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mossy500camo
11-24-2004, 17:11
Mine Mossberg 500 12ga Rifled slug barrel. Knocks 'em down quite easily.;)

TMK
11-24-2004, 17:25
Open fields, etc. Winchester Model 70 (pre-64 action) .30-06...
Brush/swamp...Marlin 1894 and S&W Model 29 .44 mag

Happy Thanksgiving, Ted

Big B
11-24-2004, 18:08
Remington 700 SS in 30.06 with a Leupold VX-III 2.5x8 on top.
If the cover is really thick I use my Remington 870 12ga.

RJ Schuknecht
11-24-2004, 19:08
Primary: Remington model four, 308 cal. auto loader.

Muzzleloader: Winchester Apex 50 cal.

Thick brush: Remington 870 slug gun, 12ga.

0100010
11-24-2004, 19:58
I plan on picking up a Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm-08 (blued) topped with a Bushnell Elite 4200 1.5-6x36 scope.

BULLETPROOF
11-24-2004, 20:02
remington 870, 12ga slug

RugerFan58
11-24-2004, 20:15
Thompson Center New Englander in .54 in my main deer rifle. Savage 110 .270 with a Leupold VX-11 3X9 on top is my newest. Both are alot of fun.;c

TJC
11-24-2004, 20:40
Remington 11-87 with black plastic furniture and a 2x7 Leupold VariX II with rifled barrel and cantilever mount in 12 Ga.

NJ is shotgun only.

sarge
11-24-2004, 21:05
For the last 5 years or so, my son and I have really enjoyed using Ruger 77 KMKII rifles in 25/06. They are topped with Simmons AETEC 2.8x10x44 scopes. For muzzle loader season, we use 50 caliber Knight DISC rifles, also with AETEC's on 'em.

Eagles1181
11-24-2004, 21:20
.243 that my Uncle gave me. He got it in a trade. He gave the guy a dog and he got the rifle. This will be my second year in the field and I am really hoping this year I get some blood on the gun.

Eagle

Sixgun_Symphony
11-24-2004, 22:05
Right now my primary deer gun is the Hawken Woodsman .50 caliber percussion rifle from Traditions.

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421555920/0.jpg


I use a .490 patched ball with a greased pillowticking patch over 80gr of Goex ffg.

TBO
11-24-2004, 22:06
Belgium made BAR in 30-06 with 3x9 scope, 7mm-08 Lone Eagle pistol by Magnum Research, .454 SRH with iron sites, .44 Mag S&W 629

StockGlock23
11-24-2004, 23:17
Originally posted by Sixgun_Symphony
Right now my primary deer gun is the Hawken Woodsman .50 caliber percussion rifle from Traditions.

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421555920/0.jpg


I use a .490 patched ball with a greased pillowticking patch over 80gr of Goex ffg.

Awesome! I am a huge fan of smokepoles and I won't even use a true traditional ML. Kudos to you for being a true purist. Someday I will try and hunt with a Hawken.

I currently use a .54 cal Traditions Timber Ridge with a Tasco Pronghorn 3-9x40. I also use a smooth bore Mossy 500 with rifled Remington slugs.
There is no centerfire rifle season in Indiana.

mrdoright04/05
11-25-2004, 00:23
Originally posted by Sixgun_Symphony
Right now my primary deer gun is the Hawken Woodsman .50 caliber percussion rifle from Traditions.

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421555920/0.jpg


I use a .490 patched ball with a greased pillowticking patch over 80gr of Goex ffg.

How is the accuracy with that baby?

357glocker
11-25-2004, 08:13
For rifle season basic synthetic Rem 700 chambered in 7mmRemMag with a Nichols 3x9x40. I use handloaded 140grn Nosler Ballistic tips.
For Muzzeloading I have a CVA staghorn inline with a Bushnell trophy reddot. The load I use is 100grns of 777 (2 pellets) and a 295grn Powerbelt.

aggie03
11-25-2004, 11:19
Remington 700 ADL .270 with a 9X Nikon Scope

A.F. Lineman
11-25-2004, 11:54
Browning BAR in 30-06 (NOT the military version ;g). Heavy, but that just makes me walk slower so I see more.

In the brush. Marlin lever in .32WCF. Great little brush gun

Sixgun_Symphony
11-25-2004, 12:21
Originally posted by mrdoright04/05
How is the accuracy with that baby?

More accurate than I can shoot, for now. ;)

There are guys at the Cascade Rifle & Pistol Club who are shooting 2" groups at 100yds with traditional rifles. I am shooting 4" to 5" groups, I really need to bear down.

Sixgun_Symphony
11-25-2004, 12:22
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421555920/5.jpg

Rifle /w possibles bag & accoutrements.

Esox357
11-25-2004, 13:32
Rem ADL 700 in 30.06 using a Leupold 3x9-40 scope. Using handloaded 165 grain Hornady SST with H414 powder. Have yet to shoot anything with it. Esox357

A_Swede_17_1911
11-25-2004, 15:37
I have a Browning A-Bolt in 7mm Remington Mag, and use a 4-12 Bushnell Scopechief. I usally shoot the Remington Corelokt's in 150 grain, but Im using the 140g Serria GameKings loaded by PMC.

noway
11-25-2004, 18:49
870 hasting 12ga rifle w/slugs

CanyonMan
11-25-2004, 22:59
Like many of you, i have a number of them. This year, (if it ever stops raining here), i am just going to use the winchester 45LC lever action, with my reloads. It should be a close in shot. so this will do just fine in the particular meadow i will hunt in. Can't nail down just one gun though!

CanyonMan

popinsmoke
11-26-2004, 17:56
Ok guys gather round. Since you all have been so nice to my here on the boards I am going to let you in on my secret weapon!!!! ;f
This baby not only practically steeres itself to the target but late at night it attracts deer no fooling ;)

popinsmoke
11-26-2004, 17:57
OOPS! Double tapped. And you guys thought your rifle was expensive;z

ALLAN
11-26-2004, 18:34
Deer and hog gun.;a

336 in .35 remington

http://www.dfwstangs.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10013/marlin335-35-2.jpg

Researcher
11-26-2004, 18:55
If there is any chance of me taking a long/longer shot then I have my Win model 70 classic featherweight in .270 win. If I am going to be walking or in the brush all day then my Marlin .35 Rem.

SLing438
11-27-2004, 07:49
Thompson Center Black Diamond w/ Simmons 4X scope. My ex bought it for me the Christmas beore she filed for divorce.

I still miss her!!

Lagunman
11-28-2004, 20:33
I have always been a Rem and Ruger man but I purchased a Tikka T3 Lite earlier this year. I love this gun. I will admit to the fact that because of the weight of th gun, or lack of, I had to purchase a Limbsaver slip on pad for it. Went to the range yestersay just to see if the Limbsaver made a change in recoil. Wow does it, but more impressive to me was that at 100 yards in 25-30 mph wind gust, shooting Plain cheap-o Winchester Super-X 165s I shoot a little less than a 1.25" group. Off a bench using only my elbows as a rest. I Love this gun!!!!

StockGlock23
11-28-2004, 23:32
Originally posted by Lagunman
I have always been a Rem and Ruger man but I purchased a Tikka T3 Lite earlier this year. I love this gun. I will admit to the fact that because of the weight of th gun, or lack of, I had to purchase a Limbsaver slip on pad for it. Went to the range yestersay just to see if the Limbsaver made a change in recoil. Wow does it, but more impressive to me was that at 100 yards in 25-30 mph wind gust, shooting Plain cheap-o Winchester Super-X 165s I shoot a little less than a 1.25" group. Off a bench using only my elbows as a rest. I Love this gun!!!!

Just curious...
What caliber?

Lagunman
11-29-2004, 08:24
30.06 simply because that is what all my other white-tail guns are. I do have a friend who has a .223 heavy barreled Tikka, not the T3 Lite, but it shoots easily 1" MOA or less @ 200 yards. The thing is that from the fartory my triger breaks crisp at 3lbs. no creap or anything. The only draw back to the gun is that I am not to impressed with the plastic magazine. I have not priced a replacement but I hear the are rather expensive. Oh well no way would I let that keep me from taking a very hard look at this weapon if I had a limited budget and wanted a potential tack-driver.

BlackBelt
11-29-2004, 08:40
3 guns for whitetails:

1. Marlin 336 30-30 lever action w/Redfield scope
2. HK 91 in .308 w/Simmons scope
3. CVA Optima Pro 209 w/2x7 scope muzzleloader

other than the HK, it's pretty much standard hunter fare. I only use the HK when I'm hunting LONG distances.

paynter2
11-29-2004, 09:01
I also have a few different deer rifles...

