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#3050727 - 11/26/12 09:36 PM Carrying 2 rifles hunting?
Rackseeker
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I was wondering if anyone has ever carried two rifles while hunting? The reason I ask this question is, I have an old Winchester lever action 38-40 rifle that my grand father passed down to me. I haven't shot this rifle in 30 years. I want to kill a deer with it this year for some reason. But my max range is about 60 yards with this rifle. But I also don't want to be caught without a scoped rifle just in case a big boy shows up out of this rifles range. I have a couple ground blinds just waiting for when I carry this rifle to the woods.

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#3050763 - 11/26/12 09:51 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: Rackseeker]
Swamphunter
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Heck, I'm almost too lazy to carry two rifles when I hunt with my 13 year old son. He wants to take his gun and I trust mine more for long range shots so we take them both but it's kind of senseless.

I would definitely do it in your shoes though. You need to kill one with that old gun!

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#3050769 - 11/26/12 09:54 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: Swamphunter]
backwoods7
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Ive carried a rifle and shotgun while coyote hunting before, but never deer huntin. I always cary a rifle and pistol though
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#3050783 - 11/26/12 10:06 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: backwoods7]
kholmes
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I would just carry the old gun. You will be guaranteed to see a big boy at 70 yards.... err.... Or at least I would. In all seriousness carrying 2 guns is not that odd to me.
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#3050806 - 11/26/12 10:50 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: kholmes]
southernhunter
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Yes do it all the time , I carry my t/c Hawkins along with my rifle , killing a doe at 30 yards with a 6mm rifle shooting 3200 fps , just don't excite me , on the other hand a doe at 30 yards with a patched round ball over 70 grains of 3f and not being able to see through the cloud of smoke for 30 mins does excite me . LoL
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#3052319 - 11/27/12 08:03 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: southernhunter]
JoshDosMil
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I do sometimes, when I'm hitting several spots or traveling for a weekend hunt, I carry a lighter .243 for long hikes where I don't want to carry an 11 pound weight through the woods but if i'm sitting in a stand or stationary I'll have the larger 30.06 or 300
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#3052353 - 11/27/12 08:19 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: JoshDosMil]
David
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I have but always seem to pull the same one out to use!
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#3052416 - 11/27/12 08:52 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: David]
BigD_625
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Was thinking about doing it this weekend. Talked myself out of it, but you should IMO.
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#3052419 - 11/27/12 08:53 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: Swamphunter]
yamaha200
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
Heck, I'm almost too lazy to carry two rifles when I hunt with my 13 year old son. He wants to take his gun and I trust mine more for long range shots so we take them both but it's kind of senseless.

I would definitely do it in your shoes though. You need to kill one with that old gun!
What kind of gun is your son shooting ?

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#3052464 - 11/27/12 09:31 PM Re: Carrying 2 rifles hunting? [Re: yamaha200]
WestTn Huntin'man
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30 years is a long time. I'd shoot a round or 3 off before taking it out for the real thing.
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