any one have a favorite round and load they like to throw at them hopping horned burgers? (deer) or do you have specialized rounds and guns for spicific hunting applications?
My deer gun is Ruger bisley 44 mag if the shots are 100 and under. If I am stalking the open country Ill switch up to my kimber in 308 with winchester light magnums.. If I go muzzle hunting I like my hawken 50 cal with a green mountain barrel.
6mm Rem Mag. 100 grain sierra Boat tail, IMR 4350 powder. I have this rifle dialed in and it is deadly! It doubles as My P.dog gun in Wyoming when I have to buck the wind and my 22.250 wont handle it.
I was out window shopping for a 44 mag the other day, and the shop owner showed me a little ruger 454 super red hawk. sure felt nice in the hand. it had a rubber handle non slip. scope mount aready on it. I will deffenantly concider that gun should a couple bucks find its way in to my pocket. nice little hot round, bigger than a 410 but not as big as a 16 gage.
In close work gets a Remington model 8 in 35Rem w/200gr soft points or Hornadays 200gr LeverRevolution flex-tips ... Iron sights Anything with open shooting gets an A-bolt with 7mm Rem Mag in either 160/175gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claws... elite 3200.
For white tails i prefer either a 25-06 or a .308. The 25-06 i shot of my buddies had little recoil and it was one of the most accurate guns ive ever shot, not to metion the blistering 3200 FPS muzzle velocity.
I use a Remington Model 700 synthetic 30'06 with 165 gr. Fusion boattails. The best bullet i have found yet. My muzzleloader is a Winchester Apex .50 cal with a Tru-Glo red-dot scope. As a matter of fact, i am leaving right now for the evening hunt with it.
I totally agree with you if you have a gun and you are really good, most of the time it does not matter what type of gun you have or caliber.
so true, but ya know, the remington 6mm Mag is just a pleasureable flat long range pick-um-off gun. knock down power it is a little light, but when you are 1/2 - 3/4 mile away shooting at a slow moving or still critter, I think I would take percision over hammer. I would say if you know your gun well enough, and you have honed your skills to the point you are profitient then that is all you need, personaly for a long range gun I dont think you can get better than a remington 6mm mag with a 7x12 redfeild wide angle. unless you go military, "sniper" (sory, cant remember or wont tell make, modle, caliber) Big fan of redfield as well,
.270 or .30-06 are the best two guns for deer hunting. I have one of each they both have their advantages. The .270 goes faster, but the .30-06 goes farther and bigger round. They are both good guns. .308 is not bad and a .243.
I have several rifles. I would have to say that my favorite for deer is my .280 Remington.
I use 7mm rem mag. Remington 700 bdl. 150 gr. ballistic silvertips for deer and 160 gr. noslers for elk.
so you are using black powder rifles? my brother uses a 50 caliber musle loader. nice gun but I would hate to have to carry it through the woods for any distance. feels like it weighs 12-15 pounds.....
The only rounds that I use for deer hunting is a 139 or 140 grain Boattails in a 7MM magnum at long range. Seems to be very effective. Anything larger would blow it apart. JMHO. AFDan52
that cirtainly is a sweet shootin gun, I had the privlage of shooting one some time ago. question. dose your scope have the sub cross hairs? and do you use a range finder to calculate your distance at that range?
7MM REM. MAG. 160gr. failsafe bullets from a model 70 winchester classic stainless. 6.5x20 leupold scope. Most of my shots are 400-600 yards. That is why I use this gun
I had a beed on the end of the barrol. when I loned it out they put a fiber optic on the end. dosnt matter now, I filled the chamber with 00-Buck now all I have to do is point and shoot. no aiming involved. its just like throwing hand granades, Close counts
This was the first year I hunted deer with my shotgun. I hunted an area that only allows primitive weapons and shotguns. I was surprised how much fun it was. Quite a bit harder when you have to be within a 100 yards but the challenge is what made it so fun. Do you have a scope on your shotgun or open sights?
Yah, I wished I was using mine last fryday. cant use them where I live. I have to go a couple hundred miles at least in any direction to be able to use it leagly. I had my shot gun, it seem to be shooting a foot low at 25 yards.... needles to say I made a deer jump insted of lay down on the dinner table....
I also am a 30'06 man. Doesn't matter the brand to me, as long as it shoots accurately. I use 180 grain or even 150 grain for deer. A great all around gun as has already been mentioned.
I too like hunting with a pistol. nothin like walking through the woods hands free. some times you do have to be quick on the draw, and just as fast to decide is that a target you want to plunk at....
,i used a 7mm stw .a great shooting gun,very flat for them long open shots.i think that the 30/06 has to be one of the most widely used calibers on the market especially if its hand loaded.it can be loaded light for antelope or heavy for bear if needed.just a great all around caliber.i do most of my hunting with a pistol or a shot gun now.
