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    Posted: 13 November 2019 at 15:39
Well, deer hunting has changed for me over the years.  Then i grabbed my rifle and just went out.

Now, the preparation is my most enjoyable.

Today I put my classic Mustang in the garage for the year.  Behind it close to the garage door I assembled my 'deer stuff'.  Including: fiberglass sled, 4 ground blinds, snow and fall cammo, chairs, shooting sticks, etc.

Now depending upon weather and location I can grab and walk to SUV.

I hunt 2 states and about 6 locales.  some with x-bow some with rifles, one with slug.

So now...i need to get my NYS rifle moving for next week.  will be 30-40 ruger single shot #3.

Need to load tomorrow and sught-in friday.

Should I shoot 185 grain cast or 170 jacketed sierra  flat nose.
Range 20-60 yards.


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I guess you meant to type in 30-40 U.S. Govt or Krag. Anyway either bullet will do the job I guess and most likely you will be shooting well under 100yds out there. What sights on that Ruger #3?
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I'm not sure why, but I almost always use heavy for caliber bullets. As long as they are accurate. 

Good Luck Bear.

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Edited by Wing master - 13 November 2019 at 21:35
I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
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Yep, 30-40 Krag.  In the Ruger it can be loaded to 300 h&H levels.

After last year hunting real close (can't drag critter far) when I hunted with a 4-12x, I changed scopes, not enough field of view.  So I have a Leupold 1-4x...took it off my 416 DGR.  unbelievable field of view at 30 yards.

The 30-40 with the flat nose 170 grain has probably killed 15+ deer for me, out to 350 it is deadly.
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If the 170's are accurate That's what I'd use. Definately enough for deer. 

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Actually, the 170 loaded to max will, and haave, taken out both shoulders and exited  with plenty of damage.  I sort of ant to 'tame it down just a tad,

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