Discussion in 'Hunting' started by phantomak47, Oct 24, 2006.
Mule Deer, Elk, & Black Bear - 30-06 Federal 165gr. Nosler Partition
PRIMARY rifle and ammo = REMINGTON
For my primary deer rifle I shoot a Remington 270 ADL, firing 150 gr. Remington Core-lok ammo. It has not let me down as of yet. I have not had to look further than 100 - 120 feet from where it was shot. I have had several neck and spine shots using this combo, the deer just fell over where they stood.
Now I hunt with a
45 long gun with 70gr PB and a pached ball
.357 180 grain
.357 mag -- 158 gr softpoint in a Marlin 1894C
.243 -- most likely 95 gr Federal Fusion in a Browning BLR...if the rear sight and scope mounting hardware ever get in and the rifle is setup by deer season
That being said, when I DID hunt deer, I used a .308 and a .280. Never killed anything with the .308, but I did take my first deer with the .280. The .308 was a Sako Finnwolf lever action, and the .280 was a Ruger M77.
My own deer cartridges...
.30-30 Winchester- 150gr or 170gr CoreLokt, 150gr PowerPoint, 170gr Hornady
.303 British- PMP (South African) 174gr SP when I can get it. (PMP also offers .303 with 150gr SP's, but I haven't tried them yet not knowing how those do with the issue sights.)
.243 Winchester- 100gr SP by Winchester, Remington, or S&B. I may try some PMP sometime too; their .303 stuff's good.
The above being listed, I also am fixing to test some .30-06 handloads... 165gr Hornady SP over IMR4064 for use in the M1 Garand and '03A3.
Remington Mountain Rifle (1980's blue & walnut, not DM) in 7-08 w/ 4x Bushnell.
140 Nosler BT or Solid Base, 46.0 IMR 4350 = 5 into .6 @ 100yds.
Oughta do for a deer.
Here is the Flintlock making smoke
Here is the TC hawken going off too
This is a 50 yd group from the Hawken
This is the Flintlocks performance.
Every one have a safe and productive season.
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