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Old June 27, 2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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What are you hunting with this year?

I'm trying to decide which rifles will get the nod this year for all my hunting. I got a pronghorn and mule deer buck tags as well as a cow elk tag. I've got plenty of rifles that need to be exercised. I'm thinking for pronghorn I'll either use my 6x47 again this year or my .243 Win. I've got my .25-06 as well and I need to redeem myself with it on pronghorn at some point. That said I'm leaning toward the 6X47 again as it is a joy to shoot and dead on to 300 yards without having to adjust POA.

My elk and deer is a combo hunt and that is where I'm having the most problems deciding. I've got three rifles that I want to hunt with. Savage 99 in .358 Win, 1896 Krag in .30-40, and 1917 Remington in .300 H&H. The .300 will give me the most range, but I haven't shot anything outside of 300 yards in a long time. The 99 will get me close to 300 without too much adjustment. The old Krag is just cool, and it needs to go hunting.
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:12 AM   #2
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Howa 30-06

... like every other year.
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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My weapon of choice should be delivered today. A new Savage .243 11fxp3.

My first new rifle in 25 years.
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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I would do the 25-06 on the goat,the old KRAG because it is COOL.Man you have it made good luck.
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Old June 27, 2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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White tail 25-06 Ruger M77,270Win 7600 pump. HOGS 308 Saiga,Stag AR -223, SUPER Red Hawk 454, Bear 300WM,SRH 454.
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Old June 27, 2011, 09:38 AM   #6
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Hunting deer in CA: either model 99 300 savage or sporterized 03A3 30/06. Elk in Colorado: either custom 7WSM or A-bolt 300 Win Mag. I'm really hoping that the 7WSM well be ready!
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Old June 27, 2011, 09:46 AM   #7
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Given the choices you gave, for the antelope and deer, I would use the 25-06. For the elk, I would use the 300 H&H. And if you wanted to use the old Krag, then use it for the deer instead of the 25-06.
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Old June 27, 2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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Hogs- Remington 700 .270 , Deer - The same ,Turkeys - 12 gauge semi auto Benelli ....Buzzards taken out of the sky- 12 Gauge semi auto benelli.....mmmmm nothing like baked buzzard with brown gravy,onions and all the trimmings :barf::barf::barf:
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Old June 27, 2011, 11:37 AM   #9
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Savage Model 10 Predator Brush in .243 w/ Bushnell 2.5X10X50 #4 Ill Reticle
Savage Model 10 Precision Carbine in .308 w/ Leupold 3.5X10X50 #4 Reticle
Sako 75 in 7mm08 with Ziess 3.5X10X44 Plex reticle
BSA Monarch 30'06 w/ Leupold 3X9X40 Plex reticle.
Ruger No.1 in 7mmMag w/ Bausch & Lomb 3X9X40 plex is on deck if the mood strikes.

Wouldn't mind getting a shot on one of these big 400+lb boars with the .338WinMag. I didn't get an exit on the one last fall with the '06 and a 165grn bullet. Though that was a boiler room shot, where normally its in the ear.

Ducks & Geese = Benelli SBE
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Old June 27, 2011, 12:08 PM   #10
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If I hunt at all this year,,,

I will be using my H&R Handi-Rifle in .38/.357,,,
For varmints like coyotes and armadillos.

If I decide to harvest a deer at my nephews land,,,
I'll do it from a tree stand with a 6" S&W 629,,,
There won't be a shot over 30 yards,,,
Not from the tree stands anyways.

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Old June 27, 2011, 12:31 PM   #11
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The usual, my lightweight BAR in '06.
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Old June 27, 2011, 12:46 PM   #12
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After 25 years of big game hunting with my Rem. 700 .30-06, I'm transitioning to a handier Winchester Model 88 carbine in .308 this year. Yes, I know it's not the best idea to made such a substantial change, but I've always wanted to hunt with an '88 and finally found a custom-stocked one that was specifically configured for scope use. With U.S. 7.62x51 ammo being so inexpensive, at least I will be able to have substantial practice this summer.
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Old June 27, 2011, 03:08 PM   #13
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Antelope:
#1 - Ruger M77 Tang Safety, .243 Win, 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III, 95 gr Hornady SST.
#2 - Ruger M77 Mk II, .270 Win, 3.5-10x40mm VX-3, load undecided (probably a 140 gr Ballistic Tip; possibly a partition, just because they shoot so well).

If I somehow end up with an Elk tag:
Marlin XL7, .30-06, Redfield Revolution 3-9x40mm, probably shooting 180 gr Norma Oryx.
Or, the .270, with 140 gr Partitions.
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Old June 27, 2011, 03:58 PM   #14
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I would like to take one animal with each of my guns. I have a lot of hunting to do! lol
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Old June 27, 2011, 04:02 PM   #15
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Whitetail this year, either a Remington Model 700 ADL in .308 or a Savage 11 in .308. Yeah, I know.

The problem is that I shot them both this morning and they both satisfy.
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Old June 27, 2011, 05:09 PM   #16
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The trusty old Ruger M77 Mk II all-weather .300 Win. Mag is going to take a break this year and be replaced by my new Remington 700 SPS Buckmasters .270 Win.
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Old June 27, 2011, 05:19 PM   #17
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I only hunt deer anymore so it will be the same as last year and the year before, and ...............

My saddle rifle, Tula SKS.
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Old June 27, 2011, 05:40 PM   #18
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Once deer season starts, I'll be using mostly my Sako in 270, but that Ruger compact in 260, as I get older, gets more and more use. I truly love that Sako (just such a great rifle), but it is kinda heavy.
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Old June 27, 2011, 06:57 PM   #19
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Mossberg 500. 2 3/4" 00 Buck. Can't use rifles in my county and it wouldn't benefit me anyway because the woods are very thick.

Since I have plenty of time I may throw a scope and slug barrel on it. My cousin has this setup and it is a monster. Can't quite decide. Decisions decisions decisions.
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Old June 27, 2011, 07:09 PM   #20
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If the woods are thick a scope might not be a good idea, although +1 for the slug barrel.

I used to use a L/E MkIII with a 3X9 scope, I now use my SKS with iron sights.
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Old June 27, 2011, 07:30 PM   #21
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I agree. They are fairly thick now but I'm still debating because its been a few years since I hunted the area so I have no way of knowing how thick it will be when the leaves drop. I might just buy a 20ga and make it my all the time slugger. Its a good tool to have in the cabinet. Plus the 20ga will be a little easier on the shoulder.
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:13 PM   #22
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I'm hunting antelope in Wyoming this fall. I'll be using my Savage 7mm Rem Mag with a Nikon Monarch 3x9.

During whitetail season here in Kentucky, I'll either be using my Savage mentioned above or my Ruger No. 1 45-70 Gov't capped with a Nikon Monarch 3x9.
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:23 PM   #23
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I will use my Rem M700SPS Tac in .308. If I had the money for a new gun it would a... M700SPS re-barreled to 260Rem, I know I know
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:29 PM   #24
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Same Ole 30 06 I've been using for the last 20 or so years ; )
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:58 PM   #25
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I've always hunted whitetail with my Marlin 30/30. This year I'm using my new Savage 114 AC in 30-06. Can't wait
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