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Old 02-15-2004, 07:00 AM
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have had a 12 ga. Rem Winmaster since I was 16. Shot several deer with it and love it, but a scope failure a few years back led me to get a backup gun - a 12 ga. Ithaca 37. Boy I love that Ithaca now (lighter and just feels better and have see thru scope mounts). So now the Rem is the backup (but I still love it the same.

I have a .44 Win Wrangler and .270 Rem. 7600 for rifle hunting - I use the 7600 exclusively now.
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Old 02-15-2004, 12:07 PM
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With out a doubt it would be my .243. I have hunted with .06's, .270's, 7mags and everything in between and I love the .243 the best. With velocity's hovering at 2400 fps at 300 yds, low recoil , low noise levels, super flat trajectory's and tendancy's to drive tacks I believe it is the ultimate deer caliber.
You have to shoot one for yourself, the confidence levels you achieve are like no other, place the cross hairs where you want, shoot and watch the deer fall through your scope (no recoil) its that easy.
The little 100 gr. bullet does tremendous damage to deer, its like the perfect speed for a given bullet weight. It does more damage than biger calibers. Check out my post on the 2 deer I killed this year with it. Click the link below.
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Old 02-15-2004, 04:46 PM
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Pump .30-06 with a Leupold 3-9 X 40
I have only used it two years and love it, having taken 15 deer with it. We make drives and hunt from stands. I love it. It was my dad's before I got old enough to use it and he bought a knew one.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:00 PM
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That is quite a nice two point in your post. What cartridge did you like again?

Hey BUCKMARK, I was just re-reading a Jack O'Connor book and he figured the Savage 99 in .300 sav. with a peer or low power scope was about the best "bush-deer" gun he'd seen. He had owned a short barreled bolt gun in 7mm mauser that he liked for a bush-deer gun as well.

I have never owned one but I think a Win. model 88 or 100 in .308 or .284 with a low variable scope would be a great all-around bush deer sized game gun.

But then the question asked for my "favorite" and that would have to be the gun I've used the most and most often reach for in the morning. My Win model 70 in .264 win. mag. with a variable 3 to 9 scope. I have wacked deer on the run at 40 yards with it and ambushed them as they fed in a grain field at 275 yards.

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Old 02-17-2004, 08:52 AM
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.270 Rem. pump
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Old 02-17-2004, 01:44 PM
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I use a 30-30 marlin. It shoots tight groups at 100 yds and in the woods i hunt, i don't shoot much farther than that. I already knocked down 2 doe and my frist buck witch was a monster 8 pointer. The 30-30 knocked it down right in its tracks to. Also for where i post thier is allot of ground cover and i need a good brush gun. Luckly so far though i never had to shoot into any of that stuff.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:49 PM
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my favorie is my 20ga break action
thats all i know about it bought it off my uncle
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