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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. uk roe hunter

    uk roe hunter Member

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    my choice

    .30-06 with homeloaded 150gr speer hotcore

    .243 winchester with homeload 100 gr hornady soft point or speer 105gr spitzer or 95 gr partition.

    uk
     
  2. Lambo119

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    .45 cal Barnes 180 grn with 150 grn of triple seven. Can't use rifles in Iowa :barf: so I use a smoke pole. :D
     
  3. learningman

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    Swith and Wesson model 1500 in 223 with 55 grn ballistic tips. Used it for the last 7 years with out fail. Shot placement helps though.
     
  4. TnBigBore

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    I mostly use old leveraction Marlins and Savage 99s. I use 30-30, 35 Rem, 45-70 and 300 Savage most extensively.
     
  5. arctictom

    arctictom Member

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    45/70 , 300 grain Remington hollow points , after deer is down switch to 540 Garret solids , for growler defense.
     
  6. magnumman44

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    Revolver 44mag 300gr flatnose hardcast
    T/C Contender 7mmT/CU 120 gr ballistic tip
    Rifle Rem Model 7 7mm-08 with 140 gr core-lokt

    They all do the trick just fine
     
  7. ahhartenstein

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    .30-06, 150 and 180 gr.
    .50 cal inline smokepole, 250gr. sabot with 115 gr. b-powder
    12ga. sabots out of a Remmy 870
     
  8. GaryM

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    .223 for deer except the one I jumped up and had to quick draw on with a .44 mag.
    Funny, my deer pistol is possibly more powerful than my deer rifle.
     
  9. Pitt762x54r

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    7.62x54r


    <=== What else would you expect?:)
     
  10. meathammer

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    7mm Rem Mag.
    I use Federal 175 gr. soft points. Part # 7RB I went with this round because they don't "grenade" as bad at close range like 150 gr. do and two holes are better than one. Also my rifle likes the heavier bullet better.

    --meathammer
     
  11. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

    JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone Member

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    Depends on the day, the terrain, my mood...

    With factory loads:

    Win94, .32special
    Marlin 336, 30-30

    Hand loads for the following:

    Springfield O3-A3, 30-06
    Ruger 77, 30-338
    Rossi Single, .243

    Dan Wesson 15-2, .357mag
    Ruger Redhawk, .44mag
    Ruger SBH Bisley, .44mag

    Sometimes more than one throughout a given day.

    -Steve
     
  12. 4fingermick

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    "308W with 150gn (small) 180gn (big) Corelokts, 444Marlin, 375W, 30/30, with cast, just getting the cast loads organised."

    Things have changed a little:

    I sold the 308W pre 64 Mod 70 (I had 2, one in 243, one in 308, sold both, I'm glad they are both gone, I loved them, but was continually pestered by friends to sell them), I got a 300Win mag for Sambar (biggg deer). Actually I bought a Remington for a reasonable price, and then realised I had a big credit at the store and picked up a nib Ruger M77 Mk2, I'll sort out which one I prefer and sell or rebarrel the other one, 375Ruger maybe?) I forgot to mention that I carry an beautiful old 240WBY Mag MkV for deer sized deer and have since added a 308W Remington 7600 308W Police model with black stock and peep sights :D

    Still have the levers and lead boolits, but am short of time lately, I'M USING FACTORY AMMO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!!!! YES I KNOW I'M SHOUTING, SORRY ABOUT THAT, BUT THIS IS TRAUMATIC! :(

    Remington Corelokts, is there any other deer ammo, I will use Woodleigh bullets when I empty the cases.
     
  13. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    mick, if that Mk II has the "tort liability" trigger, replacing it with a Timney solves the problem. BTDT.

    Art
     
  14. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Member

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    Mostly with my Marlin 1894S in .44 Mag.

    I also use a Marlin 30-30, a Marlin .35 Rem, .30/06, 8x57 Mauser, .270 Winchester and .308
     
  15. DeerHuntr

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    Weatherby Vanguard Sporter SS (I love the look of stainless and wood!!)in .270WSM topped with a Leupold VX-II 3-9x50. Shot Federal 140gr Accubonds last year, will be handloading this year for the first time, will probably stick with the accubonds though, did a hell of a job.

    Browning A-Bolt 12ga with the same scope was my previous deer hunting rig but MN changed our zone last year, gave me a excuse to buy a new rifle. I shot Federal premium 2 3/4" 3/4oz Barnes expanders out of that. Anything within 150yds was toast with that thing believe it or not.

    Ruger GP 100 6" Stainless, 180 gr castcore's or partitions
     
  16. Belgiboy

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    150gr Winchester ballistic silvertips in 7mm Remington Mag out of a Browning BAR, never fails.
     
  17. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Member

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    7mm Mag with a 150 gr. Core-Lokt loaded to 280 velocities. One deer with it late last year; it didn't go far (less than 100 yards).
     
  18. theken206

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    150 grain winchester supreme balistic silver tip in .270WSM

    150 grains of pure heartbreakin and life taking:D
     
  19. Shadow Shock

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    .223 Remington with 55gr softpoints. works every time.

    NOTE: I do not want to start another argument over this, I am just answering the question of what I personally use
     
  20. Hoplite

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  21. eliphalet

    eliphalet Member

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    30-06 in 150 gr. and I am careful where I shoot em so no meat loss. With a caliber this powerful I could take a trophy even if it is not a perfect shot if I need to. I like good quick clean kills, and a gun that will reach aways if need be, with plenty of power left, with reasonable recoil.
     
  22. RubenZ

    RubenZ Member

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    The best deer hunting cartridge :) .270 :)

    Magnums are for folks who can't get good vital shots or get close enough to the game.

    bring it :)
     
  23. lev83

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    I have used a number of calibers to take deer including the .243, .270, 7mm, and 30-06. but must say I personally prefer the .270 Win. with 130 gr. fail safe bullet and 56.0 gr of H4350. Just seems to give slightly better performance at and past 200 yds.
     
  24. HippieCrusher

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    Hands down most fun deer dropper...
    ...Beamon arrow tipped with a three bladed 100 gr Muzzy broadhead.

    When rifle hunting it's my .243 or .270. I can drive nails with both of them at ranges of 150+ yds which is good for folks like me who take mostly neck shots for an immediate drop.
     
  25. rantingredneck

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    Most of the time I'm using a 125 gr. Muzzy broadhead :)

    During Muzzleloader season I hunt with a 250 gr Hornady SST Speedsabot over 150 gr. of 777 pellets.

    During gun season it's either 150 gr. Corelokts out of a Rem 700 .30-06 or 2 3/4" or 3" slugs out of an 870. Or 3.5" 00 buckshot out of a Mossberg 835.
     
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