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Posted: 4/17/2006 4:09:40 PM EDT
What do you use? I was thinking about a Remington model seven, but the new issue of American Rifleman came today with a nice Kimber 8400 on the cover. Decisions, decisions...


Let's see 'em! Tell me about your deer rifle. Do you use a lever gun, a bolt gun, a shotty?
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:12:14 PM EDT
I use 2.

Stand hunting in woods - Remington 700 in 25.06.
Ground hunting in tobacco fields - Savage 12 in 300 WSM.

If I don't change my mind I'm going to buy a GCS 20" 6.5 Grendel upper for this season.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:13:05 PM EDT
Sorry, I use a revolver. SRH 7.5BBL .454 caliber.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:13:09 PM EDT
Remington 700 ADL. Leupold 3X9 VXII. in .243

Works well for me.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:14:35 PM EDT
Model Seven Stainless Synth in a 243 with a Nikon 3-9x40
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:14:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:15:11 PM EDT
Browning A bolt  30-06.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:15:28 PM EDT
Browning A-Bolt II Micro in .260 Remington.


Works great.  Nothing special in terms of speed, bullet weight, or flash.  But damn, it sure kills good.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:15:54 PM EDT
Pre-64 model 70 in 308
Ruger 77 Mark II All weather in 30-06
both are sub MOA accurate, great guns.

In OH though we have to use shotties, for that a use an 870 express with an iron sighted slug barrel.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:16:20 PM EDT
Winchester Model 70, in .243 winchester




As far as ammo, I use handloads with 95g Barnes XLC bullets.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:17:16 PM EDT
7mm WSM Winchester 70
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:17:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Mine is no longer available--Yugo Zastava Mauser in .30/06, with double set triggers.  

My wife has a GREAT Remington 700 in '06, stainless/synthetic, topped with a Leupold 3.5-10X/50mm objective.  It shoots into 3/4" and is a NICE rifle for any kind of hunting.  



I've been using my Dad's old 700 for 10 years now and have nothing but wonderful things to say about it.  He gave me a custom built 7 Mag for Christmas last year and we have yet to fire it, so there is a good chance the trusty 700 will be used again next fall.  Right out of the box an amazing rifle, and they can only get better from there on out.  
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:21:13 PM EDT
Depends on where I'm hunting.  Smith .44 mag pistol, Rem 700 6.5X55, Rem 700 7.62X39, Rem 700 .308.  Remingtons all have 3X9 VaraX ll scopes.  The Smith is a 4 inch.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:21:44 PM EDT
What else are you going to shoot?  If you are just targeting white tail, I would recommend a Remington .270.  If you are planning to shoot elk, moose, and bear, I would recommend a Winchester 30.06 at a minimum.  
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:22:19 PM EDT
NEF .243
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
What else are you going to shoot?  If you are just targeting white tail, I would recommend a Remington .270.  If you are planning to shoot elk, moose, and bear, I would recommend a Winchester 30.06 at a minimum.  



I have taken an elk with a .270, the first year I hunted.

I use a mans rifle for elk now (.375 H&H)
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:23:35 PM EDT
My favorite is a Browning 1885 low wall in 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser with a Burris compact 4x12. It is a sweet little rifle.

#2 is a Ruger #1 in .30-06 with a Nikon 3.5x10x50.

Both rifles will shoot sub MOA with my loads.

Rusty
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:23:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 4:24:23 PM EDT by limaxray]
Winchester Mod 70 Sporter in .30 Win Mag.  Got a deer and an elk with this one.

Pistol is a S&W Mountain Gun in .44, as bear medicine.

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:23:59 PM EDT
Browning A-Bolt in .308 with Leupold Vari-X III 3.5 - 10 glass.

Its really more scope than I need but I love Leupold optics - good stuff.  The rifle is accurate, light and handles nicely.  
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:24:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 4:24:28 PM EDT by Cypher214]
The next rifle I build for deer hunting ONLY will be a Tikka T3 stainless laminated in either .243 or .308, with a Leupold 3-9x40.  I'm in the process of building a rifle for hunting anything in the world.

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:24:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
What do you use? I was thinking about a Remington model seven, but the new issue of American Rifleman came today with a nice Kimber 8400 on the cover. Decisions, decisions...


Let's see 'em! Tell me about your deer rifle. Do you use a lever gun, a bolt gun, a shotty?


I will use my Garand.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:25:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 4:26:34 PM EDT by AZ-K9]


OR

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:25:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
The next rifle I build for deer hunting ONLY will be a Tikka T3 stainless laminated in either .243 or .308, with a Leupold 3-9x40.  I'm in the process of building a rifle for hunting anything in the world.

berettausa.com/productphotos/rifles/TikkaT3_Laminated_Stainless.jpg



Build it in .243 - best deer round ever made (IMO)
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:25:54 PM EDT
I used a Remington 760 Gamemaster in 30-06...just like James Earl Ray.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:26:24 PM EDT
IBNME wit da deagle
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:26:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
IBNME wit da deagle



wif da beamz
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:27:33 PM EDT
Remington 700 ADL in .308 with a simmons pro50
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:27:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:
NEF .243



1shott, a guy i shoot with uses one of those.  he's got several other rifles but he likes the NEF.  
its dead nuts accurate too.  i think he's got a nikon scope or something like that on it.  

oh yeah and its .243 as well.  good rifles.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:28:01 PM EDT
I use a Remington model 600 Mohawk .308 cal. It only weighs about 6.5 pounds loaded. The 18" barrel is great for getting through the woods. I can carry it all day without a problem.  I paid $150 for it about 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:28:45 PM EDT
Single shot H&R .30-30 with handloaded Nosler 150gr CTs.  Deadly accurate and deadly out to 150yds.

