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View Poll Results: Rifle for PA opener
R700 .30-06
5
26.32%
Stevens 200 .270
2
10.53%
R7600 .30-06
4
21.05%
R760 .300 sav
3
15.79%
Savage 99 .375 winchester
5
26.32%
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Pick my opening day rifle!

Old 11-02-2018, 01:50 PM
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I think it depends on what kind of terrain you are going to be hunting in. Is it open fields or heavily wooded? You asked a question but, I feel more information should be stated about the areas you plan hunting in.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:55 PM
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On the second post i gave a little more information. I primarily still hunt. I'll probably start the day off on or near a field edge for the first hour then start moving. Lots of thick stuff, but also lots of right-of-ways and power lines that I will cross or hunt along.

Distance really isn't a concern. I only hunt to whatever my capabilities with that rifle are. There are several places I'll be with opportunities for long (400 yards for me.) Shots. But I'm fine being limited by a shorter range . That's part of using different rifles.

I'll also change my approach slightly depending on the rifle I carry. For example if one of the '06's or .270 I'll likely stay out near the edges of power lines more since I'll have the ability to shoot those ranges. If the .375 or .300 Savage I'll stay more in the woods and thick stuff.


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Old 11-16-2018, 06:32 AM
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Had the 760 and 700 out yesterday. Put 20 rds through each .Both are ready to go.

I'll have the .375win out on Sunday afternoon probably.

Getting close!

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Old 11-22-2018, 04:35 AM
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Last day to vote y'all. I'll be loading up the truck tomorrow morning to head to camp.

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Old 11-23-2018, 03:17 AM
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Looks like a tie. So I'll carry them half day each.

Hopefully one of them gets used .I'll use the .30-06 in the morning and hunt some powerlines where longer shots are possible and then the .375 in the afternoon when I move into some thicker stuff.

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Old 11-23-2018, 07:43 AM
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good luck buddie let me know how you did in pa & oh. looks as if it will be snowing on opening day here now. hi of 43 will be @ 1 am & temp's dropping from there by 6am down to 32 deg. love it! may end up taking the muzzy after all but still leaning on the 450 bushmaster .the afternoon will be toten the 45-70 contender handcannon. the rest of the week will be cold & snowy so it will the 460 handcannon on stand & when i do some stalking differently the muzzy. but enjoy the week.
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