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Postby Dan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:59 pm

What would be a ideal hunting rifle & shotgun ??


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Postby JohnFH » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Hunting for what?

308 and 12 ga, can by pretty much tailored to what ever game you might want in North America.
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Postby GreggAndrews » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:36 am

JohnFH wrote:Hunting for what?

308 and 12 ga, can by pretty much tailored to what ever game you might want in North America.


Pretty much that. Add a .22 to the mix, and you're all set.
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Re: Hunting

Postby RICH » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:24 am

Dan wrote:What would be a ideal hunting rifle & shotgun ??



or similiar
Blaser BBF97 12 ga over 308, can get .22 adapter too

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Re: Hunting

Postby GreggAndrews » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:01 am

RICH wrote:
Dan wrote:What would be a ideal hunting rifle & shotgun ??



or similiar
Blaser BBF97 12 ga over 308, can get .22 adapter too


Blaser is EXPENSIVE... (but wow, bolt-lug recesses cut into the barrel are really cool). :P
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Postby Dan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:11 pm

Deer hunting . But I like ur guys advice . Thank you
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Postby XM15 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:11 pm

Another question: Private land or public?

If you have private land over 10 acres to hunt you have much more range in the firearms you can use. Under 10 acres you may use centerfire rifles except during deer season when you can only hunt with a shotgun.

State land is rimfire (no .22 mags though) and shotgun use only.

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Postby newguy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:13 pm

You forgot pistol with special addon piece to your hunting license

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Postby XM15 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:04 pm

Oh yeah, forgot about that. Sometimes its hard to keep up with all the changes. :)

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Postby Dan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:24 pm

Don't hav any private land yet , but I'm looking for some soon . Want to practice more shooting first. Then I'll go out hunting so I'm more prepared . Trying to get All the info I can get & learn from u guys that have the knowledge..
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Postby XM15 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Have you taken the hunter's safety course yet?

I was suprised when I took it; I got more out of it than I expected.

The firearms part was tedious because it was the basic fundamentals all over again, but the rest of the course I found to be enjoyable.

My advise is to go hunting with someone who has significant prior experience - you will learn faster and it will make your first few hunts much more enjoyable.

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Postby Dan » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:55 pm

Yes I finished two weeks ago but I'm waiting for papers to get to my house so I can go and pay for my hunting license .
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Postby XM15 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:29 pm

If you don't have any private land lined up, I would buy a quality rifled shotgun. This would allow you to use it on both State land as well as private land if/when you get the rights to hunt it. Even with a shotgun, you should be able to be comfortable out to more than 100 yards which is usually more than enough in the woods around here. My brother has a Savage 220 slug gun which is supposed to be good out to 200 yards with the right ammo. I have a Marlin 512 which I am pretty confident out to about 100-125 yards. I've seen both gauges work just fine (straight through the deer) so either one will do what you need it to. A good H&R single shot would be a nice economical longun to start with. Got my first deer with one of those.
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Postby JohnFH » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:52 pm

I love my H&R single shots, great turkey guns.

For an all around, I like the Mossberg 500 combos, 24" rifle sight slug barrel, smooth bore. I like the option of sticking 00 buck in if needed.
And the 28" ribvent removable choke barrel.

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