? what is your Deer Rifle?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by kc, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    We all have our choices here, I love mt .35 MARLIN..and I also love my .3006s
    But I used my 7MM Magnum once on a 400 yard shot and thank the good lord I was aiming
    for a lung shot. it nearly gutted it..it looked like a soft ball went out the other side.
    please add your choice of calibres and any opinions.
     
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I also have a 7mm rem mag which is my main choice for open fields or longer shots can occur. I also have a 243. win where shots are within 300 yards and a 30-30 win for heavy bush and closer shots within 150 yards.
     

  3. 264junkie

    264junkie Well-Known Member

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    M70 Winchester in 264 Win. Mag. with 140gr's is my favorite.
    M700 Remington in 3006 with 168gr is my "go to"
    M77 Lightweight in 257 Roberts is my "long hike" gun.
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    last one i shot was with a 6.5-284
     
  5. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch Well-Known Member

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    Ruger 77 in 7 mm Mauser go to rifle
    Ruger 77 in 358 win when I want a change.
     
  6. out front

    out front Active Member

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    300 winny or 270wsm but my favorite is the one I have in my hands when standing over a gut pile:rolleyes:
     
  7. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Hunt with a Winchester 94 or Marlin 336C both 30/30 depending were in Pa i'm hunting
     
  8. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

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    I've used quite a number of different rifles for deer hunting:

    204 Ruger
    222 Remington
    22-250 Remington
    25/06 Remington
    270 Winchester
    7mm Remington Magnum
    308 Winchester
    300 Winchester Magnum
    300 Weatherby Magnum

    They all work just fine but my favorites are probably the 270 Winchester and 300 Win. Mag.
     
  9. scotsgun

    scotsgun Well-Known Member

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    If i know that i'll be stalking in the Scottish Highlands where shots can be long, the wind is always problematic and if culling hinds it's essential to drop 2,3 or 4 hinds before the herd gets out of range - then it has to be my Steyr SSG69 P2 in calibre 308win. It has a dedicated kahles scope which is calibrated to 168gr bullets at 2600 so dialing in distance is so much easier.

    For woodland stalking where the forests are usually commercial, shots rarely exceed 200yds then i'll usually opt for my Tikka M65 in 25-06 with moderator and Swarovski Habicht 3-10x40 scope.

    I have other rifles but those are my 'reach to first' rifles.

    I currently have a 6.5 creedmore being built on a Sako75 stainless action and Pacnor match grade barrel. This will have a synthetic stock (thumbhole style) with moderator and Zeiss Conquest 3-11x44 MC scope. I intend this to be used almost exclusively for stalking Sika deer.
     
  10. SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10

    SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10 Well-Known Member

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    Winchester left hand mod 70 270 win the last 10 years or so,
    have been flirting with a tikka t3 300wsm but it hasn't won my heart yet.
     
  11. shweedel

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    Savage Model 111. 30-06. Nikon Buckmasters 3-9 x40. with BDC reticle.
     
  12. shweedel

    shweedel Member

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    Duplicate. My bad.
     
  13. bcwhit

    bcwhit Active Member

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    For central tx hunting I use a 22-250 with 75 grain a max. For south west I am using 25-06. Soon to also use 280ai.
     
  14. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Lately its been a T/C Omega .50 cal. ml,. if I travel north or west and use a centerfire its my Sav. mod 11,, 300wsm, and this coming fall I will be carrying an M.O.A. pistol in 6.5 x 47 lapua.