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Old November 25, 2017, 10:00 AM   #51
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When the weather is nice: Win 70 in 358 Win (200 Grain Hdy SP)
When it’s wet: Win 70 Extreme Weather in 308 (165 Grain Sierra GKBT)
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Old November 27, 2017, 05:32 PM   #52
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Same 8mm Mauser as always. Although for the first time in many years, there is a new commercial load available in the US:

Norma EcoStrike all copper 160 gr @ 2830 fps. I'm expecting good things from it.
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Old November 28, 2017, 05:45 PM   #53
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im going wiyh my rem 700 in 7mm-08 for reg season and a 58 cal enfield carbine for muzzle loader season.
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Old November 28, 2017, 11:58 PM   #54
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For the main firearms season I took a Marlin 336 in .35 Remington and took a doe. For the bonus doe season (we get up to 3 tags) I'll probably be bringing the Marlin 444ss.
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Old November 29, 2017, 11:16 AM   #55
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Since I responded earlier I have taken two very nice whitetail with the RAR 7mm-08. But I may be switching my load from the Federal Vital-Shock Ballistic Tips 140 grn. to perhaps a Federal Fusion 120 grn. The Vital shocks are causing an unexpected amount of damage. Not that I'm complaining too much... until this year, with this load, I thought the term "bang flop" was a bit of an exaggeration. Not so now! Both deer took a combined total of 1 step. But both had silver dollar size exit wounds, and one had fragmented rib pieces in a good portion of the exit-side loin.

Given that I may not have the opportunity to zero a different load, I may finish the season with the good 'ol combo of a Savage 110 .243 with 80 grn Winchester Super X off the shelf from Wallyworld.

Or I'll save a tag or two for late muzzleloader.

But the weather has been nice, it's been a beautiful season so far, and either way I'm having as much fun as I ever have during deer season.

Happy Hunting, Folks!
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Old November 30, 2017, 04:47 AM   #56
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A 257 Weatherby for pronghorns & 338 Win mag for elk,moose and mulies. A 270 win for sheep. A 6X on the 257 & 270. A 3x7 on the 338.
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Old November 30, 2017, 05:49 AM   #57
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I don't hunt anymore. My wife is disabled and I spend most of my time caring or her.

But if I was, I'd carry the same Sears-Roebuck 12 gauge pump, loaded with 3" Number 1 buckshot, I've always carried.

I do miss the sound of a pack of Walkers.
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Old November 30, 2017, 01:39 PM   #58
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Except for a foray into WV with a .50 flintlock, I've been relying on my .62 flintlock smoothbore.
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Old December 1, 2017, 01:21 AM   #59
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Picked up a Zeiss scope last week. My M77-MKII in 30.06 is
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