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I bring 2 my primary is my 444 marlin and my backup is a Remington 700 bdl in 6mm rem.

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Remington 700 .308.  She drives tacks.


'08 Bowtech Commander

GoldTip Hunter Expedition's w/ Rage 2 Blades

Remington 700 .308

Mossberg 500 Pump

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480 super redhawk ..  45  colt bisleys blackhawk for backup .  Opening day . After that it's anybody's guess. Probably  a 308 encore pistol Sunday.  Have a few i have to rotate through.  Share the love ...

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I'll have my Win M70 lightweight in .280 Rem.....I bought it in 1988 from Ron Shirk's Gun Supply in PA for $289.....

It has traveled all over the continent and killed everything from woodchucks to Alaska bull moose.....

My current load features a Barnes TTSX  140 grain at around 3000 fps....

Never been a bughole shooter....I am happy with 100 yard groups of 2" or a bit less, but  it shoots  "minute of ribcage" out to  300 yards or so, which is as far as I can shoot from my tower stand.. 

It currently wears a fixed 6X Leupold, but most of  the game has been killed with a fixed 4X Leupold, including a few 300 yard + kills..

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I bring 2 my primary is my 444 marlin and my backup is a Remington 700 bdl in 6mm rem.

I’ve been wanting a 444 for a while now


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I will be sitting with a young lady letting her do the shooting with my Mossberg .270 that she killed a couple bucks with during the youth weekends  years ago. She has gone deerless for a few years now and asked for my help, and I gladly offered up my spot and gun. We will have a good time and should be able to fill a couple tags( buck and doe) just to rile up her hubby.

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1 hour ago, Larry said:

I bring 2 my primary is my 444 marlin and my backup is a Remington 700 bdl in 6mm rem.

I had a 444 at one time. What a powerhouse!

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I will be using my Marlin M512 on opening day this year.  I have not shot at a deer with it, since I put a new Redfield 2-7 scope on it last year. The old Bushnel, that I had on it prior, crapped out in 2018.

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270 Savage from the Buckform Shooting from my Caldwell Deadshot Fieldpod 

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Tikka t3 6.5 creedmoor has one season and a doe under her belt but is itching and due for a big buck

 

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I think I will use my Savage American Classic Modal 14 in .250 Savage, topped with a Leupold VXII 3-9 scope, shooting 110 grain Nosler Accubonds.

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I will be taking my Christinsen Arms Ridgeline in 6.5 PRC with hand loaded ammo that I have spent alot of time working up.da32d63cb1ab01b09e6a0fbf7f4be3a4.jpg

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1 minute ago, RaggedEdges said:

I will be taking my Christinsen Arms Ridgeline in 6.5 PRC with hand loaded ammo that I have spent alot of time working up.da32d63cb1ab01b09e6a0fbf7f4be3a4.jpg

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Lying down in the back of the Truck .... Now that's the setup !   LOL

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Sako 85 Classic in 270, shooting my hand loads with 140g Nosler BTs, propelled by 59.5 grains of H4831 at about 3000fps

Topped with a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40.

It has dropped every deer it ever shot at. Even a couple from it's first owner moog.

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9 minutes ago, grampy said:

Sako 85 Classic in 270, shooting my hand loads with 140g Nosler BTs, propelled by 59.5 grains of H4831 at about 3000fps

Topped with a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40.

It has dropped every deer it ever shot at. Even a couple from it's first owner moog.

Hard to beat Nosler BTs as a deer bullet....I have also shot 8 or 10 caribou with them with no complaints... On a couple of those hunts I had a moose tag and would not have hesitated  to shoot a big bull moose in the lungs with  one...I don't believe  he would have gone far...On deer and caribou, I usually got exit wounds with BTs  on broadside shots, and quick kills..

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16 minutes ago, Pygmy said:

Hard to beat Nosler BTs as a deer bullet....I have also shot 8 or 10 caribou with them with no complaints... On a couple of those hunts I had a moose tag and would not have hesitated  to shoot a big bull moose in the lungs with  one...I don't believe  he would have gone far...On deer and caribou, I usually got exit wounds with BTs  on broadside shots, and quick kills..

With each deer I kill with the Nosler BTs I become more impressed Dan. And getting confirmation from someone with your experience doesn't hurt either.

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1 minute ago, grampy said:

With each deer I kill with the Nosler BTs I become more impressed Dan. And getting confirmation from someone with your experience doesn't hurt either.

I have killed more game with Nosler BTs than any other bullet, Dave... Never had a single complaint, from accuracy to terminal performance..

A number of years back  lots of guys on another forum were praising the  Barnes 120 Grain TSX in the 7MM08....I had been using the Nosler BT 140 grain in my 7MM08 with great results, but just for shits and giggles I decided to try the Barnes load..

It shot as accurately as the Nosler and killed just as well, and seemed to result in a little less meat damage, so I stuck with it...

A couple of years later I tried the 140 TTSX  in my .280, with similar results....Since then I have been using the Barnes bullets,  but it was never because I had any complaints about the Nosler BTs....

 

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30/30   

Might take my Savage 25/06 on state land in a certain long range clear cut.


some days .44 Dan Wesson revolver 
 

Mission MXB 400 crossbow at my 3M spot

I switch up a lot in regular season, depending on spot, and my mood.

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