280 TC 16" pistol
7mm Varients [-08, Rem Mag, etc]
.270 varients [Win, WSM, etc]
.300 Varients [Savage, Win, WSM, etc]
Pistol Calibers [including lever actions]
I will be getting a .30-06 this year.
I'm embarassed to admit it, I'm the world's most unsuccessful hunter except when it comes to birds. I love to hunt quail and doves and my old Remmy 1100 has been my constant compainion.
280 TC 16" pistol
My favorite hunting rifle is a very accurate custom 7mm Remmington Magnum that all of my best whitetails were taken with. I also have a Remmington Model 788 in .243 Winchester (too light for deer in my humble opinion) and a Ruger bolt action 30-06 a great cartridge. However, a good friend and hunting buddy carries a custom lightweight chambered in 270 Weatherby with 140 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. This is possibly the ultimate whitetail rifle, at least of the rifles that i've seen firsthand. Great downrange energy, superb accuracy, light recoil and from 200 yards and closer it's absolutely lights out.
125 gr. Muzzy broadhead. Easton shafts.
Ever seen the exit wound produced by a 7.62 x 39 hollow point at a shot under 75 yards?
About the size of a golf ball. Honest.
It is one of my favorites launched by a SKS paratrooper model. Sweet little stalking piece.
any one got some pics of their deer guns?
No pics, not yet, but just picked up a remington 700 in .308...i'm in love.
I enjoy deer hunting a lot more when using my bow, so I chose other.
12GA normally but i went once with my Baby Eagle 40. didnt find anything tho
I only wish I could use a rifle, I live in Ohio, where you have to use a shotgun. So I spend big $ on Hornady SST slugs and I can still drop a deer in its tracks from 150+ yards.
sorry didnt read the tread title, just saw hunting, i havent gone deer hunting with the 40, i was looking for something smaller that day
That is quite surprising... If only Ohio was that passive on what you shoot. Here you're lucky if you can use a rifle to hunt whatever game you are after.
I'm pretty well sold on the .308 as the best all around chambering, but lately I've been tinkering with a .25-06 in a Handi Rifle that I will eventually give to my grandson. A hand loader can easily make it be a varmint gun, or a great deer rifle. It's good.
270 Win for open country - 30/30 for thick woods hunting.
Because of the 1000 lb bears I carry 375 H&H It goes through a blacktail like a rocket!!!
I shotgun deer hunt. I can only use slugs.
Where I go hunting its for bull moose and white tails so i have my trusty browning a-bolt in 30-06 with 180 gr. bullets and everybody in my cabin has the same so we all use the same ammo. 30-06 is lots of fire power and cheap and easy to find. can't go wrong with it.
The 25-06 has been my go to gun for whitetails here in Pa for many years , infact long before Remington decided to make it a factory chambering.It has never let me down.
All the mulies I have shot with my .243 have dropped and were dead when I got to 'em.
30.06 drops them every time. If you get them in the neck its definately a downed deer.
since you said calibers i said muzzleloading but my true love is my compound bow...dont get my wrong i love guns in general but nothing can take the place of the good ol stick and string for hunting deer!