View Full Version : So what firearm do you hunt with?

08-08-2010, 11:18 AM
I use a Mdl 99F .300 Savage or my M1A for deer and elk. Remington 870 Wingmaster for small game.


08-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Last year I used my Remington M700 .270,This year I might use my Remington M700 .308 or my Vepr .308 and The Ruger Super Blackhawk hunter .41 mag.

08-08-2010, 11:37 AM
I use a Ruger No.1S (Medium Sporter) chambered in .300 Win. Mag. for my big game hunting.

08-08-2010, 12:10 PM
Mossberg 270. works for everything. but I use my Ruger 10-22 for the small stuff.
My 270 looks like crap from traveling through all the brush and sticker bushes. so I will spare everyone the picture. :D

08-08-2010, 12:17 PM

no semi auto rifles in pa.

thats been my main gun for years, long before i put the thumbhole stock on it. .30-'06 with 180gn soft point round nose. very accurate.

for bear, i have a mdl 700, also in .30-'06. i dont think i have any pics of that on hand. pretty standard, with a muzzle break on the front. i dont think its needed, but it was there when i bought it.

this year, i want ot take this out for deer:

(the bottom one)

i out it together from a HORRIBLY butchered gew98 mauser i picked up for $25. the only part of the origional gun left is a highly modified trigger guard/floorplate, bolt body (replaced handle) and receiver. i want to take game with a rifle ive put together.

after that, i want to scratch build a bolt action rifle. i mean, as in a block of steel and a barrel blank. i will purchace a scope, and probably other small parts like screws and swivel studs and such, but i want to thn be able to take game with a rifle i can say i truely made. maybe by the day that comes, ill be able/willing to give rifling a barrel a try and have it be a complete scratch build. thats off in the future yet though.

08-08-2010, 12:41 PM
Savage 110 in .270. Though I've taken out my mosin nagant as well.

Dan Morris
08-08-2010, 01:05 PM
Pre 64 Mod 70's in either .270 or 06 for big game, 870 in 12 ga for dove/grouse.turkey.
Take .22's/357 or 44mag for various smaller critters.

old Grump
08-08-2010, 07:14 PM
Oh boy, what day of the week is it and what game.

Turkey it has been Mossberg pump 20 gauge with scope but this year I have my Winchester semi auto I might take out instead.

Squirrel depends on leaf condition, Marlin 60 with scope or S&W M41 pistol. Same two for rabbit.

Deer Bow season it is Horton Pro 175 crossbow.

Deer Gun season it has been Win 94 32 Win Spcl in the woods or H&R .308 in my stand.

S&W M57 41 mag on my hip in the woods or Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag in the stand for those close up 'can't resist using the handgun' shots.

Deer Muzzle Loader season it is Lyman Cougar 50 caliber inline.

The only change I might make is if I ever get my reloading bench rebuilt I will load up some hunting loads for the M1 Garand and leave the other two on the rack. I already know it's accurate enough and it has been 38 years since I deer hunted with a M1.

RJ Shooter
08-08-2010, 07:21 PM
Since I'm in Florida now, I don't hunt much anymore - other than pigs - and for those, I use my M4.

Dr. Gonzo GED
08-09-2010, 03:04 PM
Tikka T3 "Super Varmint" .308

The thing is like voodoo. hit exactly what I point it at every time I shoot. Only taken it out twice. Once at the range, and once in the field. Second time I ever shot it, the thing put food on my table. You could call me a satisfied customer...

08-09-2010, 05:05 PM
I've always hunted with a Savage 99 in .300 Savage. But It's been through 3 generations and I'd like it to be in nice shape for the 4th so I've retired it to the safe. I still take it out maybe once a year.

Lately I've been hunting with a Marlin 30-30 for the woods and when I'm out on the power lines and want a little more reach either a Savage 111 or 110 both in 30-06. This year I may change it up a little and try out my Rem 799 in 7.62x39 in the woods and a Rem 798 in 30-06 for the power lines.

08-14-2010, 08:03 PM
Deer hunting. Depends on terrian if it is flat and open then 7mm rem mag or 338 win mag.

Cramped quarters marlin guide gun 45-70. Included side arm or shall i say across the chest Taurus Raging bull chambered in 454 Casull.

08-14-2010, 08:47 PM
i was slumming with a 16' saiga 308 last year ,this year it'll be a savage 110 30-06 with accutrigger,need to get a scope for it though ,any recommendations for glass?ill be in thick timber with shots of 100 yards or less

08-15-2010, 07:51 AM





08-15-2010, 08:57 PM
i was slumming with a 16' saiga 308 last year ,this year it'll be a savage 110 30-06 with accutrigger,need to get a scope for it though ,any recommendations for glass?ill be in thick timber with shots of 100 yards or less

Whatever you do for glass, spend the money for good quality. Leupold Vari-xII 3x9 is what I use, but there are many good manufacturers.

