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  1. The 444 Marlin
    Follow up to my post last month. Due to California lead free requirement I've shelved my favorite 444 Marlin loads and bullets (240gr & 280gr Swift A-Frame Heavy Revolver bullets--the Swift A-frame 240gr in particular does exactly what the 444 Marlin was designed for: big bore, reasonable...
  2. Big Game
    The season doesn't open for a few more months but I want to get my act together beforehand so I don't put it off until last minute. Any tips for hunting deer? I'm in NY, so it'll be a close range shot (probably less than 50 yards due to trees). Specifically: •Shot placement? I'd prefer to drop...
  3. General Hunting
    For context, as a boy decades ago, I went hunting with my father three times in very different locations. These were still-hunt days (i.e., no dogs). Got out reasonably early each time. Every single time, one or two pick-up trucks would show up with dogs, running them in basically our...
  4. Welcome New Members
    I am new to your forum and still figuring out how to navigate. I live in Northern Wisconsin. I have a 44 rem mag marlin ( which i got my first deer with many years ago) and a 45-70 GG I just received as a gift from Dad. I am really excited about my new guide gun 45-70. I am interested in using...
  5. The 45/70 Govt.
    Hey there, I'm from Black Forest, Germany and i'm very interested in the Marlin leveractions expecially in .45-70 Gov. I search for something special considering the .45-70 and cast bullets. Currently I hunt with my .308 Win with a 110 Grains Barnes TSX loaded at 3100 fps. I`ve tried a lot...
  6. Big Game
    I was wondering if anyone here subscribes to the moon position philosophy? Hunting when the moon is overhead or underfoot? And if you do, have you ever purchased this: http://www.moonguide.com/? I've only recently learned about it. Seems it's like anything, some use it, some don't. Curious on...
  7. Rimfires
    Hogs...Hornady critical defense 45gr FTX or CCI maxi-mag HP's 40gr? (22 mag) Im going on the small game hunt here on our 2 WMA hunts. Im wanting to kill a Big hog. You can only use a remfire on these hunts! Which bullet is better and if i could have a comparison or a website to look at for the...
  8. General Hunting
    Hey fellow hunters!!!! So this is my first year in i dont even know how long that i havent been able to get into the woods, me and my hunting buddies had a lease in quitman for a good while but it got too pricy and we are seriously looking for a new one (preferrably for the rest of this season...
  9. Australian and New Zealand Marlin Owner's
    I have set the trail cam up on a plateau that is promising for deer. The cam helps me determine, numbers, movement, size and times so we can narrow it down a bit...anyway that's the plan. The first picture is the cam set up with the solar panel and car battery and the second is the plateau with...
  10. Welcome New Members
    Well this year I decided I wanted to get back into hunting. I had hunted when I was 15-16 years old with my dad and grandfather but really haven't hunted since. So I went and bought a XS7 .308. i went with the .308 for several reasons, #1 it was large enough to kill anything I am going to hunt...
  11. General Hunting
    Usually I decide whether to bring the gun to my shoulder slowly or snap it up by instinct. But looking back I can seen that I follow some rules to this. If the deer is running, easy, snap the gun up. In almost every other instance I bring the gun up slowly so as not to be seen. I can think of at...
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