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What Round do you deer hunt with??

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by phantomak47, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. SLAKLINE

    SLAKLINE Member

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    I've used the 6.5mm x 55 Swedish (139grn) for over 10 yrs now with excellent results.

    I don't think I'll use anything else from now on for deer.
     
  2. MCgunner

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    They call the .45-70 a "magnum" now? Did they put a belt on it?:D
     
  3. KINGMAX

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    270

    Remington 700 ADL in .270
     
  4. RyeDaddy

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    :) They call the .45-70 a "magnum" now? Did they put a belt on it?


    Well, Buffalo Bore is calling their's a magnum, and the case is much thicker than any of the other off the shelf stuff by Winchester or Federal. I like it alot.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    Ah, I'd say call it a "+P...another over-used term I guess.:rolleyes: LOL

    Semantics. I know the .45-70 can be loaded hot in strong rifles. In the Ruger number one, it approaches elephant gun status. :what: Just another neat old under-appreciated round. I might get a contender barrel in .45-70 some day, but I'll load it a might short of the .458 in that gun. LOL Shoot a big hog with that thing, though, you won't have to worry about penetration even loaded to contender levels. And, what I like about it, I could hunt with cast bullets. No need for expansion with a big flat point bullet.

    But, my .30-30 barrel hasn't failed me yet.:D

    What sort of firearm are you firing that beast out of?
     
  6. dispatch55126

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  7. Steel Talon

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    25-06
    100gr. Nos B/T

    Peace
    SteelTalon:cool:
     
  8. RyeDaddy

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    "What sort of firearm are you firing that beast out of?"

    I've got a Marlin 1895 Cowboy with the original open sights. You're dead on about hogs, between the Marlin with it's 9+1 capacity, and my old (new to me) Vaquero 45LC, with which I will also be using Buffalo Bore's Heavy loads, I'm not intimdated by even the nastiest of Texas hogs. :evil:, hogs were a bit of a concern when I carried my .40S&W, but it was better than nothing. I've slowly come to the conclusion that I like big bullets more, even if my shoulder ends up bruised. :)
     
  9. Matthew Temkin

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    .308 with 150 grain bullets.
    To me it is the perfect caliber.
    High power and short action.
    Moderate recoil.
     
  10. HGUNHNTR

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    357 mag, and 45 ACP
     
  11. Beau

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    I was surprised to see very few BP responses.
    it lengthens the season in Iowa, and all the dead ones are more reasons for me not to hit them with the car. They are like rats with antlers.:)

    I like TC .50 White Mountain with 85 FFg. Short, sidelock,shoots where I point.
    Sometimes 44 sabots, sometimes patched roundball.
     
  12. Geno

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    This year I have Two Options Ready

    This year I have two options at ther ready:

    I sighted-in my SA M1A "Loaded", .308 Win, zeroed at 100 yards, using 165 Gn. Win Fail Safe ammunition. On the M1A "Loaded", I'm using the factory N.M. sights. This is for close-in shooting.

    I also sighted in my Mark V, .300 Win Mag, zeroed at 300 yards, using 150 Gn Win Fail Safe. On the Mark V, I'm using a Leupold Vari-X 4.5-14X40. This is ready for the open bean fields.

    The deer exit the woods at slightly over 1,000 yards. The Leupold is set to measure 600 yards. When the deer gets to 500 yards, the safety goes off. From that point in, they are easily within range. The longest shot I have made was 525 yards.

    Doc2005
     
  13. culito

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    .224 TTH 75 gr A-Max
     
  14. killzone

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    When I m the North woods - I like the 308. If there are big openings and If Im stand Hunting I usually take the 270 with me but for the last two weeks I used the 7mmSTW ( I LOVE IT!)
     
  15. Texas Colt

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    I normally use a Winchester 94 in 38-55 or my Anaconda in 45 Colt.

    Today I took a nice spike buck using my 12 gauge Winchester 1300 pump with a brand new rifled slug barrel and Hornady's 300 grain sabot round. That thing rocks! I hit the spike at 30 yards and it blew the far side lung out. Very effective.
     
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    280 Rem. in a 1903 Springfield or BRNO Mauser.
     
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    30-06 170gr
     
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    .308WIN 150gr. Federal Fusion
     
  19. MCS

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    Remington 870 12ga. fully rifled barrel and handload slugs
    My part of Iowa center fires are not allowed for deer hunting.
     
  20. GunNut

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    I've used 30-06, .300 win mag, .308 and am currently using a .25-06.

    I'm thinking about switching to a .270WSM or possibly back to the .30-06. I may even consider going back to the .300winmag or a .300WSM, since some of my shots are 400+ yards.

    Steve
     
  21. S&Wfan

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    These rounds have been chosen, after much experimentation, for two reasons:

    First, they have proved to be VERY accurate in my individual specimens of the following firearms.

    Second, they have proved to be VERY effective against Whitetails that I've taken through the years.


    PRIMARY RIFLE ROUND:
    Bolt Action Rifle - .270win in 1973 Remington 700LH: 140 gn. Winchester "Fail Safe"

    PRIMARY CARBINE ROUND:
    Carbine -.44 mag. in a Ruger Deerfield Carbine: 250 gn. Nosler

    HANDGUN ROUND:
    Revolver - .44 mag in 6" barrel, 1990 S&W M29-5: 300 gn. Federal Cast Core

    SLUG GUN ROUND:
    Shotgun - 12 ga., 2 3/4" fired from a 20" barreled, 1969 Ithaca DSPS Model 37 smooth bore slug gun: Federal 1 oz. rifled slug

    BACK-UP RIFLE ROUND:
    S.A. Rifle - .30.06 in a Remington 742: 165 gn. Remington Soft Point
     
  22. benelli12

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    30-06 with 180 grain remington soft point, and when im feeling lucky, i'll use a Ruger Super Blackhawk 7.5" 44 magnum, 300 grain XTP
     
  23. jonsidneyb

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    Wow, some of you hunt with a whole lot of power and there are others amoung you that do it really light.
     
  24. Steel Talon

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    Hello jonsidnyb,

    Actually, it boils down to what an individual shoots well with, and can kill an animal cleanly with.

    Peace
    Steel Talon:cool:
     
  25. Chuck Perry

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    45-70 in my XLR did the trick. Found this doe hiding out in a stand of pines while pushing out a field behind camp. Used a 300g Sierra Pro Hunter over 52g's of Reloder 7. I hit a bit lower than I wanted to, like to say the bullet deflected a bit off the heavy brush she was in, but probably just jitters on my part. She took off after hit, found her piled up about 25 yards away. Never did find the bullet, but did find a big 'ol chunk of bone laying where I shot her,and some pretty good heart damage while cleaning it out. Still at the processor's, but me and the kid should be eating deer burgers for lunch this weekend.
    [​IMG]
     
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