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Old 05-27-2004, 02:03 PM
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i use my .243 because it does little external damage but extreme internal damage and takes em' down fast! i also use my .270 but i havent used that in 2 years...
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:29 PM
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I use two different guns, plus my bow. If I'm hunting the swamps in upper Michigan, I use my Winchester model 94, 30-30. Since most of the shots are quite close. If I'm hunting the open areas of Michigan, then I use my Remington BDL in a 7mm mag. This is topped with a 3x9 variable Burris scope.
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Old 05-27-2004, 07:40 PM
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remington 870, mossberg 500, next year i might be going down south so i might barrow my friends 7mm i use a PSE spyder im getting a new bow befor bow season starts though and i use a traditions .50 calbeacause its shot gun only in Ohio
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Old 05-28-2004, 07:27 PM
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Bow only because it's the only true way to hunt.
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:37 PM
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I use a Browning BAR in 30-06 shooting 180 grn Nosler Ballistic Tips.

I just got this gun after hunting with a 6.5x55 for years. I've just always wanted a Browning BAR and this comming season I plan to do some black bear hunting here in NW Arkansas and figured the odd 6 would be a much better caliber for bear. It also gives me a lot more versitility than the 6.5. Also, unlike the Swead, there are a gazillion different bullets available in 30-06. It's a reloaders dream and I am reloading for it so I plan to spend the summer finding the load she likes the best.

I haven't got to hunt with the BAR yet, but I'm really looking forward to it.

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Old 06-02-2004, 12:19 AM
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.270 remington

Shoots accurately out past 300 yards. will take down elk even. light weight. great gun.
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:19 PM
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Remington .270 with Win. 130 grain shells, Mossburg 12 gauge and slugs, and PSE Beast bow. Like all of them and I hunt a couple of sections so it differs in zones what you can use.
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:12 PM
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i use a weatherby vanguard in a 270 win because it is very accurate and dependable and it is a very flat shootin rifle
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Old 07-01-2004, 02:56 AM
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I just moved to Arizona so I'm not sure what I will use here I'm thinkin my 7 mag , But before now I lived in kansas city, mo and hunted 10 missouri deer seasons my first 2 seasons I used a marlin 336 30-30 but never killed a deer with it, I used it because thats all I had. But after thinking about my needs for a perfect midwest deer gun I settled on a Remington M700 Moutain rifle chambered in .308 winchester. I chose the mountain rifle because of its lighter design a deffinate pleasure to carry around the woods for hours, I chose it in .308 because of the almost 30-06 ballistics and characteristics asfar as performance goes. But mainly for the .308's lighter recoil especially out of a lighter gun even with the .308, it kicks like a 30-06 out of my springfield 03-a3. I topped it off with a simmons 44mag 3-10x44mm scope. A very fair scope for the money it works great so I never bothered to buy something better. I have had 5 successful 1 shot 1 kill deer seasons in 10 years and have killed a total of 6 deer with it. Mostly head and neck shots ( I don't care much for neck roast) From ranges as close as 15 yards to ranges out to 200+. I use Remington express 150 grain PSP core lokt bullets in it and have it zeroed for 200 yards which leaves me roughly just 2 inches high at 100 yards, at 100 yards it holds less than 1 inch groups off a sand bag rest and 2 inch groups at 200 yards off a sand bag rest, I never shot paper at 300 yards but I can't hit gallon milk jugs full of water consistantly. I feel it is the absolute best deer gun. Not to sound Biassed, but I really do. If you decide on a mountain rifle, Remington no longer makes it in a .308 for what reasons I don't know other then maybe low sales. The only calibers similar to the .308 it still comes in would be 7mm-08 and 30-06. I personally would favor more towards the 7mm-08 asfar as deer go it maybe a better caliber then the 308.
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Old 07-01-2004, 02:57 AM
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Spike what grain weight of bullet do you shoot with your .270??
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