GUN This year's "Look waht I shot thread"

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  1. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    My dad helps a friend of his patrol a ranch for poachers. They have a problem with poachers entering by airboat. These people can legally hunt in the "Tidal Areas", but they tend to ignore the boundaries.

    This was my thanks for helping out this weekend:cool:

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    20 1/2" inside width
    Shot was right at 250 yds. Dropped like a rock.
    Another notch for the ol' Remmy 700 .308

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    Picked up last year's kill from the taxidermist a few days ago. Only 12 1/2" inside, but scored about 25 more inches than this year's due to tine length and mass.

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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    im not big on hunting, but thats pretty cool
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    If I had to pay to hunt I'd do it a lot less. The price to play is really getting out of hand in Texas.
     
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    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    I'm lucky I have a friend with 2200 acres. I plan on either getting a deer with my .308 New England single-shot, or open sighted with my Mosin this season. The only things I hunt really I intend to eat. There are some varmints that we hunt out there, but they mess with the livestock, which is a no-no and covered legally in Texas.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'll be going upto my uncles property to hunt, I haven't decided what I'll be using this year, I think I might use the M1A.
     
  7. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    This place is 34,000...I think it's the smallest ranch the guy owns:wtc:

    They made fun of me for not using my bow, but the arrow rest is busted so they let me slide this time:rofl:
     
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    I'm more of a "Tactical" person than a hunter... G/f's dad/brother are huge hunters, so I may go on my first hunt soon :wiggle:

    I'm sure I'll suck at it. Her dad only uses bow for deer. I'll have to use a rifle as I haven't shot a bow in ~7 years...

    Think my 16" AR will suffice or do I need to use this as an excuse to buy that 700VSF in .308?
     
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    I want to go with my father hunting a few times before he gets old enough to not want to do it anymore. I don't have a deep love of hunting, if anything I only want to do it to learn skills in case a time arrived where I needed the skills; however, I can't pass up the opportunity to go do something with my father where he feels like he can truly teach me something.

    I guess it only took me 21 years to realize I cherished that sort of stuff despite all my bitching when he tried to teach me as a kid. I feel like a dick for that now.

    Sorry, didn't mean to derail.
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I don't think .223 / 5.56 is going to be powerful enough against a deer unless maybe one of those tiny ones in Florida.
     
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    He's got a bunch of property up near Giddings that he hunts on... so, central Texas deer.
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Probably whitetail I guess. You're gonna be better off with like, .25-06 or bigger.
     
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    Last time I shot a bow I missed the target by 5 feet and nailed a garage door :o I stick with rifle :o

    Is .223 legal to hunt with there? It'll take a deer but its not allowed in several states.
     
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    He owns the property, so I think that means you can do just about what ever you want right?

    I have no idea if there are legal/illegal calibers to hunt with up there, haven't even started looking into it really.
     
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    Damnit. But I'll have like 31 rounds of .223 in there :bowrofl: can't I just double/triple tap??

    Guess I just need to use this excuse to get the VSF I want.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I shot my first few deer with .223 and it's perectly legal, but most ranches require you use at least a .243.

    Go with the .308. It's worked flawlessly for me.

    I think the only 'law' is that you can't take a deer with rimfire.
     
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    Some states have minimum caliber requirments, can't use 5.45 or 5.56 here :hs:
     
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    I got two this year. Now i'm going to brag, and you may not believe me, but i did it. Got a spike buck at 402 yards on the GPS using my new Nikon scope and my Remington 700P LTR that i've had for a while. Target turrets made a believer out of me. Other was in the woods stalking. I love deer hunting.
     
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    I wanna go hunting so bad :(

    I've had no time
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Given the rather ... diminutive ... size of deer that I've seen in Texas, .223 seems like it ought be more than enough. They look like tall, skinny dogs if you don't look too closely.
     
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    ... We have several dozen different types of deer in Texas. Could you be more specific on what part of texas you were in?
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    East Texas. They're tiny around Lufkin, Jacksonville, Athens, etc.
     
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    rifle season starts thursday here.
    will be taking the 700 SPS for a couple days.
    then the K31 for a couple days.
    then the M44 for a couple days.
     
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    402 yards, with a Remington Core-lokt 150 grain bullet out of a remington 700P ltr. The deer wasn't anything to brag about, but i'm kinda proud of the shot. Went right through the lungs.


    It seems like .223 would probably do ok out to about 150 yds, and really good shot placement. Anything beyond that i'd move up in caliber. If you do use .223 i'd use the largest/heaviest bullet you could find.
     

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