What's your "batting order" for this fall's deer hunting?

knitepoetknitepoet Senior MemberPosts: 16,609 Senior Member
For me, I've got the itch to hunt with my XP some.
I haven't decided if it, or my 799 Grendel will start the season, though PROBABLY the rifle will
Me
1) Custom Rem799 in 6.5 Grendel loaded with 123gr Hornady SSTs
2) XP-100 7mmIHMSA with 110gr Barnes TTSX-FB
3) AR- 50 Beowulf 335gr Rainier HP
4) AR 223 55gr Speer Gold Dot

Wife
Ruger 77 Compact 308 with either 125 NBT or 125 SCHP from midsouth
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    1. 430 SJS, but I best get busy. 265 FTX bullets.
    2..308 Mauser Scout rifle. Don't recal which bullet.
    3. Cva ML pistol.
    4. 7-08 Savage as backup.


    2-4 can change. But #1 is the goal. Unless it changes. :tooth:
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • shooter10mmshooter10mm Member Posts: 205 Member
    The new 6.5 Creedmoor Ruger must be christened first!
    Then "Dr. Kevorkian" my 27 year old Rem 700 Sendero in .25-06...The number of suicides it's assisted is magical!
    Then "Black Death"...a 700 Sendero in .300 Win Mag she's one of the deadliest ever!
    Then "Ma Bell"....A custom .257 STW that'll reach out and touch someone!
    Then an un-named custom 7mm STW that is just super accurate but the brake makes me almost not like shooting it, I have lost 80% in my left ear because I shot her without getting my plugs in first on a sorry **** wild hog...
    Then I got a dandy .257WBY in a Vanguard that shoots like a ball of fire and kills 'em like lightening!
    "You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!"
    "As long as there's Lead in the air there's hope!
    " -- Ralph Adkinson(Daddy) The original Marlboro Man
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,652 Senior Member
    UMM ER get up in the morning :uhm:
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,008 Senior Member
    Rubber band with a paper clip.

    As much as I'll get to hunt this year, that will work as good as any.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    No particular order. Just depends on the day and the hunt.

    -TC Encore Pistol = .358 Winchester

    -Remington 700 = .338 Win Mag
    -Ruger SBH 10.5" Barrel = .44 Mag
    -Dominator Pistol = .35 Remington
    -Encore 16" Rifle = .280 Remington
    -Contended Pistol = .44 Mag
    -Benchrest Rifle = .260 Remington
    -Marlin Guide Gun = .45-70
    -Ruger SBH Bisley = .480 Ruger
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,717 Senior Member
    - AR-15 in 6x45
    - TVM flintlock in .50 cal
    - Winchester 1892 in .45 Colt
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,981 Senior Member
    1- Henry .45-70 Lever
    2- CVA Scout .243 Pistol
    3- Ruger SRH .454 Casull
    4- CZ-527 Carbine in 7.62x39
    5- Then it will be probably the DPMS LR-308 and various Mil-surps as I just go into the woods for family free naps and reading books.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,649 Senior Member
    1- Model 600 Remington in 6mm Remington
    2- 6 1/2" Ruger SBH .44 magnum
    3- Lyman GPR .54 caliber flintlock
    4- Model 1500 Howa .270
    5- Model 700BDL .243
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  • Great OutdoorsGreat Outdoors Member Posts: 181 Member
    30-06- done 10 point
    243- done- doe
    12 guage - done -doe, with more to follow( dog drives) it is also named Black Death - Benelli M1 super 90
    next is the new 357,
    then 30/30
    then hopefully 30 carbine
    then mini 30
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    1966 year model 70 Win. 270 Win.

    98 Mauser action .280 Remington


    .257 Roberts AI in a Yugo 24/47 Mauser action

    8mm Mauser in a 24/47 Yugo action, still has the Mil Surp stepped barrel

    That's the order of use. The .270 will get the nod for first weekend duty. Why? I have confidence in her.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 3,973 Senior Member
    Well, I don't get to hunt this year, but if deer were on the menu, I'd likely grab my Rem 700 VLS chambered in 6mm Rem, stuffed with 95 grain NBT's at 3250 fps.

    I've killed more than a few deer with my Browning A-Bolt in .270 Win, but I would like to see how the 6mm does. I think it would do pretty well. I can hit with my .270 pretty well, but with the 6mm, it seems that I can place my shots.
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Well, I don't get to hunt this year, but if deer were on the menu, I'd likely grab my Rem 700 VLS chambered in 6mm Rem, stuffed with 95 grain NBT's at 3250 fps.

    I've killed more than a few deer with my Browning A-Bolt in .270 Win, but I would like to see how the 6mm does. I think it would do pretty well. I can hit with my .270 pretty well, but with the 6mm, it seems that I can place my shots.

    I used a little heavier bullet in my 6mm, 100 grain SGKs. But inside a couple hundred yards it killed as reliably as my .270. I killed deer out to 400 yards with it, but only once, so I won't speculate about longer ranges. Most deer I killed with it were within 200 yards and most of that was inside 100. But it was about the same with my .270.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,008 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Well, I don't get to hunt this year, but if deer were on the menu, I'd likely grab my Rem 700 VLS chambered in 6mm Rem, stuffed with 95 grain NBT's at 3250 fps.

    I've killed more than a few deer with my Browning A-Bolt in .270 Win, but I would like to see how the 6mm does. I think it would do pretty well. I can hit with my .270 pretty well, but with the 6mm, it seems that I can place my shots.

    If that wouldn't work on Colorado deer, I don't know what would. I hunted deer one year with my .243, also loaded with 95 grain NBTs, but never fired a round.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,339 Senior Member
    Took my CRF M70 25-06 antelope hunting (missed, I probably shouldn't have tried the shot)

    Took my PF M70 25-06 deer hunting the last 2 days. All the deer were on private.

    Picked up a leftover elk tag....not sure what I'll take. Might just bring the PF 25-06, its shooting really well with the 120s. Its Last minute, don't know if I can get any of the other guns up and running in time. I'd have to buy mounts and a scope for the 300 Wby trio (found another one online Thursday, its en route). I'll probably try some factory ammo in the 30-06 featherweight. If my 270 shows up this week, I've got 50 rounds of 150gr to use up before it gets sent off for a rebore.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,609 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    5- Then it will be probably the DPMS LR-308 and various Mil-surps as I just go into the woods for family free naps and reading books.
    :rotflmao:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,220 Senior Member
    Trapdoor with a 405gr lead over 70 of BP. I got a new front sight, but have had zero luck removing the pin. I added a few drops of JB weld to the old sight to at least get it into the field. We had weeks of sun and dry, now whenever I have time it seems to be raining. I need to put a roof over the bench and the 200 yd area.

    If I score with that, then the 300 Savage or the 6mm Lee will come out or the Barngun.

    If all of those fail, the 54 Barn gun is coming out for sure.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,258 Senior Member
    If I get to hunt this year, it will be with my Remington 700 7mm08 and some factory load, probably Hornady 139r SSTs.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    1. 430 SJS, but I best get busy. 265 FTX bullets.
    2..308 Mauser Scout rifle. Don't recal which bullet.
    3. Cva ML pistol.
    4. 7-08 Savage as backup.


    2-4 can change. But #1 is the goal. Unless it changes. :tooth:
    So....if I hunt where me and the kid hunted today, the 430 is OUT. Because I can shoot 500 yards there. I won't, but I can. 300-ish will be my imposed limit.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 3,973 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    If that wouldn't work on Colorado deer, I don't know what would. I hunted deer one year with my .243, also loaded with 95 grain NBTs, but never fired a round.

    The last time you and I hunted deer, I had one shot opportunity that I would have taken with the 6mm, but the range was a bit longer than I wanted to stretch the glass atop the .270.

    Right place, wrong gun.

    Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Well, I can scratch the Dominator Pistol and Benchrest Rifle off the list now.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,981 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Well, I can scratch the Dominator Pistol and Benchrest Rifle off the list now.

    DETAILS!!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    So....if I hunt where me and the kid hunted today, the 430 is OUT. Because I can shoot 500 yards there. I won't, but I can. 300-ish will be my imposed limit.

