What do you gun hunt with?

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    What do you gun hunt with?

    I own a Shotgun and a 30-06, but the only gun that I’ve ever used to kill a deer has been my dads trusty Marlin 30-30. I absolutely love that gun, and will be using it as long as I can.

    What do you guys hunt with?
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    I meant for deer specifically!

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    I had this discussion this weekend. My eyes are starting to fail me so I'm only going to hunt with a gun with a scope. May use the trusty 30.06. It is kinda thick where I hunt. I have a 7MM and .270 but usually don't use them on my farm. May take down the AR and will also take a pistol to hunt in case I get a buck early. I wouldn't mind taking a doe with a pistol.
    It's good to have options.

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    Marlin 30-30 lever action. Iron sights, since our property is heavily wooded enough that I'm never getting much more than a 40 or 50 yard shot, max.

    Are you using Hornady LEVERevolution rounds in your dad's 30-30? If you aren't, you HAVE to give them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
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    Winchester Model 94 30/30 with iron sights. This gun has never let me down in the 30+ yrs I've been using it.

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    Remington Model 700 30/30 bolt action with iron sights. It has never let down.

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    My bare hands.

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    Depends on the situation and my mood

    I like seeing the .30-30 comments and I second the LEVERevolution ammo. There's been more deer killed with a .30-30 lever gun by a wide margin than anything else in history. There is a reason for that and I have an old mid 80's Marlin 336 that is a unequaled for a short range gun in the woods or brush. I don't hunt with it a whole lot, but I do on occasion. Plus it is fun to shoot and I can pretend I'm a cowboy. I used to shoot a Remington 7400 in .270 that I honestly never really liked. I have a 1972 Remington 700 in .30-06 I am fond of and a sweet Winchester Model 70 XTR .30-06 from the mid 80's that is a tack driver. Recently I bought a Weatherby Vanguard S2 in .270 that I am excited to try out. I once had a Savage 110 that was a really nice hunting gun. I can't remember why I got rid of it, it was a long time ago, but I wish I never had.

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    I'm from Ohio, so I grew up hunting with a shotgun. It wasn't until I went to Morehead that I was able to find someone to let me hunt KY. I used a Marlin 30-30 for years that my grandpa gave me when he passed. I love that gun. Since I have gotten my wife into hunting, I bought a Remington 700 in a .270. My wife uses the 30-30 now. It's a great gun for a woman or a smaller person. I've still never had a deer run over 50 yards after it's been hit with that 30-30.

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    I use a 30.06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryle74 View Post
    I'm from Ohio, so I grew up hunting with a shotgun. It wasn't until I went to Morehead that I was able to find someone to let me hunt KY. I used a Marlin 30-30 for years that my grandpa gave me when he passed. I love that gun. Since I have gotten my wife into hunting, I bought a Remington 700 in a .270. My wife uses the 30-30 now. It's a great gun for a woman or a smaller person. I've still never had a deer run over 50 yards after it's been hit with that 30-30.
    I used to hunt Ohio all the time. Mostly bow hunting but I had a Remington 1100 20 ga that I gun hunted with. Gun season in southern OH was a trip. Not too bad opening day but then the truckloads of deer drivers would come through and it was Katy bar the door.

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    It's been years since I've been deer hunting but in the past I've always used a 30-06 or a 30-30. I picked up a Ruger .44 Carbine last year though and it has me itching to get back out to hunt. For such a heavy round it's very accurate in the 50-75 yard range, which is an ideal range for my local area.

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    Savage Model No. E 30-06

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