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Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:57 pm

Dill wrote:
gun_fan111v2 wrote:What sights are you using on the 300BLk pistols/SBRs for hunting? Irons? Low “x” optics?


1-8 Strike Eagle scope. I'm sure a red dot would be fine too, I hunt in Pine County where you'd be lucky to have an 80 yard shot at the most.


Hey I am in Pine county too. Where abouts?
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What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby gun_fan111v2 on Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:47 pm

Dill wrote:
gun_fan111v2 wrote:What sights are you using on the 300BLk pistols/SBRs for hunting? Irons? Low “x” optics?


1-8 Strike Eagle scope. I'm sure a red dot would be fine too, I hunt in Pine County where you'd be lucky to have an 80 yard shot at the most.


Thanks. I went down to 2x scope for much of the same reason but stayed away from 1x because the “internet wisdom” says those are not good in low light.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby OldmanFCSA on Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:22 pm

IF I decide to hunt Wisconsin, I will use my RPR 338LM using reloads of Fed215M, H-1000, Hornady 270 ELD-X. I have capability for long range shooting in many places in Bayfield County Wisconsin. I may need a volunteer to retrieve any deer I may shoot.

Due to the status of my legs, the big question is: IF .
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Dill on Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:23 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
Dill wrote:
gun_fan111v2 wrote:What sights are you using on the 300BLk pistols/SBRs for hunting? Irons? Low “x” optics?


1-8 Strike Eagle scope. I'm sure a red dot would be fine too, I hunt in Pine County where you'd be lucky to have an 80 yard shot at the most.


Hey I am in Pine county too. Where abouts?


I hunt opening weekend at Chengwatana with my family, we're originally from the area and some of us have been hunting there since the 40s. I also have land near Duxbury that can see some action, too.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Dill on Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:24 pm

gun_fan111v2 wrote:
Dill wrote:
gun_fan111v2 wrote:What sights are you using on the 300BLk pistols/SBRs for hunting? Irons? Low “x” optics?


1-8 Strike Eagle scope. I'm sure a red dot would be fine too, I hunt in Pine County where you'd be lucky to have an 80 yard shot at the most.


Thanks. I went down to 2x scope for much of the same reason but stayed away from 1x because the “internet wisdom” says those are not good in low light.


I hunted a year with a Romeo 5 red dot and it was fine as long as I kept the dot intensity correct for the ambient light. If you have it turned up too high it washes out your target.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Dill wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
Hey I am in Pine county too. Where abouts?


I hunt opening weekend at Chengwatana with my family, we're originally from the area and some of us have been hunting there since the 40s. I also have land near Duxbury that can see some action, too.


Got it. I started hunting St. Croix State Forest in 1999 and took my kids on a couple of youth hunts in St. Croix State Park. Then picked up some land by Finlayson a few years ago. I have always liked that area. Good deer movement and decent population but yet close enough to the cities to get to and still in the rifle zone.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Dill on Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:40 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
Dill wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
Hey I am in Pine county too. Where abouts?


I hunt opening weekend at Chengwatana with my family, we're originally from the area and some of us have been hunting there since the 40s. I also have land near Duxbury that can see some action, too.


Got it. I started hunting St. Croix State Forest in 1999 and took my kids on a couple of youth hunts in St. Croix State Park. Then picked up some land by Finlayson a few years ago. I have always liked that area. Good deer movement and decent population but yet close enough to the cities to get to and still in the rifle zone.


exactly. I can see St. Croix State Park from my stand in Chengwatana, I'm right down on the Kettle and the park is just across the water. I see people hiking out there all the time.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby yukonjasper on Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:13 am

Good luck and be safe.

Please post a Picture of your deer if you get one.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby hopkins on Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am

Marlin 336 in .35 Rem with a fixed 4X leupold. been using it since 1979 and eat good every year I've hunted.
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:57 am

hopkins wrote:Marlin 336 in .35 Rem with a fixed 4X leupold. been using it since 1979 and eat good every year I've hunted.

That is a heck of a record :)
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:45 am

yukonjasper wrote:Good luck and be safe.

Please post a Picture of your deer if you get one.


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What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby gun_fan111v2 on Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:31 am

Nice buck!!!

I ended up having to cancel the trip :(
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Re: What firearm are you using for deer opener?

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:34 am

gun_fan111v2 wrote:Nice buck!!!

I ended up having to cancel the trip :(

That sucks.

I am in a hunters choice zone so one tag per. Hunting with a buddy so one more to fill
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