I usually use my ruger 77 in 6mm rem (2-7 redfield)

I also have a pre-64 m100 Win in .243 win. 1-4x20 leupold.

Others include: M721 Rem in 30-06 4x weaver; m700 rem in 6mm rem (2-7 leupold); pre-64 m94 win in .32 win special; There are others but the above are what I choose from to actually hunt.

mrwiggins
11-29-2004, 09:08
Browning lever action in 30.6 caliber.

SocomCen
11-29-2004, 10:55
.50 Beowulf.
RRA lower w/RRA 2 stage trigger.
Cav Arms OD non tapered handguards and a KAC forward grip
Trijicon Reflex II sight
ACE stock with Wolff XP action spring.
used Alexander Arms factory loaded 325gr JHP
I took him last Friday at 45yds, hit his right shoulder, he went about 10 feet to his right and slide down a hill.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/gotm4/meand8pointer50-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/gotm4/meand8pointerintruck-1.jpg

paynter2
11-29-2004, 11:06
Hey SoComCen - nice buck. You need a little work on that acne...

Michigun
11-29-2004, 13:50
All my deer hunting is done in Michigan’s “shotgun only zone” so…

Beretta 390 12-gauge semi-auto with an aftermarket Hastings fully-rifled cantilever barrel… I mounted a Leupold 3x9x40mm VX-II to my slug-gun via Leupold rings. I load it with Federal’s 3” 1oz Barns Expanders sabots.

My set-up has claimed Michigan whitetails out to 160+ yards… I’m good out to 200 yards.

P.S. NICE buck SocomCen! ^c

Luke77
11-29-2004, 14:05
model 700 .270. I love it to death! I have a new scope on it now though, 6X18 50mm. All my shots are 300+ yards away, so the big scope and bipod are a must.

TexAg
11-29-2004, 14:54
Remington Model Seven in 6mm Rem. with a 2-7 VX-II Leopold.

paynter2
11-30-2004, 15:40
Remington Model Seven in 6mm Rem. with a 2-7 VX-II Leopold.

Color me green with envy! does it have a walnut stock? Lord, I'd love to get one of those M7s in 6mm!

TexAg
11-30-2004, 16:56
Originally posted by paynter2
Color me green with envy! does it have a walnut stock? Lord, I'd love to get one of those M7s in 6mm!

Yes it does :)
Its a nice short and light gun and a very flat and accurate shooter. My first deer gun was a .22 Hornet (yes it worked fine on my first 3 or so deer and yes all centerfires are legal in TX) and my second gun is this 6mm, which I switched over to when I was 14 or 15 or so and it has taken many deer. Only other gun I have shot a deer with is a Marlin 1894 Cowboy .45 Colt. I have looked at other guns recently, but I just can't find fault with my 6mm to buy or carry anything else.

TScottW99
11-30-2004, 22:40
T/C Encore rifle in .308winchester w/ a Nikon 3-9X40 shooting Hornady's 150 grain SST's

CVA Mag Hunter shooting 80 grains of 777 FFG with Hornady's 300 grain SST's.

SLing438
12-01-2004, 06:39
".50 Beowulf.
RRA lower w/RRA 2 stage trigger.
Cav Arms OD non tapered handguards and a KAC forward grip
Trijicon Reflex II sight
ACE stock with Wolff XP action spring.
used Alexander Arms factory loaded 325gr JHP"

I'd kill to be able to hunt with that in Ohio. Unfortuantely, I'll have to stick to my TC Black Diamond in-line!

Wicked96SS
12-01-2004, 07:03
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/28826sw500_1-2-med.jpg

SLing438
12-01-2004, 07:36
What is that like to shoot? Is it managable? I can't imagine what the muzzle blast sounds like!!

Wicked96SS
12-02-2004, 06:39
It really isn't all that bad, once you learn how to shoot it right... that is when I first started shooting it, I was trying to fight the recoil... muscle it down... it would beat me black and blue... after a bit, I just let the recoil happen, and I went from shooting maybe 10 rounds per session to 20-30 rounds... the weight of the gun now tires me out more than the recoil!

