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Old 07-30-2010, 05:26 PM
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Default Help me choose my next gun.

I'm got the itch to buy a new gun, but don't know what to get. The gun will be used for small deer out to 100-125 yards. I currently use these for deer:
308 BLR
12 Ga Slug semi auto
8mm Mauser bolt
50 Cal Inline
44 Mag redhawk
45 acp 1911
Marlin and Winchester 30-30s

What do you think I should add to my arsenal?

thanks, t
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:36 PM
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7mm-08 perfect deer medicine
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:43 PM
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Nice 243. Nothing is funner than plinking and range shooting a 243 and getting great shot placement on a deer. Ammo is cheap and plentiful and you can afford to shoot a lot of smaller than deer game as well.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:18 PM
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I'd find a new reason for a new gun, you have deer at 125yds covered...

with a .30-30 and .308...
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:28 PM
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Grab that 8mm Mauser (I'm assuming it's a M-98 Mauser) and remove the barrel and have a .25-06 barrel installed from Brownells.....(under $100)...add to it every year for several years until you have a full blown custom.....you'll not buy better!
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:52 AM
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Get outside the common stuff. 257 Roberts or 250 Savage
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:03 AM
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I would go with either the .243 or .257 Roberts.All will take deer and can also be used for varmints.Just match the bullet to the critter and you're good to go.

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:11 AM
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+ 1 for the .243 - doubles as a predator gun also.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:16 PM
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If you want something really unique,go w/a 7-30 Waters in either rifle or Thompson single shot pistol.If you're not familiar w/this,its a 7mm on a 30-30 case.The ballistics are good considering case capacity.For hunting or plinking.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:31 PM
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ill tell ya a perfect little gun for deer at 100-150 yards,,,its got to be the ruger 44 mag carbine...it hits like a frieght train and is smooth and fun to shoot..you can trian your kid to hunt also with it...or its a great womans gun because it wont tear her shoulder off...my little sister has one and you would have to break her arms to get it away from her...shes got quite a few deer too.
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