What kind of gun do you use while deer hunting?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Junior42, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Junior42

    Junior42 New Member

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    What kind of gun do you all use when you deer hunt?
     
  2. iabowhunter

    iabowhunter New Member

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    I started out with my dad's 12 gauge shotgun. It is a Western Field...a knock off of a Mossberg 500. It's piled up allot of deer for my dad and I over the years. I have also hunted deer with a handgun in .357 magnum and .44 magnum. Now that my dad is in his mid 70's and we do allot of sitting I use a Thompson Center Encore 50 cal muzzleloader. I like it the best of all for 2 reasons. Number one....No safety. That always keeps me thinking. I feel that a safety gives me a false sense of security. If I want to shoot it, I have to cock it. Number two...I have one shot and I'd better make it count.
     

  3. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I have a Remington 700 ADL, 30.06, and a Rem 7600 .308, also I got a Rem 740 Woodmaster, 30.06. I've hunted with my Rem 870, 12 ga too but I missed once so I quit using it. I've killed ducks and rabbits with it plenty.
     
  4. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    300 weatherby magnum, I got a bunch, but I stick to what works!:eek:oooh:
     
  5. westvirginiacatfish

    westvirginiacatfish New Member

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    I use a 7mm Rem Mag. And a .300 Win Mag :wink:
     
  6. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

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  7. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

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    I use a KODIAK 580 double rifle:crazy::wink:
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  8. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Mossberg ATR .270
     
  9. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    BAR in .280 remington and Ruger mod. 77 in 30/06 are my hunting rifles
    I carry a Ruger .44 mag carbine when I am scouting or moving treestands
    just in case I walk up on something.
     
  10. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Browning A-Bolt .270
     
  11. swampratt

    swampratt Member

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    A ben pearson for bow season..a cva bobcat in .50cal for muzzleloader, and a model 94 30-30 for gun and i have used the cva for gun and let my son use the 30-30.

    The longest shot was 217 big steps with the 30-30 and scope was set for 250 a redfield 4x...8point just crumpled up..

    I started with a 20 gauge stevens single shot.

    Just run whatcha brung and have patients and there will be meat on the table at dinner time
     
  12. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    I've been using my Winchester Mod 70.. In 7mm Rem Mag for years now.
     
  13. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    I use a 270 rem.bdl, I shot a lot of deer, elk with it, I know a gent that uses an243. and he always fills his tags. he says to use a gun that you are comfortable with and it depends on what you are hunting in whether its open, brushy,and so on but he says the most important thing is to make a kill shot the first shot, and shoot your gun alot to know how it shoots, drops ,ect. practice ,practice, practice
     
  14. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i use an old mossburg 30-30 that my dad gave me for xmas in 1973.
     
  15. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Since 1963........

    Remington Wingmaster 870, goose barrrel, 2 3/4' standard slugs. A deer a tag.
    For special unannounced seasons, Winchester Model 61 pump, LR hollow point.
     
  16. Txbluecatman

    Txbluecatman Member

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    If Im hunting down in the brushy bottoms I use my trusty model 94 30-30. If I am hunting out of some of my other blinds I use a mod 700 in 30-06. I shot a PSE during bow season. All have harvested there fair share of game.
     
  17. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    well if i feel like going old west style on the deer ill use my marlin .30-30, but if im out in the open fields ill take out the remington 770 in .270 with my nice ol bushnell scope. it will kill a popcan at 100 yards lol:smile2:
     
  18. dusty1529

    dusty1529 New Member

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    I use a thompson center encore! In Indiana where I am from I use my .50 cal muzzleloader barrel but when I go to South Dakota or Texas I switch to my 7 MM barrel.
     
  19. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    savage 99 .308 or my back up winchester 94 30/30
     
  20. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Remington Model 788 circa 1979,in 243 Win. I have been contiplatin using my Marlin cowboy model 94 in 30-30 Win tho,Just for the heck of it.:cool2: