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Old 07-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #51
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12 Guage is several different things depending on the bullets you get. Slugs, shot and even some specialty ammo that is hard to find, will ruin your barrel after time, but is really cool.....
so whats the range for shooting a deer with a 12ga or a 410?
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12 Guage is several different things depending on the bullets you get. Slugs, shot and even some specialty ammo that is hard to find, will ruin your barrel after time, but is really cool.....
A slug would be what you would need to take down a deer. Its a solid lead projectile that is very heavy and wouldn't be easily carried in large quantities.

To be honest with you, I think your best bet would be to get a bolt action rifle. They have tactical versions that are shorter than what is normally made if size is a huge concern. I think it's unreasonable to think that a take down rifle is the only option. In a survival situation, there is not just one perfect weapon. Your going to need some sort of combination of long and short range weapons in appropriate calibers.

I would use my AK, Remington 700 in .308, the Henry mentioned earlier, and what ever pistol I grabbed when bugging out. It would be impossible to carry all of those at once, but would easily be carried by car to wherever I would go, and then individually used/carried as needed. I.e. I'm going to hunt large game, I'll take the 700.
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Stupid question: This is from the Indiana Deer Hunting Guide
Rifles with cartridges that fire a bullet
of .357-inch diameter or larger; have a
minimum case length of 1.16 inches; and
have a maximum case length of 1.625 inches
are legal to use only during the deer firearm
season. Some cartridges legal for deer
hunting include the .357 Magnum, .38-.40
Winchester, .41 Magnum, .41 Special, .44
Magnum, .44 Special, .44-.40 Winchester,
.45 Colt, .454 Casull, .458 SOCOM, .475
Linebaugh, .480 Ruger, .50 Action Express,
and .500 S&W.


Does this mean .243 or .308 aren't allowed to hunt for deer? oir 30/30?

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A slug would be what you would need to take down a deer. Its a solid lead projectile that is very heavy and wouldn't be easily carried in large quantities.

To be honest with you, I think your best bet would be to get a bolt action rifle. They have tactical versions that are shorter than what is normally made if size is a huge concern. I think it's unreasonable to think that a take down rifle is the only option. In a survival situation, there is not just one perfect weapon. Your going to need some sort of combination of long and short range weapons in appropriate calibers.

I would use my AK, Remington 700 in .308, the Henry mentioned earlier, and what ever pistol I grabbed when bugging out. It would be impossible to carry all of those at once, but would easily be carried by car to wherever I would go, and then individually used/carried as needed. I.e. I'm going to hunt large game, I'll take the 700.
I guess you have a point, what's the point of buying a rifle if i can't shoot game with.

To answer....your....or someones elses previous question. I do plan on going hunting later this year (1st timer) and field dressing my 1st deer. So i'm very exited! I just need the right rifle, but i'm confused about the hunting law here in indiana regarding the type of ammo (please see my previous comment)
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Stupid question: This is from the Indiana Deer Hunting Guide
Rifles with cartridges that fire a bullet
of .357-inch diameter or larger; have a
minimum case length of 1.16 inches; and
have a maximum case length of 1.625 inches
are legal to use only during the deer firearm
season. Some cartridges legal for deer
hunting include the .357 Magnum, .38-.40
Winchester, .41 Magnum, .41 Special, .44
Magnum, .44 Special, .44-.40 Winchester,
.45 Colt, .454 Casull, .458 SOCOM, .475
Linebaugh, .480 Ruger, .50 Action Express,
and .500 S&W.


Does this mean .243 or .308 aren't allowed to hunt for deer? oir 30/30?
I don't want to give legal advice as I'm not qualified to do so. I don't think that is what that law is trying to say though.
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so whats the range for shooting a deer with a 12ga or a 410?
Dunno, really depends on how good a shot you are.
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So what kind of rifle do you guys recommend? A good caliber capable of killing a large game humaly around 1-200yrds?

in the 2-600 range,

thx!

Prefer bolt action

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So what kind of rifle do you guys recommend? A good caliber capable of killing a large game humaly around 1-200yrds?

in the 2-600 range,

thx!

Prefer bolt action
Remington 700 is a great rifle. The military's M24 sniper rifle is based off of the Remington 700. It can be had at a reasonable price, and it is one of the most accurate rifles on the market.

I would recommend whatever you get it chambered in whatever you are most comfortable with as long as the caliber is larger than a .270. Mine is the .308, I like it, and 20
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So what kind of rifle do you guys recommend? A good caliber capable of killing a large game humaly around 1-200yrds?

in the 2-600 range,

thx!

Prefer bolt action
Remington 700 is a great rifle. The military's M24 sniper rifle is based off of the Remington 700. It can be had at a reasonable price, and it is one of the most accurate rifles on the market.

It's not the only rifle though. Go to the gun store and look at the different makes and models.

I would recommend that you get it chambered in whatever you are most comfortable with as long as the caliber is larger than a .270. Try to find a platform you like, and then shoot different calibers on that platform.
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Btw used is also a viable option. Most bolt action deer rifles aren't shot much, so you might find a great deal on a slightly used gun if you look for it.

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