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    what's your mule deer rifle?

    I see they had this for elk curious to see what everyone shoots for the big mulies. I shoot the 700 in 7mm or my Springfield '03 in 30-06

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    Exactly same as you, 7mm inside a 700

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    Remington Model 7 7-08 lately.

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    pre 64 model 70 winchester 270 shooting 130 corelocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    pre 64 model 70 winchester 270 shooting 130 corelocks.
    Doesnt get much more classic than that. Can only imagine the stories that rifle could tell.

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    Used to use my sporterized 03 Springfield 30-06, but after I built a custom wildcat 25-06 in the mid 60's, it became my backup. In 1976 I bought a Ruger M77 in 25-06 and never looked back. Shot over 50 deer and as many antelope with it. It is topped with a Leupold VXIII 4x14 40 mm. It has provided lots of meat for my family for years...shot a few coyotes too.
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    Winchester Model 70 in 25-06 w/ 3x9 VXII Leupold. Shot my fist deer (Blacktail) with it 30 years ago an still use it today. I've only shot 2 Mule deer with it, but over 20 Blacktail, last kill with it was my 2011 bighorn sheep, no doubt it is my favorite rifle. Currently shooting 110 gr nosler accubond. I have a Winchester X-150 .50 cal muzzle loader that I've used on a couple muzzy hunts too.

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    I bought a Winchester model 70 in .25 wssm when they first came( about 04 ?) out with them it has a heavy stainless steel bull barrel, a Harris bi pod, shoots 110gn AcuBonds with 45 gn's. of IMR 4350 It has been one shot one kill on Antelope,Muley and Whitetail ever since from 20 to 300 yards. By far the best shooting tack driver I have ever owned. It has a Leupold 4x12x40 VX11 on top.

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    Browning SS w/BOSS in 243 WSSM to 400 and Browning SS w/BOSS Rem 7mm to 600. The 243has a Z5 on top while the 7mm has a VX7 on it. My Rem 700 22-250 with windchester 50gr Silvertip works well on Ar whitetail deer. I still have some Lost River Technolgies reloads in both 140gr and 160gr to use, currently I am using 168 Bergers HPBT hunting VLDs in the Browing 7mm. Those bullets are loaded by HSM in Montana.
    The LRBT bullets Velocity is 3063fps, good stuff. Working on loading 52 Amax for the 22-250. The go to black bear gun is a Rem 700 7mm and this year I am trying the RWS ID Classic in 177gr, that gun has a VXII 3x9 on it. I bought that gun in 1974 and it is almost retired with honors. After all these years, I finally installed a Timmy Trigger this year. The gun shoots the RWS 1/4 moa. before trigger was installed.
    only hunts bear now. Longest mule deer shot with the 700 was 467yds in Ne. That was the beginning year of LRS for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Boy View Post
    Doesnt get much more classic than that. Can only imagine the stories that rifle could tell.
    Havent had it real long myself. Got a deal on it because someone drilled 3 holes in the reciever for a scope mount. I put a leupold VXII scope on it now. Before that I had a Remington 700 in 270 and i started out with a pre 64 model 70 in 243 with open sights. I still have all 3 of them.

 

 

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