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Old 08-13-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default What rifle do you carry? What is your sidearm?

I will limit this to hunting only deer/elk and feral boars.
For Deer .308 ruger, sidearm is 9mm beretta.
For elk .30-06 ruger, sidearm is .44mag blackhawk
Same for boars, except the .44mag will have buffalo bore bullets, instead of standard federal.

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Old 08-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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Deer (muleys) 30.06 Sidearm 45ACP
Elk 325 WSM Sidearm 45ACP
Hogs 30.06 Sidearm 45ACP

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For elk will use .300 Win Mag sidearm .45ACP
For deer .308 Rem 700 or M21 sidearm .45ACP
For S Ga feral hawgs .308 Rem 700 or M21 sidearm .45ACP

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Deer-Browning A-bolt in .284
Elk-Ruger M77 in 300 win mag
No sidearms unless I'm hunting with 1 of my Ruger magnum revolvers

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deer 7mm rem mag
elk 338 win mag
45 acp under pillow 357 under truck seat

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Deer 30-30 and a 44mag
elk 30-06 and a 44mag
small game .22lr and 44mag
turkey 12 ga and a 44mag
Seeing a trend lol?

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I have none of these things to hunt. I carry a .338 Win mag and a .22 sidearm in case signal shots are needed. I carry a folding slingshot for small game. 44mag under head at night.

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Here in Ohio, hunters are limited to the possession of one legal firearm for hunting deer. It is also a shotgun state, no high powered rifles.

So, I use my 12 ga pump or .50 cal muzzleloader. No sidearm

Please check your local laws in terms of legality for your stituation.

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Whitetail deer I use a Rem700 in 7mm stw if i plan to hunt large fields or gas/powerlines. Rem 7600 in 35 Whelen usually in the woods. Unless I get nostalgic and take out my G'paps old Rem 141 Gamemaster in 35 Rem.

Same rifles for black bear. Haven't got after Elk/Boars etc.......yet

Don't usually carry a sidearm when rifle hunting, but do carry my 45acp when Archery or Flintlock hunting

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.458 socom 350grn hornady roundnose softpoint. (used to use a winchester model 70 458winmag with similar load to the socom.)
in heavy brush pig stalking i like to use my ruger 44mag carbine with soft points.
springfield armory 1911 45acp 230grn fmj.

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