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Old January 22, 2012, 06:29 AM   #26
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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
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Old January 22, 2012, 12:08 PM   #27
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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.

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Old January 22, 2012, 12:09 PM   #28
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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.
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Old January 22, 2012, 12:46 PM   #29
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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.

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Old January 24, 2012, 11:54 AM   #30
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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.

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Old January 25, 2012, 02:42 AM   #31
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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
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Old January 25, 2012, 08:52 PM   #32
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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
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Old January 25, 2012, 09:16 PM   #33
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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,
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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Old January 25, 2012, 09:48 PM   #34
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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.
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Old January 25, 2012, 10:13 PM   #35
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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
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Old January 25, 2012, 10:38 PM   #36
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My toys..

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.
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Old January 25, 2012, 11:13 PM   #37
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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)
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Old February 20, 2012, 07:43 AM   #38
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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

not even getting into pistols jusn not gonna
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Old February 20, 2012, 09:05 PM   #39
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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.
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Old February 21, 2012, 11:39 AM   #40
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My Collection

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.
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Old February 22, 2012, 10:08 AM   #41
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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.
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Old February 22, 2012, 10:09 AM   #42
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Almost forgot the Benelli Nova, the killer, of shoulders.
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Old February 24, 2012, 01:00 AM   #43
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-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!!!!!!
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Old February 24, 2012, 07:04 PM   #44
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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.
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Old February 25, 2012, 04:38 PM   #45
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I am developing some rifle envy here...

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...
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Old February 25, 2012, 09:01 PM   #46
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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
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Old February 25, 2012, 10:22 PM   #47
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Your hunting arsenal.

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Old March 7, 2012, 09:24 PM   #48
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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

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Old March 8, 2012, 04:06 AM   #49
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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.
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Old March 8, 2012, 12:37 PM   #50
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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.

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