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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Better gun for tracking in snow ?

3006 pump with peep or 35 whelen with peep ? Both guns carbines I own 3 35 whelen. Donít own a 06 pump some say 06 cause of the round nose bullet. I going with 35 whelen
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Better gun for tracking in snow

3006 pump carbine which I donít have or 35 whelen pump which I have 3. Some say 06 cause round nose bullet I think I going with 35 whelen
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Weight, length and "quick on target" would be deciding factors to me, personally...
Whichever of the two you're most comfortable/consistent/quickest with should be your go-to.
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IMHO......if you're tracking.....which you won't be doing if you use this caliber and bullet selection.....is the 45-70 loaded at the minimum load for a 405gr. FPGC bullet. From my Marlin 1895XLR the velocity is 1,567fps.

The farthest any deer had run after the 1st shot was 30 yards. And he was a big buck.

So, it's essentially a bang....down. Just hit 'em in the boiler room.
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IMHO......if you're tracking.....which you won't be doing if you use this caliber and bullet selection.....is the 45-70 loaded at the minimum load for a 405gr. FPGC bullet. From my Marlin 1895XLR the velocity is 1,567fps.

The farthest any deer had run after the 1st shot was 30 yards. And he was a big buck.

So, it's essentially a bang....down. Just hit 'em in the boiler room.

Steel, I don't think he's talking about blood tracking... he's talking about hunting Benoit style, tracking down a buck in the snow and shooting it.
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Steel, I don't think he's talking about blood tracking... he's talking about hunting Benoit style, tracking down a buck in the snow and shooting it.
That's my assumption as well.

Something light, easy to carry, and quick to put on target is highly desirable for this style of hunt.
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I use a peep-sighted Remington 760 in. 30-06 whenever I am tracking in the snow, unless I am in the SRA, then it's my Remington 870 youth 20 gauge with the rifled barrel and tru glow sights!

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I use a Remington 7600 in 308, Williams peep WGRS 7400, mounts using same screw holes as rear scope mount. I remove the peep insert, turning it into a ghost ring. I also replaced the front sight with a Williams fire sight.

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I have a marlin 1895 45-70 and the pump carbines are shorter lighter for tracking.
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The whelen, JMO the ghost ring is easier for quick shooting than a peep, red dot optic not far behind. Guess it's preference and what works better for you as far as sights.
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