What is the best rifle/gun to hunt with?

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by HuntinChef, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. HuntinChef

    HuntinChef New Member

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Thinking on trading in my 270 for something else. It just seems like too much gun. Thoughts?
     
  2. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    Well if your whitetails only 7mm-08 IMO
     

  3. buckwacker181

    buckwacker181 # of bans record holder

    Oct 9, 2006
    Catawussy
    Tikka T3 Lite in 7mm08. Nuff said
     
  4. yankee

    yankee Senior Member

    in my opinion, the best gun is the one your comfy with and fits you, and HITS where your aiming, best whitetail caliber in my opinion is a 257 roberts, but many are ggood calibers, .243 25-06 7mm-08, your going o hear alot of guys posting 30-06 7mm mag 270 308 thay are all good, it;s personal preference really
     
  5. SNA2STL

    SNA2STL Active Member

    [rquote=1884860&tid=131309&author=HuntinChef]Thinking on trading in my 270 for something else. It just seems like too much gun. Thoughts? [/rquote] What are you hunting, how far, what kind of glass?
     
  6. htredneck

    htredneck Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    Cass County, MO
    What yankee said - it is the one you use that hits what you are shooting at.
     
  7. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    IMHO, it depends on your game you are after. I like a 22 or 17 HMR for squirrels and varmints. 20 or 12 with light loads for rabbits. Any centerfire for deer, my personal preference is a 30-30 for brush and a 7mm mag for long distance. It also doubles for elk, moose and bear, probably caribou if I ever get to go. And of course my 9mm XD for moles.:D
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy REGULAR MEMBER

    Dec 22, 2006
    Betty Lou, combination Uzi laser radar triple barrel double scoped heat seeking shot gun
     
  9. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    [rquote=1884912&tid=131309&author=Cherokee]And of course my 9mm XD for moles.:D[/rquote]

    :rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2:

    Any job worth doing is worth doing right :2thumbsup:
     
  10. BuschCamocan4life

    BuschCamocan4life New Member

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    Oct 12, 2010
    cant go wrong with the classic 30-30 :cheers:
     
  11. hemi_guy06

    hemi_guy06 New Member

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Scott AFB, IL
    i love my .270. i also love my .45 muzzleloader. i'd say whatever you feel comfortable shooting.
     
  12. Dalton

    Dalton Member

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    Feb 7, 2008
    Warren County
    :confused:I think the .270 is about as perfect a whitetail round that there is. Very versitle. I think the next size down for me would be the 25-06.
     
  13. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    You're thinking too much; .270 is the best deer round IMO. :eek::
     
  14. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    [rquote=1884932&tid=131309&author=fishshooter][rquote=1884912&tid=131309&author=Cherokee]And of course my 9mm XD for moles.:D[/rquote]

    :rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2::rof2:

    Any job worth doing is worth doing right :2thumbsup:[/rquote]

    If the round doesn't get him the percussion will.:claphands:
     
  15. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    Aug 16, 2006
    Oak Grove, Missouri
    What is it that you dont like about the .270? I have a 7mm Magnum which is alot of gun for whitetails, and now I just bowhunt. If I was hitting the store and looking for a good all around bolt action whitetail rifle, probably get a .243. Very flat shooting round, and as for a "brush gun" you shouldnt be shooting through brush anyway. My second favorite rifle is the Ruger .44 Magnum carbine, looks like a 10-22. Chris
     
  16. dpd925

    dpd925 Member

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    Nov 16, 2009
    [rquote=1884929&tid=131309&author=Jeremy]Betty Lou, combination Uzi laser radar triple barrel double scoped heat seeking shot gun[/rquote]

    haha, i have that cd
     
  17. dpd925

    dpd925 Member

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    Nov 16, 2009
    unless your hunting over a open field and taking LONG shots, a 30 30 is plenty of rifle for any deer. and like others have said, it's a good "brush" gun which would mean hunting in woods where you will be taking close shots. alot of guys use rifles which are overkill for deer. If I were hunting open fields, I would use a 30 06. I like my remington 7400 30 06.
     
  18. montgohunter

    montgohunter New Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    St. Charles
    [rquote=1884992&tid=131309&author=ccso640] What is it that you dont like about the .270? I have a 7mm Magnum which is alot of gun for whitetails, and now I just bowhunt. If I was hitting the store and looking for a good all around bolt action whitetail rifle, probably get a .243. Very flat shooting round, and as for a "brush gun" you shouldnt be shooting through brush anyway. My second favorite rifle is the Ruger .44 Magnum carbine, looks like a 10-22. Chris[/rquote]

    sir, i beg to differ about the comment about brush...when you hunt the woods and the thickets you better have something that wont richochet off of the slightest branch like the good ole lever 30-30!:cheers: but honestly if your shots arnt say farther then 60 yards i would go with a smoothbore 20 guage slug!!:D:D:D have killed about 17 deer in 5 years with it...never had to track any of em!
     
  19. dpd925

    dpd925 Member

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    Nov 16, 2009
    [rquote=1885007&tid=131309&author=montgohunter][rquote=1884992&tid=131309&author=ccso640] What is it that you dont like about the .270? I have a 7mm Magnum which is alot of gun for whitetails, and now I just bowhunt. If I was hitting the store and looking for a good all around bolt action whitetail rifle, probably get a .243. Very flat shooting round, and as for a "brush gun" you shouldnt be shooting through brush anyway. My second favorite rifle is the Ruger .44 Magnum carbine, looks like a 10-22. Chris[/rquote]

    sir, i beg to differ about the comment about brush...when you hunt the woods and the thickets you better have something that wont richochet off of the slightest branch like the good ole lever 30-30!:cheers: but honestly if your shots arnt say farther then 60 yards i would go with a smoothbore 20 guage slug!!:D:D:D have killed about 17 deer in 5 years with it...never had to track any of em![/rquote]

    thats exactly what I was saying!!! You and I are on the same page!
     
  20. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
    [rquote=1885009&tid=131309&author=dpd925][rquote=1885007&tid=131309&author=montgohunter][rquote=1884992&tid=131309&author=ccso640] What is it that you dont like about the .270? I have a 7mm Magnum which is alot of gun for whitetails, and now I just bowhunt. If I was hitting the store and looking for a good all around bolt action whitetail rifle, probably get a .243. Very flat shooting round, and as for a "brush gun" you shouldnt be shooting through brush anyway. My second favorite rifle is the Ruger .44 Magnum carbine, looks like a 10-22. Chris[/rquote]

    sir, i beg to differ about the comment about brush...when you hunt the woods and the thickets you better have something that wont richochet off of the slightest branch like the good ole lever 30-30!:cheers: but honestly if your shots arnt say farther then 60 yards i would go with a smoothbore 20 guage slug!!:D:D:D have killed about 17 deer in 5 years with it...never had to track any of em![/rquote]

    thats exactly what I was saying!!! You and I are on the same page![/rquote]

    That's why on the 8th day God made the 45-70 :D