View Full Version : Your hunting arsenal.

January 17, 2012, 08:59 AM
Feel free to post about your hunting arsenal rifles, bows, shotguns, and handguns also. My rifle is a Remington 700 sps in .308 with a nikon monarch 3x12x50 scope and my shotgun is a Remington 870 express with a 26 inch barrel.

January 17, 2012, 09:21 AM
Old savage .243... dont know what model it is. Maverick model 88 slugster 12gauge. Henry .22 for the vermin :)

January 17, 2012, 09:26 AM
Well i have designated hunting rifles and match rifle that i hunt with. But here's a list.

Old style 700 22" sporter in .308 with a Leupy VX-II 3-9x40mm
700 KS custom .300 Wby mag. with a leupy VX-III 4.5-14x50mm
700 youth model .243 with a leupy VX-R Patrol 3-9x40mm
700 5R with a USO SN-3 3.2-17x44mm
Sako 85 hunter in .260 with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44mm
BCM MK12 Mod 1 with a leupy MK4 2.5-8x36mm


Three 870s two 12ga and one 20ga
Two 1100 Skeet Bs 12ga and 20ga
Browning maxus 12ga
Franchi I-12 12 ga

January 17, 2012, 09:54 AM
My "hunting" rifles are:

Remington 700 BDL in 308 with Nikon Monarch 4-16X50
This is for long range shots accross the agricultural fields

Remington 700 ADL in 308 with Bushnell 4200 3-9X40
This is my all around hunting rifle

Remington 700 BDL in 243 with Bushnell 3200 3-9X40
This is usually my loaner and occasionally by truck gun

Marlin 336 in 30-30 with Bushnell 1.5-4x32
My brush gun

Winchester 94AE in 30-30
Another loaner I keep and occasional truck gun

Marlin 1895 in 45-70 with Weaver 1-4X20
Another brush gun

Bushmaster AR-15 in 223 with Aimpoint (or EO Tech)
Rifle for kids to use when hunting hogs or deers

Rock River AR-15 in 223 with 3.5X ACOG
Rifle for kids to use when hunting hogs or deers

My hunting shotguns are:

Remington 870 Express 12 gauge with 20" cylinder barrel
My buckshot brush gun for hogs

Remington 870 12 Wingmaster gauge with 28" barrel (Remchoke)
My general purpose field gun

Remington 870 Express 12 gauge with 20" rifled barrel with Bushnell 3200 1.5-4X32
My slug gun

My hunting handguns are:

Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 3/4" in 44 Mag

Ruger Flattop Blackhawk 4 3/4" in 45 Colt

Ruger Flattop Blackhawk 4 3/4" in 44 Special

Ruger Flattop Blackhawk 4 3/4" in 357 Mag

Colt 1911A1 modified with target sights in 45ACP

Colt 1911A1 Elite in 10mm

Some gets used more often than others but they eventually all gets time in the field every year.

January 17, 2012, 09:56 AM
Varies by animal and situation. I try and hunt with most of my rifles, at least a little. Here's the jist of it, I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.

1.Winchester Mod 70 in 30-06 with an old Weaver K4. This is my main elk gun.
2.Marlin 1895G in 45-70. Has a Weaver V3 on it. Backup elk gun, and sees some coyote stands:D
3. Winchester Mod 70 in 270WSM with a Zeiss 4.5-14x w/ target turrets. For long range work on deer and elk.

1. Winchester mod 70 in 243 with a Nikon Monarch 4-16x w/ hunter turrets. My go-to deer gun, also has whacked a bunch of coyotes.
2. Winchester Mod 70 in 270WSM as noted above.

1. My Win mod 70 in 243 noted above was my old stand by and I still love to drill coyotes with it.
2. Remington 870 Express shooting a "dead coyote" choke and #4 buck. Love shotgunning predators.
3. Just got an AR, 20" bull barrel w/ Vortex 3-9x scope. It is not yet bloodied.
4. Just got a Ruger 77/22 in 22 hornet w/ an old Weaver K4. Also not bloodied.
5. Marlin 1894 in 45 colt with Skinner peep sight. Has seen quite a few stands, bagged at least one coyote. It's fun to take out.

