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Idaho Ron

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For deer and antelope hunting I always go for my Hot Rod Hawken.

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If I am hunting elk I am required to use a minimum of 50 cal by state law.
If I have a tag and my son doesn't I use the gun I put together for him. The Hot Rod Renegade.

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If my son is also hunting I use my 50 cal Far speaker.

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Once I decide on the hunt I stick with the same gun for that season. All my practice and hunting will be with one gun for that year.
 

ADK Bigfoot

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My "rifled fowler" is, by all appearances, a TVM Fowler, left hand, but with a .62 rifled barrel and a small rear sight. It looks like, handles like, and works like a Fowler, but the rifled barrel gives me small groups at 65 yards, which it is sighted in at. Very effective on Northern Whitetails.

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deermanok

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Me too. When packing one of my .50 rifles I also usually carry my .50 mountain pistol. When carrying a .45 rifle it is a .45 Kentucky pistol. I find my Kentucky pistol much more accurate than the mountain pistol. You?
Still a bit of a toss up for me but I think my mountain pistol shoots a bit better.
 
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I always start off with one that I have shot the most before season starts. This year it was my old T/C 50 cal Hawken. Shot a nice doe on opening day and am now continuing to hunt with my 45 cal flintlock. I like to rotate through the collection.
 

hanshi

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I pick a favorite and if it is fired - deer or no deer - I go to another one. But sometimes I've used the same rifle mostly all through the season.
 
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My hands-down favourite is my .45 Hawken; my first two deer were taken with her. I usually carry her for both the muzzleloader and Unmentionable seasons. This year I had to do some shooting with one of my Besses for an educational program, and she did so well that I decided to go with her for the season. No luck so far, but I’ve got a few weeks left, and an extra couple of days off... 🤞🏼
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Mad Professor

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I hunt a few places. At home I leave one loaded until I shoot something. That gets the cap waxed on the nipple and a piece of duct tape on end of muzzle. It stays in a cold entryway so bringing it in don't sweat moisture on it.

I've two other rifles I hunt with. They are the ones I use if I'm not at home, and have to take the caps off to travel.

I've had all 3 guns > 40-15 years and shot deer with all of them so am comfortable with slightly different setups. They are all "Hawken" style TC/Lyman/Investarm
 

Sidney Smith

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I have two .54 caliber rifles. I take one for the entire rifle season, then will use my GPR during the after Xmas glintlock season. Ive yet to get a deer with tje GPR though. My Lancaster has just taken it's third deer.
 

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Absolutely not! Spike, no way am I admitting too anything....... I’m innocent until proven guilty....I plead the 5th!
 

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