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What Rifle Type and Cartridge Class Would You Pick For Deer Hunting in the East?

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Offline Swampman

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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2008, 05:23:53 AM »
Remington Model 700 in .30-06 with a 3-9X40 on it.  It covers everything/situation in North America, and 95% of the rest of the world.
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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2008, 04:15:13 AM »
 760 carbine in .30-06  w/Redfield  2x-7x  traditonal  post/crosshair (my first choice)
 760 rifle in  .300 Sav  w/Cableas Pine Ridge  2x-7x
 760 rifle in .30-06 w/Redfield Widefield 3x-9x
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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #62 on: December 28, 2008, 02:19:14 PM »
Remington model 700 mtn rifle in .270

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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #63 on: December 28, 2008, 02:25:52 PM »
Remington model 700 mtn rifle in .270

 Now that funny... A 7magfan picking a 270.......sacrilege!!! ::) :o ;D ;)

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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2008, 06:21:42 AM »
Marlin 336C in 35 Rem.( pre cross bolt safety).. first choice.
Rem 760 or 742 Carbine in 30-06... second choice
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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2008, 02:58:50 PM »
Hehehehe CW, I consider them kissing cousins :)

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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2009, 04:55:52 PM »
Think that I would pick the 7mm Remington Magnum.
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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2011, 07:35:07 AM »
Tough question.  My main deer, hog and black bear hunting rifle is my new Remington 7600 Carbine 30-06 Spr. it has a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Scope.  I use it when my shots will most likely be 2 to 200 yards which is most of my hunting.  However, if I could only have one deer, hog and black bear rifle, it'd have to be my favorite rifle and cartridge combo which is my Remington 700 Classic 280 Rem. it has an older Redfield Tracker 3-9x40mm Scope. 
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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2011, 08:05:34 AM »
Ruger M77/Rem 700 ,  2506 which ever was most cost effective. Add a 3-9 X 40 scope . This would be my choice if I could only have one gun. It is not the best in the woods by any streach of the imagination .
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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2013, 04:30:13 PM »
When I actually get to use a rifle and not a muzzleloader or shotgun, I use a .30-30. I also have a .280 and if limited to one rifle, I'd opt for that one. Most shots around here are within 100 yds, but it would be nice to have more range. If I had to buy one new gun though, it would most likely be a .270, .308 or .30-06. Should be plenty for deer, black bear, and hogs.

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Re: Poll - Eastern Deer Rifles
« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2013, 02:26:05 AM »
I've hunted in Pennsylvania and Maryland for years.  .308 is great for long shots but for vast majority of my hunts the shots tend to be 75 yards or less in rough country.  I'm a huge fan of Marlin 30-30 carbines for this thick cover work.
 
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