1. The 870 for birds historically, although I picked up some more scatterguns recently:
2. Stevens mod 12 in 16ga, side by side. Killed a few rabbits with it.
3. Have a used 870 wingmaster on layaway w/ 3 chokes. It'll see some action for birds I reckon.

1. Ruger 10/22 with 3-9x bushnell. I've killed a whole nuch of tree rats with this thing.
2. Marlin 39A 22lr with an old Weaver (B1 I think). Scope is kinda blurry but I still managed a few squirrels with it this year.
3. Unknown brand .410 I just inhereited from my late Grampa. I don't like shotgunning squirrels but it comes in handy sometimes and I like to use it.
4. Marlin 25M in 22mag with 3-9x Tasco. Usually way more gun than needed, but for long shots it occaisionally comes in handy.

January 17, 2012, 12:56 PM
Geez, I'm jealous of the arsenal some of you guys have... :eek:

I have...

A Remington 700 SPS Buckmasters in .270 Win. (my "new" deer rifle)
A Ruger M77 Mk II all-weather in a Boyd's stock for bigger game (my "old" deer rifle)
Both rifles have a new model Nikon ProStaff 3-9 X 40 (BDC reticle) scope on them.
A Stoeger Condor 12 ga. O/U for pheasants that we don't have in Wisconsin

That's it. Of course I have $$$$$$$ in my golf clubs. :D

January 17, 2012, 02:20 PM
Spent most of my childhood hunting with just a Remington Viper .22lr and a Stevens single shot 20 gauge shotgun. I've since then added a pair of Mossbergs (20 gauge 500, 12 gauge 535), and a Traditions Yukon muzzleloader. Sometimes hunt with a Marlin 60 but much prefer the old Viper since it has a scope mounted and never fails to feed no matter what ammo I feed it.

Archery, I've got a PSE Lite Flite compound, Diamond Stud compound and a Parker Enforcer x-bow. The PSE is loud and slow compared to the others, yet it's the only one I've been successful hunting with :rolleyes:.

January 17, 2012, 03:47 PM
I have a few rifles I hunt with and I switch off depending on how I'm hunting that day.

My blind/stand guns:

No4 Mk1 sportered by me, puts 5 rounds in roughly 1.5 inch at 50yds:

Oberndorf commercial Mauser, shoots like it's laser guided:

My walking rifle, Win 94 XTR .375 Win:

Squirrel guns:
Mossberg 146b. Made in the golden age of rimfires:

Weatherby XXII with Weaver K-10:

Generally only my squirrel guns are scoped because where I hunt is pretty thick woods and swamp but I am looking for a scoped rifle to add because I've been going to a new part of the state a bit and need a longer reaching rifle.

January 17, 2012, 04:29 PM
Pretty rifles, BigFatts.

Ted Williams Mod 53 in 30-06 with Burris 2-7x.
TC Omega .50 muzzleloader.

Med (deer in heavy woods):
AR-15 with 16" 7.62AK upper and Weaver 4x.

Winchester 69a. .22 with ghost rings.

Remington 11-48 12g Mod. choke

January 17, 2012, 04:51 PM
win model 70 .30-06
savage 7mm rem mag
savage axis .30-06
stevens .223 ( 2 legged applications/ coyote/stray dogs tryin to eat chickens*)
marlin model 60 .22lr
marlin 336 .30-30
benelli nova
winchester 1300
rem 870
and when the weather is crappy mosin nagant 91/30

ohh yeah '06 bowtech guardian

*lets just say i live in a rural setting

January 17, 2012, 05:20 PM
I am seeing some good turn out here.

January 17, 2012, 06:36 PM
Winchester M 70 .30-06 for hunting outside of my state where they allow real rifles. I have more 06s but this is the one that travels to hunts.

Kimber .22 Hunter .22lr for small game.

Remington 870 for turkeys and wing shooting

T/C Scout .54 caliber specifically for a couple extra deer days in Ohio

8" S&W Model 27 .357 magnum another Ohio deer gun.

