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Go To Rifle this fall ??
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What will you primarily be hunting with this fall ??
Intermediate Rifle (223, 7.62x39mm, etc)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Small Bore (25-06, 240Win etc)
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Standard Rounds (30-06, 308Win, 270Win, 8mm Mauser)
50%
 50%  [ 14 ]
Medium Mags (300 Win Mag, etc)
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Large Bore (45-70Win, 375H&H Mag etc)
25%
 25%  [ 7 ]
Carbine/Handgun (45LC, 500 S&W etc)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Surplus Miltary Rifle (Lee-Enfield, 1903 Springfield etc)
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Blackpowder Rifle (Flint, Precussion, Inline)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Shotgun (Slugs or Buckshot etc)
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Archery (Bows and Crossbows)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

Decided to make a poll to see what type of firearms are going to go out this hunting season with the members, might be a interesting satistic to see what most will be carrying in the bush with them. Smile

So post now and have fun!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

What's a 45-70Win ....... ?????

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

My go to rifle this fall? Same as my go to rifle for the last 14 years, my trusty 35 Whelen. Probably use the 45-70 GOVERNMENT some also.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

Depending on what I'm hunting but likely my 25-06 rem or my 45-70 gov't.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

My mistake, was thinking of the 270Win when I wrote that. Sad I ment 45-70Gov't Bang Head

Cant change the poll ether. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

Very Happy so far 60% go for large bore

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

.32 win special lever action, reliable.....getting the grandson a .22 this year...his first...thinking of buying myself a .243 for varmints or....just for having a .243 Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
My mistake, was thinking of the 270Win when I wrote that. Sad I ment 45-70Gov't Bang Head

Cant change the poll ether. Sad

Dimitri

No sweat "Mitri", we all make mistakes Shocked ....... well most of us, Bushy excluded of course ..........! Very Happy

For deer I usually use a smaller caliber but I've been known to use my 45-70 for everything. Including gophers ............ Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

1895ss wrote:
but I've been known to use my 45-70 for everything. Including gophers ............ Cool

I can imagine you standing out in a field staring at a spot where you're sure a gopher used to be because all that's there now is this fine red mist... Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

45/70 Guide Gun.
I guess that when I take my 300WinMag to the range tomorrow, I will have to tell it that it is now a "medium bore" from now on. wtf

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

I'll be sticking with my never fail .257 Roberts.--tr Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

tracker wrote:
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but I've been known to use my 45-70 for everything. Including gophers ............ Cool

I can imagine you standing out in a field staring at a spot where you're sure a gopher used to be because all that's there now is this fine red mist... Very Happy Very Happy

Or a crater ............. Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

ElyBoy wrote:
I guess that when I take my 300WinMag to the range tomorrow, I will have to tell it that it is now a "medium bore" from now on. wtf

Sorry but in my head I got the RIFLE calibers catagorized like this:

Small Bore = Smaller then 270caliber
Medium Bore = between 270-350 calibers
Large Bore = above 350
Really Darn Big Bore = 50 caliber and above.

Then seperate "Intermediate" from "Standard" from "Magnium" rounds.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

my dad was asking me about the 45 70s and I know nothing about them
I went to the store today looking at savage 308 really wanting to buy one soon. actually want to buy two.

I just moved out to where bears and moose along with deer and loads and loads of turkeys walking through my property.
funny thing I was taking the dogs out there so I can move my things easier and we came around a turn and there were 3 turkeys in the road. had to slow down and let them walk across to the the other side. I thought why do people need flippin camo when they are like this?
strolling over not running till I blew the horn then they ran. 3 hens.
thought they could see red.
I have a big dodge red truck and they werent afraid. weird huh

so any info on the 45 70 to help dad with would be appreciated.
be safe

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Go To Rifle this fall ?? Reply with quote

Very Happy + Howdy well for me, it will either be my 8-06 or my 8-300win mag. will be hunting russian boar ,probably at montery area in norcal with rdncktink and my snap-on dealer. Dave Hiding

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