What guns and ammo everyone using

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

  1. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Even if all the leaves were off I’d be lucky to get 100 yd shot. Most 60 or less. Plus like I said, quiet all year but hunters will be everywhere that opening gun weekend.
     
  2. bgrayky

    bgrayky Fawn

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    Either the Winchester M70 in 7x57 mauser with 140 Nosler BT or the Remington Mountain rifle in 7mm-08 with the same 140 Nosler.
     
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  3. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 8 pointer

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    Browning A Bolt .300 WSM, Winchester 150 gr ballistic silver tips, Nikon 3x9x40 BDC or T/C Encore .300 WIN MAG Winchester 150 gr psp, Leopold 3x9x40
     
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  4. WILD

    WILD 12 pointer

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    50 cal BMG,ammo..it don’t matter.!
     
  5. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    I use a 30-06 , 150 grain cheap scope and my son stole my 7mm mag from me and won't give it up.
     
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  6. Been hunting with a .308 for over 30 years now. The last few years I've been using a DPMS LR308. Very heavy gun, if I had to do a lot of walking I would use something else, but it does its job when I do mine. Also have a TC Encore handgun in .308 (beware the man with one caliber) but I've only had it one year and haven't harvested with it yet.

    Edit-Forgot to talk about the ammo. I was using Ultramax Nosler Ballistic Tip 165 gr for a few years, the DPMS loves it, but that got hard to find and now Ultramax has gone out of business after a factory fire. So I've gone straight to the source, using Nosler ammo, still 165 gr ballistic tip.
     
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  7. ShellcrackerFishing

    ShellcrackerFishing Fawn

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    I thought 30-30 was a great deer cartridge? Why isn't it a popular choice? Considering most hunts in Kentucky are not producing long shots, why not?
     
  8. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Within 100-150 yds a deer, dead is dead. 30-30 or 3 dozen other calibers, deer wont know the difference. I haven't hunted with a 30-30 since the late 80s, gun safe full of more versatile calibers. I think the best thing about the 30-30 is probably the easiest carry rifle out there.
     
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  9. Winchester94

    Winchester94 Spike

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    Winchester 94. 30-30. Hornady leverevlution.
     
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  10. rcatron

    rcatron 8 pointer

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    What ammo does it like? I've always used core-lokt. Tempted to see how it groups with 117-gr Hornady SST, but reviews online have been mixed
     
  11. squirrel ninja

    squirrel ninja Fawn

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    Thought about going with the 223 65 grain Winchester's but decided to go with the 308 150 grain core lokt
     
  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I’ve always shot core lokts. Been experimenting with Hornady.
     
  13. Bill Nagle

    Bill Nagle Fawn

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    Ruger 44 carbine with a Simmons 44mag scope, shooting Remington corelok 240gr soft points. Great woods gun
     
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  14. Pirate

    Pirate Spike

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    Remington 700 280 with 140 g core lokt psp and Leupold scope.
     
  15. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I bought some Hornady SST 117 grain bullets earlier this year. A friend of mine is working on finding me a good load. He sent me 3 each of 6 loads, and we narrowed it down a little, then he split the grains in half, and sent 6 more loads. Stupid me didn't clean the barrel before that go round, and none of them shot well. I told him to just wait, and we will zero in on it next year. I can't shoot more than 125-150 yards where I'm hunting anyway, so it's not a big deal... It will be nice to have a 1.5-2" grouping load at 200 yards....
     

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