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your rifle of choice for deer? if legal obviously

Old 12-03-2010, 01:58 PM
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Marlin APG Camo 308 with Bushnell scope.


Win 30-30 with the same Bushnell scope.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:28 AM
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I'm very boring, my favorite deer caliber so far is the .270 Win. shooting 130 grain bullets. I've killed a few deer and the moose in my picture with a H/R SS 30-30 shooting 170 grain bullets. This year I used the 308 norma mag and .338 Win mag on a couple deer, but the power obviously wasn't needed on deer sized game.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:28 AM
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Browning A-Bolt II Hunter in a 280 Caliber, 3x9 Vari X II Leupold scope, Remington 150 grain shells.

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Old 12-05-2010, 10:15 AM
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In the eastern woods, brush can be thick, shots can be 10 yds up to 100 yds. I like the remy model 7 in 7-08. Its light to pack, short to move with in thick cover, has plenty of power for range. Put the bullet in the right spot and almost any will do the job.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:54 AM
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.45 caliber muzzleloader.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:10 PM
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Savage model 111 270win with Nikon 3x9.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Nontypical Buck
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Ruger Model 77 Mark II stainless with a Bell & Carlson Carbalite stock, Leupold VXIII 4.5x 14 50mm Boone & Crockett reticle, 280 Rem. shooting handloads using 154gr. Hornady Interlock SST.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:09 AM
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Back west in Colorado where I grew up, I liked to use my TCR-83 in .243. Scoped with a Leupold Var. X-II 2-7, 100 grain bullets. When I lived in Alaska I came to be dependent on my Browning A-bolt in 7 mag for caribou (deer related). But now I live back east in Virginia and have come to depend on a CVA Accura .50 cal muzzleloader with open sights as the shots on my small property are less than 30 yards.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:19 AM
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My rem 760 in 30-06 is by far my favorite deer rifle. I use it in the timber and in open fields.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:56 PM
Fork Horn
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Well...Its been over a month since anyone has posted. So...Being bore tonight, I made the following count of rifle cartridges that I assume had killed deer:

20 - 30/06
18 - 30/30
17 - 270 Win
10 - 7 RM
8 - 243 win
7 - 308 Win
5 - 7-08
5 - 280 Rem
3 - Six were tied
1 - ten more tied

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