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Posted: 6/17/2010 5:36:15 AM EDT
What setups are you deer hunters using and what bullet load?
Link Posted: 6/17/2010 7:37:39 AM EDT
I use Federal Blue Box 150 grain SP's. They seem to be more accurate than the Remington Green Box 150 gr. Power Points.

This is a Poly coverted by Warbird. It has since returned to a more traditional look:


This is my LRB build with the stock, Super Sniper scope, and SEI mount from above:
Link Posted: 6/17/2010 7:41:26 AM EDT
I actually hunt Elk and I use 150grain Core-Lokt Green & Yellow box. Seems to bring the animals down in one shot. I use a 3x9 Burris scope on a Springfield mount. Most of my shots are from 200-400 yards.

Contemplating taking out my new AR-10 this year.
Link Posted: 6/17/2010 5:28:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2010 5:35:58 PM EDT by SilentREAPER]
Two years ago, my old Troy MCS set up.
Never use anything but WINCHESTER 168gr BALLISTIC SILVERTIP

Last year with my new Mod1.
Same bullet, thats all I use
Link Posted: 6/17/2010 5:29:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2010 5:30:35 PM EDT by FeedYourAR]
Hey Log or Silentreaper.....how loud is that muzzlebraken on your scout.......by that I mean that I am planning on using a Socom 16 for deer & hogs and am wondering if I am going to need hearing protection for a shot or two while hunting ?
Link Posted: 6/17/2010 5:38:50 PM EDT
It's a Smith Vortex flash hider.
I dont think its too loud for one or two shots.
I never remeber hearing the shot when hunting,
I guess im so focused.
Link Posted: 6/17/2010 5:59:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2010 6:14:59 PM EDT by FeedYourAR]
Originally Posted By SilentREAPER:
It's a Smith Vortex flash hider.
I dont think its too loud for one or two shots.
I never remeber hearing the shot when hunting,
I guess im so focused.


I have used a .308 PSS for deer since the mid 90's and like you I never remember hearing my shot while hunting,however I just recently acquired a SOCOM 16, haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but everyone tells me it is so loud. I figured that I might not notice one or two shots while I am hunting with it . Thanks for the info, also I have mounted a Micro T1 on it, as I plan on it being my 50-200 yard gun, now I just need to get it out and shoot it!

Link Posted: 6/18/2010 7:55:36 AM EDT
Gonna try my scout this year in a JAE....
Link Posted: 6/18/2010 10:08:02 AM EDT
My safety is really loud. CLICK!!! Is there anything that can be done to make it quite. I can see it now. Nice buck at 50 yards and CLICK!

SLS
Link Posted: 6/18/2010 10:20:10 AM EDT
155gr AMAX.
Link Posted: 6/19/2010 10:10:30 AM EDT
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Not a deer but still got it with a M1A Scout.
Link Posted: 6/19/2010 12:24:15 PM EDT
168 grain Winchester ballistic silver tips is all I use.
M1A Loaded, shimmed gas cylinder and match op rod guide. Arms #18 base and LT-104 QD mount/rings. Leupold VX-II 6-18x40.


Link Posted: 6/20/2010 1:36:12 PM EDT
looks like I should get in the game this year...
jforbush, that is one good sized hog!
Link Posted: 6/20/2010 1:49:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By m1awolf:
168 grain Winchester ballistic silver tips is all I use.
M1A Loaded, shimmed gas cylinder and match op rod guide. Arms #18 base and LT-104 QD mount/rings. Leupold VX-II 6-18x40.


http://www.hunt101.com/data/504/medium/223087013-R1-11-14A.JPG


That is a BIG deer!
Link Posted: 6/20/2010 3:30:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By foxherb53:
Originally Posted By m1awolf:
168 grain Winchester ballistic silver tips is all I use.
M1A Loaded, shimmed gas cylinder and match op rod guide. Arms #18 base and LT-104 QD mount/rings. Leupold VX-II 6-18x40.


http://www.hunt101.com/data/504/medium/223087013-R1-11-14A.JPG


That is a BIG deer!


I got a bigger one this last year same rifle same ammo.



Gonna try my new DPMS AP4 7.62 this year.