    And scratch that, if I hunt where me and the kid hunted, I'll be bringing the heavy .243. I'll have a long shot, and need something precise.
    Now to figure out just how the hell to rest the thing. Got a crappy bipod, but it ain't gonna mount easily to a 4" wide forend. Gonna need to do something quick and sketchy, yet solid.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    The new 6.5 Creedmoor Ruger must be christened first!
    Then "Dr. Kevorkian" my 27 year old Rem 700 Sendero in .25-06...The number of suicides it's assisted is magical!
    Then "Black Death"...a 700 Sendero in .300 Win Mag she's one of the deadliest ever!
    Then "Ma Bell"....A custom .257 STW that'll reach out and touch someone!
    Then an un-named custom 7mm STW that is just super accurate but the brake makes me almost not like shooting it, I have lost 80% in my left ear because I shot her without getting my plugs in first on a sorry **** wild hog...
    Then I got a dandy .257WBY in a Vanguard that shoots like a ball of fire and kills 'em like lightening!

    Never, not ever, don't never forget your hearing protection when shooting a hi powered rifle, well when shooting anything, but especially a rifle. Not only do you get an extra helping of boom from the high pressure cartridge, but you've got that supersonic crack that is icing on the cake. I'm deaf without my hearing aides from just such B.S. Ask some of the guys who've met me at the SE shoot!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,604 Senior Member
    Hurricane Irma has put a dent in my plans to develop the Keltec sub 2000 .40 S&W for my annual hog hunt in two weeks. Currently scheduled for a two day stand hunt, about 30 yards from shooting lanes.

    So as of now....

    Custom AR-15 .300 BO 125 gr SST
    Savage 116 .243 100 gr
    Marlin 45-70 with Trail Boss 405 gr cast lead loads
    Potentially Keltec Sub 2000 .40 S&W ( stalking )

    This year I will keep a G22 on my hip to match the Sub2K

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Hurricane Irma has put a dent in my plans to develop the Keltec sub 2000 .40 S&W for my annual hog hunt in two weeks. Currently scheduled for a two day stand hunt, about 30 yards from shooting lanes.

    So as of now....

    Custom AR-15 .300 BO 125 gr SST
    Savage 116 .243 100 gr
    Marlin 45-70 with Trail Boss 405 gr cast lead loads
    Potentially Keltec Sub 2000 .40 S&W ( stalking )

    This year I will keep a G22 on my hip to match the Sub2K

    D

    You must use the 45-70 with the trail boss loads. SCIENCE!
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,766 Senior Member
    When we hunt the "rifle" zone, I think I am taking the .338 Win Mag. The boy all but owns my .338 Federal now so he will be using that. Down state in the "shotgun" zone I will be using the .430 SJS and the boy either the 77/44 or the #1 in .460 S&W.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    The last time you and I hunted deer, I had one shot opportunity that I would have taken with the 6mm, but the range was a bit longer than I wanted to stretch the glass atop the .270.

    Right place, wrong gun.

    Mike

    What scope do you have on your .270? I've got a Redfield Revolution on mine now and one on my .300 WBY also. Both are 4-12 x 40s.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    And scratch that, if I hunt where me and the kid hunted, I'll be bringing the heavy .243. I'll have a long shot, and need something precise.
    Now to figure out just how the hell to rest the thing. Got a crappy bipod, but it ain't gonna mount easily to a 4" wide forend. Gonna need to do something quick and sketchy, yet solid.
    Got the bipod mounted. It's cheesy AF.
    But third minute groups are more than acceptable, I suppose. The proof in the pudding is in the shooting.
    Anyway, it's ready and the 430 SJS is ready to send 265 grains of love on its way if I hunt the woods instead of the fields.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,766 Senior Member
    The .338 Win mag should be ready to go... just check zero and do drops. 430 SJS should be dead nuts with the hotter, longer load than Chris has. 338 Fed should be dead nuts. .260 should be dead on for mama. 250 Savage-- I need to check that one for my daughter. I want to load some 10mm. I also need to figure out a loaner gun or 2--ideas? 7mm mag... 300 mag... 7.62x39... 44 mag... 35 Rem... 30/06... 460 S&W.... 45/70... . Then, what should I use as a distance backup? 6.5 Creedmoore or .338 RUM? 7mmSTW?

    The plan is I have a bigass pop up blind and hunting a powerline out to my comfortable distance. In that blind, I have room to set up a heater and the coolest rifle rest I have ever used. If I do woods hunting or in the "shotgun" zone, it will be the .430 SJS. But I have had that .338 Win mag since I was 13 and it needs to get bloody-- I am using 210gr Deepcurls. So is the .338 FED.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    Even hotter than mine. I backed off .5 because I seated a little deeper. Still
    Got my face, and you saw the results.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
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