It is loud, and inpractical, and no real reason why I should have it... but it is also one of the funnest guns I own!! I would very much like to try hunting with it... but can't find a place that would let me locallay...

troyboy30
12-02-2004, 07:24
remington model 710 in 30/6

knight american 50 cal muzzle loader

mossberg 835 ulti mag rilfe slug barrel

hendrick
12-02-2004, 13:38
Ruger 77MKII in .270 and Leupold VXII 3-9. Sometimes I'll go back to my old Remington 700 .270

muddydog
12-02-2004, 14:31
the first gun ever given to me and told to shoot deer with it..

was a winchester model 67 or 62 pump .22 caliber rifle..i know...i know...what you all are going to say..but rural people who grow up in the mountains are generally out to maintain all rules regarding calibers for deer. the deer in SE Ok are failry small bodied..and a .22 to the base of the neck is lights out..DRT. i dont think i ever fired a shot over 15 yards with it at a whitetail.

i was five (1975)years old..and i shot deer with it for 4 years.


then i was given a well used winchester 94 30-30...and used it hard..until i bought a remington 742 30-06 when i was 12. ( 1982)

the 742 is still well used. taking a couple of deer already this year with it.

i shudder to think how many deer were killed with the first two rifles..between my father, brother and myself.

rfb45colt
12-02-2004, 17:36
Originally posted by popinsmoke
Ok guys gather round. Since you all have been so nice to my here on the boards I am going to let you in on my secret weapon!!!! ;f
This baby not only practically steeres itself to the target but late at night it attracts deer no fooling ;)

It's no secret... I've got two so far with my "secret weapon"... which is also a GMC (1998 Sierra). So I put on a TJM "cow-catcher" bumper, after the last one. (see attachment)

As for my deer guns... I use several rifles and several pistols. Savage 110L in .30-06, Marlin 336 in .35 Rem, NEF Handi-Rifles in both .243 & 280, but my favorite is a Remington 742 Carbine .308, with see-thru mounts holding a Nikon 1.5-4.5x20 scope, over a Williams peep w/ "Fire-Sight" front. It also has a black synthetic Ram-Line stock set, and I use plastic Ram-Line 10 rnd mags. Not for extra firepower (although after 6 hunters got murdered less than 100 miles away, it's not a bad idea:(), but I use them because they are very reliable, one less thing to worry about getting rusted up when hunting in the rain/snow, and I don't need any extra mags, or shells, jingling around in my pockets.

For handguns I use a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt w/ Leupold 2x scope, and a Dan Wesson .44MAG w/ a 10" barrel.

For muzzleloading season, I use two NEF Huntsman .50 cal, using two 50gr Pyrodex pellets topped off with Hornady 300gr saboted XTPs. And yes, I carry both out to my stand. It's easier to just grab another loaded one than it is to reload the 1st one. Or when I feel more in the "Jeremiah Johnson" type mood, I also have the same .50cal Traditions Hawken Woodsman as Sixgun symphony does.

c10bonanza
12-02-2004, 18:30
I use my Grandfather's .257 Winchester. Does the job nicely.

ALLAN
12-03-2004, 12:45
Originally posted by rfb45colt
It's no secret... I've got two so far with my "secret weapon"... which is also a GMC (1998 Sierra). So I put on a TJM "cow-catcher" bumper, after the last one. (see attachment)



If we could just figure out how to mount headligts on a bullet.;a

USPcompact
12-03-2004, 16:06
Tikka T3 stainless/laminate in .270 WSM with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. She's a shooter!

WFO2
12-03-2004, 16:14
300 Win MAg..........For long shots. Old bolt action 308 for normal hunting......

onemilmhz
12-06-2004, 09:18
Open field - Remington 700BDL .270 w/3.5-10x40 Leupold Vari-X III

Thick woods - Remington 7400 .243 w/1.5-4.5x32 B&L 3200 Elite

Close Quarters (under 100 yds) - Winchester 94 .30-30 (no scope)

Handgun - 5 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Mag (no scope)

Coming soon! - Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter 7 1/2" w/Leupold EER scope

hollow10mm
12-31-2004, 22:18
model 700 sendero sf 7mm mag, use it for all hunting area's. 150 grain rem. scirroco bullets.

WFR
01-01-2005, 08:38
I took my first deer this year with a Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .280 with a Leupold VXII 2X7 in Leupold rings & bases.
I bought it used and it has some war wounds in the stock & bluing but it's light enough to carry all day and will group 1" with the right factory loads.
If I'm hunting timber I have lever guns in calibers ranging from .375 Winchester down to .357 magnum.
This year I plan on experimenting with different peep/aperture sight variations on my lever guns.
I took my deer this year @ 230 yds with the .280. He dropped out of the scope when I finally connected with him on the 3rd shot (running).
I'm contemplating a .257 Roberts or 7X57 Mauser in Ruger 77, the old style.