January 17, 2012, 07:39 PM
My hunting arsenal? Let's see:
* 1978 Ruger M77 in 7X57 with a Weaver 2-7X
* 1978 Interarms Mk X barreled in 22-250, stocked in AAA myrtlewood, wearing a Leupold VX-III 4.5-15X
* 1988 Interarms Mini-Mauser in 223, stocked in European walnut, topped with a Weaver 3-9X
* 1968 FN semiauto shotgun (lightweight alloy version of the A5), 12 gauge
* 1978 Browning Citori Field, 12 gauge.
* 1956 Browning Auto-5, 20 gauge
* 1990 Remington 514T, 22LR, with a Leupold 4X scope
* 1986 Ruger 77/22 Mag, topped with a Leupold 2-7X scope

What do I use when I go hunting? Usually my Ruger 77 or my FN 12 gauge. I'm a pretty boring guy, really. The others are just options, depending on the game.

January 17, 2012, 07:49 PM
Mine is pretty simple.

For deer and antelope I use a left handed Savage 110 in 7mm Rem Mag topped with a Nikon Monarch 3x9.

For deer I also use a Ruger No. 1 in 45-70 also topped with a Nikon Monarch 3x9.

For turkey I use a Mossberg 12ga.

January 17, 2012, 08:06 PM
Wow, I don't know how some of you guys decide which gun to take with you on any given hunt:eek: Gotta say, I'm a bit jealous.;)

Of my 19 firearms, only 3 are regular hunters.

My Ruger 10/22, Rem. 870 Mag, and my sporter Swede.

As I try my hand at more coyote hunting, the DR200 may go out when hunting the thicker stuff.

Safe hunting everyone

January 18, 2012, 06:47 AM
Bigfatts and Smith nice rifles/shotguns/handguns.

phil mcwilliam
January 18, 2012, 09:11 AM
My current line up -
Sako .17HMR with Zeiss 4.5-14x 50mm
CZ 452 in .22lr with Leupold VX-1 2-7X33mm
Sako 22-250 with Leupold VX-II 3-9X40mm
Sako .308 Finnwolf lever action with Leupold VX-II 3-9X40mm
Sako Bavarian bolt action .308 with Kahles 2.5-10x50mm

January 18, 2012, 10:09 AM
For deer I have A Savage 110 7mm mag with a 4x16 leapers scope.

For pig I use either the savage riffle or my Beowulf .50 AR.

For turkey and other winged critters I have my Mossberg 500 with a 26" barrel and a Remington 11-87 premier with a 28" barrel. Both 12g

For the little guys I have my Mossberg plinkster .22 with a bushnel 3x9.

Handguns I use either my glock model 22 .40 cal (mainly for back up in case a crazy pig wants to charge) or a Ruger blackhawk 357 mag.

January 19, 2012, 06:00 PM
K98 Mauser 8mm Sporter, Euro sporter job ('50s?) with custom safety and Leupold 3-9X 50mm. Great gun and I love the caliber with full power Euro spec loads.


Other two main rifles:

Remington Model 700 Classic 8mm with Burris Fullfield 3-9x 40mm


K31 7.5 x 55 (iron sights)

I like having something a little different.

For birds, a 30" barrel Marlin 12 GA. I'm not really a big shotgun guy, but I'd like to get a medium priced over/under shotgun for birds and skeet shooting. I'm simply not going to pay thousands of dollars, however, especially just for display case engravings and the like. :o

Also Ruger MkIII bull barrel .22 LR for squirrels and a S&W 686P I could use for deer, although I haven't gotten around to it.

January 19, 2012, 06:28 PM
Man you might have opened a can of worms here if my wife reads this post!

