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hawkeye401 10-29-2007 08:25 PM

new to hunting
i am new to hunting this is my first year! i am 24 about 200 lbs and was wondering what kind of gun i should use. I have experienced hunters that i will be going with but i would like to have my own equipment. any help would be grateful.

wisconsinshotty 10-29-2007 08:31 PM

welll.....if you intend to go deer hunting i would suggest a .30-06 but if you are in a shotgun only area, then use a 12 gauge....its very versatile and it could be used for almost anything...


burgerking 10-29-2007 08:45 PM

what range ya lookin at?

hawkeye401 10-29-2007 09:10 PM

about 100 to 150 yards

burgerking 10-29-2007 09:13 PM

any rifle you choose will easiilly make it out to there. My advise would just to be see which one you like. If ur hunting thicker cover i would say like a 30-30 but if its more open go with a more flater trajectory.

buckfever 10-29-2007 09:45 PM

welcome to the site and deer hunting in general. i like a 30-06 but at 100-150 yds you can use alot of different guns. hit up some of those guys your gonna hunt with and see if you can see their guns and try shooting them. then you can make a better choice.

rdrader2002 10-29-2007 10:25 PM

Caliber Choices
A Marlin 30/30 is very versatile at ranges up to 200 yards, especially with the new Hornady LeveRevolution rounds that I've heard so much about. I'm anxious to try them out this year. A .243 is great for deer, but not if you want to hunt something bigger later on. It's a tossup (personal opinion here) whether a .270 or a .30-06 is the better all-round cartridge for small to medium sized game. (Like my father-in-law, he swears by the .270 that he used to use in CO for hunting elk.) Folks can argue this subject for days!

My wife paid about $165 for an old Russian sniper rifle that's about 70 years old. Don't let the age of the rifle kid you, it's still as accurate today as it was when it was made. Mosin-Nagant 7.62 x 54. It came only with open sights, but that's what I learned on when I was in the military. Just look in the gallery and you'll see a 9 point that I got with it.

It's not how much the weapon costs, it's what you can do with it that counts. My two cents worth for the day.

RR :coffee:

timberghost 10-30-2007 08:06 AM

Welcome to the Deer world, this is a great place to be, Greetings from Western New York. I agree with wisconsinshotty and buckfevers posts.

sicemdawgs07 10-30-2007 01:20 PM

<br /> 7 Mag all the way bro. Hit em in the neck or behind the shoulder, it doesn't matter. Shoot 150 gr ballistic tips and they'll drop where they stand. Great gun, I'll never own and thing else. Well, maybe a 7mm 08...

hunttheworld 10-30-2007 07:47 PM

If you are prety new to hunting make sure you go to the range and get acurate before trying to drop a buck . dont want you to look for him all day. Ball and powder 50 cal will drop just about anything you hit good. good luck. and have fun:ph34r:

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