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Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning. Shot it with my old Trapper Marlin. Last deer I shot with it was in 1994. I did mount a 2.5x Leupold on it a couple years ago. Helps with "old eye syndrome". :D
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Congrats, looks tasty
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Nice rig, nice buck!
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OldWin wrote:
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Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning.
Nice one! I'll get out again tomorrow to see if I can score...

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Hey hey alright Jay! Good looking buck! Ya cant ask for a better cartridge to put meat in the freezer!
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congrats, that's an awesome buck!
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Thanks guys!
I don't know why I grabbed the old Marlin this morning. I usually prefer Winchesters.
This particular Marlin is a first year 336. I cut it to 16" and installed a Winchester 94 saddle ring many years ago. Built one for my dad from 1950 at the same time. They've been good shooters.
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That is a nice heavy buck for sure! have a 94 trapper & put a scope on it also, so far its plastered steel & paper


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Works for me ! Congratulations !!!!!!
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Nice buck and hunting rig!
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Good for you brother 8)

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Nice piece of meat you got there, congratulations.
I'd never sell the .30-30 short. Not long ago I watched a video done by Richard Mann. He was telling of his respect for te reduced power loads for the .308 Win. He feels like you can take anything in North America with it. To me a reduced .308 and a standard .30-30 are pretty much 2 peas from the same pod.
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Thanks again everyone.
Hadn't shot a deer in the morning since 1995. I've missed it. I hate dealing with getting them out in the dark. My stand is way in one corner of out lot. Wouldn't have been fun.
Out here with my dad this morning. It's a balmy 12 degrees. :shock:
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Good for you brother 8)

Good old 30wcf 8)

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Congrats buddy, heck of a deer ya got there. 8) :)
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Thank you old buddy.
Really hope my dad gets one. They all count for him now.
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Same here, well, I did buy 20rds once but that was it.

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Very Nice!
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That really is a fine buck. I am the same way -- never harvested anything with factory loads.
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Nice, congrats on a great deer....
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OldWin wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning. Shot it with my old Trapper Marlin. Last deer I shot with it was in 1994

Looks like you need to take that rifle out a little more often...…… ;)

Congrats - nice buck, there. :)


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Jay....congratulations! Good good ole 30-30 will keep you eating good this winter.

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Thanks fellas.

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Oh, I've bought lots of loaded ammo...... just never shot game with it. :D


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Nice shootin'!

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Great to see a fine deer taken with a good old 30/30 congratulations.... :D
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Thanks Stretch and GK.
The old 30-30 is one of the most balanced rifle cartridges ever devised IMO.
He was quartering towards me about 30 degrees to his right. I was in a stand about 20ft up. I put the slug a little high and tight behind the left shoulder. It definitely pushed him back and right but didn't knock him down. He stumbled off about 60yds and went down. Not one drop of blood either. Never got this result with a 30-30.
All my others have been a solid DRT, but most old timers I talk to up here have most stumble about 50 yards or so.
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I'm always amazed at how an animal can take a hit. I've seen deer hit by cars that hit the ground running, sadly they die most of the time, others that take a hunk of lead and go go go. I remember shooting a buck many years ago , 12 ga slug broadside through the lungs and that deer went more than 200 yards! Others hit close with buckshot drop DRT. That's why if given the chance I take the head shot!
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Way cool!

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Nice job!
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Thanks JB and Hillbilly.
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Well done!
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Thank you guys.
Think I am going to try a Euro mount with this one.
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Wait... wait... WAIT A SECOND here folks. Don't the rest of you see something wrong with this picture?
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What the heck does a guy with a Jeep need with a 4-wheeler? I've been told for years that a Jeep can go anywhere, except where a fellar can only walk... :twisted: :P

Anyway, congrats on the fine buck... whatever mode of transportation you used!! :mrgreen:
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Well Griff it's like this- ya take the jeep until ya cant go anymore THEN ya take the wheeler until ya cant go anymore THEN ya walk into your tree stand and shoot a big buck!
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Yup. I thrashed the wheeler pretty good getting in as far as I could so I didn't have to drag any more than necessary. I keep an axe on the wheeler and had to cut a little.
The Jeep will go more places than the Wheeler as long as it will fit. It weren't fitting where that buck was. :D
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Yeah they never die in an accessible location !
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GunnyMack wrote:
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Yeah they never die in an accessible location !
Luckily, this one wasn't crazy bad. I got the wheeler hung up once on a stump coming out, but got it freed up after a minute or so.
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Well Griff it's like this- ya take the jeep until ya cant go anymore THEN ya take the wheeler until ya cant go anymore THEN ya walk into your tree stand and shoot a big buck!
Yep, when I was a newbie at huntin', and old feller told me that the successful hunter went further than any of the other hunters. As in, if they'd walk 500 yards from the road, and you were a mile from the road, they'd simply chase deer TO you!
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That's one of our biggest challenges. We are the ONLY ones here. There are no others to push the deer around.
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OldWin wrote:
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That's one of our biggest challenges. We are the ONLY ones here. There are no others to push the deer around.
Isn't that agin the law in Maine? However if it was pat'ridge season during deer season I could might be enticed to walk around for ya next year!
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i loaded up some of the barnes 150 tsx for this rifle season. hoping to connect
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GunnyMack wrote:
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OldWin wrote:
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That's one of our biggest challenges. We are the ONLY ones here. There are no others to push the deer around.
Isn't that agin the law in Maine? However if it was pat'ridge season during deer season I could might be enticed to walk around for ya next year!
It is. However, a few individuals walking around that aren't in the same party, are not "driving". It does keep deer moving though.
Saw 5 birds yesterday afternoon out here.
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wvfarrier wrote:
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i loaded up some of the barnes 150 tsx for this rifle season. hoping to connect
Those are supposed to be very good.
I load the Barnes 110gr Tac-TX in 300BO.
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OldWin wrote:
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wvfarrier wrote:
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i loaded up some of the barnes 150 tsx for this rifle season. hoping to connect
Those are supposed to be very good.
I load the Barnes 110gr Tac-TX in 300BO.
I load the 110s as well for my BO, its an excellent bullet but believe it or not the Nosler 110 varmageddon at blackout velocities performs better for me.
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I've heard they are good. Also the 125gr Hornady SST and the Speer 125gr TNT.
I have 18.3gr of H110 behind the TNT doing over 2300 and putting 5 in .75" at 100yds.
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