08-15-2010, 09:01 PM

Citizen Pain
08-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Hunt what?

08-15-2010, 09:09 PM
It just depends really on the terrain and the quarry

Deer: Cz550 6.5x55, Marlin MR7 .280 AI, Savage 99 .308, Winchester 70 .243, Marlin 336 30-30
Dove: Browning Citori 12ga, Ithaca 37 20 ga, High Standard Flite King 28 ga
Elk: Ruger .300, Browning A Bolt .338

Good looking Fausti Abpt

08-15-2010, 09:23 PM
-thats exactly what i was thinking btcave,leopold vari-?

10-23-2010, 02:58 PM
On the home front, deer with a Browning A5 or Colt Python in shotgun season.

Have taken boar at a preserve in Pa. with the Python, Martin bow, muzzle loader, and in Texas, 270 Walther.

I have been lucky enough to hunt south Africa, and have taken cape buffalo with Rem 375 ultra-mag. Other big game taken with Rem 338 ultr-mag and Walther 270.

Used the A5 for years for duck, pheasant, rabbit and the odd quail.

10-23-2010, 03:11 PM
Hogs: 44 mag levergun (last time it was the Marlin)

Deer: mostly a Stevens 200 n .270 Winchester - with rifle basix trigger - but I use an NEF Handirifle 45-70 for black powder (Mississippi allows this for black powder season)

Goose: Rem 870 all-weather 12 guage 3"

Dove: Rem 870 wingmaster 20 guage

Squirrel: Ruger 10-22 econo-race gun

11-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Tikka T3 Lite.

01-23-2011, 01:42 PM
I just can't afford the lease fees. The last time I hunted dove I used my Remington Model 11 20 gauge. I was supposed to go deer hunting this past fall but it fell through at the last minute. I had my Mosin Nagant M39 with a scout scope ready to go. That rifle will do better than 1 inch at 100 yards. If I get an opportunity to deer hunt again, I will use my M1D Garand......chris3

02-11-2011, 10:52 PM
luckly here in florida we have the second most amount of public hunting land after alaska. m700 308 mossberg3.5 turkey gun thompsonencore 50 cal in florida 5 round capacity for rifles none for pistols so for hogs ak pistol with 20 rnd mag during smallgame season

02-13-2011, 08:08 AM
When I did hunt, I used a CVA single shot Muzzleloader shotgun for anything that required a shotgun. For deer, I used a British Enfield .303 or a Winchester 94 carbine in .44 Mag.

11-21-2011, 10:34 PM
I'm using my Remington 11-87 SuperMag (3.5" chamber) in mossy oak advantage camo as my all around hunting gun. Haven't bird hunted for a long while, but I'd use it's 26" barrel, and got a rifled barrel for deer hunting....but with as good groups I'm getting from Remington 2.75" Sluggers I might save some money and use those instead of the Remington AccuTips I've used last couple of years.

The rare occasion I get to squirrel hunt with Gramps I either use a Remington 550-I he gave me with scope, one of his 10/22s or 20ga. I'm wanting to try out my S&W M&P22 AR on squirrels sometime; prob use the redfield 3-9x and burris quick detach mount I got few months ago on it.

old Grump
11-21-2011, 11:08 PM
Had to play musical guns due to health and gun problems with family members so nephew has my .308, My brother has my 20 gauge and I am using my model 94 Winchester 32 spcl. It's funny that the two who prefer iron sights are both shooting scoped guns and the old man with the cataracts is shooting the only iron sight gun this season.

12-01-2011, 06:12 PM
For whitetail deer in the rain, I carry a Stainless Browning A bolt in 30-06. For black bear, a Remington 600 in 350 magnum. For fair weather whitetail, a remington 600 in 222, 243, 6mm, 308, 35 remington, or 350 mag, depending on what stand I'm using. And a Marlin lever action 45/70 for buffalo. :ak:

old Grump
12-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Black powder gun this weekend, Lyman Cougar 50 caliber.

12-01-2011, 06:33 PM
I use a smoothbore, 62 caliber flintlock for the majority of my hunting.

Sometimes I'll carry a Remington pump 410 for small game just because I love that gun.

Sometimes I'll take a Remington model 788 chambered in 7mm-08 if I think the shots are going to be longer than the flintlock likes.

11-12-2013, 01:31 AM
These are so useful in hunting..
But i'm specially prefered Zeiss Rifle with Zeiss Conquest 3-12X56 MC - 5214709908 scopes.

Aggressive Perfector
11-12-2013, 03:34 AM
I've use quite a few. Savage arms bolt action .243, and AR15 for varmints. Remmington 870 Express for Deer and Turkey. But this season... Using my AK for deer. :)

11-18-2018, 09:15 AM
Savage mk ll FVSR

Sako .300WM

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