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

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

Postby Dinkus » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:55 pm

My goto gun nowdays is a Savage 10 Ultralite in 300 WSM with 165gr Nosler Accubonds, but I have shot more deer with a 270 than any other caliber. I had an old Ruger 77 that I bought in 1977 that took 22 whitetails, 2 mulies, 2 pronghorn , 1 bobcat and a turkey. That was just one rifle in 270. I have had 3.

The two rifles that I would rate as near perfect for whitetails that I have owned would be a Remington 700 Classic in 6.5X55 and a Ruger 77 Compact in 260 Rem. The only reason that I sold the Ruger was because it wasn't blue/walnut. Stainless and gray laminate just didn't look right. I will have another 6.5 of some configuration.

It is not the caliber that kills. Bullet construction and placement takes presidents above all else.

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

Postby vanbachbn » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:47 am

I hunt in NY state the areas i hunt are either woodland or swampy.I use a marlin lever action 30/30 with hornady leverlution ammo.i like the way the small gun shoulders and swings .the ammo allows for acurate shots .most shots are way under 100yrds the average being 50 and lower.igot an older busnell low power scope on it i think its a banner 2 model.It gets the job done

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

Postby rthomas4 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:45 pm

When I'm running the hounds I usually carry a Remington 1100 and shoot Winchester SuperX 00 Buckshot. If I'm sitting in a tree, tower blind, or ground blind, my go to rifle is a T/C Encore .308 shooting Winchester 150 grain powerpoints, I do have one particular tower blind where I'll sometimes use a Winchester .300WSM and Winchester 165 grain ballistic tip ammo for some 250-300 yard shot opportunities.
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Re: What Gun/Guns and Ammo do You Deer Hunt with?

Postby 1-GTOHunter » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:46 pm

It's been a while since I've checked in here at D&DH.....nice to see more Members listing the Cool Guns,Rifles and Shotguns they Hunt with and the Stories that go along with it!

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

Postby Norwegian » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:07 am

I used to use a Tikka T3 in 6,5x55 Scan
then i had a Weatherby Vanguard s2 in 308
and now i just bought a new rifle, the Heym SR30 a German straight pull bolt action rifle in 30-06
Couldnt be more happy ... (like the picture, only mine is in a stainless steel and has a synthetic stock)
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Re: What Gun/Guns and Ammo do You Deer Hunt with?

Postby 1-GTOHunter » Sat May 16, 2015 2:10 pm

I got this Bad Boy last year during the Black Friday Sales...couldn't pass it up since I got quite a lot off the original price and I've always had Friends and Brother In-Laws that hunted with them but I have never shot 1 in all my Years of Deer Hunting...so here it is!

Marlin 30-30,going to put a Leupold 3x9x40mm Rifleman Matte Black scope on it and try the Hornady LeveRevolution 30-30 Ammo that's suppose to be faster and reach out further than the regular 30-30 Ammo?
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Re: What Gun/Guns and Ammo do You Deer Hunt with?

Postby Ridgerunner665 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:35 pm

Nosler M48 Custom, 280 Ackley Improved...the scope is a Zeiss HD5 3-15x42....the .ammo is reloads using 160 grain Nosler Accubonds at 3,000 fps.

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

Postby Romellio » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:45 pm

I carry my Colt Anaconda to the field. Here in MN in Shotgun zones, during the regular firearm season I carry my Muzzleloader and my colt. Muzzleloader for long shots, Colt for up close. Love it!!

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Postby Wanderer » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:34 am

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This year I will use my TC Contender in 35 Remington. Indiana was supposed to expand the rifle rules which would have allowed me to use my .270 , but they backed off at the last minute.

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

Postby annuvin » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:21 pm

I usually use my Remington 7600 pump in .30-06 for the rifle hunt with 180 grain Winchester Power Points. I have a Bushnell 3x9 scope mounted on it and have been very happy with the rifle's accuracy and performance.

In shotgun/black powder only areas, I have a .50 cal Lyman Deerstalker. I just picked up a Remington 870 12 gauge combo with both the smoothbore barrel the fully rifled barrel and iron sights.
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