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Old 12-08-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Androscoggin
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I don't hunt anymore but I think in Maine a 30-30 would be all you would ever need for deer. If I was to enter the Moose lottery once in a while and wanted to own only one gun it would be a 30-06. Just for fun how about hunting with an air rifle? Google Quackenbush airguns. This guy is a true craftsman.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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The Gatling Potato Gun? Six-potato gatling gun - Boing Boing
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Since I believe that hunting is one of the few, truly great sports, I ALWAYS use a gun that is at least one or two caliber sizes smaller than the guns used by the deer.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default getting personal here

.257 Roberts improved

22.250 for yotes, groundhogs

.222 and .22, 22cal pellets/air rifle
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Since I believe that hunting is one of the few, truly great sports, I ALWAYS use a gun that is at least one or two caliber sizes smaller than the guns used by the deer.
Once a Flatlander ....always a Flatlander.....
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: northeast PA
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Remington 700 .270 short mag......it's been very effective for me!

For turkey I use a Mossberg 12G, and a Mossberg 20G for small game
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: some where maine
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I've heard people say they recommend a .30-30 or a .30/06 for deer hunting. I was just curious what most people use to hunt with.
i like my .308 but some days i use the .270 or the .300 ultra mag.if im in the woods 12ga with buck shot.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Did a lot of hiking in ridge or swamp choppings this season, so I used the Marlin .444 exclusively and either the .367 magnum or the .480 Ruger on the hip.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Google Quackenbush airguns. This guy is a true craftsman.
Those are nice guns; my brother sent me a link to the quackenbush page a while back.

My brother also told me that they make a lot of powerful airguns in the Philippines, something to do with real guns being banned for hunting, so in the Philippines air-powered firearms are used.

Speaking of my brother and airguns--he once took the guts out of an old Crossman Co2 shotgun (which Crossman made in the 1960s), and built a 45 or 50 (I forget exactly which) caliber muzzle loader around it, using a real muzzle loading barrel. The thing was complete with an external hammer (for cocking the internal CO2 valve.

Powered with two Golden Powerlet CO2 cartridges (as was the original shotgun the guts came out of), it lobs the large caliber round ball through a pine 2x4.

Not bad, but nowhere near the power of the Quackenbush.
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