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Gun you use for Deer Hunting

11/21/19 @ 1:16 PM
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bigfish35
bigfish35
User since 3/29/13
Not trying to start a debate or anything on what the best deer gun is. With WI's opening weekend starting on Saturday, just wondering what everybody will be using.


I will still be using a 20 gauge shooting sabot slugs. Where I hunt, I will never have a shot over about 70-80 yards and haven't got a new gun since rifles were allowed statewide.

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11/30/19 @ 3:18 PM
EYE_SKI
EYE_SKI
User since 3/26/19

savage 110.. 30-06    be nice to pull the trigger in the woods instead of the gun range. 

11/28/19 @ 3:15 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

I have two guns I use deer hunting depending on where I'm hunting. I have a 12 gauge rifled barrel Mossberg 500, open sights that shoots sabot slugs. That gun is fun to shoot! I usually use it on public land where I'm doing a lot more walking. About twelve years ago I got a Savage .270 for Christmas. I had difficulties sighting it in for some reason. I aimed for the head of a deer once and shot it in the heart and aimed for the heart once and shot a deer in the head! Tried sighting it in every year but it was never dialed in. Found out the problem was a cheap scope on it. 3 years ago I put a Vortex 3-9 power on it and have had much better luck with it. Shot a buck and a doe this year. Aimed for the neck, hit them in the neck. Two shots fired, two deer down instantly. Two hundred dollar gun, 250 dollar scope, go figure!

11/27/19 @ 7:51 AM
Montiho
Montiho
User since 1/9/03

I finally bought a deer rifle this year. I have a fused neck from falling out of a deer stand so I needed a light kicking gun. I went with a Bergara B-14 Hunter in 6.5 CM, I shoot Hornady Precision Hunter 143 grain.  I love it!  After one box I zeroed it at a 100 yards and my rounds were touching.  I have a Vortex Diamondback 4X12 on it with the BDC reticle. My first hash is 1.5 MOA and hits at 187 yards.  Very flat.  Trigger is great too.  Shot two deer this year with it, one dropped on the spot and the other went 40 yards.  

11/27/19 @ 7:39 AM
the_dude
the_dude
User since 1/10/03

Just picked up a rifle for my boy for future seasons.  He’ll be hunting second weekend with me, but not carrying a gun yet.  He’s 10 but I’m easing him into hunting.

Anyway, Savage Axis in 6.5 mm creedmoor.  Factory mounted Weever 3-9 x 40.  Scope actually seems serviceable, but we will see once I get it on paper.

Got it at Dick’s.  On sale and Savage is offering a $75 mail in rebate, bringing final price to $230.

11/26/19 @ 9:36 PM
musky1011
User since 7/4/05

Remington 700 BDL-DM

Nikon Monarch 2-7 power

7mm-08 140 grain Nosler Partition

No better round in my opinion for whitetail

11/23/19 @ 4:17 PM
whatup
User since 12/9/01

You proved my point 

11/23/19 @ 3:49 PM
Bowhunting Guy
User since 5/22/18

Once you get to ten guns, you’re halfway to a good start. 

11/23/19 @ 3:04 PM
whatup
User since 12/9/01

I think it's funny, the guys who throw out a half dozen different guns they could take hunting. Like it makes them feel good, trying to compare dick size or something. 7mm Remington mag for me. Or another 10 different option I have? Lol

11/23/19 @ 2:16 PM
Polski
Polski
MEMBER since 5/11/03

Can't hunt this year because I broke my leg on Monday while walking in the woods. If I was hunting it would be with my BB gun...................... which of course stands for Belgium Browning, grade II, semi-auto in 30-06.   Have used it for 40+ years and still shoots and looks great.  Good Luck everyone.

11/22/19 @ 7:25 PM
clark co chris
clark co chris
User since 4/5/09

Usually take the Remington 7400 30.06 to the stand.  Use a Savage .308 for days when I am more mobile, and when we will be  group hunting and make some subtle pushes. 

 

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