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Offline don0764

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favorite deer rifle?
« on: Sep 26, 2010, 08:59:39 PM »
just curious to see what every ones favorite rifle is for deer hunting

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 26, 2010, 09:16:11 PM »
just curious to see what every ones favorite rifle is for deer hunting

I use either a 30-06 or 35 rem right now. I would love to get a 22-250 though. One of my buddys has one and they are amazing. He dropped a 200 lb 9 pointer in his tracks with it. The accuracy at long ranges is incredible. I've seen him successfully take 250-300 yard head shots at the strawberry farm when we go nuisance hunting. Plus its a perfect varmint rifle.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 26, 2010, 09:17:58 PM »
my only rifle is a BSA 7mm mag.a bit large but gets the job done.this year i am trying a new hornady shell.139gr

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 26, 2010, 09:49:03 PM »
I hunt some thick stuff her in Maine and grew up shooting this gun....30/30 Marlin....has killed all but 2 of my deer, the other 2 were with a bow.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 26, 2010, 11:13:52 PM »
Usually when I rifle hunt it's on a farm. I bought a 30-06 because it's one of the most versatile calibers.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #5 on: Sep 27, 2010, 01:20:17 AM »
I also beat the brush with a Marlin 30-30.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 27, 2010, 05:09:02 AM »
I am happy with my Remington 7400 30-06. Been good to me over the years so far.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 27, 2010, 05:59:13 AM »
Ruger M-77   30/06  gets the job done !!!

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 27, 2010, 06:00:22 AM »
Got my first deer 25 years ago with a Savage 99 300, replaced that with a Savage 99 in 308. I like to pin them to the ground !  ;D

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #9 on: Sep 27, 2010, 06:25:20 AM »
Ruger M-77 mark II, all weather, feather lite 270.
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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 27, 2010, 01:19:45 PM »
Remington 740 Woodmaster (semi-auto) .308...got new in 1959  ($149)....We have spent a lot of time together..hunts2long
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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #11 on: Sep 27, 2010, 01:43:45 PM »
I should have added that my 30-06 is an M77 MKII, with a Burris FullField II 4.5-14x42mm. I glass bedded and floated the barrel myself, it's a sub 1" gun at 100yds with hot hand loaded 165gr SPBT's. No one else will shoot it because it has a bit of a kick ;) If the weather is good I'll have it out this weekend for coyotes.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #12 on: Sep 27, 2010, 04:17:47 PM »
Ruger M-77 mark II, all weather, feather lite 270.

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 28, 2010, 09:03:34 AM »
I have 2 deer rifles both of which were passed down to me.  I have a Reminton 721 .30-06 that I inherited from my father.  The gun was made in 1949 and my father bought it when he got out of the navy.  I recently put a new laminated stock on it and also a conversion kit for a 4 shot clip.  I glass bedded the action and just finished fine tuning the sighting in process.  It really shoots well and the recoil is negligible with the new stock.  It kicked like a mule with the original factory stock.   I also have a nice Savage bolt action .30-30 carbine that is a joy to carry and works well where I hunt since the woods are so thick it is not likely you would ever get a shot over 100 yds.  My uncle gave me that gun.  Both of these guns shoot well and have sentimental value.

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Re: favorite deer rifle?
« Reply #14 on: Sep 28, 2010, 09:58:20 AM »
'Ol Betsy'  my 45 year old ML, Thompson Center Hawkins Renegade Carbine in .54cal. for Oak groves and shotgun only towns. And yes, I sleep with her.  ;D
Some say she's ugly, but I prefer to use the term 'broken in'!  :P  She's been very good to me!

Rem. 700 in 7mm Mag. 3x9 Redfield widefield for large cutdowns and cornfields(hardly use).

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