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  • #16
    Winchester Model 70 in 6.5X55mm Swedish Mauser with 129 grain Hornady Light Magnum soft-point bullets. Leupold VX-II 2-7X33mm scope.

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    • #17
      Browning A-bolt 12ga, Winchester Sabots, 2x7 Leupold shotgun scope. Illinois is a slug on state.

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      • #18
        *on = only

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        • #19
          I use my CZ 550 in 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser, topped with a 3x9x40 Nikon Prostaff, and 140 grain Remington Corelokts.

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          • #20
            I have three:
            1. Weatherby Mark V Ultralight 25-06 with Leupold 3.5-10x50 duplex reticle for long woods hikes and lots of climbing. Great light gathering for dark timbers. 100g Hornady @ 3350 fps or Hornady 117g at 3150 fps depending on thickness of brush.

            2.Remington 700 Sendero 25-06 with Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 tactical mil-dot reticle for bean field shots using Sierra Game King 100g @33350 fps.

            3. .300 Dakota with Leupold 6.5-20x40 target with duplex reticle using 210g Bergers @2850 fps for 1000 yard shots. I haven't shot one yet at that range; I'm still practicing.

            I have actually carried a .375 H&H with 300g Barnes TSX @ 2650 fps where I expected running deer in thick brush and heavy timber. It is capable of decking a deer after passing through at least a couple of trees good sized trees. However, I've never actually shot one with it yet. Maybe next year. I've shot several in these conditions with a .35 Rem 760 with 2.5X fixed power scope and 200g bullets of any kind. It does an amazing job cutting brush on the way to the deer but 3 inch trees are the biggest I've ever actually shot through on the way to the deer with this rig.

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            • #21
              I also have a Remington 700CDL .280 Remington that my wife bought me for my birthday last year. It has a Nikon ProStaff 3X9X50 on it and I shoot Hornady 139 grain SST's. I killed a deer with it this year. It isn't my everyday deer rifle but I killed a deer with it just because she bought it for me. Makes a fine backup in the gunsafe.

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              • #22
                I have three, Browning Stainless Stocker, 270WSM, Redfield 4 x 12 scope, Hornady 130 SST --Tikka T-3 Stainless, 25-06, Weaver Grand Slam, 4.5 x 14, Hornady 117 SST--Ruger 1B, 280 Rem. Burris Signature 3 x 9, Hornady 139 SST. I use Hornady bullets because I only live 20 miles from the plant and know a lot of people who work there, also never been disapointed in the performance of any Hornady product, used them or over 50 years.

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