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TonyNorCal
12-13-2006, 8:54 PM
Does anyone here hunt with a military surplus rifle?

Russian Mosin? 91/30? Finnish Mosin? M44? Scoped Sniper repro?:p

K-31?

Garand (would need to limit capacity)?

Mauser?

M1 Carbine (imagine not appropriate for some game)?

I've never been hunting. I'm not opposed to it, just haven't had the chance.

So any of you use an old war horse to hunt with? If so any use old military surplus ammo?

guimus
12-13-2006, 8:56 PM
not on here, but an uncle of mine has taken 1 deer per year with a Garand for over 30 years.

csarel
12-13-2006, 9:18 PM
Well... I got a rabbit in the desert with a K98. About 50-60 yards. I actually felt bad... But DAMN what a mess!:eek:

PLINK
12-13-2006, 9:35 PM
My buddy hunts pigs with an M44.

E Pluribus Unum
12-13-2006, 9:56 PM
I have hunted with my M44. Does M1A count? The receiver is not surplus but the rest is... :)

jumbopanda
12-13-2006, 10:05 PM
Well... I got a rabbit in the desert with a K98. About 50-60 yards. I actually felt bad... But DAMN what a mess!:eek:

I demand a slow motion video! :p

Incitatus
12-13-2006, 10:23 PM
Schmidt-Rubin K31

762cavalier
12-13-2006, 10:34 PM
Not yet but will be taking my K31 pig hunting this year.

Rumpled
12-13-2006, 10:43 PM
Garand (would need to limit capacity)?



Nope, no limit in CA for rifles.
Heck, you can use a 30 rd mag if legally owned.

My father took a couple of deer with an open-sighted Bubba'd M93 Spanish Mauser 7x57 back in the 60's.

I have yet to take any big game.
Maybe someday I'll fix up that M93 (stock is broken now)

EBWhite
12-13-2006, 10:44 PM
Nope, no limit in CA for rifles.
Heck, you can use a 30 rd mag if legally owned.

My father took a couple of deer with an open-sighted Bubba'd M93 Spanish Mauser 7x57 back in the 60's.

I have yet to take any big game.
Maybe someday I'll fix up that M93 (stock is broken now)


If garands had 30 rd mags :D :p


I plan on using my garand for hunting one day.

rayra
12-13-2006, 11:36 PM
Does anyone here hunt with a military surplus rifle?

...Garand (would need to limit capacity)? ...

I've seen it done, with a five-round en-bloc. Own one myself.

medic707
12-14-2006, 12:56 AM
my favorite deer rifle is a 6.5x55 swedish mauser although it doesnt look mil surplus at first glance after the stock was replaced, great rifle and great round

Rumpled
12-14-2006, 1:29 AM
[QUOTE=EBWhite]If garands had 30 rd mags :D :p


[QUOTE]

I was more alluding to the M-1 Carbine or a AR.

Once again, contrary to many people's beliefs, CA has no restriction on rounds for a rifle for hunting.
Many other states do.

shark92651
12-14-2006, 7:25 AM
I demand a slow motion video! :p

Something like this?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TDeL_l_hSzg

And no, they are not terrorist - some kind of rodent.

GJJ
12-14-2006, 8:31 AM
There is no limit on magazine capacity for rifles. I use my OLL "AR-15", my Garand, my Mini-14, and my SKS for rabbits and coyotes.

E Pluribus Unum
12-14-2006, 8:43 AM
There is no limit on magazine capacity for rifles. I use my OLL "AR-15", my Garand, my Mini-14, and my SKS for rabbits and coyotes.


+1 on this

the 3 round limit is for shotguns

I hunt with an M1A and a 20 round magazine. :)

rorschach
12-14-2006, 2:28 PM
My dad used to use his .303 Enfield No1 Mk. III

Spiggy
12-14-2006, 2:54 PM
If garands had 30 rd mags :D :p


I plan on using my garand for hunting one day.
I'm actually interested in seeing a 30 round clip go "PING!" and fly out the magwell of a garand :eek:

Been hunting with a K31 here... Didnt shoot anything though

5968
12-14-2006, 5:09 PM
I am going to get a M44 and I fully intend to shoot a pig with it.

Noonanda
12-14-2006, 5:12 PM
I have hunted pigs with my garand, M-39 mosin and my AK, coyotes with my AR, deer with K-98s, mosin nagants of various types, Garand, Enfield #1Mk3. Aint killed nothing ith a few of the guns but thats why it is called huntin instead of killing LOL

jojosdad
12-14-2006, 5:55 PM
About 20 years ago I had an 30-40 Krag that I hunted deer with. Heavy as hell, and kicked like a mule, but the action was slicker than snot on a doorknob.

staehlin180
12-14-2006, 6:41 PM
ill occasionally use my yugo sks when i go deer hunting, ill load 10 rounds, but i had a hard time finding non-FMJ ammo, i like it even though everyone else kinda gives me a hard time about it

Coastey
12-15-2006, 1:26 PM
My Dad use to hunt deer with a 30-40 Krag he had customized with a Bishop stock, until he got a Mauser-actioned .270. My first deer rifle was an 03-A3. I wanted a new Winchester 94 30-30, but my Dad got me the cheaper .30-06 Springfield. Oh yeah, the year was 1964. Still have the 03-A3, too bad the stock was shortened so I'd fit it back then.

E. Fudd
12-15-2006, 2:18 PM
Fyi, for big game hunting in Kalif. one needs to use soft point ammo in rifles. Small varmints and smallgame, I believe FMJ is okay...

Been boar hunting w/ a Garand. No luck, but a hoot to field a M-1 and a comfort in heavy brush... Darn, left my bayonet at home... :)

tygerpaw
12-15-2006, 4:38 PM
I killed my first pig with an M1A Scout Squad with Leupold 2.5x IER scope. Steyr Scout is my hunting rifle now though :cool: .