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Old 01-27-2011, 12:06 PM
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The X7 with a 4x Leupold mounted. The scope has flip up lens covers that allow me to hunt in snow, sleet, and rain. The powder will be 105g BH. It is sighted in for 300g Deep Curl bullets in H15045BF sabot, when the primer is STS.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:13 PM
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I guess my Triumph will have to do, seeing it is the only muzzy in the safe!

Barnes 250gr TEZ, 100gr BH209. The Triumph is topped with a Bushnell Trophy 1.75-4x32. Dead on at 100 yards.

Balloon over the muzzle with a wrap of electrical tape to keep out the moisture.

No scope cover... I'll keep it tucked under my arm or slip a mitt over it, while sitting.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:14 PM
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I would probably grab my Knight DISC MHC with a Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9x40 600 DOA with a 120 grains of T7 and Lehigh .458/275 grain DOA in a MMP Orange sabot.

And I would be totally happy....
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:20 PM
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For That situation I would take the 54 Renegade. with a 2 power scope.
Its going to be close I want some thing that will get on him fast the weather is going to be bad for waiting and following a blood trail I want him down on the spot The only thing that has done that for me besides a 54 PRB with 120 gr of powder is a 250 Deep Curl with that amount of powder but the Triumph and the Endeavor have 3X9 scopes which are slower, the 1.5X 4.5 on the Renegade is fast.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:46 PM
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right now,it would have to be the triumph with a 2-7 nikon prostaff.loaded with a 250 sst sitting in a harvester short black on top of 110g BH209 lit with a W209.this gun is an easy carry.plus it just fits me and comes up quick on target, and has never failed me.....karl
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:59 PM
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I would be shooting my White Model 97 .451 with a Bushnell 3200 2-7x32mm scope. It would have 80 grains of Triple Seven 2f, a 460 grain Bull Shop .451 conical bullet, and a RWS 1075 cap.

The tight fitting RWS cap would make the rifle near water proof. And that model 97 always goes off. That White has a 22 inch barrel and it would be a fast to get on target brush rifle, and hard hitting. The only draw back might be the laminate stock as it can get slippery when wet, but with my gloves it would work just fine.

In the woods that Bushnell with the rain-guard lens would shed snow perfect. And if it started to get dusk I could firefly the cross hairs to make sure they stick out like a sore thumb. I'd be on 2x and when I got on a hardwood ridge where I could see a little, I would kick it up to 5x or 7x. With that storm coming in, I want to plant that monster fast. No tracking for me. So when I got my chance I would plow that big conical bullet into a high shoulder shot if possible and break him down. After that it would be a matter of dragging.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:03 PM
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Second thoughts..... the MK-85 but the same load...

But with a peep sight....

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:21 PM
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I'll bring my Trusty ACCURA packed with 110gr's of Pyro RS and a 240gr XTP inside a HPH-24 Harvestor Sabot and a Win W209 Primer. My Muzzle will be covered with a Piece of Masking Tape to keep out any Moisture. I'll sneak over to the place the Buck was last seen taking into account the way the Wind is blowing and wait untill it's about a Hour from Dark, Im not gonna push him, Im gonna let him do his thing.
Since I know the area good I'll have a good idea where he may be, and when I see him it'll be Venison Tenderloins Tonight for Dinner!

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:47 PM
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I would grab my Lyman Great Plains Hunter loaded with 110 gr triple 7 , 425 gr hornady great plains bullet, Remington #11 cap lyman peep sight and a thumbcot over the barrel. Don't think I would have to worry about the shot. My GPR hasn't failed in 30 years. If I had to have a backup though it would be the White super 91 with 100 gr triple 7,260 gr dead center sabot and it also has a Lyman peep sight. I know it will drop one at 138 yards as it did just that earlier this year. I saw 2 big beautiful Mulie bucks today, Now I can hardly wait til next year to find them . In the mean time only 4 days left for does. I better go hunting. let me get my Lyman. Talk to you later.
Old 01-27-2011, 02:51 PM
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Given the conditions described probably my 30-06 from the warmth of my heated, dry pick-up truck. But being that that isn't legal, the choice would have to go to my Nikon scoped Knight (209 ignition), 80 gr of Pyrodex RS, 300 gr Hornady XTP/Harvester Green CR sabot = 1 buck DOA.
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