which gun

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by pikecountymonsters288, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. pikecountymonsters288

    pikecountymonsters288 New Member

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    Oct 28, 2010
    Frankford, MO
    whats the best gun to use for deer in heavy to medium brush?
     
  2. buckwacker181

    buckwacker181 # of bans record holder

    Oct 9, 2006
    Catawussy
    There is no such thing as a brush gun. No bullet will go through tree limbs and brush and continue on a straight path to your target.
     

  3. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Now that's a LOADED Question.....

    Let the arguments begin...


    :pop:
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny Crossbows!!!!

    Sep 30, 2010
    Linn Co.
    [rquote=1885513&tid=131360&author=buckwacker181]There is no such thing as a brush gun. No bullet will go through tree limbs and brush and continue on a straight path to your target.[/rquote]



    X2 You need to wait until you have an open shot .
     
  5. Big L

    Big L Trapper Groupie

    Aug 8, 2008
    Bonne Terre
    12 gauge slug
     
  6. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.
  7. BustinBucks

    BustinBucks I will use the report button

    Jul 31, 2006
    Eagleville, MO
  8. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    [rquote=1885526&tid=131360&author=BustinBucks]a RAGE?????[/rquote]:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:


    :rof2::rof2::rof2:

    :thinking:
     
  9. montgohunter

    montgohunter New Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    St. Charles
    20 guage slug! but i agree...wait for an open shot!
     
  10. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    the Buck Bomb. Pull the pin and let er go.
     
  11. scooter

    scooter New Member

    187
    Dec 7, 2008
    Brashear
    OO buckshot....
     
  12. Jethro

    Jethro New Member

    670
    Oct 7, 2009
    Gerald, Mo
    [rquote=1885543&tid=131360&author=Satch]the Buck Bomb. Pull the pin and let er go.[/rquote]

    Next they will come out with the Buck Grenade :rof2::hysterical:
     
  13. MarauderYak

    MarauderYak New Member

    266
    Nov 6, 2006
    Springfield, MO
    I've been looking at getting a second "brush gun" myself. I'm often hunting in pretty darn thick woods, on what are good travel routes. I tend to see quite a few deer when I'm there, but almost never see them stop or even slow down. I killed the buck in my avatar in a location like that. I found a small opening ahead of him, got the gun there, and got lucky that he actually did hit that opening. But I have missed a doe because of hitting a small limb I didn't see.

    To me, the first thing I want is open sights. My current rifle doesn't even have sights (scope only) and it's more difficult to keep a good sight picture on a moving deer, and more difficult to see the small twigs. The second factor I'll be looking at is the bullet weight (as people have mentioned). I don't ever want to intentionally try to shoot through any small twigs, but if/when it happens I'd like a bullet that is less likely to deflect.
     
  14. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.
    Lever action, open sighted, 30-30 to 45/70 caliber.
     
  15. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    The one you shoot most accurately would be the best one for you to use.
     
  16. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    Marlin Guide Rifle in 45/70!
     
  17. citori

    citori New Member

    271
    Nov 3, 2005
    SEMO
    NO GUN SHOOTS ACCURATELY THREW BRUSH! They ALL will be deflected.

    The caliber is irrelevent!

    The best "brush" gun is a compact gun with a low power scope(allows more accurate shooting in low light conditions) or open sights that you shoot well. My reasoning for this is that hunting in "brush" implies closer shots, and lower power scopes and open sights perform best under those conditions.

    Flame away

    citori
     
  18. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    20mm electric primed-
    You asked!:wave:
     
  19. Deerhunter46

    Deerhunter46 New Member

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    Oct 20, 2010