Small Game and Varmint
.22 LR - Marlin M60, Winchester 1906, and Winchester 72 all iron sights
.22 WMR - Savage 93BV cheap Simmons 3-9X40
.204 Ruger - Encore Pro Hunter 2-7X35 Nikon Monarch UUC (will be getting a new scope soon)
.223 Rem - Stevens 200 2-7X33 Redfield Revolution and H&R Ultra Varmint 6.5-20X50 target dot Barska

Dual Purpose Varmint & Big Game

6X47 Rem - custom Stevens 200 4-12X40 AO Leupold VX-II
.243 Win - Parker Hale 3-9X40 Leupold VX-I
.250 Savage - custom Stevens 200 at the smith no scope yet.
.25-06 - Custom Zastava with set triggers 4-16X40 AO Bushnell Elite 4200

Big Game

6.5X55 - Kimber of Oregon M96 sporter (stole the 2-7 Nikon off of it)
6.5-06 - custom Husquvarna action with with Canjar single set trigger and 7.5X40 AO M8 Leupold
.270 Win - Parker Hale 1200 4-12X40 AO Bushnell
.30-30 Win - M94 Winchester and M788 Remington with 4X M8 Leupold
.30-40 US - 1896 Krag sporter with Rice aperature sight
.300 Savage - M93 Mauser sporter 2-7X35 Vortex Viper

Bigger Game!

.30-06 - JC Higgins M50 FN Mauser 2-7X35 Baush & Lomb Elite 3000, M670 and M70 FWT with no optics
.300 H&H - 1917 Sporter 2.5-8X36 Leupold VX-II
8mm-06 - VZ-24 Mauser 1.5-6X36 Tasco Titan II 3P#4 reticle
.338-06 - 1903A3 Springfield 2.5-8X36 Leupold VX-III
.358 Win - Savage 99A 2-7X35 Burris FFII 3P#4 reticle
.35 Whelen - 1903 Springfield 1.75-6X33 Leupold VX-III and M700 BDL 3.5-10X40 Leupold VX-III
.375 Ruger - M70 XTR 1.75-6X33 Leupold VX-III

.50 Cal - Stainless H&R Huntsman no optics

Small game, Birds and Clays
.12 ga - M1300 FWT, Navy Arms single, Wards Western Field
.16 ga - Wards Western Field
.410 ga - H&R Topper

January 19, 2012, 08:06 PM
Man I feel slightly inadequate after seeing all of these collections.

Mine humble collection consists of:

Remington 700 ADL Varmint .308 with cheap 4-12 scope (until I put better glass on it) for big game.

A Marlin 60 with a 3-9 scope for small game.

A Remington 870 Express for everything else.

I figure if I can't get it done with one of these three I'm doing it wrong.

January 20, 2012, 06:19 PM
I have a Stoeger M2000 semi-auto 12 gauge for just about everything. I just acquired a remington 700 ADL in .270 topped with a Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40.

What's crazy is my dad hates shooting guns but he's got an old Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight in 12 gauge, a Marlin 60 Papoose .22LR, and a Remington SPR-18 single shot 30-06. If he sees a nice gun at the lgs, he'll buy it. He hasn't even shot his 30-06 yet.

January 20, 2012, 06:57 PM
I figure if I can't get it done with one of these three I'm doing it wrong.

Hehe, good point Vortexyz:D

January 21, 2012, 08:21 PM
For Whitetails
Sporterized Swedish Mauser- 6.5x55mm
S&W 25-5 for close up- .45 Colt
CVA Stag Horn inline muzzleloader- .45 Cal

Small game
Ruger 10/22 Circa 1970
Ruger Mark III
Savage Model 24 combination gun- .22/.410

Winchester Model 12- 20ga
Winchester SuperX-1- 12ga

Ruger Mini-14- .223 Rem

Looking to add a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt and a nice lever action, probably get the lever action this year, the Ruger who knows.

January 22, 2012, 05:19 AM

JC Higgins Model 50 in 30-06. It's an FN Mauser action with a chrome lined High Standard barrel. Deer, elk, antelope with various loads.

Remington Model 600 in 308 with Brown Precision fiberglass stock. The Model 50's only drawback is it's a bit heavy to lug over hill and dale, so the 6.5 lb Remington gets the call sometimes.

Marlin 1895 in 45-70. If I know the hunting is going to be close range. A 400 grain A-frame bullet @ 1800 fps will stop most anything.


Upland - Franchi Renaissance O/U in 12 ga, 28" barrels. Light, easy to carry and powerful. Great recoil pad.