VolFan
01-02-2005, 15:35
T/C Encore in 7mm-08, topped with Nikon 2-7x. I bought the rifle last season and have only taken 2 deer with it so far. Very impressed...light, handy, and has knocked both deer flat.

JMag
01-18-2005, 01:18
Browning A-Bolt Medallion .30-06 with a Swift 4-12 x 50.

This afternoon (2:30pm) my son, brother-in-law and I hit the woods; this was my son's first time out. We got to the first stand and before my son and I could climb up there were three doe in the field. My brother-in-law slowly headed toward the other stand near a dam without spooking the doe. Another one shows up along with one at our immediate left only 30 feet or so away.

We waited...a waited for the a buck. The doe all left the scene after about 45 minutes or so. We waited. They came in again; 10 doe in the one field. About 4pm a buck appeared from our right. The wind was right all day coming from the north as we faced north; it was cold, too. The deer were moving which we felt they would be.

My son wanted me to take the shot at the buck; the far end of the field is 150yds. The buck was at the far end of the field. I had loaded up a 150gr. Silvertip and switched off the safety. Boom! They all scatter and we could not be sure we got a hit. We waited some more.

My son wanted to leave with something for the freezer as he had gotten cold. We decided to hang out a little longer.Sure enough, 30 minutes or so later one of the doe comes back into the field. One solo doe this time. She too, stayed at the far end of the field but gave us a nice broadside shot. Boom! She jumps and runs. We knew we got her.

We climbed down and headed across the field after clearing the gun before climbing down of course. We entered the woods at the proper point (plenty of blood to follow) and went only about twenty-five yards. Guess what? The buck AND the doe were only about twenty feet apart! Two shots, two kills and legal here as one doe a day can be harvested.My son was so excited!

We got them up to the house/shed and offered the renters the doe. We got the field dressing job done and now have some meat in the freezer. I have only been in about an hour-and-a-half. We are beat.

The brother-in-law saw four deer and one was a buck about the same size as our 4-point (150lbs.) but it was too dark for him to try a shot. We can share!

It is amazing what that Silvertip did as it entered and did its job expanding (recovered the bullet perfectly mushroomed) and located on the opposite side (angled shot) just inside the skin. The other shot on the doe went through as she was much smaller.Still, she was a real mess.I'm a believer in Silvertips for my rifle now.

My son told me he'd never forget today! That made it all worth it and extra special for me.

MrGlock21
01-18-2005, 03:01
depends on the mood I'm in:
308 Steyr Pro Hunter Mountain - Kahles
223 Bushmaster M17S - Swarovski
Ruger Superredhawk 454 - Leupold

nickE10mm
01-20-2005, 21:06
Remington 700 VLS in .243 with 26" bbl and B&L 4-16X50mm, with Harris Bipod.

nickE10mm
01-20-2005, 21:08
either my Kimber Custom .45 Super or, my fav, Kimber Custom Target in 10mm shooting 200 Gr BTB for close in thicket and deep forest / steep hills work.

Cheers!

Poohgyrr
01-25-2005, 23:50
A recently inherited Remington 740 in .308 with my old Leupold 2X7 compact for distance., or one of a couple Winchester Levers in 30-30, .44, .356, and a recent .357 Trapper...

bachchoy
01-25-2005, 23:52
http://www.theduke.de/images/Winchester/1894rifle3030.jpg

youngtacshooter
01-26-2005, 07:37
mine is a remington model 7 stainless steel in 308.

WunderDog
01-26-2005, 11:11
PA deer and out west: Weatherby Ultralight in .300 Wby Mag w/ Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x50
NY deer: Savage 10 MLII Muzzleloader w/Leupold VX-II 2-7x33 (Smokeless powder)
Took its first deer in PA this year: S&W 500 8 3/8" barrel w/ Leupold 2x

Aesoh
01-27-2005, 12:55
Got this feller late December....

