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Old 08-14-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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What do you uses?

Well boys fall is right around the corner, and hunting season is on my mind.
Just wondering, of those that uses firearms what type do you uses for big game?
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:19 PM   #2
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Savage Model 99 Featherweight 300 cal. fitted with a Weaver fixed4x scope. Hugh
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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Now thats a classic gun and scope combination. The 99 was way ahead of its time. I'll uses a Marlin 1895 in 450 Marlin and a Mossberg 12ga slug gun.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:32 PM   #4
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In the ADKS I use my Browning BLR 308

In Colo. for Elk I use my Browning A-Bolt 300

In IA I shoot my Browning Sweet 16 for both birds and deer.

I like Browning, could ya tell?

For early season in IA and the ADKS I shoot my Parker Challenger. Its light, accurate, fast and best of all very easy to pull. Matched with Cabelas Buff-tuff 45's tipped with Muzzy 100grn 3 blades.

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Old 08-14-2005, 09:54 PM   #5
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Prefer my Remington 700 Classic in the 35 Whelen cal. topped w/a Leopold vari-x III. Also, have used it for elk in Colorado.

Have others.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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Have you seen the new Browning Auto Rifle. It looks nice. I'm thinking about picking up a BAR Boss 338 for my son.
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35 Whelen! now thats something ya don't see every day, excellent round for anything that breaths. Sounds like you got a fine piece of glass on that thing. Ya can't shoot em if ya can't see em
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Have you seen the new Browning Auto Rifle. It looks nice. I'm thinking about picking up a BAR Boss 338 for my son.

Very nice, alot of weapon though. I found the BAR's to be just too heavy. Im kinda a small framed guy and when those things are loaded its like I'm carrying my boat into a pond. I sacrificed the weight and went with the BLR. It is an extremly reliable and accurate weapon. Besides, its old school.

I killed my first buck with an A-Bolt and found it to be very light and easy to operate. I had borrowed the weapon and shot it only a few times before the hunt, and luck would have it.

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Old 08-14-2005, 11:04 PM   #9
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My primary hunting gun is a Rem 7600 Carbine in '06 topped w/ a 2-7 Redfield.

I also use a Rem 700 LSS Mnt rifle soon to be topped 3-9 compact or 2-7 VX-II Leupold, and a Marlin 1895G.

For birds I use a 11-87 Upland Special in 20 ga.

For a front stuffer, I use a TC Omega with a 3-9 Vari-X II on QD mounts.

To fling arrows I have a Mathews Ultra-Max with Carbon Express 300's and will be tipping them with either Sonics or the little Muzzy's.
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:12 PM   #10
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For birds I use a 11-87 Upland Special in 20 ga.
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My first gun was an 1100LT 20ga. Like my first girlfriend, only I still got this one. (The Gun)

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Old 08-15-2005, 12:24 AM   #11
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In light of the fact that I have more days afield with my bow, during gun season, than I do with my Tru-Glo topped, slug-barreled 870, I'll have to say that my weapon of choice during firearms season is really my Roberston Peregrine recurve.

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Old 08-15-2005, 01:56 AM   #12
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:13 AM   #13
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I know what you mean about the weight. The boy and I got to shoot a 338 BAR, we were amazed at how much the action and Boss system reduced the recoil. Seemed more like shooting a 270. Lots of power with no punishment. I have owned two A Bolts and found them to be light accurate rifles. Allways wanted a BLR but never got the chance to own one.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:21 AM   #14
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I know one thing, those 7600s have acounted for alot of deer. Thats a good looking Remington you got there. I have a 700 LSS in 375RUM.....OUCH!.......
I think that 1895 is one of the best critters Marlin ever built.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:30 AM   #15
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Do you make up your own arrows? What kinda of broad heads do you use.
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May be you can share some good critter pictures.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:20 AM   #17
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I was using a Savage Model 325C Bolt Action 30-30, but just purchased a Ruger Model 1. .270. I am looking for a good quality scope for this rifle in the medium price range as I dont want to put a piece of crap on it but also dont want to go broke on optics. Any ideas? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:52 AM   #18
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Until I can afford a better rifle, I use a Savage model 170, .30-30.
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:50 AM   #19
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Man! A Savage 325 and a 170 you guys are really coming out of the wood work with some good old hunting rifles. Thoses are really classics. As far as a scope I think the best deal on American made stuff right now is the Burris Fullfield II and the leupold VX I
both in the $200 +- a few, and nice looking scopes that work great. I'm sure there others, but these are some of my reasonable priced favorites.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:06 PM   #20
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For the past couple seasons I've been hunting with carbons so other than cutting them to length and putting on some 5 1/2" high back fletching, I can't claim to be "making them." The carbons I'm shooting are the old-school skinny ones, and they start out light, but I do my best to make them heavy. They're filled with weedeater line (it adds weight without effecting the spine too much) and I have heavy broadhead adapters up front (125 grain adapters with 125 grain broadheads). Everyone these days seems overly concerned with Kinetic Energy (KE) numbers for bow setups. KE is meaningless to my way of thinking. Momentum, the ability to keep moving, is MUCH more important than KE in bowhunting.

In years prior, I used to shoot wooden arrows exclusively. They're beautiful to look at, fun to make, but just not as consistent as carbons. Wooden arrows are something that I can claim to almost make. I've made them from Port Orford cedar, douglas fir, maple, birch, ash, and some other materials that I can't remember. The shafts come to me already round and the feathers are already chopped to shape, but the rest is up to me. Cutting the shafts to size, making the nock and point tapers, staining, cresting, sealing, fletching, etc. are all on me.

For a long time all I shot for broadheads were Rotthar Snuffers, but for the past couple seasons I've shot Wensel Woodsmans. So far I've only shot one deer with the Woodsmans and was pleased. Snuffers are unquestionably great broadheads. The decision to switch to Woodsmans was made because they are 3:1 aspect ratio heads and the Snuffers are less than that. However, in real world situations their may not be much actual performance difference between the two. Both are three blade, welded, cut-on-impact broadheads.


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