Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hunting Rifles---- The Choice is yours

In today's wide world of hunting, most hunters like to begin by using the famous 30-30 Winchester lever action, which in my opinion is on good for shots around 100-150 yards for effective knock down power when hunting whitetail deer. The rifle I choose to use would be either the Remington 25-0-6, Remington 6 mm or the Remington 257 Roberts using a 100 grain nosler or sierra bullet which I know doesn't go through brush very well but they all do a fine job of shooting long range shots and making the kill when that long range shot is presented and called for.I've used allot of different rifles and some with far too much knock down power for whitetail, but these are still by far the rifles of my choice when hunting whitetail deer. Many of you will of course have your own preference of rifles and that's fine as long as you choose a rifle that is appropriate for the terrain your are hunting and one that you are comfortable with when the shot is presented.Remember the best rifle in the world doesn't make the hunter any better than he already is ,it's getting to know your rifle and how it shoots for you that makes the hunter you are. Remember too that being safe in the field and home at all times you handle a gun of any kind is what makes one of the best hunters of today and safety with firearms can never be taken to lightly by anyone young or old. More on rifles to follow up soon.

10 comments:

Othmar Vohringer said...

Good post. With all the hoopla about magnums and super magnums it is good to hear someone suggesting using a more moderate caliber. To many hunters fall for the hype about magnums and then find out they can’t handle the beast and accuracy begins to suffer.

Personally I like the good old .30-06 and the .270, these are plenty good for most of my deer hunting needs.


-Othmar Vohringer-

Editor said...

I use the .270, flat shooting and fast. I've never had a deer complain.

Rooster said...

I'd just like to have a place to hunt where I'm allowed to shoot a rifle. For the most part, I'm limited to the bow, muzzleloader and my trusty Mossberg Trophy Slugster.

deerslayer said...

Othmar, your right these are some great calibers for hunting and I agree that the magnum has become over rated and has created problems for most hunters cause they didn't do their homework on guns first.

deerslayer said...

Editor ,your right the 270 is a fast caliber but in some case the 270 can be to fast and misjudged if the distance to target is not ranged properly.

deerslayer said...

Rooster, sounds like you live in a very flat area and might concider looking into finding a place with mountains which may mean traveling to a neighboring state or another region of your state to be able to hunt with your rifles.

Goon said...

I use a 270 and if you hit the deer right you don't have to do a lot of tracking or chasing.

deerslayer said...

Your right Goon hitting the deer just right is the key to it all but we still have alot of hunters that don't take the time to sight their rifles with the best bullet or powder and check the ballistics manual on the range and drop of their cartridge before going afield and trying to shoot to far of a distance just to take a buck.this creates alot of problem in the field not only for the hunter but for other hunters as well.

Goon said...

I think a lot of shots past 300 yards and your going to be chasing that deer for some time.

deerslayer said...

Goon, Alot of the shots over 300 yards are made by hunters who have sighted their rifles with hand loaded ammo and know the ballistics of the ammo so they can make the long shots without wounding the game animals. Most of the time these shots are made by the older hunters who have the experience and knowledge gathered by time of shooting and can make the shot with ease. Time, practice, knowledge and patience are the four factors for making these long shots.