Discussion in 'Hunting' started by CowboyTim, Nov 14, 2021.
Well, at least I am not the only one!
Back in the day you could use .22wmr for deer here. I had great success with head shot giving me drt kills. You just have to dredge up your bow hunting skills.
I still think it is the perfect turkey cartridge, but they disallowed it for turkey also.
So depending on the terrain it's a combination of:
Nosler M48 in .270W with Leupold VX6HD 2.2-9X42 and Nosler 130 ABs
Rem M7 with Leupold VX3 2.5-8x36 with 200 grn Horn Interlocks
Rem M700 in .300WM with Leupold 4.5x14X42 with 165 Sierra Game Changers, I just developed this load for my neighbors lower cornfield which stretches' to 450yds.
As of now the Rem M7 will probably be the primary as the two locations I plan on hunting the most (blinds with over-watching food plots) are at best 150 yard shots.
I hunt for venison and usually kill the first shootable, legal buck that comes by. Last year was a nice 8pt.; this year, a small spike horn... I'm satisfied with either. A 140gr. Sierra Game King absolutely exploded his heart at about 25 yards as he trotted by, head down and in that rut zombie trance, pressuring two does.
He took about ten steps hunched up, then jumped sideways and fell dead.
On the bright side, a 150 grain Interlock at ~2600 fps is still a deer hammer on a 217lb buck or a 95 lb doe.
I think I'll carry the old Nazi Death Ray this weekend, as we still have a couple of tags in camp to fill and I haven't sat in "The Bog" stand yet. Just built it last winter. Sided with sawmill slabs and overlooking a maze of deer trails crossing open bog and mixed cover. Looks a little like a frontier stockade casemate. Long shooting for my woods, up to 200 yards, maybe a fuzz longer. The Death Ray is a 1943 K98 action still wearing some very NON-PC receiver stampings and now wearing a .280 Rem heavy sporter barrel and glassed thumbhole stock. A Burris FF2 3x9 Bplex tops it off. Anything I've ever pointed it at died in short order, hence the name "death ray."
Original Browning BAR in .300wm.
That's what my buddy used to call my old 1980's Browning A-Bolt hunter .308. I really regret selling it. I was won over by the advantages of a semi-auto in the thick woods and let the A-Bolt go. I think it may be the only rifle I've ever sold. I regret it now. It was very light and handy.
Is that a lefty DM? Or a photo flip?
Let me guess you used Hornady 250gr FTX?
Such as great round.
The bolt IS on the proper side, which is the left side! lol
How the heck do you hunt with your rifle backwards???
You just use the right-side of your mind
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