What have you hunted with?

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
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Was just mulling over the different guns & bows I've hunted with over the years. I'd bet that some of you guys have used a lot more different things than I have. And, there might be somebody who mostly, or entirely, just uses one gun...

Ben Pearson 45# recurve
Browning 53# recurve
Hoyt 53# recurve (same bow since the 1970's for me)
PSE compound

22 Ruger Mk III pistol
.38 Colt Bisley (yes, Dad let me hunt with it when I was a young fellow!)
.357 Mag revolvers, Colt and S&W
.44 mag revolvers, Ruger and S&W
.45 ACP - "hunting" might be a stretch, but I killed a few deer with it, and used it predator hunting too

17 HMR CZ rifle
204 Ruger CZ rifle
22 Marlin 39m, Marlin 39a
5.56 AR-15 (again not a lot of hunting, killed some deer, hunted some coyotes)
6mm Remington 700 BDL (since 1974)
25-06 Remington 700 CDL
7mm Rem Mag (several)
30-30 Glenfield and 30-30 Marlin 336
.308 Win Rem 700
30-06 Model of 1917
30-06 Rem 700 CDL
300 WSM Winchester Model 70
300 Win Mag - Ruger Number One, and Ruger M-77
375 H&H - Ruger Number One
45/70 Marlin 1895 (three different ones)
50 traditional Thompson-Center percussion muzzle loader

28 gauge Winchester Model 12 skeet
20 gauge Ithaca/SKB 200-E double
12 gauge Mossberg 500
12 gauge Beretta 390a
12 gauge Browning Citori O&U

I'm probably forgetting something... Had other rifles & handguns that came and went without ever being used for hunting. Some were never intended for hunting.

Mostly I tend to hunt deer & larger with my 25-06 and 30-06 Rem 700's. Birds are a pretty good mix between the Beretta 390 and the Browning Citori. The Beretta semi-auto gets used more in rougher conditions.

How 'bout you?

Guy
 

1100 Remington Man

Handloader
May 1, 2007
1,056
90
What have I used here you go Guy.
Shotguns
20ga Stevens bolt action 58
1100 Remington 12ga 3 inch Mag
1100 Remington 12ga 2 3/4 inch Dianomd Anniversary
11-87 Remington 12ga
11-87 Remington 20ga
1100 Remington 28ga
101 Winchester 12ga
870 Remington 12ga
Handguns
.22LR and .22 Mag Ruger Single Six 5 1/2 inch barrel
.22LR. Ruger Mark II
.45 Auto Colt
Rifles
.22LR Ruger 10/22
.22LR Marlin 39A
.17 HMR Ruger 77/17
.22LR Remington 77
.223 Rem Remington 700
6mm Rem Remington 700
.270 Win Winchester M70
.264 Win Mag Winchester M70
300 H&H Mag Winchester M70
Muzzleloader
T/C Rengade .54
Bow
Recurve 35lbs
 

wvbuckbuster

Handloader
Nov 5, 2015
1,409
481
Some that I can remember:
Win Mod 12 12ga 16ga
Ithaca 37 16ga
Rem 1100,870 12ga
Mossberg 20ga bolt action SA20 20ga
Charles Daley (like Win 101) skeet 12ga
Rem mod 10A 12ga
Stevens ou 20ga

Ruger 10/22
Ruger MK2 MK3 MK4 22lr
CZ 452 455 22lr 22 WIN MG
Rem 41 22lr
SW637 38 spcl
Springfield 1911 45acp 9mm
Kimber 45acp

Rem 700 30-06 222Rem.
Win Mod 70 6.5x55 270win 25-06 7mmRM 222Rem
Rem 760 3006 35 Rem
Bergara B14 7mm08
Savage Mod 12 6mmBR
Ruger American 223 REM.
 

Blkram

Handloader
Nov 25, 2013
1,942
444
In no particular chronological order, but over the years I have hunted with the following:

Archery:
Compound bows:
High Country Premier Pro
Mathews Drenalin LD
Bowtech Destroyer 340
Recurve:
Hoyt Dorado
Longbow:
Martin Savannah

Shotguns:
Winchester Model 37A in .410 and 28 ga
Remington Model 1100 Sporting 28
Remington 870 12 ga

Rimfires:
Winchester Model 69A 22LR
Browning T-Bolt 22 LR
Ruger 10/22 22LR
Magnum Research 17 Mach II

Rifles:
Leveractions:
Marlin 336 30-30 and 356 Win
Marlin 375S in 375 Win
Browning BLR in 308 and 358 Win
Winchester '94 in 30-30
Winchester 94 Big Bore 375 Win
Browning 1886 in 45-70
Browning Model 71 348 Win
Winchester Model 88 in 308 Win and 338 Federal

Single shots:
Browning B-78 270 Wby
Ruger No.1 in 458 Win

Pump actions:
Remington Model 7600 in 35 Whelen

Semi-auto:
Swedish (Jungeman???) make in 6.5x55

Bolt actions:
Parker Hale 30-06
Winchester Model 70 in 243, 270 Wby, 30-06 and 300 Wby
Browning A-Bolt 280 Rem
Browning X-Bolt 6.5 Creedmoor
Remington Model 700 in 204 Ruger, 250 AI, 6.5x55, 270 Win, 280 Rem, 7mm Rem Mag, 30-06, 300 WSM, 338-06, and 338 Win Mag
Ruger Model 77 6.5 Creedmoor, 338 Federal, 376 Steyr and 416 Taylor
Sako AV in 300 Win Mag, 7MM STW
Sako 85 in 260 Rem, 6.5x55 and 9.3x62

May have missed a couple...but this is a good start!
 