Turkeys / Ducks. - Mossberg 500 12 ga Grand Slam Turkey. 20" barrel, Realtree Hardwoods HD Green camo, fiber optic sights, Star Dot choke, nice thick pad. A delight to carry and plenty powerful within 40 yards. It gets a 28" barrel for ducks.

January 22, 2012, 06:29 AM
My Hunting collection is pretty simple,

Deer: Glenfield Model 30A (30-30) with a Burris Fullfield II
Sporter Lee Enfield no.4 mk1 (.303) with Burris Fullfield II
And a newly aquired Traditions Buck Stalker .50 cal Muzzle Loader that will soon be equiped with a Burris Fullfield II also. I will mainly use this rifle next season.
And for the closer Hunts next year, I will also use my Ruger Old Army Cap and Ball Revolver

Birds (including Turkey) and Rabbit- Mossberg 500A 28 inch barrel with changeable chokes

Tree Rats- Good old Walmart Crossman Powermaster bb gun with 4x scope :)

January 22, 2012, 12:08 PM
For Shotgun deer.....Benelli M1 Super 90

Small Game....Winchester Model 52B Sporter

Handgun....Desert Eagle .44 mag. and S&W Performance Center .44 mag.

January 22, 2012, 12:09 PM
Blackpowder.....Knight MK-85 w/Swarovski Glass

Varmints.....DPMS AR15, w/ Leupold glass

Rifle hunting....Colt Sauer .270 w/ Swarovski glass

Archery....Matthews Sidekick

Upland Birds.....Browning Belgium Leige 12 gauge O/U.

January 22, 2012, 12:46 PM
Keep it simple brother:

For small game to coon:

For Deer:

For fox to deer (.243, now wears a 3-9x Redfield):

Not Pictured: Winchester 1300 12ga for small game to coyotes.

Anything more would be a waste of my time.


January 24, 2012, 11:54 AM
My father was an old time 'gun crank' and when he passed in the early '90s I inherited several of his guns. Several years ago I decided to simplify things and just kept the pieces I liked best. I sold all the guns I had purchased and just kept Dad's. Almost all of my shooting is when I'm hunting so these are my hunting guns:

Sporterized Original Haenel Lawrence Wehrmann single-shot 98 Mauser chambered for 30-40x.315 AI.

Richard Marhoff & Sohn Drilling - 16ga x 16ga over .22 Savage HiPower AI.

Old, beat to crap Western Field single-shot .22 (for reasons unknown to me this old cheapy is one of the most accurate rifles I've ever shot).

S&W Mod 19-4 .357mag, 6" barrel.


January 25, 2012, 02:42 AM
Custom 700 remmy 300WM
Win Durango 7STW
Rem 7600 pump 270Win
Ruger MKII 25-06

Saiga 308 & 762x39 REM 742, 243
STAG-AR15 556/223 Ruger VT M77-243

T-3 22-250
Ruger Super Redhawk 454Casull, GLOCK 45ACP

Small stuff
Marlin 17 hmr
Ruger 10/22
Ruger Allweather 22Mag
Ruger single six 9.5 barrel
Well thats about it for My hunting stuff.And proud to have them:D

January 25, 2012, 08:52 PM
Remington 700BDL LH .338-06 by Shilen
Remington 700SPS LH .30-06
Remington 788 LH .308
Winchester 70 Classic (New Haven) 7mmRM
Ruger 77 Hawkeye SS .280
Interarms Shaw 6.5-06
Savage 16 WW LH .260
Ruger 77 Compact .260
Remington 788 .223
Kel-Tec SU-16A .223
Marlin 1894 .44Mag
Marlin 39 Mountie .22
Winchester 1894 .45LC

Ruger Bisley - .22/WMR, .44spl, .41mag, and .45LC
Ruger SBH - .44mag
S&W 657, and 28

Deja vu
January 25, 2012, 09:16 PM
Rifles: 3 marlin 45/70s (Cowboy, Guide gun, SBL), 2 Marlin 357 magnums (16 inch barrel and a 22 inch barrel). I all so have access to a 30-06 but it is not officially mine.

