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Hunting: Which type of weapon?

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoors' started by murdog94, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member

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    As the title says what type of hunting do you prefer? Such as Archery (bow) Rifle, Blackpowder, or shot gun? Also what do you hunt with?
    Me i hunt for Ruffled grouse (partridge) and use a 12Ga Remington 870 Express synthetic, and the occasional rabbit.
    And I deer hunt but rifle only. 30-06. And in some areas a 3in slug with the shotgun depending on local laws.
    Next year im going to apply for my bear license, and also start trying to get my once in a lifetime moose before to long.

    Oh and occasionally i end up hunting with the grill of my truck sadly, or else i swear they go hunting for me. :lol:
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  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    X2, hunting with the truck. LOL.
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  3. 77gmc

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    here in indiana, we cant use 30-06 on deer lol but i use a marlin 1894 lever action in a 44 mag and i use hornady lever revolutions love those shells but i also coon hunt with a remington semi auto 22 rifle
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    Doves and Ducks for me! For both I use my Beretta Urika 2 12ga.
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  5. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy New Member

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    pheasant, grouse with the rem 870. Deer with either my rem 7600 .270 or my savage .308. squirrel with the henry .22
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    Went trap shooting with my buddy up north once.

    He had a crazy arsenal. Got to shoot this...
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    Street Sweeper... spitting out 12Ga. shells as fast as you could pull the trigger.
    Didn't hit a single clay pigeon, imagine that.

    Then we targerted a few watermelons with his 300 Weatherby
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    Also, shot the Desert Eagle at the indoor range.
    You would have thought a bomb went off.
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    700 Nitro Express... now that is a side arm.
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  7. rip5164

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    PSE Vengeance bow, Marlin bolt slug gun, TC Encore muzzleloader and Ruger Super Redhawk for all the Illinois deer seasons. Benelli M1 S90 for dove, duck, goose and pheasant.
    Remington .300 Win Mag for the critters in the U.P. when I used to hunt up there.
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  8. ThatSilverStepside

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    am I the only one that hunts old school?? I bow hunt for deer, and occasionally I take the .308 savage out during rifle season...I just love how devastating and quiet the bow is..more fun IMO
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    I have a few friends who bow hunt but I haven't had the opportunity to get into myself. I definitely would not be opposed, though.

    Personally, I hunt dove with my L.C. Smith Field Grade 20Ga side-by-side (was my great grandfather's). I have a couple of other (new) shotguns but I really enjoy using that one.
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  10. murdog94

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    I dont have the strenghth in my back to pull on a bow anymore, and to be honest yes its devastating, but i like to squeeze the trigger and watch the deer drop right to the groud thru my scope at 200+ yards (last years shot) just gets your blood pumping since ive seen a lot of hunters who cant calm down enough to take the long shot. Not saying they dont try but ive seen alot of misses.
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    I love it all. As long as we have the chance to get out in the field and experience the sunrise in the pristine silence of the woods I don't think choice of weapons should matter. I prefer the bow as the heart thumping rush that I get when even the smallest deer comes in would be banned if found by the thought police. I will continue to use and enjoy every weapon that I'm allowed to use. If they establish a crossbow season as hinted about I may even consider that.
    Don't let weapon choice divide us as that's exactly what the antis would want!!
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  12. ThatSilverStepside

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    thats why I am going to continue to hunt with my rifle, I'm planning on buying a new rifle this season, .270, '06, or a new .308...I love those long range shots its what keeps me going back during rifle season, as for the bow, I want a new one as well...but the friends think its awesome when I can drop a dear with a perfect hit and no sights...Its an old Bear Whitetail hunter from the late 70s or 80s, but it still gets it done very well
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  13. murdog94

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    I finally bought myself a gun today after a lot of waiting and looking. I picked up a Mouzer 30-06 with a scope, bolt action. Wood grain. All said and done paid $260 for it. Its not new but its MINE! HAHA i got out of guns in the army and I am finally getting back into them again (meaning purchase)
    Ive already put a box of ammo thru it today, just sighting it in and doing some familirization (cant spell i know) Its actually a really sweet and smooth action.
    And yes i agree completely with you Rip, its just nice to hear what others are using in the woods and the differences between regions.
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  14. rip5164

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    That sounds like a great buy on the Mauser. My father-in-law gave my son a sporterized '42 dated mauser that shoots like a dream. I'm jealous. Guess I need to find one of my own.
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    Man, i keep hearing about these .30-06's, does anyone else use a .25-06 here? the trejectory of them is just like the .300 win mag, but just not as much weight or "knock down power" so to say. This season is going to be my first season with my bow - Bear Lights Out, can't wait, it starts up next weekend!!!! Indiana be prepared!

    Oh, I hunt in Southern Indiana, and somewhat Northwestern Kentucky which explains the rifle calibers.
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    i use a rem 700 in 30.06 for deer, gonna try and get a bear tag some time in the future, and a rem 870 for birds, id like to get in to bow hunting i did a lil bit with my old room mate back in the army he had an alpine, i dont remember the exact model, but ive also shot mathews and bowtech,
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  17. murdog94

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    Yeah the Mauser was a great find.. And it shoots great. 30-06 is what we run since the deer are large, and also there are a lot of guys that are running 270 caliber. Those are a fast bullet that tears things up. But other than the 7mm, 30-30, 30-06, 270, and of course the stand by 12ga slug (talk about a HOLE!) Its actually illegal in Mn to hunt deer with anything smaller than .243 or .226 i cant remeber
    And sgtsjj- dont forget to use your veterans preference when going into the Bear Lottery, im not 100% on all the details but it will help you get a permit, since here in MN it can be a pain in the_______. Also do the same when you go for your once in a lifetime moose permit.
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  18. 1Shot

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    Well I hunt mostly squirrels, occasionally rabbits. I have a Browning 25-06 stainless stalker and a HMR but I haven't shot them in years. I mostly use my air guns which consist of many Theobens, a few Beeman Goldfingers, and 1 Airarms.

    My favorite is my Theoben MKII in .20 cal recently re-stock with a custom made tactical stock. I can get marble size groups at 50 yards and it as quiet as a mouse fart. Shooting squirrels with an airgun is kind of like deer hunting with a bow, up close and personal and fun for sure:happy:

    Michael
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    It didn't even cross my mind about the very preference thanks I will be sure to do that
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  20. 1990chevy

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    deer,rabbit,squirle, whatever moves:) lol i really want to mountion lion hunt!! i have a ruger 7mm and ruger 10 22
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