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Location: leftern washington
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what weapon do you hunt with?

just got back from the range with my .300 win mag and ive found my hunting load Big smile i put three bullets through the same hole at 200 yrds, well all the holes were touching any way i think thats probably close enough Thumbs up

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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what weapon do you hunt with?
littlebuf wrote:
just got back from the range with my .300 win mag and ive found my hunting load Big smile i put three bullets through the same hole at 200 yrds, well all the holes were touching any way i think thats probably close enough Thumbs up

They say the 300 win mag is dead on at 200, and should put the smack down on any elk. Any gun can kill, but to put the absolute smack down is different--should save me a little walking Yep moseslakehunter gonna' reach out waaaaay out there when I have to I just tested my rifle this past weekend, boy I can't wait!

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what weapon do you hunt with?

There was a time when I thought that the 300 Win Mag with a 200gr bullet was the best long range, out to 300+ yds, cartridge there was. Still think a 300 mag with that bullet may be but don't shoot magnums anymore.

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For big game, high powered rifles are my choice here in coastal AK. My style is still hunting and calling deer into spitting range and that risks getting close to the occasional sneaky brown bear as well. I missed out on the days of collecting seal oil and hides with a .222 and wish I could spend more time shotgun hunting in the interior for grouse and waterfowl. The fowl hunts I manage every year are just enough to keep a trained Lab under foot. After 25 years here I'm still not brave enough to pack deer out of these woods by myself carrying just a smokepole or stick n' string. So, I usually hunt with a repeater of the 30 cal. or better persuasion and if I don't have to pack uphill too far, I'm likely to carry a favorite 35 Whelen or H&H. There are muzzleloader and archery chances for deer and little bears on the black bear islands around here, but I'm afraid it's too late to change my rifle looney ways. I do use a .22 pistol for big halibut, and in a good year I shoot more of those than I do big game animals.

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Location: manitoba canada
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what weapon do you hunt with?

444 marlin , 300 win mag, 30 -06, 204 for critters, and 22 hunting with the boy.

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Pre '64 Model 70 30-06 with an old M8-4x

or

Marlin 1894 in .44 mag

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Location: Bellevue, WA
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My weapon of choice for most of my Washington hunting is my Weatherby in .270 Win. For varmints I like my .223 Rem. If I were hunting Alaskan bear I would use my .338 Win Mag and if I was hunting dangerous game in Africa I would use my .458 Lott.

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