IdahoCTD

Handloader
Nov 4, 2004
2,505
101
I'm pretty much with Fotis too but I'll list what I can remember.......

Shotguns:
Benelli SBE II
Remington 1100 x 2 12ga
Remington 11-87
Remington Versa Max
Beretta A302
SP-10
BPS 10ga x 2
Remington 1100 20ga
Remington 870 12 and 20ga
Winchester 101
JC Higgins 410
Benelli Nova 12ga

.22 rimfire:
Marlin model 60
10/22
77/22
Anchutz

Muzzleloaders:
Remington 700ML x 2
Remington Genesis
Gonic
TC Renegade
Knight
Custom Remington

Centerfire rifles:
Remington 700 customs in .221fb, 22BR, 6BR, 243AI x 2, 6mm x 2, 6.5x47 x 2, 6.5 CM, 6.5x284, 264wm, 6.5-300wm x 2, 270-300wm, 7-08, 284win, 7STW x 4, 7-300wm x 3, 308 x 2, 300wsm x 2, 30-338wm x 2 300wm x 2, 30-8mm x 3, 30-358STA, 308 Baer x 2, 338 Baer x 2, 338 Edge, 358STA x 2, 375-358STA x 2, 375-8mm, 416RM x 2, 458 Lott, 460 Weatherby. (I'm sure I forgot a dozen or so from back when I use to build nearly a gun a month)
Remington 600 350RM
Sauer 200 25-06
Winchester 70fwt .270
Ruger 77 300wm
Remington 700 .243
Custom 300wm
 

Thankful Otter

Handloader
Oct 8, 2012
784
92
Guy

348
7mmwsm
30-06
12 gauge

Someday I hope to be rich like you AND Gil and can afford more than three rifle's and a shotgun. And to be able to hunt somewhere besides Canada, so I can ad to my animals hunted list. BUT, I might have more dogs than you do (-;
 

Thankful Otter

Handloader
Oct 8, 2012
784
92
gbflyer":3q3bcone said:
BB Gun, sling shot, sharp stick, butcher knife, ball - peen hammer, fishing pole.

he is not joking fellows

at least up this way we can hunt hare, squirrel, porcupine, grouse, ptarmigan

with a sling shot and/or BB gun and two of the five I have successfully hunted with both
 

filmjunkie4ever

Handloader
May 4, 2011
1,453
73
I have sought diligently I feel to try to shoot and hunt with as many different rifles as possible in my lifetime. Unfortunately many of the opportunities to shoot unique or oddball guns came as a once in a lifetime deal with strings attached. Especially with the rifles, I’ve shot 5 or 6 times what is listed here but only hunted with/taken animals with what’s listed below.

Handguns -

Colt .22 Peacemaker
Ruger Single Six .22/.22 WMR
Ruger Mark III
High Standard Sport King (wish I still had it)

Ruger GP-100 .357
Ruger Blackhawk .44
Ruger Vaquero .45

Shotgun -

JC Higgins 20 gauge (my first shotgun)
Remington 870 20 gauge
Mossberg 500A 12 gauge
Remington 870 12 gauge

Rifle -

Rossi 62A .22 (my first real gun, still have it)
Ruger 10-22
Henry .22
Marlin XT-22
Remington Model 33 .22

Ruger M77 and M77 Hawkeye .22-250
Remington Model 700 .22-250
Ruger M77 .243
Remington M700 .25-06 Rem
Winchester M70 Push feed .270
Remington M700 7mm Rem Mag
Savage 99 EG .300 Savage
Savage 99 E .308 WCF
Winchester Model 70 Classic .30-06
Winchester Model 70 Classic .300 Win Mag
Remington M700 8mm Rem Mag
Savage Model 110 .338 Lapua Magnum


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SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
31,355
656
I am with Fotis, it's a healthy list of guns over the years.

Now, my stepdad, I'd bet he could count them all on one hand... :mrgreen:
 

sask boy

Ammo Smith
Nov 4, 2007
6,001
5
I can say that I have hunted with many different rifles and shotguns but my 2 most memorable were my first 2 shot guns which were a 12 gauge Cooey Single shot and a Marlin 10 gauge bolt action.
Every time I squeezed the trigger I told myself never again but I kept them for the first 3 or 4 years I hunted waterfowl :shock:.

Blessings,
Dan
 
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