Shot gun: Remington 870 3 1/2 inch chamber

Handgun: BFR 45/70, several 357 magnums

Others: 45 cal Black powder rifle, Barnett quad 400 Cross bow, PSE Xforce compound bow,

January 25, 2012, 09:48 PM
DPMS sportical 5.56mm for deer, wolves, and coyotes.
Remington 700 ADL .243 for deer, bighorn sheep, and cougars
WASR10 7.62x39 for hogs, feral dogs and camp gun
weatherby vanguard 300 wby mag for bear, elk, moose, and anything else in north america heavier than 400 pounds.

January 25, 2012, 10:13 PM
Ya'll have too many duplicate guns, lots of guns fill the same roles.

.270 WIN Bolt Action - Mossberg ATR 100
5.56 NATO AR-FrankenAR
Weatherby PA-08 Upland 12GA
Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22LR

January 25, 2012, 10:38 PM
Soooo Much gun **** so little time...

I have :
Remington 700 VSSF .308 General all around
Remington 700 SPS Varmint .243 General use
Remington 700 SPS .243 Deer rifle
Remington 700 SPS Stainless 7MM-08 Deer rifle
Remington 700 SPS Varmint .204 Small things
Browning A-Bolt Synthetic Stalker 7mm Mag Any thing gun..!
Styer Elite .338 Lapua Anything that goes pass the anything list
Remington 700 VLF 22-250 New small thing gun
Remington 700 SPS Stainless .270 Deer rifle
Savage Thumb hole .17 HMR Fun gun..anything that will explode
Several Ruger 10-22's...more fun guns.

January 25, 2012, 11:13 PM
My "hunting" guns are:

Rem 760 in .30-06 (big game)
Ruger M77 6mm Rem (deer, pronghorn, coyotes)
Sav Model 99 .250Savage (deer, coyotes, small game)
Browning BLR .223 (coyotes, bunnies)
Browning BL-22 (bunnies, plinkin')
Ruger 10/22 (bunnies, plinkin')
Dan Wesson 15-2 .357mag (deer, bunnies)
Browning BPS 12ga. (waterfowl)
Ithaca 37 20ga. (birds other than waterfowl)

Of all the above, the 10/22 probably gets used the least of all (love that BL-22)

February 20, 2012, 07:43 AM
winchester mod 70 featherweight 257 roberts

remington 700 bdl 243

parkerhale 1300 in 7mm rem mag

husquvarna 270

nosler 48 trophy in 325 wsm

beretta a400 unico 12 guage

remington 870 express tactical 12guage

remington 870 express 20 guage

mossberg maveric m88 12 guage

marlin heavy barreleld bolt ss 22 mag

marlin semiauto 22lr

remington 597 22lr semiauto

rossi pump 22 lr carbine

browning lever 22lr

and i am gonna add a over and under to that soon :D

not even getting into pistols jusn not gonna

TX Hunter
February 20, 2012, 09:05 PM
I have a many different firearms, but only a few that end up on the hunt regularly.
They are all used on different species though.

1. My Ruger Frontier .308 Winchester,With Leupold VX 2 3x9x40 Scope, its used for Deer and Wild Hog.
2. My Mossberg 835 Ulti Mag Shotgun, Its used for Various Critters, and Birds, including Turkey.
3. My Wichester Model 270 Pump .22LR Rifle with Weaver 4x Marksman Scope. It is used almost entirely for Coon Hunting with Hounds, its has reflective tape on the stock to help me aviod loosing it.
4. Stainless Steel Ruger Single Six Revolver, it has a 6.5" barrel, and is chambered for .22 Magnum I carry this while Coon Hunting, when I dont have my Rifle with me, I keep ear plugs in my shirt pocket, and have shot a few Coons out of trees with it. Also killed a Hog with it one night in a thicket.
Those are pretty much the tools that I use for my various adventures, the rest of my guns are just for looking at and shooting at paper ocasionally.:)

February 21, 2012, 11:39 AM
Remington 572 Fieldmaster Pump .22 for squirrel, rabbit and plinking.
Kel Tec PLR 16 .223 with an aimpoint R-1 red dot scope - Just for fun
Ruger Mini 14 .223 for small game (squirrel, fox, raccoon, rabbit coyote etc)
Remington Sportsman 78 .270 bolt Redfield 3x9 Tracker for medium game (Deer)
Remington 700 .35 Whelen bolt Burris 1.5 x 6 signature for (Bear, moose , Elk)

Ithaca Featherlight Deerslayer Pump 20 gauge for skeet, quail, dove, rabbit
Weatherby Athena Grade IV 12 gauge O/U for Pheasant + Turkey
SKB 385 12 gauge side by side - I got to own a side by side.