Link Posted: 6/20/2010 5:52:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2010 5:53:15 PM EDT by USP45_Freak]
That is one Big Bastard
Note to self: make it out to Montana one of these years.
Link Posted: 6/20/2010 8:06:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USP45_Freak:
That is one Big Bastard
Note to self: make it out to Montana one of these years.


If you really want to come out, go to the Montana Fish wildlife and parks website for all the hunting license and regulation info first. It is pretty expensive for non-resident tags. As much as I dislike outfitters you might want to consider an outfitter sponsored hunt. They lease a large amount of land that is prime hunting and basically lock residents out.
Link Posted: 6/20/2010 8:29:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By m1awolf:
168 grain Winchester ballistic silver tips is all I use.
M1A Loaded, shimmed gas cylinder and match op rod guide. Arms #18 base and LT-104 QD mount/rings. Leupold VX-II 6-18x40.


http://www.hunt101.com/data/504/medium/223087013-R1-11-14A.JPG

Does Mule Deer taste any different than Whitetail?
Link Posted: 6/20/2010 10:20:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gone_Shootin:

Originally Posted By m1awolf:
168 grain Winchester ballistic silver tips is all I use.
M1A Loaded, shimmed gas cylinder and match op rod guide. Arms #18 base and LT-104 QD mount/rings. Leupold VX-II 6-18x40.


http://www.hunt101.com/data/504/medium/223087013-R1-11-14A.JPG

Does Mule Deer taste any different than Whitetail?


I have found thru the years that they do each have a distinctive taste. However I think it may have more to do with the diet of the particular deer and where it is harvested.
I have taken deer in the pine forest that has a very gamey taste and I have taken deer in the wheat stubble fields that taste better than beef. I have also taken deer in the foothills that eat the low growing soft green forbes that taste almost as good as alfalfa fed beef.

I think a lot also depends on the care and handling of the meat as well. I like to get mine into my butcher as quickly as possible for cutting and packaging. In several cases rigor had not even set in and that has been some of the best meat I have ever had. Alot also depends on how you cook it
Link Posted: 6/23/2010 11:35:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NAM:
155gr AMAX.


what kinda glass are you using
Link Posted: 6/23/2010 1:18:49 PM EDT
I have not yet taken a deer with my M1A, but it is not the rifle's fault.

I use a 150 grain Federal Classic SP. Glass is a Leupold 1.5-5X 30mm tube with the illuminated German #4 reticle.

Link Posted: 6/23/2010 1:53:49 PM EDT
I hunted with my M1A in the wooden stock with a 1 screw scope mount and a 4X12 scope. The deer didn't know there were 19 more rounds in the rifle when the first one dropped them.

I used civilian cases, 165 grain boat tails, IMR 3031 powder and Federal BR primers.
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 12:49:13 PM EDT
Any scout scope set ups? Kills??
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 1:00:15 AM EDT
Nightforce 1-4x24, SEI mount. Sorry for the half length pic. All I got right now.

Link Posted: 8/17/2010 11:21:49 AM EDT
when I move to a state that I dont have to wait 20 years to get points to "win" a tag I will. Up until then I have shot a few yotes with mine.

Link Posted: 8/18/2010 4:05:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2010 4:05:48 PM EDT by builttoughf250]
November 8th, 2008, around 8am opening morning,

185 yards +/-





rifle- springfield "loaded" model with Leupold VXIII 4.5-14X40 scope

ammo- 165 Gr Sierra Game Kings, 42.0Gr Varget, commercial brass, 2.810" COAL WLR primers. 1 shot dropped him.



for at hunting load this year, ill be looking for a 175Gr bullet thats as similar to the 175Gr HPBT SMK as possible. any ideas ?
Link Posted: 8/19/2010 7:47:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xk319:
Nightforce 1-4x24, SEI mount. Sorry for the half length pic. All I got right now.

http://home.comcast.net/~kellanite/m1anightforce.jpg


I really like that!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 5:13:36 AM EDT
Ok! Well I have two socoms an a scout. One socom is now ready for deer season. I have a burros scout scope setup in leupold low rings. I'm looking at a sage ebr stock for my scout.

Anyone here have any feedback on the ebr?
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 6:30:45 AM EDT
I hunt with this one, but as yet, no deer :(

M1A Loaded, with Leupold 1.5-5X 30mm scope, illuminated German #4 reticle, ARMS mount and rings.

I use the federal 150 grain Classic SP round.

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