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#4602133 - 12/12/17 09:06 PM Hunters
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
Finally filled my first two whitetail tags of the seasons this past weekend. Used my trusty olí Ruger M77 .30-06 and Remington Core Lokt 180gr...

What do you use to put game on the table? Gun, ammo, or otherwise.
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#4602135 - 12/12/17 09:10 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
Either my .243 or my 7MM Remington Magnum!

All with hand loaded ammo.
.243 87 Gr. Hornady.
7MM 139 Gr Hornady for Deer and 160 Sierra Gameking for Elk.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (12/12/17 09:12 PM)
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#4602160 - 12/12/17 09:28 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
KneeGrinder Offline


Registered: 11/28/17
Posts: 221
Loc: North of you Idaho
My F350! I didn't fill a tag with it, nor did I eat it! I saw a 2x2 buck on the side of the road in the middle of town this morning "Dead" road kill. Population 7k! Humans.....They are pests here.

I use various cals, 243, 308, 30 06. They all work just fine! 180 Grain for deer is pretty heavy, unless it helps your rifle group a lot better. It does help a lot of .30's to group better. Its more of an elk or bear bullet.

243, 85 gr. head shots
308, 165gr. shoulder or heart
30 06 165gr. same



Edited by KneeGrinder (12/12/17 09:33 PM)
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#4602162 - 12/12/17 09:30 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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308 165 Cor-Lok smile


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#4602170 - 12/12/17 09:37 PM Re: Hunters [Re: KneeGrinder]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
I typically use 150ís, but there are hogs were I was hunting and I was hunting from the ground. And when Iím on the ground with wild hogs, I donít mess around and bump up to the 180ís... the deer canít tell the difference.
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#4602190 - 12/12/17 10:12 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 06/09/12
Posts: 655
Loc: Reno, NV
.35 Remington Model 141, 200 Grain, lever evolution.
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#4602215 - 12/12/17 11:19 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 08/31/14
Posts: 338
Loc: AL,NC,TX,Germany,Korea,Italy
6.5 CM, 308, 300 BO, 12 Ga.

140's feel healthy.
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#4602222 - 12/12/17 11:40 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
WiskyBadger Offline


Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 1639
Loc: Wisconsin
Browning 7mm Remington Magnum 150 gr Federal Fusion ammo
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#4602227 - 12/12/17 11:46 PM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
urrlord Offline


Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 652
Loc: central ga
due to work and family issues nothing this year and last year.Since I retired from my full time job I swear
I work more at my part time job.

In the past:250 sav 100gr.308 150gr.303 british 150gr and 180gr.16ga 1bk.243 85gr.

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#4602247 - 12/13/17 01:58 AM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
Winchester 94, 30-30, Remington 170 gr Core-Lokt, sometimes handloads from a friend, ghost ring sight. Every deer I've ever taken has been about 50-100 yards, often less. I don't hunt from a blind but I do use my ACD, Toby sometimes. She scouts ahead and directs me. One year she led me to a doe caught in a wire fence. I released the doe and she just sat down. I got the idea and gave her water and sat with her for a half hour or so until she stood up and took off. I did have a doe tag that year but it would not have been hunting my way. Still, it was a good day.

Didn't go this year.

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#4602249 - 12/13/17 02:16 AM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
OneeyeJack, that's called Sportsmanship and I don't see alot if it in Florida like Pennsylvania, where I am from.
Enough that I don't even hunt down here but when I did it was a 30-06 Remington 7600 pump with Winchester 170 grain Silver tips.
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#4602293 - 12/13/17 05:48 AM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7389
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
We can only rifle hunt in IN on private land; public land must be shotgun or handgun.

I use a 20ga Rem 870 with a rifled deer bbl and sabot slugs. Amazingly accurate at 100 yds for a shotgun.
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#4602307 - 12/13/17 06:34 AM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
Robenstein Offline


Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 5653
Loc: Central IA
Mostly I have put pheasants on the table. I use a CZ712 as a beater and my Franchi AL48 (both in 12ga) to do so. I also have used at times a Browning A5, a Winchester 97, and a Remington 1100 magnum.
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#4602338 - 12/13/17 07:43 AM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9092
Loc: Ontario, Canada
For deer, I've got a Horton Crossbow and use spitfire mechanical broad heads, and a 20g H&R ultra slug hunter shooting 3" 280gr remington accutip sabots. No rifles allowed in my area although that's pretty much what the slug hunter is...
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#4602339 - 12/13/17 07:43 AM Re: Hunters [Re: ATex7239]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Remington Gamemaster 760 in .35 Rem. Mostly Remington soft point ammo. Have killed two with it, one with a Savage 219 30-30 (great gun) and one with a 40 cal. muzzleloader. But my mother-in-law killed the one in the freezer this year. Her weapon/ammo was a '10 Grand Caravan chambered in 3.8L with 87 ammo from BP. laugh


Edited by Alex_V (12/13/17 07:45 AM)
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