What guns and ammo everyone using

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Grago, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 10 pointer

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    Savage 110 .270 150 grain rem core lokts. Topped with 4x12x42 Nikon buckmasters bdc reticle
    OR
    Savage axis .223 55 grain varmit tipped bullet topped with 6x24x50 weaver.
     
  2. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 12 pointer

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    Marlin xs7 stainless, 243 vortex 4x12x44 federal blue box 100 grain
     
  3. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    Ol faithful... Model 70 in 30-06 shooting 150 grain core loks.
     
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  4. bullet225ho

    bullet225ho 6 pointer

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    Crooked Creek
    If I make it to gun season (starting bow hunting on the 5th)
    Ruger 77/44 bolt gun. Simmons Glass
    265gn hand loads 1675fps....cover quarters at 100
     
  5. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    I just took the Leupold Vari X 2 off my Rem 700 308 and put it on my Savage 220 so the 308 is out of commission until I can get new glass for it. If I can’t get the 220 sighted in before season starts I’ll just use the Rem 700 in 7mm Rem Mag. I’m sure the deer won’t have much to say about it afterwards...
     
  6. model70

    model70 8 pointer

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    Probably my 7mag or .270. Hornady 139 grain soft points for the 7 mag. Wichester supremes 130 grain for the .270.
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    BG
    It is a great deer caliber....
     
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  8. bleedinblu05

    bleedinblu05 Spike

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    Model 70 Featherweight stainless in .308. Nikon Monarch Gold 4X12. Nosler Trophy Grade Accubond 150 grain.
     
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  9. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    If I can't get my refurbished Marlin 336 in 35-30 wildcat back together and sighted in, I may just use my other one in 30-30. I know it is a shooter. I also may break out my Savage 99 in .243 just for kicks. I want to kill one with my sporterized M1917 30-06, but I can't shoot it anymore until I get a new recoil pad on it. It hurts with the 60 year old hardened original hardened rubber one. Last year I got my bad neck screwed up shooting it before season and couldn't hunt much. I have to realize my neck needs to not be jarred any more. Darned old age!
     
  10. HuntsItAll

    HuntsItAll 8 pointer

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    A hunters paradise
    Remington 742 Woodmaster 30-06 with bushnell scope. Remington core locks 150 grains

    I’m right there with y’all!!
    The 742 was my first ever deer rifle! 25+ years ago, and still my favorite.
     
  11. Grago

    Grago 8 pointer

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    I remember my dad bought a 742 around 1970 he ordered it out of a catalog best i remember gave around 145 dollars for it i remember the mail man walking up thru the yard with it Man have times changed on buying a gun i have several friends that use them i have killed deer with them myself liked them fine i also like the pumps i have 2 in 30-06 very accurate and fun to shoot they never really caught on around here but are very popular up in the north east the Benoits used them all the guns listed on here are fine guns and its a preference and what anybody has confidence in i like all mine but i have killed so many deer with a 700 rem and i have a better scope on it so i guess thats what i will use this year if i get healthy enough to hunt
     
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  12. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    My Muzzle Loader is still charged for our late December M/L season.
     
  13. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Mine too. I may pull out the little NE single shot 270. When I use it things drop dead. Whatever the case you don’t need something that “will reach out and touch one” where I hunt. Too thick, and well, too crowded. Not a fan of gun season myself, at least not that opening weekend.
     
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  14. bdl605

    bdl605 Spike

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    Lawrenceburg
    Sharps business rifle 45/70
     
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  15. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Same here too. The furthest shot would be within 200 yards or less. All of the Deer I've taken averaged <75 yards, but did take one @ 150 yards one Season.
     
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