February 22, 2012, 10:08 AM
10/22 for small game
browning A-Bolt stainless stalker 270wsm
Weatherby Vanguard Varmint special .223 for coyotes,bobcats, everything else
Smith&Wesson 1911PD .45ACP for company
Rock River Arms .223 Coyote carbine but I havent taken it out yet.

February 22, 2012, 10:09 AM
Almost forgot the Benelli Nova, the killer, of shoulders.

February 24, 2012, 01:00 AM
-5mm Mag Rem M591 w/ 6x Leu (useful cause only rimifires are legal on the
local WMA most of the time for varmints)
-.223 Mk X mini mauser w/ Leu 6x
-22-250 Ruger 77V w/ vintage Weaver K12, largely retired, but it slew a
bunch of groundhogs when we had'em (coyotes eat'em all now!)

-a shotgun for me now is something to bust spring gobblers with. Bought myself a graduation present from college in 1980, a REm Wingmaster, and have hunted it for most all my shotgun use ever since. Have 2 -26" bbls for it, a FC and an IC, but for the past 15-20 years, it just wears the 20" rifle sighted bbl with the turkey tube year round.

I will likely only ever hunt whitetails, with an occasional hog maybe, and my rifles reflect same (one can always hope of course). I am a rifle fanatic, love to load, shoot, talk it, but hunt these primarily....

-.308 Win 88. w/ Bushnell 4x. This was an heirloom rifle from my Grandad and my only 'deer rifle" for a long time. As times got better, I retired it.
I've taken more deer w/ the M88 (riflle kills) than my other guns combined

-.270, Rem 700 ADL, synthetic, from Wally World, $333 new, with a Burris
USA-Full Field 3x9 currently. Replaced the M88, but I don't hunt it that much

-Ruger .44 carbine, tube model, w/ USA Redfield 2.75x. I've hunted this stubby brush rifle a bunch, and still like it. Its second on the kill list after the M88

-7.62 x39 Ruger 77-II, stainles w/ Leu 2x7 Bought this as my boys rifle and
grapple him for it often. Killed my biggest buck with this modest rifle.

-Mini 30, w/ Leu 1-4x, I missed w/ it this year, and will hunt it again next year

Honorable mention
-Dads Savage 110-243 w/ Leu 3x9
-savage Scout .308 w/ Leu 2.75 IER scope

But...I am a bow hunter for deer primarily. My bow and rig, a Matthews FX, 63 lbs, budget carbon arrows, and vintage Bear Razorheads. That combo went up about 50 trees this season. With a 100 day plus deer season, a fella gets to hunt a bit if he works at it some!!!!!!

February 24, 2012, 07:04 PM
DPMS LR-308 with a Centerpoint 4-16x40 scope for deer, bear and elk.

Home built AR-15, DPMS stripped lower and upper and whatever parts I managed to piece together to build it - don't remember all the brands - with 20" heavy barrel and Nikon Prostaff scope for deer (close shots) and coyote.

Semi-home built AR-15, DPMS stripped lower and DPMS lower parts kit, Tapco 6-point stock, hogue grip, CMMG .22lr upper with 16" barrel and a Simmons 3-9x40 scope for squirrel, rabbit and the occasional coyote.

Ruger 10/22 with an old pre-ban folding stock (forgot the brand) along with an old Tasco 3-9x40 scope for squirrel and coyote.

Ruger 10/22 carbine with open sights - also for squirrel and coyote.

Mossberg 500 with factory polymer thumbhole stock, 18" barrel, aftermarket fiber-optic front bead for birds (mainly pheasant and duck).

Ruger Super Blackhawk with open sights for handgun deer.

