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You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

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Unread 12-10-2009, 07:26 AM
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Re: You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

Even though I take different guns on hunting trips, my favorite is my Savage model 340B, bolt action 30-30, with a side mounted, lightweight 4x32 scope. This is the most accurate gun I've ever owned and as we all know, the 30-30 will get the job done up to 200 yards. Forget about the ballistics you read, I shot a 250 lb black bear at 75 yards and the 30-30 zipped right through both shoulders and threw him to the ground. I think it weighs about 8 lbs with the scope on it and it has never failed me, I just hope it lives forever, since its about 50 some years old.
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    Unread 12-11-2009, 12:34 AM
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    Re: You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

    +1 for the 444 marlin. I've got the 444P, burris 1.75-5x32 safari signature LRS with oversized lever and raised leather padded comb and trigger job.

    A joy to carry, and a joy to shoot. 265 hornady interlock is a killer, whatever the quarry.

    Do you use an adjustable cheekpiece on your rifle?
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    Unread 12-31-2009, 01:16 PM
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    In the northern New England tradition, I use a 760 carbine in 30-06. I now use a 1.5-4 scope but for years I used the williams peep that was opened up. I may go back to it with a tritium or fiber optic front post in green. It carries so much better without the scope.
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    Unread 12-31-2009, 09:10 PM
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    Re: You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

    Peep sights...gotta luv em. Have them on M1a sight picture is fast and accurate. IMHO I think it's easier to become proficient with peep sights if introduced to them before using scopes exclusivly and then trying to pic it up.
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    Re: You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

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    Peep sights...gotta luv em. Have them on M1a sight picture is fast and accurate. IMHO I think it's easier to become proficient with peep sights if introduced to them before using scopes exclusivly and then trying to pic it up.

    +1, I think that is what I am going to do when I get a chance. Most of the deer hunting I do is within 75yrds which a peep would work wonders in.

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    Re: You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

    MINE ARE:
    Marlin in the 450 marlin w/4x lupy
    hand gun would be either .480 ruger 9.5 barrel or the 375 jdj in an encore 15 inch barrel. Both are fun to shoot!!!
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    Re: You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today

    Just got done putting a smallish (19" barreled) model 700 in 6mm back into service. It has open sights that I managed to strip a screw and break another on trying to adjust (I'm like a bull in a china shop some days) and the old scope wasn't hitting on much so I took the iron sight off and mounted a Leupold FXII 4X33 w/wide duplex on it with Warne steel mounts and rings. Six clicks right and four up and it was money. Killed a doe yesterday in the hard woods with it at around 150 yards.
    If I was going to buy a rifle for this purpose it would be a lever action and likely in 30-30. I just had the little 6mm sitting idle and needed a brush gun.
    Good luck and happy new year.
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