The 308 has been my favorite for years. When my 30-30 couldn't reach out and touch some of the deer.
I like the .270.. The 06 is also a good medium sized game gun..
MY ALL AROUND GUN IS THE 30.06 , INFACT , I HAVE 2 OF THEM ! THEY HAVE PRETTY GOOD RANGE AND GOOD KNOCK DOWN POWER. I HAVE USED IT FOR BEAR ALSO , AND IT HAS THE KNOCK DOWN POWER SO I DON'T HAVE TO TRAIL THEM DOWN IN THE DARK !! MY 270 ALSO IS A GOOD CALIBER ! ITS ALOT FASTER AND FLATTER SHOOTING THEN THE .06 , BUT DOESNT HAVE THE SO CALLED KNOCK DOWN POWER THAT A .06 HAS ! FOR OPEN RANGE SHOTS AND FOR ANTELOPE , THIS IS A GUN THAT I WOULD CHOOSE ! MY DAUGHTER SHOOTS A 243 CAL. WHICH IS A GOOD FLAT SHOOTING GUN , BUT IN THE WRONG HANDS , CAN BE A VERY BAD GUN TO USE FOR DEER ! CAUSE OF THE SPEED AND THS SMALL PROJECTILE , A SHOT NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE WILL JUST CRIPPLE A DEER ENOUGH SO IT CAN RUN AND DIE LATER !! I MIGHT BE GETTING OFF THE SUBJECT ALREADY , BUT HERE IS MY OPION ON GUNS >> YOU SHOULD ONLY USE THE CALIBER THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU ! ALL GUNS HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF DOING THE JOB , BUT THEY DON'T MEAN DIDDELLY IF YOUR SIGHTS OR SCOPE ARE'NT ON !! YOU SHOULD NEVER GO INTO THE FIELD WITHOUT HAVING IT SIGHTED IN , YOU OWE IT TO THE ANIMAL YOUR AFTER , AND ALSO KNOW WHERE YOUR SHOT SHOULD BE TAKEN ON THE ANIMAL ! WHAT I MEAN IS , YOU SHOULD NEVER HIT A DEER IN THE HINDS AT 150 YDS , IF YOU DID , YOU DID'NT SIGHT YOUR RIFLE IN , OR YOU TOOK A SHOT YOU SHOULD OF NOT TAKEN ( RUNNING , TO MUCH COVER BETWEEN YOU TWO ) !! TAKE ONLY A GOOD SHOT , BOTTOM LINE !!! NOW SINCE I'M OUT IN LEFT FIELD HERE SOMEWHERE , I'LL END MY JABBERING !!! HIT WHERE YOU AIM,
I havent shot the .44 carbine, saw one though my uncle has one a ruger i think nice and short and lever action, he loads his own shots for it and says it is a fun little gun. Another gun that i really enjoy is the good ole 30-30 cheap gun and cheap loads and it has knock down power just not much for distance
have you ever tried the ruger .44 carbine? its maximum range is about 125 yards. it shoots like a 410 shot gun, semi automatic, and short. perfect for guys running the brush tracking deer. poor choice for boar tho' I used one and had to put 4 rounds in the same place to get the fifth round to penitrate. tho' it could have been the maximum expantion hallow points blowing up on the boars tough hide.
if that gun from texas was a lever action it may have been a winchester 270... a buddy of mine had his dads rifle and I got to plug a few holes in a target. it was a sweet shooting gun, certainly a candidate as a first gun for a beginning young. something with power but not the earth shattering K-boom that the larger riffels have. I think it is even light enough for a 12-15 year old to carry with out being worn down by its weight.
I too use a 30.06, with 220 grain silver tips. "browning madalian" not because it was my first choice of perches but because I won it at from a police raffel for a dollar. now I wouldnt traid it for a new one. have yet to be disapointed with its ability to preform. the load is a bit heavy for deer but the accuricy is right on the quarter at a hundred yards. that aint bad for factory rounds. I have concidered a reloading system, but that will have to wait till I move, My house is to close to my neibors...LOL wouldnt want to axidently wake them in the middle of the night....
I only have 4. 2 are too small. 1 is too big. and one is just right. 30.06. I like the 06 because it is a good all around rifle. You can go a bit smaller then deer and a bit bigger. I have also shot a deer with a .280? (I think), I am not positive what the rifle was but wouldn't mind having one, I was visiting in Texas and shot a friends rilfe. I know it was smaller then the .06 and it was a dream to shoot. Light recoil and flat shooter right on the money.
.22-250, as far as brand goes, it really doesnt matter i have had no problems as long as it is a well known brand. Gun though Browning BLR sweet gun and a blast to shoot
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