February 25, 2012, 04:38 PM
I have a Marlin 795 for putting bunnies in the pot, and I will soon have a Savage 10GXP3 in 7mm08 for deer and other deer-like critters. I hope to eventually add a varmint rifle and something heavier for elk and such, but it will probaly be a while, unless I get the wife on board...

February 25, 2012, 09:01 PM
The rifles that I hunt with are:

M-77 Ruger Frontier Rifle in 308 with a 16 inch barrel
Rock River AR-10/308
Ruger #1 in 45-70 and 30'06

Sure Shot Mc Gee
February 25, 2012, 10:22 PM
For the best:)

March 7, 2012, 09:24 PM
My Winchester Super X3 slug gun for the deer here in Ohio


The next 4 are my varmint guns





Everyone needs a 30-06 in the safe


March 8, 2012, 04:06 AM
Egad, dont get me started. The short list............ Everything in 06 case (6mm to .35). Everything in 08 case (6mm to 308). Some small stuff (22-250, 257AI). Some mags (7mm, 300WM, 375H&H, 378WBY 458WM). Some military ( 6.5 jap, 6.5 carcano, 30/40 krag, 7x57, 8x57, Plus GI...06 etc.) Oh yeah, and some old stuff........30/30, 45/70, 45/120. Im sure that there is one or two that I have missed. Out of all this, I only use 4. 22-250, 25-06, 300WM, & 378WBY.

No sense in me going into pistols or shotguns that I use.

Old Grump
March 8, 2012, 12:37 PM
Goofy me, I thought an arsenal was where they made or repaired guns and stored them for an army.

I do have a nice little collection but my favorite is still the first gun I ever bought back in 1964. Rabbits, squirrels and pigeons take one shot. Moose and bear take two shots. I suppose I should get a bigger gun one of these days but them big bullets they shoot scare me. :D


March 10, 2012, 12:11 PM

Browning BLR .300 WSM (Lightweight 81) Bushnell Elite 3200 3-10x40
Browning FN .220 Swift, Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15x50
Ruger M77 Mark II .25-06 Rem, Bushnell Legend 4-12x40
Remington 597 .22LR heavy barrel 3-9x32 Bushnell rimfire scope


Charles Daly Field Ducks Unlimited edition 3"
Remington 870 Wingmater 2 3/4"
Remington 512 20ga single shot
Browning BPS Deluxe edition 28ga


2006 Hoyt Trykon 29.5" 60-70lbs

March 10, 2012, 02:30 PM
I have an arsenal of 3:
Winchester 94 -30/30
Mossberg 500--20 ga
Marlin mod 80--22.

Never needed another gun,
for home defense, I have a
Louisville slugger.

March 10, 2012, 05:01 PM
Remington 700 SPSTactical, with a 4-12x50 Nikon Buckmaster.

March 10, 2012, 06:20 PM
Win 94 30-30
Win 70/270
Rem 721/.06
Rem 798/ 300 mag

March 11, 2012, 08:35 AM
My real passion is traditional muzzle loaders. Mostly flintlocks. Won't list those.
But, I do shoot some modern. I am pretty basic and practical with those.
They are:
.22lr Ruger 10/22
Remington mod. 870 plain jane 12 ga. shotgun.
Winchester Ranger (the plain jane Mod. 70) 30-06 rifle with a $3.00 garage sale 3x9 scope.
Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. revolver that I can't shoot anymore because of bad shoulders. Can't hold up.
Ruger Single-Six .22lr and mag. revolver.

March 11, 2012, 10:36 PM
I have a Marlin Model 60 for plinking, squirrels and Jack rabits. A Model 99 in 300 savage for Deer, elk and other large game. I just got an older Savage 110 in 300 win mag (pre accutrigger) the other day, may use it for elk. Although I may rebarrel that bastard to something much larger, since I like my model 99 so much for all the big game in my area.

I have a couple shotguns, 410 pump, 20 guage auto 5, don't use them often.

March 12, 2012, 02:02 AM
Some 308's......and Ruger 44 mag..S&W 357....

March 12, 2012, 02:12 AM
Hog killers....30-06 Remington..45-70 Marlin..308 SA M1A SOCOM....