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Whats your deer rifle?

Old 08-24-2008, 09:05 PM
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I shoot a Browning A Bolt .270wsm and I have a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50mm on it. Very deadly combo, harvest several deer with it.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:08 PM
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Sporterized Eddystone Enfield .30-06, and a Winchester 94 in .32 Winchester Special
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:10 PM
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Really just depends on the situation. Mostly I hunt thick woods, so I use the trusty 30-30. However,if I get more of an open shot I will use my ruger 270.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:13 PM
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Too many to begin to list.....
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:29 PM
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I have 2 deer rifles...One, a .54 caliber flintlock that I built in the 80s, based on what could have been made here in the Piedmont of NC in 1770...I mold my own round balls and have killed about 25-30 deer with her...Previous to that, my flintlock was a .45 custom made rifle from the late Bob Watts...

The other is my .243, it's the only center fire I own...I bought it in 1980, have free floated the barrel, pillar bedded, set the trigger at 2 1/2 pounds...
I shot out the barrel after 20 years or so, had a Shilen 24 inch installed...Replaced the Bushnell ScopeChief scope with a Leupold 3x9x40 VX-II...A few years back I had the scope returned and had the Heavy Duty cross hairs installed, they really help for low light shooting...I guess it's a decent deer rifle, I've killed over 150 with it, and a boat load of crows, groundhogs, coyotes, 5 black bears, foxes and other varmits...
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:38 PM
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I use a savage 110 model C in 30-06 or a marlin 336 in 35 remington if in the brush. I did purchase another rifle recently a T3 Tikka in 30-06. Great cartridge from deer to elk to black bear with this caliber.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:42 PM
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I use a 30.06 with a scope for open areas and a lever action 30-30 without a scope for draws and thicker areas.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:46 PM
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Up close, in the brush and thick heavy woods: My old Marlin 30AS .30-30 with plain iron sights.

Longer shots, up on ridgetops, up in a treestand overlooking a field: My Savage 110 in .308 w/ 3-9x40 scope.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:10 PM
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i use a 30-30 winchester iron sight.....pump action shotgun,bow and arrow,and soon a .308 winchester bolt action,with a leopauld scope and muzzle brake
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:27 PM
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Remington 700 BDL .243 for whitetails

Remington 700 SPS .270 for mulies
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