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Posted: 7/7/2008 12:53:52 PM EDT
I'm in the market for a new deer rifle. I have thought about everything from an AR style 6.8 to a lever action Marlin .35. So help me out and show me your favorites. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 1:51:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/7/2008 1:53:21 PM EDT by bob200587]
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/bob200587/DSCF0894.jpg

Remington 760 Gamemaster
.30-06

Shoulda cropped my feet....oops.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 4:46:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/7/2008 4:49:38 PM EDT by WIDeerHunter]
Nice 760. I used one of those for a few years after my grandfather gave it to me. He bought it used in 68. I used it one last year after he passed to take the biggest buck anyone in my family has shot and then I retired it. My new rifle is a Remy 700 in 300 RUM with a Leupold VXII 3-9x40. It's a real tack driver as lots of my shots are in the 200-300 yard range.

Tip: I always say to my buddies with rifle slings more deer have been lost due to you using a sling than me sleeping in my tree!!! Ditch the sling!
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 5:14:51 PM EDT
Nice rifle. I have a semi auto Remington in 30-06.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 5:16:49 PM EDT



1968 Ishphore enfield .308
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 5:32:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WIDeerHunter:
Nice 760. I used one of those for a few years after my grandfather gave it to me. He bought it used in 68. I used it one last year after he passed to take the biggest buck anyone in my family has shot and then I retired it. My new rifle is a Remy 700 in 300 RUM with a Leupold VXII 3-9x40. It's a real tack driver as lots of my shots are in the 200-300 yard range.

Tip: I always say to my buddies with rifle slings more deer have been lost due to you using a sling than me sleeping in my tree!!! Ditch the sling!


I got this one from my uncle a long time ago. I got my first deer with it last season. Didn't get to hunt much when I was younger...no where to go and my dad worked weekends.

As far as the sling, I just had it put on this spring. I hate carrying the thing around like an 18th century British Infantryman..... What's your qualm with them? I'm curious.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 5:42:23 PM EDT
Last year I went with the 50 Cal Muzzle loader.



Next year I'm going to try this Siamese Mauser in 45-70.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 10:30:14 PM EDT
Wow that's a heavy hitter.
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 3:52:58 AM EDT
Posted this pic before. Browning composite stalker .338 win mag. I have lots of deer rifles but this is my go to gun.
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 4:19:22 AM EDT
Marlin 1894 in 44 Mag.

240gr Nosler Partition Handgun Bullet in front of 23gr Alliant 2400.

Link Posted: 7/8/2008 6:57:22 PM EDT
If a deer pops out on the walk back to the truck, by the time you get your gun off your should he'll be long gone. The Wis regular gun season is only 10 days long so you don't want to miss out on any chances.
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 3:09:21 AM EDT
CVA Missouri, .50 percussion

Link Posted: 7/9/2008 6:20:55 AM EDT


I have carried this 700P .308 afield for three years. I shot my first buck with it(5-pointer). I have yet to hunt with the Leupold, I previously had a Kahles 4-12x56 on it. Wes
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 1:15:56 PM EDT
This one, if I don't decide it's too heavy:
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o279/KSP446/100_3410.jpg

Or this one, will be replacing the Super Sniper with a TRS-1 for hunting:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o279/KSP446/000_0103.jpg

Hunted with this one last year but sold it to help fund the M40A1
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o279/KSP446/101_3043.jpg
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 1:44:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 2:00:26 PM EDT
Did you borrow my gun and which scopes?

It sure works great!



Originally Posted By bob200587:
i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/bob200587/DSCF0894.jpg

Remington 760 Gamemaster
.30-06

Shoulda cropped my feet....oops.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 5:01:57 PM EDT
Pre-64 M70, 30-06 on the bottom and post-64 M70 30-06 for the rainy days...

Link Posted: 7/14/2008 11:33:55 PM EDT
Savage Model 10 .308 20" ported barrel, with a Leupold LRT 3.5-10x. It is heavy for the terrain that I hunt, but 3 years in a row it has gotten the job done with a single shot.

.....and no I did not drive around with the head on the bumper.


Link Posted: 7/15/2008 8:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stumps:
Savage Model 10 .308 20" ported barrel, with a Leupold LRT 3.5-10x. It is heavy for the terrain that I hunt, but 3 years in a row it has gotten the job done with a single shot.

