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Old 06-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #11
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Model 94 32 Special.

I was very happy to step up to a .270.
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Remington 700 in .308
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Can't use most rifles in indiana, so I have always used my remington 870. Turns out its a killing machine!!
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98 Mauser in 30-06 when I was 12.
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Remington 770 pump action 30-06 still my deer rifle of choice
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Yes Remington 760 my mistake
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My first deer rifle was an old military 30-40 Krag. peep sights, side magazine, Accurate, Heavy, and borrowed from my Step Grandpa. He was kind of a jerk and wasn't real hip on me going, but he did put me on to my first deer, and for that I will always be grateful. That was 40 years ago.

In my minds eye I can still see that forked mulie jumping out of a thick brush and timber patch in the Blue Mountains here in Eastern WA., at about 50 yards, after being bumped by a guy that was hunting with us.
I swung the gun up just like I was pheasant hunting, not even sure I looked thru the peep, just swung thru the bucks neck right at the base.....Boom.....As soon as I came back on the buck from the recoil, there he laid....not even a twitch. Right thru the base of his neck.

Yea, I know. Pure Dumb A$$ luck, but, it set in motion a love of hunting and the outdoors that has lasted till a few years ago....Don't hunt anymore. I've killed enough.
Sorry for the length of the post, just got a little melancholy.

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First one many moons and many guns ago was a 303 British was getting it sporterised and it was stollen. Many guns later I am a .270 addic. One shot one kill!!
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The first rifle I used was a ruger 44 mag carbine. I just purchased my first true deer rifle recently. It's a Ruger American in 270.
Ky I enjoyed your report on your new Ruger American,good luck with it this coming season.

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Mine was a Remington 770 when I was nine. Shot a few good deer with that rifle. I am 15 and getting an AR-15.
darth good luck with that AR15

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Marlin lever action 30-30. Killed a 6 point buck first time in the woods.

I climbed up a pine tree and sat on a limb just at daylight. Sho-nuf a buck appeared out of nowhere about 30 yards away.
And you've been a Deerhunter ever since That's some good hunting first time out!

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model 94 30-30 when i was about 12.
Those Win 94s are some sweet rifles.

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My first deer killer was a Mossberg 500. Today I have nice rifles but I still prefer to hunt with a shotgun. It's hard to do more damage than a shotgun flinging an ounce of lead.
I have to agree slinging an once of lead something's going down Those Mossys are hard to beat.

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Marlin 30-30
Always liked those Marlins,my cousins each had one,very nice levers.

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Remington 700, 30-06.
I'm a Rem. 700 fan,nice choice

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A 1961 Remington Model 760 Gamemaster in .30-06, I was 20-something at the time, so that would have been in the early 1980s. I think I sold it at roughly the same time I sold my 1st handgun, my S&W 586 .357, needed the money. my cousin still has and hunts with the 760.
Those remmy pump rifles are some nice deer huntin' rifles,quick and accurate.
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An Argentine Mauser in 7X57
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