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Old 12-13-2020, 05:39 PM
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Not posting to brag but to state an opinion. In these days of magnum rifles, new super propellants, and premium bullets that some manufacturers think you need to harvest a deer, which I have and used, I shot this doe and dropped her on the spot as she was trotting through the brush with a lowly open sigjted Win 94 in .30-30 and a handloaded 170 Hornady Interlock.
it seems there deer in my neck of the woods haven't evolved into creatures with kevlar hides .
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:10 PM
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Good going, bronko. That classic has probably taken more deer than any gun out there. Perfect for Pennsylvania and taken plenty of game out West, too.

Edit: I can add a similar experience from tonight--a doe with an iron-sighted Savage 99, 300 Savage. 60+ year old gun and a cartridge designed in 1920.

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Old 12-14-2020, 03:11 AM
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Out of our camp this year we had deer taken with the following:

6.5 creed Ruger American
30-06 remington 700
.30-06 remington 7600
.30-06 ruger hawkeye
.30-30 marlin 336
.300 savage model 99
.35 remington marlin 336
.35 remington remington model 14

And I carried a .30-40 Krag a few times but didn't connect.

I'd say the classics are alive and well in our neck of the woods!
The new fangled whizzbang super mags are fun too though.

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Old 12-14-2020, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
Not posting to brag but to state an opinion. In these days of magnum rifles, new super propellants, and premium bullets that some manufacturers think you need to harvest a deer, which I have and used, I shot this doe and dropped her on the spot as she was trotting through the brush with a lowly open sigjted Win 94 in .30-30 and a handloaded 170 Hornady Interlock.
it seems there deer in my neck of the woods haven't evolved into creatures with kevlar hides .
Way to go.
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Old 12-14-2020, 04:29 AM
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way to go bronko ! nothing like the ole 30 30. i took a doe lthe last saturday in gun season dec 5 with my 44 mag. i officially called it my retirement doe. since the day before i had retired. with my medical issues i felt like i was hunting one of those big game clubs. my buddies field dressed & drug it out.not that i was not cabable of doing it . will be heading out this up coming weekend for the extended gun season. but again congrats clem
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Old 12-14-2020, 05:36 AM
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i took a doe lthe last saturday in gun season dec 5 with my 44 mag. i officially called it my retirement doe. since the day before i had retired.
Congrats on the doe. I hope you can enjoy that retirement.
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Old 12-14-2020, 06:08 AM
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congrats and I agree, deer ain't super critters, just got to place a bullet where it matters!
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Old 12-14-2020, 06:11 AM
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thank you father forkhorn. & once i'm cleared of my medical conditions i will
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:45 PM
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Tom I hope you and your wife are doing well. And just maybe we can connect next year and I'll be able to try out that 350 Legend AR on one of those Ohio deer.
Merry Christmas to you firend. God bless.
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Old 12-14-2020, 04:43 PM
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Congratulations on your doe. Took one myself with an older Remingtion 1199 using 2 3/4 shells loaded with 16 pellets of #1 Buck. And not the first one taken with this set up.

Keep up the great work. My first buck was taken with your same setup back in the early '60's
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