.....and no I did not drive around with the head on the bumper.


i121.photobucket.com/albums/o203/philbob79/3x3008.jpg


I would have!
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 10:42:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WIDeerHunter:
If a deer pops out on the walk back to the truck, by the time you get your gun off your should he'll be long gone. The Wis regular gun season is only 10 days long so you don't want to miss out on any chances.


That sucks.
In Mississippi it lasts for 4mo if you include archery and primitive weapon.
The funny thing is that primitive weapon isnt really that primitive.

I purchased a 450 Bushmaster for regular gun season.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 4:05:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2008 4:07:23 PM EDT by jacobsk]
Remington model 7400 Woodsmaster

Link Posted: 7/16/2008 4:34:19 PM EDT


Cardinal Armory 18" SPR upper: SPC II, 1:11twist, 4-groove
YHM lightweight free float quad rail
Phoenix FH
MI front flip sight and GG&G MAD buis for close in shots
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 6:05:24 PM EDT
Browning Abolt II's
top - 300 win mag
bottom - 270 wsm

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u276/craSSh_album/brownings011.jpg
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 6:24:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 7:08:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By loonybin:
img141.imageshack.us/img141/5217/68spcrifle1tn0.jpg

Cardinal Armory 18" SPR upper: SPC II, 1:11twist, 4-groove
YHM lightweight free float quad rail
Phoenix FH
MI front flip sight and GG&G MAD buis for close in shots


whatta tink of the scope on that baby? I picked one up for coyote hunting this winter... mine gets a little fuzzy on the max magnification but I'm happy with it.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 7:39:47 PM EDT
gotta love the pre-64 model 70's mines in .243win. but i dont use this for hunting anymore... i have a heavier hitting beefier browning A bolt in 7mm rem mag that suits my needs... i'll take the model 70 out if im hunting small things like coyote or somwhere i know its not gonna get beat up.. its mostly my safe queen now
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/bean293/Picture004-3.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/bean293/Picture002-2.jpg

im tempted to get another crappy mosin and take it out hunting this year

Abolt
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/bean293/Picture130.jpg
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 8:14:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2008 8:15:21 PM EDT by loonybin]

Originally Posted By jacobsk:

Originally Posted By loonybin:
img141.imageshack.us/img141/5217/68spcrifle1tn0.jpg

Cardinal Armory 18" SPR upper: SPC II, 1:11twist, 4-groove
YHM lightweight free float quad rail
Phoenix FH
MI front flip sight and GG&G MAD buis for close in shots


whatta tink of the scope on that baby? I picked one up for coyote hunting this winter... mine gets a little fuzzy on the max magnification but I'm happy with it.


Yeah, at 16X it gets a little fuzzy if my head isn't in exactly the right spot, but I had that problem with a Leupold that I tried out in the store. It's a matter of eye relief not being as forgiving at the higher magnification. I originally got it for prarie dogs and planned on using that magnification, but or deer hunting, I doubt I'll be using it at that power. As long as I keep my proper cheekweld, I don't really have any fuzziness issues.


Oooohh! page twooooo! It's mine.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:52:08 AM EDT
I love lever guns. In the type of terrain I hunt, swamps and heavy palmetto thickets, I find they work well for me. These are some of mine.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 1:37:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mannlicher:
I love lever guns. In the type of terrain I hunt, swamps and heavy palmetto thickets, I find they work well for me. These are some of mine.
www.myhostedpics.com/images/Mannlicher/img0311.jpg


very impressive! thats a nice family you've got there!
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 4:20:19 PM EDT
Mannlicher,
Doesn't having the scopes on them ruin their use a bit in close cover like that? I know I'm prefer iron sights if my shots were always less than 50 yards.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 4:32:33 PM EDT
Not a great picture of it, but it's the top one (Next to me taking a lunchtime nap) and it's a M70 Stealth in 270 WSM with a Weaver 3-9x on it. The lower rifle is my brothers M70 in 300 WSM. The pic was from my 07 deer hunt.



Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:33:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MudBug:
Not a great picture of it, but it's the top one (Next to me taking a lunchtime nap) and it's a M70 Stealth in 270 WSM with a Weaver 3-9x on it. The lower rifle is my brothers M70 in 300 WSM. The pic was from my 07 deer hunt.

www.goobage.com/pics/hunt/deer07/deer07_025.jpg



gotta love those mid day hunting naps
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 6:05:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mannlicher:
I love lever guns. In the type of terrain I hunt, swamps and heavy palmetto thickets, I find they work well for me. These are some of mine.
www.myhostedpics.com/images/Mannlicher/img0311.jpg


Nice!!! I've use my levers too. I like them. What kind of accuracy do you get with them fitted with glass? Do you handload? And what calibers do you use?
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 8:27:07 AM EDT

.45-70


.35Remington


.243



Link Posted: 7/19/2008 1:34:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIDeerHunter:
Mannlicher,
Doesn't having the scopes on them ruin their use a bit in close cover like that? I know I'm prefer iron sights if my shots were always less than 50 yards.


The scopes are either 2.5 fixed power, or low power variables. Set at 1 or 2X, I find that it really helps me acquire my sight picture rapidly, and it sure helps a lot when hunting in dense cover and low light conditions.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 1:38:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JJREA:

Originally Posted By Mannlicher:
I love lever guns. In the type of terrain I hunt, swamps and heavy palmetto thickets, I find they work well for me. These are some of mine.
www.myhostedpics.com/images/Mannlicher/img0311.jpg


Nice!!! I've use my levers too. I like them. What kind of accuracy do you get with them fitted with glass? Do you handload? And what calibers do you use?


Accuracy with Marlin rifles is always going to be pretty good. The .44 Mag 1894S on the left will cut clover leaf groups at 50 yards, and deliver less than 1.5 inches at 100.
The two 30-30 guns in the center shoot as well, and the old .35 Remington on the right is good for two inches or less at 100 yards.

I hand load for all of these, as well as another in 30-30 Ackley and an old timer in .32 WCF.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 3:57:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 3:59:59 PM EDT by bkssniper]


Ruger#1 in 7STW with 4x14 Nikon Buckmasters, won it in a raffle, got $40.00 invested in it. This one was at 255 yards with 140 grain Silvertips.



Savage 10fp with HS stock. This one at 96 yards with 168 gr. BTHP Remington Ammo.



My step daughter with a NEF superlight 243 youth gun, with BSA 4x and Federal 85 gr JHP, 1 shot at 110 yards.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 1:46:40 PM EDT
What kind of butt-stock pouches are you guys showing...Blackhawk?? How do you like them?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 5:38:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 6:23:10 PM EDT by DPeacher]




Steyr SBS 96 Pro Hunter in 6.5x57 (not to be confused with 6.5x55). Topped with a Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 x 40mm.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 5:47:49 PM EDT
That gun looks Weird, go buy a real one.



j/k

Nice rifle.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:52:31 PM EDT
Yeah, those are nice!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:22:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jerrschmitt:
Last year I went with the 50 Cal Muzzle loader.

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/Jerrschmitt/guns/Deer%20Hunting/Deerhunt07004.jpg

Next year I'm going to try this Siamese Mauser in 45-70.
i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/Jerrschmitt/guns/Centerfire/Biggun037.jpg


That muzzle loader looks EXACTLY like the one my mom sold at an estate sale a coupla years ago.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:11:07 PM EDT
This year will be my first with an AR and 6.8
Kotonics/Cardinal Armory

Link Posted: 7/27/2008 12:44:06 PM EDT
Weatherby Mark V .300 WBY mag, 26"McMillan barrel, blueprinted action, Swarovski 2.5x10x56 illuminated reticle, dipped in Game Guard camo

Link Posted: 7/29/2008 5:25:23 AM EDT
Cant go wrong with a 308

Link Posted: 7/29/2008 6:24:55 AM EDT


Rem 700 CDL-SF Limited in 30-06.
Link Posted: 7/29/2008 7:50:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2008 7:51:52 PM EDT by Kid_Sampson]




Sako 75 6.5x55

Leupold VX-III 3.5-10 x 50
Link Posted: 7/30/2008 6:01:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2008 6:01:32 AM EDT by JJREA]

Originally Posted By jmt1271:
Cant go wrong with a 308

img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/jmt1271/4-21rangepics004.jpg


Beautiful! Everyone's !!!
Link Posted: 8/4/2008 7:37:58 PM EDT
Remington 700 1988 Classic 35 Whelen....

The giggle factor is great


Link Posted: 8/5/2008 2:02:48 PM EDT





And hush, focus on the rifle, not the "horns"....it was a meat hunt
Link Posted: 8/6/2008 8:20:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2008 5:38:27 PM EDT by cckw]
My first deer. Hunting my brothers farm, no tree stand, no fancy anything, unless you count the rifle as fancy

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