What Gun/Guns and Ammo do You Deer Hunt with?

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Postby 69Viking » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:32 am

I grew up using a Marlin .22 just for target practice and loved it.  When I got older and decided to hunt I stuck with Marlin and chose the 336W Lever Action 30-30.  It's a good gun capable of 100+ yard shots with the Remington Core Lok shells.
 
A couple of years afte I bought the 30-30 Hornaday cam out with the Hornaday Leverevolution shell that now easily allows my 30-30 to shoot 200 yard shots and with practice you can take 300 yard shots and still kill a deer.  Not bad for a rifle originally bought for 100 yard shots. 
 
Two years ago I proved it's worth by hitting a 6 point buck at 175 yards, it dropped on the spot.

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Postby paulie » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:54 am

Here in lower Michigan(shotgun only) I use a Remington 870 with a rifled slug barrel, and Remington copper solid slugs. When I hunted 'up north'(rifle zone) I used my Marlin model 336 in 35 rem. I tried a couple different rounds in that gun, found Remington 'core-lokt' to work the best. I also own a Ruger (new model)blackhawk in 45 colt, with a bit more practice, and some 'hot' loads, I plan to pursue whitetail with it as well (up close and personal,of course).

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Postby mndeerslayer » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:48 am

HELLO MAXHUNTER , I HAVE A BUDDY THAT OWN'S A TIKKA .270 ITS A GREAT RIFLE . HE LOVES  IT . EVERYBODY ELSE I USE A BROWNING .243 WITH HOT RELOADS MY DAD HAS RELOADED WE HAVE ENOUGH .243 & 30-06 TO SUPPLY OUR ARMED FORCES . I ALSO USE A REMINGTON 30-06 AS A BACKUP RIFLE WITH ANYTHING FROM 150 GR - 180 GR
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Postby Gafrage » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:04 pm

ORIGINAL: GTOHunter

I was raised hunting Deer with a 30-06 Remington Automatic Rifle with/180 grain Core-Lokt bullets


I know I'm a little behind in this post...but are machine guns legal in some states?  Or was that a typo? 

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Postby GTOHunter » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:57 pm

Hmmmmmm..? I think You can use an AR-15 or and AK-47 for Hunting but you are only allowed a magazine that will hold around 3 to 4 shells at one time.I believe No fully automatic Rifle/Guns are allowed either? 
 
 
 
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Sorry Gafrage I meant to say I have been using a Remington 30-06 in a {Semi-Automatic!} [8|]
 

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Postby dxthunter57 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:37 am

I use a Browning Gold Deer Hunter 12 gauge shotgun
It kicks like a mule leaves a big entry hole and is accurate
But i like using a .308 or a 30 06 they have good range on

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Postby jerrybrown1949@sbcgl » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:59 pm

I love the 25 calibers.  you are all missing a great gun by not mentioning the 250-3000. This gun has acceptable recoil for youth or anyone that is recoil sensitive.  It will kill deer with authority.
 
The only problem is they are a little hard to find these days as the only company I know of that chambers it now is TC for the Encore
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Postby Big Buck Daddy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:44 pm

Might as well keep this going! 8)
 
Right now I'm using a Remington 770 in .270 with Federal Premium 150 gr. Vital-Sock (until the box runs out) AND I use my CVA .50 cal inline muzzleloader!
 
In central Wisconsin I don't have too many long range shots so the .270 is fine.  I intend to step up to a .300 or .308 soon (probably not before the season though).
 
However, I LOVE my muzzleloader!!!  It is so much fun to shot and the recoil is almost nothing.  I haven't put the scope (1x) on it yet and I might not, I like the fiber-optics that are on it!!!  Sure it's only one shot but that's all I usually get anyway!!!
 
Look luck and good hunting!
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Postby Jawbone » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:37 pm

I gun hunt in central WI. were it is kind of brushy.  Not many long shots unless you in a tree stand.  For still hunting or doing drives I use a BLR 308 with a 1-4 leupold.  I've been kicking the idea around of buying a bolt action but don't want to part with the money just yet.
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Postby speakerboxx » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:32 am

Winchester Model 70 in 7mm WSM. First Deer Rifle

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