GUN Deer rifle?

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  1. Tornado6

    Tornado6 When the wind set down in funnel form and pulled y

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    Choice:

    Winchester Model 94 .30-30

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    CZ 550 6.5x55 SE

    And why?
     
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    Marlin 336 > Winchester 94

    A lot better action.
     
  3. Tornado6

    Tornado6 When the wind set down in funnel form and pulled y

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    Q: Apples or oranges?

    A: I like grapes.

    :)
     
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    I would get the CZ 550 6.5x55 SE because I don't like old fashioned lever guns :o
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I'd get the 6.5 because I dont like .30-30 but I dont like CZ rifles either.
     
  6. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    c. ruger 10/22
     
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    To hunt deer? :mamoru:
     
  8. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    headshots all around :mamoru:
     
  10. Tornado6

    Tornado6 When the wind set down in funnel form and pulled y

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    Wow, that's a great idea! I think I'll just hunt with the Mk II pistol, since it's lighter. Aw, crap, but it has to be centerfire to take a deer legally in Missouri. Damn! :ugh:
     
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    Wow here's a better idea! Look up the definitioin of sarcasm. Damn!

    seriously though? .30-30 if you must have one of those 2.

    if other....maybe a .270
     
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    Tornado6 When the wind set down in funnel form and pulled y

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    Uh, you first???

    :cuddle:

    Why 30-30 though?
     
  13. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Find something in a .22 Hornet then :mamoru:
     
  14. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    You have a reliable source for 6.5x55? It can be kinda hard to come by.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    It usually only takes one shot to kill a deer. So after sighting it in there won't really be a need for boxes and boxes of shells. Just take something else to teh range to play around with. :hsd:
     
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    i say .30-30 because pretty much same velocities and energy in a bullet that i believe expands better and is also usually slightly heavier.

    i'd still rather a .270 for deer but that's not one of your options.
     
  17. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I'm not a big fan of traveling just to get ammo. I don't stock pile it by any means, but if I want some, I'd like to be able to get it, and a good selection of it, quickly and easily. 6.5x55 isn't really a common caliber at all, I've never seen a Wal Mart, Dicks, etc. that carries it, and I doubt alot of gun stores do. This is one of the reasons I reload. :hs:
     
  18. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    You can't base bullet expansion on caliber

    I'd go with the 6.5x55 though, it's a longer range caliber than a .30-30, and I've never personally had a need for a brush gun or the like. I've always thought it was an interesting caliber too. :hs:

    I don't really like the CZ rifles though :o

    ibclean97gtitriestokillme
     
  19. Tornado6

    Tornado6 When the wind set down in funnel form and pulled y

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    :x: I was hoping that the box we have now could cover sighting in and killing the deer...

    There is a full box now that came with the rifle, at least two local gun shops carry it, but at quite a price ($15 -$17???) - living in the city does have some benefits. Plus http://www.outdoormarksman.com/index.php?cPath=65_63_74

    Once there is enough brass, it will get reloaded.
     
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    If the ammo it comes with is 160gr, hold onto it. When I inquired about my Krag on a gun forum, they told me my box of 20+ year old Federal 160gr was not made anymore and may be worth something to a collector. :cool:
    I will probably end up shooting it anyway :bigthumb:
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Depends on how good you sight your rifle in. I spent $24 on a box of Federals (again, why I reload) and used about half the box just sighting in because I'm stupid. Then, while hunting, my gun ended up getting covered from the barrel to the action in mud , so I had to take the scope off to get all the shit off my gun, which required me sighting in again. By the time it was all said and done I had 7 shells to hunt with, and no stores around here carried these particular shells, not that I killed anything anyway :rofl:
     
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    is it possible that you could replace the bullet with a jhp or other form of hunting bullet?
     
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    yeah but if you're going to just pull the bullets and reload the cases I'm sure you could fine brass cheaper by itself.
     

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