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  1. have 12ga & 16ga, looking for a third, suggestions?

    Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    I have two shotguns, one is a single shot 12ga smooth bore 28" barrel un-choked and the other is an Ithaca Model 37 16ga 28" full choke barrel with 2-3/4" chamber. I mostly use the 12ga for deer in lower MI and the 16ga for upland bird and waterfowl. If I was thinking of getting a third shotgun...
  2. Hunting Scope for 45-70

    Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes
    I recently purchased a Marlin 1895 45-70 and after an afternoon of shooting I decided that I don't much care for the sights on it and am looking for a decent scope to put on it. I plan on using it mainly for deer hunting and looking for something with low magnification, possibly adjustable as...
  3. 25-06

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    The 25-06 doesn't seem to get mentioned much, but it really is a fine cartridge that is in my opinion about as good as it gets for varmints to medium size game. The round came before the 270 Win as a wild cat cartridge, and later was adopted and marketed by Remington at the time when slower...
  4. My First Rifle - Advice

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello, I am new to this forum, but I have been using guns now for many years. I recently decided that I want to purchase my first rifle, which will be mostly used for hunting, as well as occasional target shooting. I am looking for a 30-06 that can shoot a sub-MOA group at 100 yards. My budget...
  5. 6.5x55 vs 300wm

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hi guys, so I'm looking at getting a new rifle, however I am a bit stuck with choice. Keep in mind I already own a Winchester .308, i like this rifle but looking at something new. I'm in South Africa and hunt yearly, the biggest animals I shoot would be kudu/wildebeest/eland. I have been...
  6. 150 grain hunting bullet

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Does anyone know of a 150 grain hunting bullet that will work for deer size game at speeds out of a 762x39 round? Either loaded or bullet only.
  7. TV Documentary - Female Hunters Wanted!

    General Discussion
    Hi everyone, We are making a documentary for a major TV network in the UK that will explore the world of young female hunters, meeting the key figures in this arena, examining the how, the why and the influx of talented big game hunters to the sport. We'll also be looking at how the trend is...
  8. Has anyone fired the Winchester XPR?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    link deleted After posting this video, I've been wanting to give the Winchester XPR a try. I've usually been a Browning, Remington, and Ruger guy, but for under $550, I may have to give the XPR a shot. Let me know what y'all think.
  9. Great utility Rifle! Mossberg MVP Predator- LOVE IT

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I hate to sell guns, but I got the bug for a new rifle as we often do. I wanted a working gun for out at the ranch. I was carrying a savage heavy barrel .223 that is a great shooting gun. But it was a bit much to tote. I sold a savage .17 HMR and a small pocket pistol to raise the $ for the...
  10. Great utility Rifle! Mossberg MVP Predator- LOVE IT

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I hate to sell guns, but I got the bug for a new rifle as we often do. I wanted a working gun for out at the ranch. I was carrying a savage heavy barrel .223 that is a great shooting gun. But it was a bit much to tote. I sold a savage .17 HMR and a small pocket pistol to raise the $ for the...
  11. Anyone willing to take a military member hog hunting?

    Southwest Hunting
    I just got stationed in Sabine Pass, TX. Trying to find someone who would let me tag along on some hog hunts. I am very proficient with firearms, Can't afford paying the costs for hunts. Looking forward to hearing from someone. Thank you for your time.
  12. Bore Sight for 35 Remington

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    I had a gunsmith supposedly bore sight the scope on my 336 (35 Remington). It didn't hit anywhere on a 2 x 2 ft board @ 20 yards. I'm going to get a bore sight and do it myself. I've been looking online for a bore sight but I've yet to see a bore sight specifically for a 35 Remington. Am I...
  13. What items/accessories/supplies do you need to get started?

    General Discussion
    I am very new to the sport and am wondering what supplies I will go through on the regular and what I need to keep stocked. What supplies do you go through quickly and regularly as a shooter? I realize ammo and targets top the list, but what other items may I want or need on a regular basis...
  14. Question About 8mm Mauser

    Gunsmithing
    I recently had the opportunity to take my grandfather's WW2 Kar98k to the range and put a few rounds through it and I love the design of the rifle and the cartridge. I do own a shotgun, but I have never owned a rifle for any purpose before. I have been kicking around the idea of buying one of...
  15. wildboartracker.com

    Tips & Comments
    Mods: if this is in the wrong section please move it. wildboartracker.com has just gone live. Let me know what you think I'm hoping the response will be good and get more users to the website. Feel free to use it as a hunting resource or mark down any sightings you get on trail cams or while...
  16. AR-15 for Whitetail, 5.56 muzzle energy ~= 30-30

    Black Rifles
    I was reading about the 30-30 cartridge on Wikipedia and noticed that its muzzle energy is roughly equal to the 5.56 NATO at about 1,800 ft*lbs at the muzzle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.56%C3%9745mm_NATO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.30-30_Winchester When people talk about an AR-15 for...
  17. thompson Contender - I want one.

    Single-Shot Handguns
    Hi guys and gals.This is my first post and I have a PBR in hand but no guns in site so don't worry; I'm safe. (is that the correct way to use a semicolon?). So I used to be on a rifle team and I'm a real accuracy snob. That said I'm no pro or military guy, just a normal joe schmo who likes...
  18. Would You Shoot It?

    Hunting Stories
    "A rare white moose has been killed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, angering conservationists and the Mi'kmaq First Nation, who hold white animals as being sacred. First Nations hunters say they had known about the white moose for years but had refused to kill it. "We are not to harm them in any...
  19. .44 hardcast 200 gr. v. 240gr. v. ?

    Handgun Cartridges
    I have been reloading both 200 gr. and 240 gr. swc and rnfp bullets for a .44 and also have heavier bullets in cartridges. I have not shot game with any of them but have seen a number of posts from those who have. What I have been thinking is that on deer size game and smaller pigs, I would...
  20. First rifle advice

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hey everyone! I've been browsing alot of forums lately trying to learn all I can about rifles, and this one seemed to have the most variety of posts so I joined. I am looking to buy my first rifle (I have a handgun, now looking to expand into hunting after college). I don't like limits and I...
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