Old 11-07-2011, 10:20 PM
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New York Hunter
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Default Tell us about your big game deer, hogs and black bear size game rifles/carbines?

What rifles/carbines do you use to hunt deer, hogs and black bear size game? Do you have one rifle/carbine for all your big game hunting? Do you use different rifles/carbines for different situations and conditions? Do you use different rifles/carbines just to use them?

I have three rifles/carbines I use to hunt deer, hogs and black bear.

My main big game rifle/carbine in my Remington 7600 Carbine 30-06 Spr. It has a Redfield one piece base and Leupold low rings and a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Scope. I use Fusion 165 gr. factory ammo. It's zeroed at 100 yards and shoots 1 1/2" groups. It's the perfect all round rifle/carbine for my hunting. It carries really nice, is quick and handles great. I use it when my shots will be from 2 to 200 yards, which is about 70% of my big game hunting. Anything from sitting and watching, still hunting and just all round hunting.

My open sight rifle. My Marlin 336C 35 Rem. It has XS Ghost Ring Sights. I use Remington 200 gr. SP Core-Lokt factory ammo. It's zeroed at 75 yards and shoots baseball size groups. I'm not that good with open sights. It carries really nice without having a scope and is quick to aim and shoot fast. I use it for hunting in thick brush, deep thick woods, some still hunting and drives when my shots will be within 75 yards or so.

My long range rifle is my Remington 700 Classic 280 Rem. It has a Leupold one piece base and medium rings and a older Redfield Tracker 3-9x40mm Scope. It will probably be replaced by either a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40mm or VX-II 4-12x40mm Scope. I use Remington 140 gr. PSP Core-Lokt factory ammo. It's zeroed 1 1/2" high at 100 yards and shoots an inch group. It shoots Remington 165 gr. SP Core- Lokt's to the same windage and just about zeroed at 100 yards. So I can use either if I needed to without any adjustment on my scope. I use it for watching fields, clear cuts and power lines or anywhere I think my shots might be over 200 yards. The Remington 700 Classic is my favorite rifle and the 280 Rem. is my favorite cartridge.

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