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Old 08-30-2011, 11:27 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maine.
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30.06 with 150 grain Core Lokt's. Because I don't know about any other state but here in Maine I don't believe there is a town in this state where I couldn't have a box of them in my hand within 5 minutes. Inexpensive and have been filling my friend's and family's freezers for a long time.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:00 AM
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Location: kansas
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i bow hunt 99.5 percent of the time. but when i go out and shoot does during the doe only season i will use my 270 BAR almost all the time. but i may also break out the spring field 30-06,7mm chilean mouser, or the ole marlin 30-30.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:06 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SE Kentucky
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For my normal hunting on a farm in Virginia, my two "go to" guns are both Browning A Bolts in 25-06 and 243. I use BT in both. If I am on a guided trophy hunt I always use my Weatherby 270 with a 140 gr BT. This year I have a new Cooper Custom Classic in 257 Roberts with 110 gr Accubonds that I want to try. I have a Winchester Mdl 70 pre 64 Receiver and stock that is at the gunsmith having a 1946 270 barrel put on it. I will give that a try next year. Hope everyone has a safe and successful season whatever type of gun they use. Cheers/bg
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:12 AM
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Location: Central Minnesota
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.270win. with 130grain federal vital shok
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:30 AM
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Location: New York State
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H&R Handi Rifle in .45-70 Govt with 405 Grain Remington Soft Points.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:50 AM
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Location: Saskatchewan Canada
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.284 chmbered in a 7mm rem mag custom built southpaw on 700 action. Handloaded 150NBT or 154hornady IB's
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:00 PM
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: South East Pa.
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I have a variety of "fun" guns but the old standby is my 7mm Mauser built on an Arisaka action. I hand load and use 140 gr. Remington cor-lokts.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:48 AM
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Location: michigan
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I hunt on a farm so I use a dubble 12ga shotgun with hornady rounds it kills them
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:21 PM
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Location: Central New York
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I have three deer, hog and black bear rifles/carbines-

1- My main gun for 2 to 200 yard hunting, Remington 7600 carbine 30-06 Spr. with a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Scope.

2- My open sight gun for thick brush, deep woods and still hunting where my shots will most likely be 75/100 yards max, Marlin 336C 35 Rem. with XS Ghost Ring Sights.

3- My long range gun for watching fields or where my shots may be longer then 200 yards, Remington 700 Classic 280 Rem. with a Redfield Tracker 3-9x40mm Scope.

The 7600 will be used probably 75% of the time. The 336C will be used pretty much the rest of the time. The 700 will be used every once in a while. Most of my hunting is in the woods so 200 yard plus shots aren't common.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:31 AM
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Location: Northeast Texas
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Looks like this year will be a .300 Win. Mag. with 180gr. Hornady Interlocks.
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