What rifle do you carry? What is your sidearm?

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Nake48, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Nake48

    Nake48 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Deer (muleys) 30.06 Sidearm 45ACP
    Elk 325 WSM Sidearm 45ACP
    Hogs 30.06 Sidearm 45ACP
     

  3. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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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
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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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
     
  5. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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

    lukeisme New Member

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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?
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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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.
     
  8. skullcrusher

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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.
     
  9. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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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
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Elk-Win70 .300 Win Mag
    Hog-Mauser 98 8x57
    Yotes on down-.223
     
  12. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I carry my xd .40 and use the .23 mini 14 for deer.
     
  13. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I have two lever rifles that work for deer. A 30-30 and a 44 mag. 12 gauge or 16 gauge for turkey.

    I don't hunt much anymore but both those would do fine around here. Used to call coyotes and used a few different rifles from a 17HMR to a 223. 95% of the time my sidearm will be as 45ACP. But I do have a couple 40's that come out with me some too.
     
  14. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Ok, the Ruger .44 mag carbine is your heavy brush pig gun. What is the .458 Socom for? Rhino and Elephant?
     
  15. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    DEER- .30-06 in the past, planning on getting a 6.5 Grendel
    ELK- same .30-06
    HOGS- same .30-06, AR-15/.223, Saiga/.308
    Sidearm- .45 LC Cimarron Thunderer, or Taurus .40 S&W
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Deer will be 30-06, 6.5x57mm
    Elk would be 30-06 or 6.5x57mm
    Hogs 12 Ga with buckhammer slugs

    I don't pack a sidearm while hunting 99% of the time. I take my 45 ground hog hunting just in case one decides that he wants some up close and personal ninjafu crap. I pack 185gr Speer Gold Dots.
     
  17. divinginn

    divinginn New Member

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    A Remington model 7 in 308 for deer.
     
  18. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    This is what I am planning.

    Deer - .25-06 when I get it, but .308 until I do.
    Elk - .308 or 300 Win Mag
    Hogs - depends on the size of the hog we hunt that day and the type of the hunt, but anything from .17HMR to .223 to .243 to .308.
    Sidearm for hog hunts - .45 ACP
     
  19. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    Here in Newfoundland we only have moose and Caribou. I use a Tikka M695 in .300 Win Mag. for either. For all small game/waterfowl I will be using my Benelli Nova 12g.

    -Dave
     
  20. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    .444 marlin for whitetails-huge knife for sidearm.If I had a crazy ruttin buck tackling me that is willing to kill itself to kill me,I think a knife will do more good than a pistol that might not stop the thing.