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South Carolina deer season starts this upcoming Monday. I won't hunt a lot unitl 9/15 when the doe permits come into affect, but the time is here to get the gear in order..

This will be a rebuilding season of sorts for me. My house was robbed on 7/3 claiming two of my favorite hunting rifles. So I have to regroup and get ready. I did purchase a new Rem. 700 VS in 22-250 to replace one of the stolen guns, but I have yet to set it up...

So this year I will hunting w/....
Ruger M77mk2, 3-9x40 Bushnell scope
NEF Handi rifle 45-70, 1.4-6x32 Burris scope
Sako M39 7.62x54r open sights
Eventually the new Rem.700VS, 22-250, 6-18x50 AO Bushnell.

SO, what are you carrying this year?
 

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I will be using my Encore Muzzleloader with a Leupold 2X7X33,My Remington 12 gauge slug gun with a Redfield 3X9X40, a Shiloh Sharps 45-70 with a Lyman Century 4X telescopic sight and several different handguns from 44 MAG to 500MAG. :D
 

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Ours doesn't start for a another few months. My Encore 209x50 has a new Leupold 2-7X33 on it...

Then when regular rifle season starts up I will switch to the .308 barrel barrel.

The big changes will have to do with ammo selection this year.
 

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In New York we have two different "Zones", a "Northern Zone" from Oct. 22 - Dec. 4. we can use a rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and handguns. And a "Southern Zone" from Nov. 19 - Dec. 11. No rifles so far. They might start letting us use rifles in certain "southern zone counties".

In the northern zone I mostly use my Marlin 336CS in 35 Rem. (one deer so far!). It has a Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Shotgun Scope on it, its my woods/brush gun (I think I'm going to change the scope to a Leupold VX-II 2-7x28mm Ultralight Scope and put this one on either my 12 ga. or 444 Mar.) . I sometimes use my pre-'64 Winchester model 88 in 308 Win. (two deer with this one!). I have a cheap Tasco scope on it now, I'm going to put a Leupold VX-II 3-9x33mm Ultralight scope on it. I also have a Remington model 700 Classic in 280 Rem. I don't hunt with it to much unless I'm hunting open country which isn't that often!

In the southern zone I use my Remington 870 12 ga. I have a 23 inch fully rifled slug barrel on it. I don't hunt in the area that they might let us use rifles in so I'm probably going to keep using this. I might put my Leupold scope on it as mentioned above!
 

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New Handi-rifle in .270 with new Busnnell Elite 3 x 9 3200.
Old Rem 700 7 mm with Leupold 3 x 9 and Factory Recoil Reduction loads and Factory 140's.

And a new pair of Zeiss Classics.

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I'm probably going to hunt with a different gun every time, at least until I cycle through them.........
 

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I am going to hunt with my Encore 209x45 until it puts one on the ground and then start revolving around the collection to see whats lucky.

Our rifle season doesnt start until Nov here in Arkansas but got drawn for an early season muzzleloader hunt in Oct the week before regular season.
 

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I'll be hunting with my Savage 116 in 30-06 and Bushnell 3200 3-9x40. I might dust off my Remington 742 in 30-06.

Of course after all the discussion on the Bolt Action forum about the 7MM-08 I'm wanting one of those to try. Sound like a nice, early Christmas present to me. :wink:
 

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Ok,are first season here in Pa is archery,(barnett xbow) then a early ML season for doe's only(huntsman)then regular fifearms season, 7mm mag or buff classic or T/C 45/70 or NEF Handi 45/70 or Handi in 223cal or well one of them.And then if I have any tag's left there is allways Flintlock season after xmas(T/C Hawkens)***********ogo
 

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Well, I hope to start out with my Martin compound, 70 lbs., Easton 2216 with 125 grain Rocky broadheads.
When gun season rolls around I'm getting out my T/C Omega, using 100 grains of loose Pyrodex and a 300 grain XTP. This is a non rifle zone (New York's Southern Zone) and I'll use the muzzleloader during the firearms season and the late archery/muzzleloader season.
If I get a chance to go to Pennsylvania this year it will be my Model 70 Winchester Featherweight .30-06 using a 165 Ballistic Tip.
The Omega wears a Nikon, the M70 a Leupold.
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My primary rifle will be my Rem 7600 7mm-08 and either my Ruger 77 stainless .243 or my Win. M70 stainless 30-06 as my backup & wet weather rifle. I was going to get back in the groove with my S&W 629 .44 but since my knee surgery has me pretty much home bound I won't get enough practice in. :x
 

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!st, my Horton crossbow, then Tradation Pursuit LT 50 no scope, then Omega with scope then........7mm-08 Encore pistol, then Ruger 77 260, Handi 45-70, Stevens 200 25-06, Handi 243, Handi 7mm-08, Winchester Super Shadow 270 WSM.....
 

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I plan to hunt back home in PA this fall.

If I get out during fall ML I will use my omega (300 grain Keith Nose HP).

During the regular season I plan to hunt with a .35 whelen loaded with 200gr Hornady Spirepoints.

Rummer
 

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Deer Rifle

This year a Tikka T3 in grey Laminate and stainless bead blasted. 30-06 with a Federal 180gr. Barnes TSX. AKA...Thumper Buckfever
 

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Looks like we lost our hunting land in NY state but if it doesn't fall thru I plan on trying my Rossi 357 leveraction. My guide gun will come along but hopefully wont be needed. :D
 

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I forgot to add my Mathews Switchback for bow season and my Browning A bolt 243 for Sika deer. :D
 

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Bow season = PSE
Muzzle-loader season = Knight all american w/ simmons scope
Squirrel season = Remington 100 12 gauge and/or Ruger 10-22
Rifle season = Tikka T3 lite stainless in .30-06 w/ Weaver grand slam 3-9
 

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Redhawk1 said:
I forgot to add my Mathews Switchback for bow season and my Browning A bolt 243 for Sika deer. :D
Oh thanks "Redhawk1". :-D :-D I was going to answer and then I saw you added your bow and I had to redo my answer. For bow season I’ll be using one of my Oneida Black Eagles. Would like to try my Barnett crossbow but California still has them as illegal for hunting deer as far as I know. For rifle season I plan on using any of the following;

.25 WSSM M70 Coyote, Burris Black Diamond 6-24X 50mm
.25-06 Rem. Ruger M77V Centennial model, Burris Black Diamond 6-24X 50mm
.270 WSM Savage M10, Burris Signature 6-24X 44mm
.30-06 Custom Enfield, Weaver K4(my Father’s rifle that I make sure goes hunting every year and it’s the one I grab the first day of deer season)
.300 Weatherby Mark V Deluxe with it’s Burris Signature 4-16X 44mm that I have had for over 40 years.

One of these will get the job done. Lawdog
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Anything to help you out Lawdog. :-D I always feel I have to take game with all my guns. I call it, earning a place in the gun safe. :D :-D
 

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For hunting in New Jersey (where it's shotgun only):
Benelli Nova 12 ga. pump w/ 24" fully rifled cantilever barrel
topped w/ Leupold 2.5X20mm scope

For hunting in Pennsylvania (rifle country):
Remington 7600 pump carbine in .35 Remington
topped w/ Leupold 1.5X5 Vari-X III scope
 
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