    And this wasn't big range. This was within 100 yards.

    I'm more scared of the idiot who doesn't know the rifle, doesn't know how to shoot, and sighted in two years ago with box of $3 a shot ammo that he's not using anymore.

    Or the ones that make "sound shots"
     
  14. jim in Anchorage

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    I went with fair amount of razzing. I can hear the "have the machinegunner cover the perimeter" remarks now.
     
  15. matrem

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    I have little doubt that "turn bolt" users were not considered "PC" years ago.
    Rifles are rifles.EBRs belong in hunting exactly as much as ANY other semi-auto.
     
  16. MCgunner

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    Yeah, I can hear it now, "It's a buck! Quick, covering fire!" LOL

    I've had to fire a second shot a couple of times in the 40+ years I've hunted deer. I've taken 'em from 350 yards in with one shot. I've shot 'em running and standing. I've got no use for firepower, accuracy for sure, but not firepower. I hunt with a single shot pistol a lot and I'm going to start using my Hawken. I'm sorta getting into that thing lately. We don't have a primitive weapons season, but I can think of only one deer or hog that I've shot on my place that was over 100 yards.

    I put a 5 round mag on the SKS to make it a little easier to carry. On the whole, my Remington...oh, excuse me, Remchester...M7 is my favorite hunting rifle. But, my friends who hunt with me are welcome to bring what they wish so long as it's legal. It's my land, though, and I reserve the right to tease them mercilessly. :D Like, "Whazamater, blind? Whacha got that Ray Charles rifle for?"
     
  17. CoRoMo

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    A trend is born among the members of the camp. In a year or two, everyone is hunting with a battle rifle.:evil:
     
  18. matrem

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    And why didn't you add to the poll ?; I don't care what you think! I'm using what I feel "right" using!
    Maybe you did,and I didn't grasp that?
     
  19. Bearhands

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    Isn't that statement the postlude to your next one?
    Obviously the guys you've seen are idiots who don't know their rifles and certainly don't know how to shoot them accurately.
    Next time you're in the woods and hear semi-auto gunfire fairly close, tell us you don't "duck" or at least worry about which direction that fire is coming from?

    And which particular sentence did you find particularly scary? I did not mean to scare anyone honest! I merely offered my experience to the original poster as requested.
     
  20. JWF III

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    I voted for the run out of camp. But that is only if you tried to hunt with it, and couldn't deal with everybody laughing at you.

    Now show up in the off season, on one of the weekends that many of us get together to shoot, you'll be in good standings. Everybody else will have theirs, and want to give yours a go.

    Wyman
     
  21. Deer Hunter

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    I hear semi-automatic fire in the woods here in East Texas occasionally. Mostly it's from a Pistol and someone who pulled off to a little dirt road to unload a few rounds. As for semi-automatic fire, it's really rare to hear it during deer season. When I do hear it, It is far off.

    Your particular view on the matter. I would like you to cite circumstances that would lead to a "lead shower" on a game animal.

    Seeing as how I've known numerous hunters that use everything from ARs to AKs to SKSs to Remington autoloading rifles to semi auto shotguns for hunting. "Lead shower" didn't really apply to any of them. In fact, most were better shots and shot less than those who owned bolt actions.

    I don't like other hunters judging someone for what he or she uses. It's offensive. It shouldn't be about what you use, but HOW you use it.

    Example: This last season I shot one doe. I fired one shot from my FN FAL. The doe was ~90 yards away. I was using the cheapest Serbian softpoint off of Academy's shelf.

    That same week, the same guy missed 6 times at four deer. All within 50 yards. All with his .270 WSM Browning bolt action.

    "Lead Shower". Right.

    Never generalize or make assumptions on the adroitness of a particular hunter based on his or her tool.
     
  22. Bearhands

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    you need to re-read the quote I posted and relax.
    I'll re-post it for you.
    see, *I* didn't say it, just merely quoted it.
    I'd suggest you direct your ire to the man who posted "raining lead on a deer" not me.
    And why not stick to the originally posted question... I did, and neither did I disparage semi-autos for hunting other than to say they are not legal in Pennsylvania for which I am glad for the reason stated. Chill out man. We're all allowed to have different opinions last time I checked.
     
  23. Deer Hunter

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    I apologise if I came off as chastising. However,

    To me, it sounds like you have somewhat of a problem with using them for hunting.

    Just setting things straight.
     
  24. Art Eatman

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    Stick with the topic and quit wandering around.

    My camp is for mule deer, mostly. Lots of open country with the probability of longish shots. So, no .223 or 7.62x39. However, I don't know any hunters who'd think those would be useful cartridges, out here. I can see where somebody might do quite well with a scoped flat-top AR-10.
     
  25. Bearhands

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    DeerHunter.... apology accepted :)

    Ya know..... different parts of the country look at hunting in very different ways.... Here, we have thick woods, VERY rolling terrain and small fields compared to Texas' huge expanses... Having someone fire multiple fast-fire rounds at deer is not commonplace at all and if it's close range, it becomes concerning. That is why my post might sound like I have a problem with semi-auto hunting. Plus public hunting land is full of "2 day/yr" hunters who practice little and just want to go home with a kill.
    I am at times amazed at all the different laws concerning hunting throughout the U.S. I guess it comes down to where you started hunting and/or currently hunt that forms our opinons.
    Thanks again.

    BH
     
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