Buying a new rifle...need opinions. - Page 2 - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Rifle Hunting
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2007, 07:49 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
Default

well that depends on your personal taste.do you like the classic look or the more modern synt stock.stainless is supposed tp last longer but i dont like the ide of a real shiny barrel what the point of the camo
__________________
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2007, 08:03 PM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,916
Default

The stainless is more expensive and shiny and it would stick out like a sore thumb to a deer. The wood and blue is duller and wouldn't stick out as much, plus it is a classic look just what you like. In summary, go with the cheaper, more concealed, CLASSIC look.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2007, 08:39 PM
critter gitter's Avatar
critter gitter critter gitter is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 957
Default

I don't know about you but my wood stock is a high gloss finish,though the barrel is a satin blue.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-28-2007, 09:04 PM
TNHunter's Avatar
TNHunter TNHunter is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 90
Default

i do not like getting guns with the wood stock because you are always going to be worried about scratching it and you never think that you are going to have to walk through thick brush with it but oneday you will and when it gets scratched you will be mad. just a personal opinion. how ever it does look really ......really good with the wood and stainless
__________________
Good Hunting!!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2007, 11:12 AM
onehorse's Avatar
onehorse onehorse is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 776
Default

I'm new HERE, but have over 50 years of hunting behind me. Sad to say I've more experience than future when it comes to hunting. I'd like to pass on what I've learned over the years, not only as a hunter, but a taxidermist who has spoken with tons of successful hunters, as well seen what different calibers do to game and meat. Also, I did my beginning hunting in Vermont, so I know what that part of the country is like in the deer woods. I've hunted everything from whitetails in the east to muleys and elk in the west , where I now live, and caribou up north. Not bragging, just been around a long time. I've had most of the calibers and rifles mentioned in this thread, so I can give you some first hand advice (not theory or something I read). First, they can ALL do the job if the hunter does his or her part - practice at different ranges, learns about game anatomy, uses the right bullet for the job, knows his/her limitations, etc. The Ruger ultra lite in .270 is a great gun (I've had one) - It's a little on the light side for really long shots. The Rem. 700 (I've owned several) is a classic. I currently have a 700 Mountain rifle in .280 and have killed about 50 big game animals with it. Antelope, whitetails, muleys and elk - it does it all. I've shot the TC, but am a little wary about recommending a single shot. Maybe I'm not that confident a shooter. I also currently own a Rem. Model 7 in 300WSM, which is short and would be nice for woods hunting - but you probably don't need that big of a bullet. In addition to the guns I've mentioned, I've owned Winchesters, several other Rugers - including the International in .308 with a Mannlicher stock (another great gun for woods hunting) and the old style Savage 99 in .308 with the rotary magazine (too bad they stopped making that one). But my (slight)favorite is the Tikka Lite Stainless. I just got this rifle a couple of months ago. It's SUPER accurate - guaranteed to shoot 3 shots under 1 inch @ 100 yards, and it does every time. It's light - under 6 and a half pounds without scope, and it's less expense than most of the others and comes with rings and has a built in rail. This season I shot an antelope and 4x4 whitetail with it (270WSM). With a 24 1/2 in barrel, it may be a little long for woods hunting. Anyway, that's some info from an old-timer. I'd be glad to answer any specific questions about any of these guns or calibers. I hope it helps and good luck to all!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2007, 03:43 PM
joel the signman's Avatar
joel the signman joel the signman is offline
B&C 180 Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3,608
Default

hey scrubhorse welcome to the site thanks for the great post .feel free to impart some"wisdom' on us anyday.nothing beats experience
__________________
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2007, 05:24 PM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,916
Default

Good evening onehorse and welcome to the site. Glad to have all that experience and knowledge along with us.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2007, 06:28 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,709
Default

Hello onehorse, good to see another young wise man to share some stories with. Just this year I took out the old 300 savage 99. I have a 38-55 winchester that still needs to collect a critter. My current favorite is a Rem Mountain rifle in 270 with a 3X9 Redfield Widefield. I think the Nature Gods will grant you many more outdoor adventures before the great one calls you home.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 12-15-2007, 07:10 PM
onehorse's Avatar
onehorse onehorse is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 776
Default

Thanks for the welcome, guys. I'll be glad to tell what I've seen and give some opinions, but I also expect to learn a bunch from you too!
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2007, 07:19 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,709
Default

Personal preference comes into play on which model you choose. I like natural wood. I have a TC firehawk in walnut 50cal, a custom flint maple Hawken in 54, and a TC flint 50 cal PA hunter in walnut. I've never had a wood issue with weather in over 40 years of hunting. I'd go with either a 50 or 54 in a muzzlleloader, and that would be determined by what type of bullet/powder combination I was going to use. Pellets and sabots I'd go with a 50, loose black powder and I'd go with a 50 or 54. Young hunters really don't need the three 150gr pellets as 100 gr is plenty to bring down all the deer/black bear you might encounter. Just remember that muzzleloaders MUST be cleaned after every hunt they are used. At the end of every day I clean the barrel lightly with a solvent soaked patch and followed by dry patches. At the end of the hunt I run solvent wet patches till they come out clean followed by dry patches and finally rem oil patched. The gun is disassembled and every part cleaned and lubed. There is no need to use the old hot soapy water method. This system has worked well for me as my guns look like new. Good luck and happy hunting.

Last edited by Hunting Man; 12-16-2007 at 12:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7709
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595427
timberghost3916
joel the signman3608
tator3185
gfdeputy22879
delbert1514
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
TC Omega Deer Kills The proof is in the pudding
midwestprowler
TC Omega Deer Kills The proof is in the pudding
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 PM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8