Do you hunt with a Shotgun or a Rifle during the KY Firearm Season?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by billproxs, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

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    Do you hunt with a Shotgun or Rifle during Firearm Season?



    I have a 12 guage H&R Ultra Slug Hunter Deluxe Model. It is a great Slug Gun.


    I also have a Remington 700


    What kind of Firearm do you Deer hunt with?
     
  2. Bigspringhunter07

    Bigspringhunter07 8 pointer

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    The last 2 yrs i've used a remy 870 slug gun 12 guage . Both for fort knox and state.
     
  3. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

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    Yeah, I have a 12 Guage 870 Remington also. I have taken many deer with it.
     
  4. Drew07

    Drew07 10 pointer

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    Tc Encore 25-06 Bull Barrel. There has been times I wish I had a shotgun though like last year, may have to invest in one.
     
  5. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

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    2005 I used a 308. That was the last time. I think the last 15 years- I have only used my Smokepole.
    Nothing better to me than a huge cloud of smoke. I was going to buy a new rifle, but will stick with my CVA.
     
  6. Drew07

    Drew07 10 pointer

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    Tell Ya what, Ive thought about just keeping the .45cal ML barrel on the TC a few times, that thing has killed me more deer than any other gun, its almost as simple as point and shoot, I LOVE it.
     
  7. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    You forgot a 3rd choice....handgun.

    I got into handgun hunting pretty heavy in the 90's......for many years it was all I hunted with and killed several deer. Last 5 or 6 years.... for whatever reason when gun season rolled around... I just grab the 700 in 270. Guess it was just a matter of confidence being able to extend the range...and all honesty...handgun hunting is like bowhunting....you got to put in some serious practice to keep your confidence up.

    Back several months ago....got the bug again.

    Been doing quite abit of shooting with my old T/C Contender using a 30-30 barrel for deer. With a good rest.... its spot on...and will flat out smoke a deer.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Yes, taking a knife to a gun fight, I pack my Mathews DXT. Bow season doesn't stop when you boys pick up the guns. Just glad I don't hunt public land with you heatherns.
     
  9. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

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    I really hope you forgot to add these->:D:D
     
  10. beards-n-bone

    beards-n-bone 10 pointer

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    Barrett .50 cal. Leupold 4.5x14x50 mark 4 scope. 1 shot.... 1 kill.....excellent "brush" gun.
     
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  11. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    I started bowhunting in the late 70's and to this day the majority of my deer hunting is with archery equipment....however I'll pick up a muzzleloader....rifle...handgun when allowed. Guess I just like to hunt with different weapons....if anything just to keep it interesting. I also look as it as the animal is special...not with what weapon it was taken with.

    I also would'nt consider every hunter that hunts differently than I ...a "heathern".... at least no more heathern than there are in sport of bowhunting.

    So I can respect you bowhunting in modern gun...I've done it myself.... but it does not make you special by any means.
     
  12. Fat Tony

    Fat Tony 12 pointer

    Knight .50 cal disc pushing 95 gr. of granulated 777 and a 245 gr. Powerbelt.

    Backup is a 500 mossberg rifled barrel in 20 ga with the Lightfield Hybrids.

    Backup backup when I get bored is my son's tiny NEF HandiRifle single shot in .243. Drives tacks and feels like a toy. Lots of fun to shoot.

    I have not used any of my rifles to hunt in years.
     
  13. littletom

    littletom 8 pointer

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    700 bdl 30-06 or 308 the 06 has better glass though
     
  14. carpkabob

    carpkabob 6 pointer

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    dont laugh, savage 340 in 30-30
     
  15. Blue Moon

    Blue Moon 6 pointer

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    JD, what is the range on the 30-30 out of the contender?
     

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