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What's your deer hunting rifle

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by txcookie, Jul 11, 2015.

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  1. zb338

    zb338 Member

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    Custom .338 Sako long action. Can use the same rifle
    for anything just change bullets. One rifle is all you need.

    I have lots of others though.

    Zeke
     
  2. Sniper66

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    This is my first deer hunt ever. For the occasion I picked up a used Remington 700 ADL .270 at the Tulsa Gun Show and put a Burris FF II 4.5-14X on it. Nearly new, the wood is beautiful. It is zeroed adequately with factory ammo, but I'm sure I can make it better with reloads.
     
  3. Clark

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    I try to build different rifles:
    2007-2008 Pre 64 M70 Pac Nor 270 barrel Bordon Rimrock stoc
    2011 VZ24 Lothar Walther 7mmRemMag barrel High Tech Specialties stock
    2012 Uberti 1885 Shilen 257 Roberts Ackley rimmed barrel, custom Aluminum scope base/bipod mount
    2013 Rem700 Shilen 7mmRemMag barrel High Tech Specialties stock
    2015a Dumoulin Mauser 6.5-06 Shilen barrel Boyds Pro Varmint stock
    2015b Mosin Nagant 300WinMag Krieger barrel Walnut stock

    I have hunted with some factory rifles:
    2006 Savage 99 308
    2010 Ruger #1 7mmRemMag
    2014 Browning 1885 7mmRemMag
     
  4. glassfixer

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    My go to Deer rifle is my first deer rifle Remington 700 BDL using a 130 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip. Good medicine for Kansas white tails and beautiful to look at.
     
  5. 420Stainless

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    Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in 30-06. Its hard on the shoulder, but lightweight, easy to carry, shoots accurately, and can reach out there if I need it to.
     
  6. ridgerunner1965

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    my most sucessfull deer rifle is a old model 7 rem in 243. 18 in barrel .walnut stock. had it for 30 yrs. its not a target rifle but the first shot always go where yu aim it.
     
  7. dragon813gt

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    Whichever one I decide to pull out of the safe. It all depends on where I will be hunting and what the weather conditions are. Pretty sure I'm grabbing a 336 in 35 Remington for opening day on Monday. It the weather is bad I will take an all weather Ruger M77 Hawkeye in 308.
     
  8. Hookeye

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    Repainted my stock.
    Heading out tomorrow. Little .35 Rem is 2 for 2 so far.

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  9. futurerider103

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    Gun on the left is my Savage 110e .270Win with Leupold VX1 and the one on the right is my sons Savage 111 .243 with Leopold Vari-X II. I cut 2in off the butt and 2in of the barrel for him.
    I've only been hunting 3yrs but last 2 it has taken a doe and a buck for me and this year I got a friend into hunting and he took a buck for his first deer

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  10. stoky

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    My dear rifle is a ULA Model 20, in .275 Rigby. I committed sacrilege by having it built with a 22" Douglas #2 barrel. It's still under 6.5 pounds, fully loaded and including a 3x9 Leupold compact scope. It's been knocked around too much for pix, but what the heck.
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  11. d2wing

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    420, I used to have one of those and I sold it. I also just gave away my 700 SS BDL, in 7 MM mag. I have a bad shoulder. My new Rifle is a 7-08 Tikka T3 SS lite.
    Where I live is a shotgun zone, I have a 1187 slug gun I shoot sabot slugs with. This year I did not get a shot due to story I posted elsewhere. Forced out by dufus city hunters.
     
  12. scallop

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    Marlin (jm marked) 1895 GBL 45/70. Tried last year which was Ohio's first to allow rifles and it was a miserable cold wet week. Saw a couple but no shots. Hoping this year will be different!
     
  13. Shanghai McCoy

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    Our season opens on Wednesday and I hope to be hunting with a buddy at the spot where I got my turkey in the Spring. My "deer rifle" will be a 62 caliber flintlock fowling piece shooting a roundball. The same one I used to get that turkey.
     
  14. Cowhide Cliff

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    I use different ones but my go to rifle for the past 12-13 years has been a Browning A-bolt stainless stalker in 7mm WSM equipped with a Leupold 4.5x14LR scope with Boone and Crocket retical.

    This season I wound up carrying my new Ruger American with a Redfield Revolution scope. Bought this one as a backup to carry around in the truck and was so impressed with it I thought I'd use it this season.
     
  15. mac tm

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    In Iowa "deer rifle" means shotgun. Last year I shot my first buck with my grandfathers Coast to Coast Master Mag (Mossberg 500 clone) in 20 gauge. This weekend I'm heading out with one of possibly several. Either the same as last year, my wife's grandfathers Remington 11-87 in 20 gauge or a Winchester 37a single shot in 20 gauge. It is faster to load and unload getting in and out of the truck as well as lighter. Sidearm choices include RIA 1911 or the newly acquired GP100 357 mag 6 inch. Decisions. Best of luck to all. Stay safe!
     
  16. Psycho

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    Just switched this year from Winchester model 94 30-30 to a Marlin 336 in 30-30. It's my new go to rifle although I've taken more deer with my black powder rifle than anything else.
     
  17. doctorjohn

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    My old Remington 788 in 308. Works well.
     
  18. Legionnaire
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    Remington Model 7 in .308. I dropped it in an H.S. Precision sporter stock and mounted a 2-7X Leupold. Has been my "go to" rifle for a lot of years.
     
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    Last year it was the Talkeetna shown in an earlier post. I wanted to use the Talkeetna again this year but ended up using my AI AW in .308 Win. I seriously wish that Accuracy International made hunting versions of their tactical rifles ... I'd be all over that in a deer's heartbeat.

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  20. Dr.Rob

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    Savage 116FSAK "Weather Warrior" in .30-06.
     
  21. Katitmail

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    CZ 527 in 7.62x39 + Burris 3-9 scope. Very happy with combo.
     
  22. gamestalker

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    I've probably killed more big game over the years with an old Rem. 700 ADL chambered in .270 win., than with any other rifle. I bought her new in "84" I think, floated the barrel, bedded the action, lapped the lugs, hand lapped the barrel, and slapped a 3x9 Leupold with Zee rings on it. I never had to do anything else to that rifle in all the years of hunting with it, it has been a tack driver.

    However, I just returned from my deer hunt last night, and I killed my buck with the Ruger American in .270 win. using 130 gr. Speer Hot Cores.

    GS
     
  23. Rob96

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    My primary rifle is a Remington 700 SPS Stainless in 300WM. Bolt has been spiral fluted, barrel is also fluted, Shrewd muzzle brake and sits in B&C M40 stock. Scope is a Nikon Buckmaster II 4-12x40.
     
  24. jg1129

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    to the person using the win 94 -- is it scoped or do you open sight?
     
  25. g4g17

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    My Dad's OLD Sako Forester 308! Damn gun's killed a deer EVERY year, since he bought it in 1970!
     
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