Remington 700 titanium in .270 for longer range work, handloaded also with Nosler CTs.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:28:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 4:30:07 PM EDT by DOW]

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
What else are you going to shoot?  If you are just targeting white tail, I would recommend a Remington .270.  If you are planning to shoot elk, moose, and bear, I would recommend a Winchester 30.06 at a minimum.  



Whitetail only for now, but my plan is to relocate to New Hampshire in 5 years or so. Bigger animals in need of killin up there from what I've heard.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:28:56 PM EDT
Whatever you do, don't get a Remington 710.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:29:48 PM EDT
IBTB
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:31:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 4:32:22 PM EDT by JDeere_1530]

Originally Posted By Rocky9_5:
Browning A bolt  30-06.



Ditto. Synthetic camo stock and Nikon Buckmaster 3-12X scope. Accurate and takes a beating.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:31:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By machaira:

Originally Posted By 1shott:
NEF .243



1shott, a guy i shoot with uses one of those.  he's got several other rifles but he likes the NEF.  
its dead nuts accurate too.  i think he's got a nikon scope or something like that on it.  

oh yeah and its .243 as well.  good rifles.




Yup, mine is dead on, I really like the NEF rifles.

Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:32:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Whatever you do, don't get a Remington 710.



You aren't the first person I've heard that from...
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:32:53 PM EDT

Just kidding, I don't hunt. But its my only bolt gun so I thought I'd post it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:37:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Whatever you do, don't get a Remington 710.



You aren't the first person I've heard that from...


Why?
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:39:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MT-Gun-Nut:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Whatever you do, don't get a Remington 710.



You aren't the first person I've heard that from...


Why?



I hear that they have accuracy problems myself.  That was a few years ago, so I do not know if those problems were resolved.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:39:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:40:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
The next rifle I build for deer hunting ONLY will be a Tikka T3 stainless laminated in either .243 or .308, with a Leupold 3-9x40.  I'm in the process of building a rifle for hunting anything in the world.

berettausa.com/productphotos/rifles/TikkaT3_Laminated_Stainless.jpg



Build it in .243 - best deer COYOTE round ever made (IMO)



Fixed it.  A little puny for northern deer.  


(NOT saying it won't kill them--the leak hole is just a bit too small.)



It takes mulies with ease, which are a lot bigger than those suitcase whitetails they got around over there


And yes, it is also a great Coyote round, and cougar round (though I use my .460 S&W for cougar now).
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:43:52 PM EDT
Rem 700 classic in 8mm mauser w/ a burris eurodiamond 3-10x40mm scope
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:45:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
The next rifle I build for deer hunting ONLY will be a Tikka T3 stainless laminated in either .243 or .308, with a Leupold 3-9x40.  I'm in the process of building a rifle for hunting anything in the world.

berettausa.com/productphotos/rifles/TikkaT3_Laminated_Stainless.jpg



Build it in .243 - best deer COYOTE round ever made (IMO)



Fixed it.  A little puny for northern deer.  


(NOT saying it won't kill them--the leak hole is just a bit too small.)



x2.  We have deer as big as horses in Illinois.  Rifles are banned, but if they weren't, I'd insist on something .30 caliber at least.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:49:29 PM EDT
Thompson center 7mm/8 or rem.700 pss 308.
Leapuld V-III on both.
                                                                                                                                       
If I miss (nill) my fault.









g
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:49:45 PM EDT
Rem 700 BDL in .270Win w/Leup 3-9x40

That said, I switched to muzzleloading last year for deer and elk because public land was pretty crowded during modern rifle and I unfortunately don't have the time to go far enough to avoid the people.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:50:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
What else are you going to shoot?  If you are just targeting white tail, I would recommend a Remington .270.  If you are planning to shoot elk, moose, and bear, I would recommend a Winchester 30.06 at a minimum.  



Whitetail only for now, but my plan is to relocate to New Hampshire in 5 years or so. Bigger animals in need of killin up there from what I've heard.



This thread is going on for pages.  Since you plan to kill bigger and better things, I would recommend a 30.06.  Cheap ammo and a very reliable caliber.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:50:28 PM EDT
AR with ACOG in 6.8SPC

That combo has taken 3 so far.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:50:44 PM EDT
Mostly I use a remington model 700 cs in .280 remington but I also occassionally use both a model 700 adl 30-06 and a remington model 742 .308 winchester. My plans for this upcoming deer season is to (finally) pop the cherry on my new remington model 700 pss .308 winchester.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:53:38 PM EDT
I use 2...

Ruger M77 MKII All Weather in .280 topped with a Simmons Aetec 2.5x10x44

Marlin 444ss in .444 topped with a Simmons 2x7x44
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:59:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Originally Posted By DOW:

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
What else are you going to shoot?  If you are just targeting white tail, I would recommend a Remington .270.  If you are planning to shoot elk, moose, and bear, I would recommend a Winchester 30.06 at a minimum.  



Whitetail only for now, but my plan is to relocate to New Hampshire in 5 years or so. Bigger animals in need of killin up there from what I've heard.



This thread is going on for pages.  Since you plan to kill bigger and better things, I would recommend a 30.06.  Cheap ammo and a very reliable caliber.




Let me ask you this - Is the .308 round as adaptable/flexible as the 30.06 round, so far as ability to take different sized game? I thought I read somewhere it was.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:00:06 PM EDT
DSA SA58 Congo - fixed stock
3-9x40 Nikon
150 gr. Winchester Ballistic Silvertips
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