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Old 11-23-2010, 11:37 AM
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Down here in MS we have 2 seasons.. A primative weapon (Single Shot 35 caliber or larger) and Gun season. For PW I shoot an Encore in 358 Win lobbing 225 grain accubonds. For gun season I shoot Ruger Compact in 7mm-08 slinging 120 Grain Siearra Pro Hunters. Secondary choices are Model 7 243 shooting 85 Grain BTHP or the Rem 6mm shooting 85 Grain Barnes TSX
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:38 PM
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Last year I used my Mossberg 535 with a rifled barrel/scope and got a doe with 2 3/4" Winchester partition golds. This year I wanted a longer range so I will be breaking in my ATR100 with cheap Winchester 150 gr softpoints for <150 yards and 168 gr ballistic silver tips for shots in the 150 - 350 yard range.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:48 PM
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Weatherby 270 wsm 130 grain Winchester silvers
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:52 PM
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Winchester SIlver Tips fo rme too..are they sweet ..or are they sweet?
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:42 PM
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Remington Model 700 7mm magnum. Federal 165 grain Nosler partition. Drops em 90 percent of the time.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:44 PM
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.270 150gr federal fusions and mossberg 500 12ga hornandy sst
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:30 PM
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I have a rem model 742 30-06 auto 150gr coreloks, Rem .270 auto 130gr coreloks, 30-30 Glenfield 160gr Hornady Leverevolations and a Rem .243 100gr coreloks for deer.

The old (DEC 1975) woodsmaster 742 30-06 auto is very near retairment if not already there been having alot of issues with it jamming over the past several years. It has the dreded lug scares in the back of the receiver. But that gun will never leave my family it was my grandpas and was pasted down to me now my son but it is becoming a safety issue don't want anyone to loose an eye!!!

That guns has always been a shooter for everyone except me!! I guess I just can't take the recoil. I know it doesn't hurt but I still want to pull the shot with that gun.

One day my son was out shooting with some guys one was a 270 mag and the other 300 Win mag. 375yrd shots after some adjustment to his scope on the 30 06 the other guys where bench shooting with a prop and he was free handed and just smoked both of them with the 30-06 and then with there own guns. I kid you not my 17 year old son is one of the two best free hand shooters I have ever seen and the other is my dad. Dad likes to take a soda can out to 75yrds and pull the tab up and shoot through the top whole on it with a .22!!! By the paper behind the can and the nicks in the inside of the top hole on the tab, it's hard to beat 10 out of 10 and these are done as I said free handed. Just blows my mind!!!

30-30 Free Handed I shot a deer this year at just under 200yrd it ran 50 feet and was done. That is an very long shot for a 30-30 but those leverevolutions really help at longer distances but you have to still guess some on the elevation of your aiming point.

.243 USE to be my favorite gun. I have taken many deer with it and enjoy shooting at varmites with it.

.270 This was my first year using it and all I can say is holy crap batman!!! Both where free handed shots the first deer shot with it was a heart shot at 170Yrds! No aiming high like the 30 30. Second deer put the crosshairs right on it and the shot was a 210yrds shot it hit the upper part of the heart and as with the first one it dropped and didn't even flinch. So this is my go to gun now for dang sure. I know these distance are not real extreme but when you go from a 30 30 these shots are now more realisticand and repeatable without doing an educated guess taken from shoting at those distances at the range.

I know more and more people these days shooting .270 than anyother gun, I just showed up late to the party!
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:55 AM
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Here in Southern Maryland we can't use high powered rifles to hunt deer. So, I use a Thompson Center Encore 50-Cal which I use for both muzzleloader and firearms seasons.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:15 AM
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Fast. Accurate. Versatile. Basically the new and improved 30-06.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:18 AM
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Just like my signature says, Savage Stevens Model 200 30-06 with my fathers 165 gr. ballistic tip reloads. They are awesome!

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