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Favorite deer rifle and load?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by ajstrider, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. ajstrider

    ajstrider Silent Warrior

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    What is your favorite deer rifle and load?

    I have a T/C Encore in .308 with a 26" barrel that shoots like a dream. I put a Pro Hunter camo buttstock and a normal camo forend on it, and a Leupold 3-9x40mm on it. The stock makes the recoil feel like a .243. Here is a picture of the rifle, and the rifle after it has done its job!

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  2. 357glocker

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    I've shot them with a few, but my Rem 700 7mmMag is my favorite deer rifle. I use handloaded140gr Nosler ballistic tips.
     

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    Browning A-Bolt stainless stalker with 3.5x10x50 Leupold Varix III in .280 Rem. I shoot Winchester ballistic silvertips out of it!
     
  4. crash700

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    My Tikka T3 Hunter 7mm Rem Mag. Its a slayer.
     
  5. ajstrider

    ajstrider Silent Warrior

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    I guess I forgot to include my load in my original post. I have been using the Black Hills 168 grain Barnes Triple Shock bullet.
     
  6. Deersniper

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    I hunt with a Marlin model 336W 30/30
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    This is the my first Deer ever
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    Yea it fell dead
     
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    -Lee 300 grain WFN cast bullet in .452" caliber, pushed to ~1250 fps with IMR 4227 or lil'gun or 2400. Excellent wound channel, two holes, no tracking required so far.
    -Ranch Dog's 425 grain WFN cast bullet pushed to ~1500 fps out of my Marlin 1895 with SR4759. This load will travel N-S through a Black Bear and as far as I know is still eastbound...
     
  8. TScottW99

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    My favorite is my T/C Encore in .308win also :supergrin: 24" barrel though and I shoot 165 grain Nosler BTs with Nosler powder.
     
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    112BVSS Savage Varmint on 30-06 with 165gr Sierra GameKing and 42.5grains of Vithavouri N150 in a Federal Brass and Gold Medal 210L primer.
     
  10. Hauptmann6

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    Back when I used to be able to go hunting I preferred a Marlin 336 in 30-30 with 170gr Core Locts. Yeah I know, not high tech but I never had anything run away. Only deer I ever lost was with a 30-06 at close range(we figured the bullet never opened up)

    I also use a A-Bolt in 300wsm with 180gr Winchester Silver box(forget the exact name)
     
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    StockGlock23 Hilarious!

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    T/C Encore .45 cal. ML

    Hornady 200 Gr. SST sitting on top of 100 grains (2x50gr. pellets) of Triple 7.
     
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    Rem 700 30.06 does the trick every time. I have complete confidence in this rifle, when I press the trigger something dies! Esox357.
     
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    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    Used to be my Savage 111 in .270 with 130gr handloads. Now I hunt with my new Weatherby Vanguard in 25-06. :cool:
     
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    Remington 700 .30-06 with 165 grain soft points. Never disapointed with the performance thus far.
     
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    winchester 150grains ST in a 30-06. In reality you don't need a lot to kill a WT-deer.
     
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    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    Rem 700 in 308. It's preferred load is 168gr Ballistic Silvertips.

    Marlin 1895 45-70, with 300gr Win. JHP.
     
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    Rem 721 in 270win it likes 130gr. loads nosler partitions or hornady 130gr.SP.

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    I generally use my .270 rem 700 bdl with 150 grain bullets.
     
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    remington 700 BDL Stainless/Synthetic in 7mm Rem Mag. 3-9X40 burris, 150gr. of whatever's cheapest.... never had huge accuracy issues and have taken mule deer and whitetails anywhere from 15 to 500 yds out.
     
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    Remington 7mm mag w/ 150 grain ballistic silver tip (winchester