What gun/caliber is your GO-TO for hunting 2022

gatodoc

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Gonna hunt with my Bergera 6.5 just put a silencer on it. After my right shoulder replacement doc wanted me to shoot left handed. Not for me. Goin reduced recoil,”.
 

jlanecr500

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They are very good bullets.
I am gonna try some hammer bullets this year. Very interested to see how they do.
I shoot 300gr Hammers in one of my 40cal sml's at 3000fps. They are the real deal. Shoulder shot a buck a couple years ago around 200yds. It destroyed both shoulders and blew the sternum out the front. At high velocity they work like a partition. The front end explodes and the rear 2/3 keep on going
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tpgarrett21

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well.... I got a bunch to choose from. so any could be my go to if I grabbed it, most likely a savage or tikka 308, or 270. if it's thick maybe my CZ 527 7.62x39.... if I'm feeling nostalgic my Remington 700 BDL DM. in 270, my dad got me at 8 years old... but probably won't matter cause so many of these peckerwoods up here like to use a 22 mag and spotlight year round
 

huvrman

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REM 742 Woodsmaster in 30-06. Began as my brothers gun in the 70s. I inherited it in the early 80s. Been shooting it ever since.
 

ROB

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I most enjoy hunting dense woods & thickets, where my trusty Marlin 336 30-30 is hard to beat. When I do hunt open fields, I most often take my Rem 788 .243. Both are a joy to shoot. However, I'm strongly considering packing my wife's Grandpa's old Win 94 30-30. I've had it almost 30 years, it's so old it's not even tapped for a scope, & I've never hunted with it. Grandpa & Grandma raised 16 kids in little towns along the Oregon Trail & Grandpa used that old 30-30 to hunt mule deer & antelope to feed his family. I'd like to see if the old girl has another couple deer in her.
 

Rancocas

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Well, I've probably taken more deer with my old Marlin 336C in .30/30 than any of my other rifles. I also took one black bear with it. My Remington 700 in .30/06 has also accounted for some deer, pronghorn, and caribou.

However, for the last 25 years or so I have been almost exclusively a traditional muzzleloaders. My main rifle is a .50 percussion long rifle with a 42 inch octagon barrel. I made it myself. Sometimes I use a flintlock of the same caliber.
 

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