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hello i am new to this board and new to hunting. i would like to know what kind of gun to hunt deer and boar. i live in florida and the property i have is mostly brush. i have been around hunting almost my whole life . i just never got involved because i was too impatient and no desire. i now have the burning desire to learn and be a student. let me know fellas. i appreciate any help i can get. 8)

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poonslayer2000 wrote:
i just never got involved because i was too impatient and no desire. i now have the burning desire to learn and be a student.

I would recommend an AR-50... This rifle should fit you just right and has enough knock down power to tackle the largest boar. It comes complete with an Owner Manual for Beginners, Life Time Warrenty, a Healthy Set of Ear Plugs, and Tylenol.

Good luck with your burning desire... lol

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no need to be a chump. just a simple question with some feedback would be nice. not a sarcastic response.

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Hey Poon,

Come on, You didn't give us any info in your profile so ol' QS was just checking to see if you had a sense of humor. With yesterday being the start of rifle season for deer here in Florida most the guys that could help you are in the woods. I took a buck about 10 min.'s after sun up yesterday so I am just chillin' here this morning an catching up on the news. I'm hunting Big Cypress Swamp. Where you at? Big state here with some really varying country to hunt. I have hunted some areas of Florida with lots of dense brush with a shotgun. A lot of guys carry anything from an 3030 to a 30.06. If it's wild boar you want to chase the sky's the limit, a lot of guys will use a host of big bore's for those. Give us a little more info and you'll get some feed back, there are a couple Florida boy's here. I am taking a wild guess with the screen name you have chosen that you might be into this.......

~Jeff~ aka Sportsman

Note: This is my first post with my new "Sportsman" ranking, If I'd just make shorter posts like "nice pic" or "I agree" I'd be Head Bawana by now..... I did think the Buck Master title was rather cool but Sportsman is good................................

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thanks jeff i appreciate the feedback. i am hunting in northwestern florida. it is a mix beteween pine forests and scrub. it is a little southwest of gainesville. my friends family is the people who own the property. they have been taking us up there since we could walk. they recently have cleared about 10 acres so there are currently huge piles of trees and scrubs everywhere. from what i was told is that the rabbits love that. thanks for the feedback and good luck.........
ps i love to fish for tarpon and other inshore fish. good eyes

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I must admit, not being a saltwater fisherman, the screen name kinda made me think we had a joker on board. I instantly thought of "The Nuge" and wang tang sweet poontang ...Sorry. I guess it is true, you learn something new every day.

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there are a couple of selections I would recommend for hunting in the brush
1 a New england firearms 4570 single shot is an excellent brush gun
2 a Remington or Mossberg 12 guage slug gun with rifle sights
and a Remington 30-06 are all good brush guns and are good for any large game you have in youre area.

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Don't forget the venerable Winchester or Marlin 30/30's (Marlin get my vote). Another good one is the Remington Model 673...it comes in 6.5mm, .308, .300 Rem SAUM, and .350 Rem Mag.

Remember, there's a reason why more whitetail have been taken with a 30/30 than any other gun. A 170 grain bullet out of a 30/30 will do wonders on a hog....and when you miss or just piss it off you can cycle the lever-action a lot faster than a bolt action. Wink

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I'll throw in with the 12 gauge that ArcheryAddict mentioned, might be a good idea if you would like to hunt birds sometime too.

Now about the AR-50, that is hilarious they come with a pack of Tylenol. Armalite sales reps must have a sense of humor! Perhaps they can work out a deal to give a rebate on a narcotics prescription to really cut the pain... Wink

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