Aesoh
01-27-2005, 12:57
Let's try this again...

quinnt
01-30-2005, 13:50
12 gauge M37 deerslayer w/ a bushnell 4x32 scope. the scope is awesoem, you can see the sights underneath the scope itself

Sixgun_Symphony
01-31-2005, 01:15
Very nice! ;c


Originally posted by bachchoy
http://www.theduke.de/images/Winchester/1894rifle3030.jpg

JKump
02-01-2005, 13:15
A NEF superlight Handi Rifle .243 single shot, with a Nikon 4x32 scope mounted. Took 5 this year, 1 5 pointer and 4 does. Also carried a Western Marshal single action .357 mag.

trapfan
02-01-2005, 15:24
Weatherby Alaskan in .270 Win with Leupold VX III 3.5 X 10
Tikka T3 Lite in .243 Win with Zeiss 3 X 9 Conquest
T/C Encore Stainless ML in .50 cal with Leupold VX III 2.5 X 8
S&W 629 Classic 8 3/8 inch in .44 Rem mag with Leupold EER 2X
Colt AR15 HBAR Match in .223 Rem with Leupold VX III 1.5 X 8
Springfield Armory M1AE2 in .308 Win with Leupold VX III 3.5 X 10
Armalite AR10-A4 in .308 Win with Leupold Tactical 3.5 X 10 (NEW)

345
02-06-2005, 20:16
Rem 870 with Hasting rifled barrel and lightfield sabot bullets

woodsltc
02-07-2005, 00:37
Remington 700 in 30.06 w/Leupold 2.5x8 scope.;f

Burrito
02-08-2005, 18:15
Remington Model 700 BDL in 30-06 topped with a Bushnell 4-12x40. I just got it used in November of '04 and have yet to get a deer with it, but I did lay down a nice 200 lb hog with it. It doesn't have a recoil pad, just a metal butt plate, so practice with it with only a t-shirt on isn't too fun after 5 or 6 rounds. But during the hunt I'm not even gonna think about recoil. Who else doesn't have a recoil pad on their deer rifle?

True Punisher
02-10-2005, 07:34
Armalite AR-10 .308 it does some damage!^7

chevy01234
02-11-2005, 23:34
http://www.freephotoserver.com/tn/img35621835_46701757.jpg (http://www.freephotoserver.com/view.php?k=img35621835_46701757.jpg)

Here is my deer gun.Browning A-Bolt stainless in .280 rem.I killed an 18" 9 point and 3 does with it this year. I shoot the 140 grain winchester ballistic silver tips. It has a leupold varix III 3.5 by 10 by 50 and from 0 to 400 yards I am comfortable shooting it.

I also use my Glock 20C for closer up stuff but this season it only killed a possum and nutria both about twenty yards out.

Sorry for the quality picture it was the best i had on here.

duncan
02-14-2005, 17:26
My Rem 870 SG with 1.5 ounce deer slugs in the pump for shots out to 60 yards.

freakshow10mm
02-15-2005, 12:28
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/DSC00088.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/f1ad650e.jpg



Tikka 7mm-08 and Marlin Guide Gun 45-70

RottnJP
02-17-2005, 21:48
...Weatherby MK-V stainless, composite stock, Leupold VX-III 3-9 in .308 Been using Trophy Bonded Bear Claws in the Federal premium load with great success. Best one was a Kudu- elk sized S. African critter- about 340 yards across a little valley, plunked him right down in his tracks. In general, nothing has gotten more than a couple of yards with that load.

Ruger .44 mag carbine with peep sight if I'm feeling brushy.

-JP

lomfs24
02-18-2005, 00:35
Originally posted by Poohgyrr
A recently inherited Remington 740 in .308 with my old Leupold 2X7 compact for distance., or one of a couple Winchester Levers in 30-30, .44, .356, and a recent .357 Trapper...

I would love to get a .357 Trapper!;f

chucha
02-18-2005, 11:16
Poking around the edges of the cedar swamps and the xmas trees, a Remington Model 8 .35rem or Model 81 .300sav, or a Savage 99 in .300sav. Sitting and bushwackin', any of a bunch of mil-surps, kinda favor the Swiss K-31 and the Finn M39.
Once in a while, get the old M1 out and mooch around.
Lots of fun, just hate to drop one. That's when the real work starts! Drop one back in a cedar or tamarack swamp and you better have some boys young and strong back in camp to haul it out! I like to ram around the swamps in the winter but I damn sure won't shoot a deer in one. Had enough of that hauling out!

taa, cha;f

bo brannon
02-21-2005, 07:15
Remington 700 CDL 7mm mag. Leupold VX11 3-9 50mm. Hunting partner Ruger mk77 30-06 Bushnell 3200 firefly. 3 deer between us opening morning (him 2 me 1) drinking beer by 8am. I used 150 grain remington accutip partner 150 win silvertip.