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

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Postby Sopchoppy » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:23 am

I just started deer hunting 2 years ago; I'm 59. I decided to get a rifle and studied long and hard. Decided on a Savage 7mm Mag because I thought bigger was better. Was I ever wrong!  It shot great, but kicked like a mule!  I was hurting by the time I got it sighted in.  Way too much gun.  Sold it; decided on a Remington 700 in 270.  Shoots like a dream, plenty powerful enough.  Now for the ammo. I ordered some Nosler custom ammo and although it's pricey, my rifle must like it because it is unbeliveably accurate.

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Postby howhill1 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:26 am

my two primary deer guns are currently a moss. 500 20ga i bought for my daughter but it shoots rem core lokt's so well and weighs so little that dad is really gettin attached to it. MY deer gun is a cva side lock .50. shoots like a dream, and ive always been a bit nostalgic when it comes to firearms. over the years ive used a 16 ga, 12 ga , .357, .454 casull. pretty much tried everything i could here in illinois.
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Postby Knockdown » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:45 pm

I shoot a Rossi .223 with a 55 gr. SP by Monarch. Works wonderfully. For days that the .223 just doesnt feel right I use a Win. .270 with 155 gr. Core-loks. I also have a Moss. 500 for brush hunting. Fires a nice, juicy 1 oz. slug.
 
howhill1, did u use the .454 casull on deer?! 

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Postby howhill1 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:27 am

carried it quite a few times, have a buddy whose killed two with his, very effective. he just picked a new .460 smith. theres a group of 7 of us who go down for il's late firearm/pistol season.
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Postby tjmeyers » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:34 am

I'm also fairly new to the sport. I bought the Remington 700 chamgered for .270. I'm shooting Remington's Core Lokt ammunition. I didn't feel the premium rounds (XP3, Sirocco, etc.) was worth the cost. The balistics on the Core-Lokt is almost identical out to 300 yds. I probably will never have a shot over 200 yds on the property I hunt.

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Postby schlupis » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:19 pm

270 is one of the best choices for deer hunting hard hitting and a very flat shooter. 
 
I use a savage 110 in 300 win mag shoots the best with Federal Premium Noslar Partitions. Some say over kill for deer But I looked at my wallet and though I would just buy one gun that I can use on just about everything. Deer up to moose and bear.

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Postby Kenny » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:21 pm

I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. Depending on which area of my land I'm hunting I either use a Remington Model 2700, in .270win or a Remington model 600, in .308.  I like the 270 in 150gr for the extra range when I'm hunting my fields and my 308 when I'm in the woods.

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Postby bckklr » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:40 am

ruger 7 mm mag or a ruger 270/243 depends on what stand im huntin out of knight muzzle loader winchester shells except in the 7 mag remington core lockt
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Postby Robert Rowland » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:50 pm

Anyone using single shot rifles? Other than the muzzle loaders there doesn't appear to be many.
I would like to get one just to make the hunt one notch more challenging.
I can only recall a couple of times that I needed the second shot anyway.
 

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Postby marshall9779 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:13 am

I shoot a Winchester Model 70 in 270WSM shooting hand loads that my Dad makes up for me. The loads are 140gr Hornady SST and 70 gr RE 25 powder I believe. It definitely kicks a bit, but it lays 'em down. I've shot 4 deer with it and 3 were good shots through the vitals and only one ran about 25 yrds. The other I pulled the shot and was a gut shot. On smaller deer the hydroshock will break the spine at 50yds or less. I have a CVA Optima Elite ML on the way. Can't wait to get her dialed in. I have some Shockey's Gold and 200gr TC Shockwaves already, but I will switch to Blackhorn 209 powder after I finish off the Shockey's.  

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