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weapon of choice......

Postby nhdeerchaser » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:47 am

Hey everyone!

What is everyone's favorite deer hunting weapon and why.

I have a Browning BAR in .30/06, topped with a T/C hawken hunter 1.5-5x32. I shoot either remington 165 grain accutips, or hornaday 165 grain SST's.

She shoots pretty consistant groups out to 100 yards which I find impressive for an autoloader. I chose a lower power scope because I like the wider field of view this scope offers, and most of my shots are under 100 yards where I hunt.

Just curious as to what everyone likes.

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Postby DeanoZ » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:01 pm

Compound bow hands down!  I love the challenge and getting up close and personal with your quarry.  I still enjoy rifle/shotgun hunting...but if I could only have one it would be a bow.  I have a Bowtech VFT 70#, Beman 400 ICS Hunter arrows, TruGlo single pin sight, Rage 2 Broadheads.

Ok had to edit the post because I just realized this is the "Guns and Ammo" section...sorry about that.  That being said I own a Marlin 336 30-30 lever action...its simple, durable and accurate.  I'm in the market for a .300 WSM so once I figure out which make and model I suspect that will quickly become  favorite...very flat shooting caliber.

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Postby Ifishandhunt » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:10 pm

My PSE Compound Bow because that is how most my deer have been killed. But heck, I love all my hunting weapons! I used a '6 Point Cross Bow' last year on one of my hunts from a tree stand and slammed a bolt into a doe. That thing crushed her. Went through her chest and down into the front leg on the other side. The bolt was destroyed in the process. I was amazed at the power and damage. I'll be using that cross bow this year again, but the compound bow will be my go-to weapon.

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Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:09 pm

I would have to say my XI Silverhawk (it's old) compound bow...A close second is my Remington 870 Magnum .12 gauge!

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Postby hunt4fun » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:19 pm

Matthews Switchback, I got it when it first came out and never found a REEZEN to switch.  I also use my dads remington model 700 woodsmaster chambered in 30-06 for gun season, and will (hopefully not any time soon) inherit my grandpas 30-06 (same model).  Those would be my two favorite tools of the trade.

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Postby vipertech » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:34 am

My rem 870 is my fav.  It's totally beat to hell.  The wood is rubbed away and there are a bunch of dings and scratches on it.  It adds to the coolness if you ask me.  Many times I've contemplated replacing the stock and forearm with new ones but I think the gun would loose its allure if I did that.  All those scratches and dings tell the story of my hunting adventures.  I certainly cannot recall each scratch or ding but hunting is the only way they got there. I don't use the gun for anything else.  Someday when I pass that gun down to a son or grandchild.  I hope they look at how beat the gun is and then imagine all of my adventures.  I equate this to a beat-up old guitar that has seen a lot of touring.  Oh the stories they could tell!!

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Postby shaman » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:20 am

As I brought the Shamanic Deer Battery out of its secret underground storage facility for the pre-season warm-up,  I thought I'd take some pictures.  Of all of them, this is my favorite:  the Savage 99 in 308 WIN. 


I load it with 165 grain Hornady Interlock SP  over H4895 to provide about 2600 fps a the muzzle.  That roughly duplicates a 300 Savage.  So far this rifle has had a special mojo. Since I got it in 2003 it's only shot bucks and only shot big ones-- 3 of my biggest to date. It also holds my personal records for shortest season (10 minutes and 20 minutes)
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Postby CB on the run » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:04 am

How many grains? Still tinkering with my Rem 760 in the .308.


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Postby Patriot » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:31 am

Rem 870 12 gauge for me.  I've never hunted / killed a deer with a rifle.
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Postby Ohio farms » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:10 pm

Ithaca Deerslalyer II scoped with a Nikon Buckmaster 3 x 9 for my slug gun and Thompson Center Encore with the same Nikon as the Ithaca.  Like them both. 


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