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MikeAMikeA Senior MemberPosts: 5,006 Senior Member

Dropped off a 6.5 Creedmoore. Gonna be my boat/rainy day deer rifle.


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  • Buffco2Buffco2 Posts: 611 Senior Member

    Remington 700?

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 5,006 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #3

    Nope. Mossberg patriot. My 30 06 is a 700 walnut. I was looking for a beater.

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 25,800 Senior Member

    Santa came early.

    There are some techniques he could try to prevent this.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 752 Senior Member

    Serious question, Mike: You shoot deer from a boat? I mean, if that's your thing it's all good but I don't understand.

  • LandoLando Posts: 151 Senior Member

    Hopefully not while moving......most states have laws against that.

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 5,006 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #7

    No, I don't hunt from a boat. I plan next year to use a boat to access some remote public lands so It'll be bouncing around in a boat. My wood guns are too precious to me to treat them badly. This was a relatively inexpensive rifle and it's cerakote so I don't have to be too worried about cleaning it right after a wet day. I'll be going to the range sat and will have more opinion on it.

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 752 Senior Member

    I see. Thanks for the clarification.

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 5,442 Senior Member

    He also needs a "boat gun" in case the motor breaks.

    Spare paddle. Just unload it first.

  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,850 Senior Member

    I understand completely. My goose pit gun has a "plastic" stock on it. It looked like s h i t when new, so takes a beatin' and keeps on looking like s h i t. Perfect for the pit and cast and blasts.

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 5,006 Senior Member

    Took the gun to the range Sat and it did well. Sighted in at 100 yards. Moved to 300 yards and was plinking along. Then moved to 500 yards where struggled a bit at first but then settled down and started hitting plate size targets. I’m not qualified to go to the big boy range so I stopped there. I’m confident I’ll never need a 500 yard shot where I live. Fun little riffle to shoot with no noticeable recoil.

  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 1,850 Senior Member

    If it shoots good at 300, that's all you should need. People that shoot 500 yard shots here at Elk are called "Texans".

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 5,006 Senior Member

    Where I hunt you'd be pushing it to shoot past 100. It's still fun to practice though.

  • ShawnC2ShawnC2 Posts: 752 Senior Member

    Mike, do any people deer hunt with shotguns in TN? I ask because growing up I remember Allegheny County (PA) was shotgun only for deer. Seems that would be a bit more challenging.

  • MikeAMikeA Senior Member Posts: 5,006 Senior Member

    They do. Mostly on wma’s were rifles aren’t allowed. They make some with rifled barrels but I have no idea how accurate they are.

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