Favorite hunting guns...

Andy54Hawken

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What are your favorite hunting guns , that you own and use...?

My three favorites are my :
.54 Hawken Rifle copy...
I have gotten grouse , deer , bear and elk with this rifle.

Antique Flintlock Fowler , 20 gauge....
Made by George. Laloux ...Belgian gun maker , his company made guns from 1834-1920.
I have gotten both rabbit and grouse with this gun.

Grandad's 870 Wingmaster...From 1962
20 gauge...modified choke...My first gun and has gotten many a rabbit , squirrel and grouse.
Andy
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Hum..........................Favorite!
The one that gets used more times then all others, Holland & Holland .375 Weatherby Mag.
Second fav, Tikka SuperVarmint .30/06 Suppressed
Third, 1895 Winchester Lever actions .30/06 AND .405 Win.
Ruger Hawkeye Guide .338 Win Mag
Ruger Hawkeye Alaskan .338 Win Mag
Dumouline Mauser 98 7 MM Mag.
 
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Andy tell us about pulling the trigger on a bear with a muzzleloader. Whew!
Which time...?
I've taken two bears with my Hawken.....:D

A .530 round ball pushed by 80 grains of 2F did the trick both times.
Muzzleloaders are like any other gun....find a load that works well....practice with it....and shot placement.

The first bear was a wounded bear ( not by me ) ....who ran into to mess of blackberries...
We got around to him...and the fellow who shot him and wounded him....couldn't / wouldn't shoot...
I shot the bear....range about 30 odd yards.
Never went hunting with that guy again.

The next bear was going up a hill side...about 75 yards away from me...
I had a good clear shot...and hit him....the bear spun around bit at the wound....then rolled down the hill....
I re-loaded and walked up to a dead bear.

Both bears were in the neighborhood of 200-225 pounds
Andy
 

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Ithaca model 37. I’ve taken my personal one out on more walks to get game than any other firearm I own.

It’s responsible for my first pheasant, first deer and first hog. Love this gun (pic isn’t mine but an extremely similar one)

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