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Old 04-13-2007, 01:02 PM
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Default Deer hunting with no scope.

Maybe this is a stupid question but I want to ask it anyway.

Does anyone hunt with iron sights anymore?

If you do hunt with iron sights could you tell me what rifle you are using and any other details of your hunting style you'd like to share.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:22 PM
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Maybe this is a stupid question but I want to ask it anyway.

Does anyone hunt with iron sights anymore?

If you do hunt with iron sights could you tell me what rifle you are using and any other details of your hunting style you'd like to share.
I hunt like 5 different places. One I use a scope always. Its in the swamps and 100-200 yard shots are not uncommon. But its slug/muzzleloader only. So I generally wait until they are 100 yards in range. Behind my house, all shots are under 40 yards, I use an open sighted gun usually, with the exception of my pistol.

I like to keep my 270 7400 and my 45-70 lever, and percussion rifle unscoped just for my under 50 yards spots. All the others have 2X variables on. Some of my 300win's and STW's carry 3.5-10 for long range.

 
Old 04-13-2007, 03:12 PM
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Open sights is the only ethical way to hunt. Scopes are cheating.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:13 PM
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One time in Pennsylvania, they had a special season on a red tag farm and you could hunt small game and deer at the same time.

I still had a deer tag and so I took my rifle.

All morning long, all I saw was pheasants.

So I took my rifle home and brought my Remington Model 1100 12 Ga.

The very first thing that I ran into - and you guessed it was a deer.

There was no time to change shells so I let it have it with all 3 shells of birdshot and it stopped the deer in its tracks.

I finished it off at close range and field dressed it and put it into my truck.

I then went back out and shot two fine looking pheasants.

All with the same gun and the same shells.

I tried hunting several times before that with a Model 94 Winchester 30 / 30 and a Model 99 Savage - 300 Savage and all I got was cold, tired and hungry.

I'm sure that if I had - to hunt with open sights that sooner or later I would have gotten one that was deaf, dumb and blind. But I could not get them if they were running like a bat out of hates, even if I had a machine gun.

I did get one doe that was gut shot and laying under a apple tree with that Model 94, but in my mind that doesn't count.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:11 PM
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I did it for years in the hunting woods and the military untill my vision started to go south!
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:33 PM
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I only hunt with open sights! I just muzzleload so that's all I can do, but even if it was legal to use a scope I wouldn't. I just prefer the challenge.

You should give it a try. It'll make you feel better after the harvest. I shoot a TC Omega. It's a great gun!
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:03 PM
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It's alright I guess as long as you can see good.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:59 PM
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Peeps work for me on my GPR or my Win 94
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:06 PM
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One time in Pennsylvania, they had a special season on a red tag farm and you could hunt small game and deer at the same time.

I still had a deer tag and so I took my rifle.

All morning long, all I saw was pheasants.

So I took my rifle home and brought my Remington Model 1100 12 Ga.

The very first thing that I ran into - and you guessed it was a deer.

There was no time to change shells so I let it have it with all 3 shells of birdshot and it stopped the deer in its tracks.

I finished it off at close range and field dressed it and put it into my truck.

I then went back out and shot two fine looking pheasants.

All with the same gun and the same shells.

I tried hunting several times before that with a Model 94 Winchester 30 / 30 and a Model 99 Savage - 300 Savage and all I got was cold, tired and hungry.

I'm sure that if I had - to hunt with open sights that sooner or later I would have gotten one that was deaf, dumb and blind. But I could not get them if they were running like a bat out of hates, even if I had a machine gun.

I did get one doe that was gut shot and laying under a apple tree with that Model 94, but in my mind that doesn't count.
You let it have it with all three rounds of bird shot! Your'e kidding right!
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:26 PM
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iron sights on the old 30-30 and peep sights on a 300 savage
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