Lookin to start an argument! - Page 4 - Deer Hunting Forums
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:19 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
If it goes bang I like it!
Hunting Man is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: east tn
Posts: 5
wouldn't trade

I wouldn't trade my savage model 99 300 cal for any 30-06...Ballistics are equal or better, shoots straighter than I can hold it with little recoil and will kill anything in North America...

Ammo's a little hard to find, but Shoot animals not paper and what I've got on hand will be passed down when I'm gone cause I can't legally shoot that many deer...:)
gatodoc is offline  
post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 09:00 AM
B&C 120 Class
 
tomlightfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfort,Il
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunting Man View Post
If it goes bang I like it!
Me too HM. I have every caliber mentioned in this thread, like all of them. But there's nothin' better than turnin' on "The Rifleman" at 5:00 Sunday mornin' and watchin' Chuck Connors spin that 30-30 around and then ram somemore rounds into it!!
tomlightfield is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 12:19 PM
B&C 140 Class
 
onehorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomlightfield View Post
Me too HM. I have every caliber mentioned in this thread, like all of them. But there's nothin' better than turnin' on "The Rifleman" at 5:00 Sunday mornin' and watchin' Chuck Connors spin that 30-30 around and then ram somemore rounds into it!!
Anyone you would write that might just be an old-tmer, like me. I still watch Chuck spin that 30/30 almost every night.
Hey, here's my response to ALL the endless "debates" about what is the best rifle and caliber. Everyone has their favorite(s), but we get into trouble when we start thinking that our favorite should be eveyone's favorite, or even worse, that it is the best.
What we need to keep in mind is that:
1. just about all the rifle/caliber combinations that are out there can do the job for which they were intended.
2. owning and using a rifle is a very personal experience - the feel, performance, accuracy, perceived recoil, etc. are different for everyone depending on their physical makeup, experience, and their particular hunting conditions.
3. these discussions are never going to go away as long as "newbies" seek the wisdom of the more experienced hunters. (We've had this discussion dozens of times on this site.)
My advice on what is the "best": pick a rifle that is comfortable to shoot and meets your needs, practise, be safe, and don't be intimidated by what other hunters think about your choice, period.
onehorse is offline  
post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,380
and don't be afraid to look outside the norm or current trends to find that perfect firearm that you want!
Hunting Man is offline  
post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 04:45 PM
B&C 120 Class
 
tomlightfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfort,Il
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by onehorse View Post
Anyone you would write that might just be an old-tmer, like me. I still watch Chuck spin that 30/30 almost every night.
Hey, here's my response to ALL the endless "debates" about what is the best rifle and caliber. Everyone has their favorite(s), but we get into trouble when we start thinking that our favorite should be eveyone's favorite, or even worse, that it is the best.
What we need to keep in mind is that:
1. just about all the rifle/caliber combinations that are out there can do the job for which they were intended.
2. owning and using a rifle is a very personal experience - the feel, performance, accuracy, perceived recoil, etc. are different for everyone depending on their physical makeup, experience, and their particular hunting conditions.
3. these discussions are never going to go away as long as "newbies" seek the wisdom of the more experienced hunters. (We've had this discussion dozens of times on this site.)
My advice on what is the "best": pick a rifle that is comfortable to shoot and meets your needs, practise, be safe, and don't be intimidated by what other hunters think about your choice, period.
Well said OneHorse, I've never heard it said better! I asked you this on another thread, but whereabouts in Montana are you? I elk hunted for years just across the border in the Idaho panhandle in the St. Joe River Valley and my brother-in-law has lived in Plains up on Route 200 for the last 32 years. We still go antelope huntin' in Unit 650, about 45 miles from Circle, MT.
PS: My brain thinks that we(being brain and body)are still like 36. When we climb trees and drag deer out on the ground, we both realize that we are both 63. Thanks for the post, that was good!!
Tom L
tomlightfield is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome