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What's your deer hunting rifle

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

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  1. Clark

    Clark Member

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    I am inspired by this thread. I could hunt with two rifles for 2016, if I get two deer tags again.
    1) Use one of the surplus rifles I got for cheap. One of them has to get groups.
    2) I could build a costly ostentatious rifle based on internet folklore. In 6.5 Grendel or 338 Lapua.
     
  2. xX45Xx

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    I have two Weatherby Back Country rifles, one in 270 and the other 30-06. The 270 has downed 7 deer while the 06 is still a virgin.
     
  3. Rob96

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    X45 you need to bust that cherry;)
     
  4. Candyman87

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    Savage 110 in 30-06. Looking for better glass than my cheapo Cabela's 3-9x32 scope eventually, but it works just fine at Pennsylvania whitetail range :)

    Also would like to find an accurate load for my sporterized Enfield No.4... shoots just great with some surplus ammo, shoots like crap with hand loads. I need to slug the bore and find out why, but that's a project for another day.
     
  5. Seabeeken

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    My savage 110 rebarreled to 280 AI. Never misses, never fails
     
  6. jack44

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    Marlin 45/70 shooting 350 lead.
     
  7. futurerider103

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  8. Rat Robb

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    Kimber 84L Classic .270 topped with a Leopold VX-III 4.5-14x40

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    -Robb
     
  9. Nature Boy

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    This has been my meat gun for many years. BLR .358 win
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  10. dogrunner

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    BAR, 20" bbl lightweight in '06..........surprisingly accurate and without doubt the fastest handling rifle I've ever hunted with.
     
  11. Peakbagger46

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    Sako A7

    30-06 with 180g handloads. No elk this year but worked beautifully on a 4X4 mulie. Light enough but big enough to shoot really well.
     

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  12. Nathanael_Greene

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    Is that a ski lift in the background, Peakbagger46?
     
  13. Peakbagger46

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    Maybe :) Found a big bull moose shortly after taking that picture. Thought he was a mulie working a tree. Those big antlers make a racket when bull winkle moves through the brush.
     
  14. AKElroy

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    Savage weather warrior .308, LH, Bushnell Elite 5x15x50 AO, DNZ 4 screw tactical one piece mount, accustock/accutrigger. This rifle shoots 150 gr Remmy corlokt @ .3moa. Yep, one hole. I'm not that good, but the lead sled I use of groups is.
     

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  15. Tony k

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    Savage 111 left hand in .270win with a Nikon buckmaster 4.5x14 scope. Deer, elk, bear, and antelope. been my main freezer-filler for about 10 years now.
     
  16. Sniper66

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    Remington 700 in .270 BDL, .243 VLS, and .223 VSF, but really I only use the .270 for deer. Took the .243 one day this season, but didn't get a shot that day. The .270 is wicked; no need for anything else and I love shooting it.
     
  17. Peakbagger46

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    Those savage rifles really shoot well...
     
  18. gamestalker

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    I'll take any old ugly looking Rem 700 chambered in 7 mag, .270 win, .243 win, or 6mm Rem, floated barrel, bedded, lugs & barrel lapped, 2.0 lb. trigger, Zee rings holding a Leupold 3x9x50 or a 3.5x10x50 will do just fine.

    Other than the cost of scope and mounting hardware, all the tuning work is easy DIY work, and fun too.

    GS
     
  19. dubbleA

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    I'll probably knock the dust off this Kimber 300 WSM.

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  20. Nature Boy

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    DoubleA, beautiful rifle, beautiful picture.
     
  21. ZWCoffindaffer

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    I've come to like my T/C Venture in 7mm RemMag with a Leupold VX-1 3x9x40. I'm comfortable in my ability to make a clean shot out to 400 yds with a steady rest and that rifle. I've also always loved my .243 Remington Model 700 (it was my first ever rifle when I was a kid) for deer hunting, but I do not hunt with it much anymore. I believe the larger caliber produces a lot quicker cleaner kill and I like to have something I know can reach out and touch something if need be when hunting big crop fields.
     
  22. midland man

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    yes my model 94 Winchester angle-eject has a scope on top of it! works very well. I love 30-30's :)
     
  23. scbenoit

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    marlin 336 in 30-30

    I've been using this Marlin 336 in 30-30 gun as my deer gun for 30 years now .... it would be hard to change but I sure do like some of the ones you fellows are shooting

    And +++1 to the Marlin in 45/70, I would love to try that
     
  24. Bobarian

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    My step-dad never used anything but his 1891 7.65 Argentine Mauser with iron sights. His motto was "One shell, one sandwich." That's all he ever took into the woods. I've still got three or four rounds in a very tattered Norma box that have to be 60+ years old. Gave the Mauser to MY step-son. Seemed fitting.

    And not to go off-topic, but is it "ethical" to take whitetail with a .223?
     
  25. Stainlessbutcher

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    I use my pops old Remington 760 game master in 30-06. I've filled my tags every year for the last 5 or 6 years with it. I've got a Remmy 700 in 308, a Remmy 742 in -06 and having a Mauser actioned .243 built, but haven't shot at any animals with those last three.

    Butch.
     
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